From the monthly archives:

November 2011

Short break

by Karen on November 21, 2011

I’m taking a break from blogging and the Internet in general this week as we enjoy a holiday vacation. I’ll be back next week. I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We’ll be celebrating the many blessings this year has brought us.

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Thanksgiving menu with recipes

by Karen on November 17, 2011

One of the perks of having families on separate sides of the state is that we don’t have to try to cram two dinners into one day on Thanksgiving. Last year, we hosted Tony’s family for a meal the week before Thanksgiving, and we celebrated with my family on Thanksgiving day. This year, it’s reversed. […]

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The most unpleasant topic in personal finance

by Karen on November 14, 2011

I am embarrassed to admit that our son is almost a year old, and we’ve put this off until now, but right now we’ve begun the process of reevaluating our life insurance needs and writing our wills. Ugh, it’s the worst. The truth is, applying for life insurance is a complicated process, and every time […]

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Lasagna with old-fashioned marinara sauce

by Karen on November 9, 2011

This is one of the only recipes that I prefer to cook instead of Tony. The recipe came from my mom. It was my favorite meal when I was a kid, and it’s one of the first things I ever learned to cook, so I have a lot of fun making it myself. It’s not […]

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Working mom

by Karen on November 8, 2011

I have some news today that I’m so excited to share. For the past few months, Tony and I have been discussing the possibility of me finding a part-time job after Judah turns 1 at the end of this month. Now that we’ve bought a house, we really want to ramp up our efforts to […]

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Chicken and broccoli stir fry

by Karen on November 2, 2011

Every once in a while, I get a craving for Chinese food. What I do not crave, however, is the MSG and other generally yucky stuff in Chinese takeout. I’d also prefer not to spend a third of our weekly grocery budget on one meal. We found this recipe one night when I was craving […]

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