Freezer Cooking

A few weeks ago, I did a batch of freezer cooking, and it was awesome! I went to the grocery store by myself (!) on a Sunday morning and spent a few hours that afternoon chopping and preparing double-batches of three recipes. I ended up with six meals.The awesome catch is that all the meals were crockpot dinners. So to prepare them I just had to chop the veggies and put all the ingredients in freezer bags. Then when I'm ready to cook them, I just take it out of the freezer, cut the bag off, and … [Read more...]

A Month of Meals: Low Sodium

Our midwives are awesome. They spend so much time with us at each appointment and care about our health in general. They've been taking Phil's blood pressure as well as mine each time because it tends to be kind of high. After a few times of it being high, we decided to do something about it. I bought some low-sodium cookbooks on Half.com and have been trying to eliminate salt from our dinners. I wanted to plan an entire month of meals over spring break, but didn't get to it. So, it won't be an … [Read more...]

Spring Break

Phil and I returned from Arizona to snowy Minneapolis on Sunday evening. We had a great trip. It was warm and relaxing. We ate a ton and laid by the pool reading or sleeping. Poor Phil had to go back to work the next morning, but I am on spring break from school this week.Here are my goals for the week:Home:Grocery Comparison: I want to compare prices at all the stores around town on our most commonly purchased items. I started this on Monday. I was so tired from walking around grocery stores … [Read more...]

Meal Planning Monday

Monday: Dinner at Green Mill so we can watch the Vikings game since it's on ESPN and not "regular tv."Tuesday: Thai Curry Chicken (with cabbage and a spice/sauce packet I picked up at Cub last week)Wednesday: Chicken salad sandwiches with baconThursday: Pork Chops in the slow-cookerFriday: Date night (GuestCheck at Il Gatto)Saturday: TBD … [Read more...]

Grocery Breakdown: Week of Sept. 27

Sunday: Leftover tortellini from last week.  Monday: Black Bean Soup and Cheese Quesadillas Tuesday: Chili and Cornbread. (I froze some chili last week and made homemade cornbread from the recipe below) Wednesday: Italian Sausage and Ravioli Thursday: Chicken Verde Tacos Friday: Oktoberfest with Maureen and Laura and friends Saturday: Phil is going out for pizza, I'll stay at home and scrounge while studying. Total this week: $63.14 Homemade Texas Cornbread: (adapted … [Read more...]