Friday, March 29, 2013

Chant with us

Welcome to Friday!
Sometimes I think my four year old son is a Bodhisattva, back to teach the rest of us how to reach enlightenment. He says things like:
"When I wish upon this star, it is really an angel, and sometimes I like to hear my own dreams because I can fly like an angel even though I don't have wings..."

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mystery Meal

Jen has her stuff together.  I mean it.  She can trim her budget, save time cooking, buy everything at once, and be set.

I used to be upset with myself because I would try to be that way and fail.  “Why can’t I be more organized?”  I’d lament.  I would try to plan ahead for meals only to chafe at the fact that, you know what, I really want meatloaf.  I do not care that it is July – do you hear me monthly menu? – I do not care!  January gazpacho?  Yes. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Prep your way to happiness

My grandfather used to have us play this party game he called "Pop your way to happiness." You would pop a balloon to get a number, and the number determined the prize you got. It was great fun unless you were the girl with the balloons pinned to you. Once a month cooking is kinda like that. It's awesome when you get the prize (no cooking for the rest of the month!) but it's a little tricky when you have all those balloons pinned to you. Still, I much prefer it to cooking every night.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How to plan a once a month grocery trip.

As I promised, here is a step by step illustrated guide to my version of once a month shopping. Get ready to save some money!

Monday, March 25, 2013

A case for once a month shopping

A few months ago I took over the grocery shopping for my hubby. He'd been doing it for six years and was due for a break. It only took a few weeks to figure out why. It was awful! I hated it! I made a menu plan, went shopping, came home and put it all away, only to find I'd forgotten stuff. Then, when Saturday rolled around I was stuck doing it all over again. Ugh.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Yes, I make my own yogurt and you can too.

Homemade yogurt is seriously easy, and so worth it. I don't know why, but it just tastes better. And it is cheap. Do you know what makes baby yogurt for babies? I will tell you. Full fat milk, no added sugar. It must be all those tiny packages that make it so pricey. *rolls eyes*
So make your own. Save some dough.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The dreaded first post.

So my college roommate Daisy and I have been talking about making a blog. We've been brainstorming, we've even been researching how to blog. But really we've just been procrastinating. Well, at least I have been procrastinating.