• "budget",  "freezer meals",  "meal planning"

    Buying In Bulk | Storage Tips

    Let’s hurry to the point.  Buying in bulk for our family is beneficial.  Not only are we on a super duper tight grocery budget, but we are a larger family with a preteen boy who has a healthy appetite.  If you read my meal planning 101 post, then you already know that grocery shopping is typically a bi-weekly ordeal.  However, my husband and I feel that transitioning into buying our groceries only once a month would be a lot easier for us; mainly because we have been splitting our grocery shopping into two days, between three to four stores.  And shopping for two days at four stores, with three kids…

  • "food",  "freezer meals",  "kid food",  "mini mac and cheese",  "recipes"

    Kid Food | Mac & Cheese Bites

    I remember an uncanny discussion my husband and I had about our refrigerator during our first year of marriage.  We were wondering why manufacturers made the freezer compartments so much smaller than the fridge compartments.  After all, didn’t every one purchase all of their meals, frozen? Our conversation quickly turned in to us buying an extra freezer because our freezer was literally popping out frozen bags of chicken wings, while our refrigerator stood practically empty.  In our household, cooking consisted of what Voila bag we were going to open and serve. I’m happy to say, that I threw my excuses out the window, picked up a spoon, and started cooking.…