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Menu Plans

Menu Plan: 11/7-11/13

by Karen on November 9, 2009

Would you believe I’m still recovering from this awful virus? Yeah. I am not a happy camper. I’ve been sick for over a week. Ugh. But I’m getting better every day. I’m back at work and feeling mostly okay. I’m just still coughing, and I still feel like I need a little extra sleep. :( […]

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Menu Plan: 10/17-10/23

by Karen on October 19, 2009

It’s finally fall in North Carolina! The temperature will barely reach 70 degrees this week. I know, 65 doesn’t seem that chilly to most of you right now, but it’s finally below 80, so I’ll take what I can get. Now that it’s gotten a little chilly, we’re finally busting out our fall and winter […]

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Menu Plan: 10/10 – 10/16

by Karen on October 12, 2009

We’re finally getting the hang of our modified meat shopping plan. Our total for the week was $62, and we even stocked up on three pounds of organic chicken on special. The only meat we’re eating this week is a pound of organic ground chicken and half a pound of roast beef deli meat. For […]

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Menu Plan: 10/3 – 10/9

by Karen on October 5, 2009

We’re slowly trying to adapt our food budget to incorporate healthier, organic foods without spending too much more (more on that later). Unfortunately, that means we had another week over budget — $65. I’m confident we’ll learn to balance organics and price so we can get healthy, local foods without blowing the budget. We’re just […]

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Menu Plan: 9/26-10/2

by Karen on September 28, 2009

Is this really the first menu plan of October? Holy cow, where is the year going? I’m not complaining, though. The faster time goes, the faster we get to beautiful fall weather. I can’t wait! This week was not a good week for our grocery budget. Tony’s birthday was Sunday, and I found myself going […]

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Menu Plan: 9/19 – 9/25

by Karen on September 21, 2009

Despite the fact that it’s still too warm to turn off the air conditioning, we can’t wait until it’s gets cooler to bring soup back into our menu plans. If you’re enjoying fall weather, please don’t tell me about it. I have another month of 80-degree weather before we can finally turn off the A/C. […]

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Menu plan: 9/12-9/18

by Karen on September 14, 2009

I’m counting down the days to soups and heartier meals for the colder months, but we’ve still got some weeks to go before fall weather arrives in North Carolina. I’m finding some great compromises in the meantime. We’re trying something new with our routine, and this week we finished our grocery shopping Friday night. I […]

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Menu Plan: 9/5 – 9/11

by Karen on September 7, 2009

We’re having a fantastic Labor Day weekend. After spending Saturday in Charleston, we ran all of our weekend errands yesterday, and now today we’re celebrating Labor Day precisely the way it should be celebrated: by doing nothing at all. We slept in, ate breakfast at noon, and I’m still not dressed for the matinee we’re […]

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Menu Plan: 8/31 – 9/4

by Karen on August 31, 2009

Tony has always been a more adventurous cook than I am. It’s not that I don’t like to try new things; it’s just that I think I know what I like, and I’m content to stick with it. But one of the many reasons that Tony and I are a good match is that he […]

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