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Two Week Menu Plan {11/7 – 11/20} and a Baked Fish Recipe

Leigh Ann Working in the Kitchen

Healthy, real food cooking is not for the faint of heart. It's certainly not for lazy women. If you want to feed your family real, nutritional food you have to be willing to put in the work. Bottom line. Now, confession ... I am lazy. I like love comfort and ease. I love to procrastinate. I do not like foods that can't be put together in two minutes. Period. I am so consumed with myself Continue Reading

Two Week Menu Plan – A Little Different Approach

If you remember, I had plans to create a two week menu plan this week. However, some changes were made to our calendar, and I won't be needing it after all. To be honest, I'm a little relieved since it takes a little extra time to plan for two weeks worth of meals. We're packing our bags, bringing in a house/dog/plant sitter, and taking a road trip to see my hubby's family. We're looking Continue Reading

Menu Plan Monday: 10/17 – 10/23

Recently, I tried out a new way of menu planning - two week planning. It was wonderful! I loved it. The only problem? I didn't do it based on our two week budget. What I mean is, I planned the menu and one week of the plan was on one two week budget, and the second week of the plan was on a different budget. Since we get a new budget every two weeks, I wanted to just plan this week's menu; Continue Reading

Menu Plan: October 3 – 16 {Two Week Menu Plan}

I am working on planning my menus out two weeks at a time. It takes a little time on the front end, but I think it will save me time over the long haul. It's an experiment. We'll see how it goes. :) Typical Breakfasts – we mix and match the following: Eggs – mostly scrambled Waffles Oatmeal/Porridge Quinoa Granola Fruit Yogurt/Kefir Smoothies Samuel – Egg yolks, fruit Continue Reading

Menu Plan: 9/25 – 10/2 Plus a Time-Saving Kitchen Tip


I want to get back in the habit (again) of posting my menu plans for you. As I have observed the content that my readers check out most frequently, menus and freezer cooking top the list. Since this blog is here to (hopefully) serve you, I want to post what you want to read. :) Here is our menu plan for the week, including Samuel's meal plan, and a make-ahead tip to replace cornbread mix from Continue Reading

Menu Plan: 6/26 – 7/3

Typical Breakfast Options – Scrambled Eggs, Whole Wheat Sourdough Toast with Homemade Strawberry jam Homemade Sourdough Waffles topped with walnuts, strawberry puree Oatmeal with bananas/strawberries, honey & butter Quinoa with apples & raisins Homemade Crunchy Granola with Raw Milk & Fruit Smoothies in a Bowl Freezer Breakfast Burritos Typical Lunch Options Continue Reading

Menu Plan With A Lesson From Last Week

Blackened Fish

Welcome to another week! I hope you are refreshed from your weekend. We enjoyed time with our nieces and sister-in-law! We are so thankful for family who travels to see us. As for menu planning and lessons learned, I learned two things last week. Menu planning is essential in order for us to not eat out. We had carry out twice. Once for lunch because Mark and I mis-communicated, and once for Continue Reading

Menu Plan: Getting Back on Track with a Freezer Cooking Marathon


Last week you may have noticed that I didn't post our menu plan for the week. That was because I didn't make one. Oh, how I missed having a plan. There were many days my brain was fried, and trying to remember to lay something out for dinner, not to mention, figure out what to do with it just didn't happen. Mark ended up bringing home carry-out a couple of times last week. Boo! The value of Continue Reading

Menu Plan: 5/23 – 5/29


Here is our menu plan for this week. Breakfasts We are trying something new this week. A friend of mine sent me a link to Smoothies in a Bowl. It was intriguing, and I am hooked on the idea. I love having smoothies because they pack a nice nutritional punch early in the morning that gives loads of energy. However, it is never filling enough for Mark or me. So, I am excited to try Smoothies in Continue Reading

Menu Plan Monday: 5/9 – 5/15


Here is our menu plan for this week. Breakfasts Monday – Kefir Smoothies, Bagel/Toast, Eggs Tuesday – Oatmeal or Creamy Quinoa Porridge w/ Raisins, apples/bananas, walnuts Wednesday – Kefir Smoothies, Bagel/Toast, Eggs Thursday – Oatmeal or Creamy Quinoa Porridge w/ Raisins, apples/bananas, walnuts Friday – Eggs or French Toast or Cinnamon Apple/Pear Toast Saturday – Out of town Sunday – Continue Reading