It’s actually kind of scary. I do major grocery shopping every two weeks, and I spend two or three days before each shopping trip carefully making my meal plan and then checking and re-checking it to make sure it meets our family’s current goals and needs. Then I make my grocery shopping list based on the meal plan, checking and re-checking that too. It doesn’t NEED to take this long, especially not now that I’ve got a good routine going (I’ve been doing this faithfully for over a year), but I actually enjoy it. Am I strange? Probably. But that’s okay.
This series is because we are ALL on a budget (though some of us stricter than others) and we all want to feed our families the best food we possibly can. That means we have to get creative. It means we have to make sacrifices. It means we have to plan, shop, and prepare food as carefully as we can.
Make healthy, homemade, amazing French fries! This two-step method produces the best, crunchiest fries. You won't even miss the fast food!
hen I was almost 10, we went to Disney World. But on the way, we stopped to visit my mom’s sister’s family. My Uncle Jim is a mailman, but in his younger days, he was a waiter at a very upscale restaurant. Many waiters at such establishments learn to make their own versions of Caesar salad, so they can prepare it right at the table to the delight of their customers. My Uncle Jim had learned to do this and still prepared it from time to time for his family. The night we visited, he prepared it for us. I loved it! I’ve never had a Caesar salad as good as his, but that doesn’t stop me from constantly trying to find it again. Today I’m bringing you the version I’ve recently made. I’m not 100% happy with it, but it’s pretty good! It’s also very healthy!
Depending on the recipe, I can love them or hate them. I grew up eating your standard Bisquick pancakes, and although I liked them, I got tired of them really fast. But it was what I was used to, so the one time my mom hauled out her cookbooks and made “real” waffles (yes, I know, not pancakes…but we used Bisquick for both), my brother and I both didn’t like that they were slightly sweet and said we preferred the mix. As my mother didn’t like to cook much anyway, she never bothered again.
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Buttermilk is my new obsession! I bought some a few weeks ago for some reason…I think to make some cheese? But then I had a bunch left so I started using it to make muffins, pancakes, fried chicken…. It’s SO yummy! It makes everything moist and delicious. I came up with the BEST buttermilk pancakes, so I have to share them with you.
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Today we have a super-awesome entry!! We have three big-name bloggers weighing on what they feed THEIR real-food kids. Let me introduce them to you:
I’m Kate, mama to 5 and wife to Ben. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. I’m also a big fan of “fancy” drinks (anything but plain water counts as ‘fancy’ in my world!) and I can’t stop myself from DIY-ing everything. I sure hope you’ll stick around so I can get to know you better!Meet My Family