The Easy Meals You Need to Make When There’s “Nothing” to Eat

Don’t know what to make for dinner? Sometimes it can seem like there’s “nothing” to eat. Nothing easy jumps out at you. This list of easy meals will change how you eat on those nights. It’s happened to all of us. You return home famished after a hard day full of grumbling coworkers, whiny children, […]

How to Stick to Your Meal Plan

So, you’ve got your fancy meal plan of carefully chosen and paired recipes. Either you or a meal planning service put time and energy into said plan. So, do you know how to stick to your meal plan? Recipe: Santa Fe Salad Staring into the fridge, wondering what to make for supper? But, I thought you […]

How to Meal Plan on a Budget

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Meal planning is simply the process of choosing which meals to prepare in the coming days. Learn how to meal plan on a budget so that you can save money and waste less food while eating well! Poorman’s Chicken Caesar Salad Eating good food, both nutritious and tasty, doesn’t require an unlimited grocery budget. Some of […]

Cooking for a Small Family

Meal planning can be tricky when you’re cooking for a small group. Here are some tips for making your intimate dinners easier and more economical. I regularly cook for a small army. With eight mouths to feed and a milk ration exceeding one gallon a day, you can imagine that I know the meaning of […]

Planning Meals to Match the Grocery Sales

We’re all looking for ways to trim the budget. Meal planning and working around sales are great ways to save money. Food keeps us alive. Cheap meals keep us solvent. Good cheap eats keep us happy. And really, that is the order of the day. We don’t need great food to live, but it sure […]

How to Add Variety to Your Meal Planning

Tired of the same old, same old? Try these easy and economical tips for spicing up your meals. Meal planning can be a joy or a chore. Everybody plans meals; it’s just a difference of doing it a week in advance at your kitchen table or five minutes before you pull up to the drive […]

Meal Planning for Picky Eaters

 Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken Sandwiches One of the biggest challenges to meal planning is when your food preferences don’t match those of the people you cook for. My husband says that I like frouffy food. That apparently isn’t his favorite. When we got married, I had to completely rework my meal planning. The new […]

6 More Easy Meals to Make When There’s “Nothing” to Eat

Here are 6 ideas to get you cooking when there’s “nothing” to eat. They call for simple pantry ingredients that are easy on the budget. Last year, I shared my list of stand-by meals to turn to when Plan A fails. Oh, Plan A fails a lot around here. I get distracted. I forget to […]