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Menu Plans

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Simplify your menu

by Karen on January 18, 2012

Menu planning is one of those things I take for granted now. For as long as Tony and I have been together, I have always sat down and written out meals for each day of the week, and then shopped based on that meal plan. It wasn’t always this way for me. In college, when […]

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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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Unplanning our menus

by Karen on August 17, 2011

So at what point do you stop calling the postpartum pounds “baby weight”? Because my baby is almost 9 months old, and I’m still hauling quite a bit more around than I’m comfortable admitting. Methinks this is less about the baby and more about the absurd amounts of junk food I craved when I was […]

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Menu Plan: 12/19-12/25

by Karen on December 21, 2009

It’s finally the week of Christmas! I can’t wait for the four-day weekend of relaxation. We have a tradition of red meat on Christmas Day. It used to be steak, but this year we’re trying something new. We’ve never made a pot roast, but Tony is thrilled. And of course, on Christmas Day, we’re celebrating […]

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Menu plan: 12/12 – 12/18

by Karen on December 14, 2009

It’s the final full week before a four-day holiday weekend. That doesn’t really make Monday less painful, though, does it? Holiday spending has really kind of wrecked our budget. Blerg. We’re trying to keep it low-key this week to lessen the damage. Here’s our menu plan: Saturday: Holiday party Sunday: Leftovers Monday: Potato soup Tuesday: […]

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Menu plan: 12/5 – 12/11

by Karen on December 7, 2009

It’s finally getting chilly here in the mornings and evenings, which means we’re starting to work more comfort foods into our menus. Call me crazy, but I absolutely love when the weather turns colder. There’s nothing cozier than bundling up in the evening. We paid full price for organic chicken for the first time this […]

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Menu Plan: 11/28 – 12/4

by Karen on November 30, 2009

After a weekend filled with not enough family and way too much food, the last thing I wanted to do was menu plan and grocery shop today. But our house full of guests this weekend seriously depleted our pantry reserves, so we had no choice. Luckily, we have enough food leftover to get us through […]

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Thanksgiving menu 2009

by Karen on November 23, 2009

I know I’ve bragged about him before, but it bears repeating: my husband is a fantastic cook, and Thanksgiving is his specialty. For the past two years, he’s whipped up some of the best Thanksgiving dishes I’ve ever tasted. Last year, we spent Thanksgiving Day at a friend’s house for a potluck meal, but he […]

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Menu Plan: 11/14-11/20

by Karen on November 16, 2009

This is our last menu plan before the week of Thanksgiving. We’ll be entertaining Tony’s family next week for the holiday, so our goal for this week was to keep our menu simple and cheap. I’ve been under the weather and busy for the past two weeks, so my housekeeping has been lacking. I need […]

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