Menu plan Monday – In-laws are visiting!

I am so thrilled to have my husband’s parents visit us, starting this week and for the next three weeks. They’ll be traveling nearly 7,000 miles, and it’ll be their first time to fly overseas since they lived in Japan in the 70s. I have a feeling this week will be quite the whirlwind, full (read more…)

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Rachael Ray’s Carbonara Recipe

When I’m pressed for time, low on ingredients, and everyone’s sick of spaghetti, I go for carbonara. It’s cheap, easy, and really tasty. Our picky preschooler eats gobs of it every time I make it. Here’s the recipe, with a few mentions of our family’s tweaks. Photo by Culinary Curiosity salt & freshly ground black (read more…)

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Menu plan Monday – heavy on the crockpot

So here’s how our meals work for us, in a nutshell.Breakfasts – Hubby and I switch back and forth. We both start our days at 9 a.m., and I know many couples don’t have this same blessing of not needing to head out the door at the crack of dawn. I do Mondays, Wednesdays, and (read more…)

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Menu plan Monday – easy, kid-friendly fare

Crazy weekend! How about you?  I definitely need to keep things simple this week, so our menu follows suit. MONDAY: chicken biscuit pie (love this as an easy alternative to chicken pot pie) TUESDAY: breakfast tacos WEDNESDAY: stir fry THURSDAY: sandwiches and fruit for a waterfront picnic (if the weather’s still gorgeous)! FRIDAY: homemade pizza (read more…)

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Menu plan Monday – one bowl meals

I hope to use Mondays as a day to post about food, cooking from scratch, and how to use the kitchen as a way to contribute to your family’s simplicity. I was much too busy today to blog as much as I wanted (ironic, for someone dedicating a blog to simplicity!), so it looks like (read more…)

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