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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: 12/12 – 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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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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