Where’s the Motivation?

Everything is going well. School’s back. Routines are back. So why am I suddenly losing all motivation to make meals that keep me and the fam on track? Is it the distractions? It is just easier to default to easy, and easy is the premade crap lining my pantry....

Another Week of Meals

Planning out lunches and dinners has been a big success for me and for the family. I naturally wake up at least an hour or two before them, and not having to use the creative side of my brain at 5 a.m. is a good thing. Hubs also shared that he likes having the...

Really Real Food

Hubs and I wanted to watch something different last night, and we landed on this show called “Salt Fat Acid Heat” on Netflix. We watched the “Fat” episode, which centered around this author exploring the rich fats native to northern Italy. I...

Menu Planning Gets Really Real

I’ve learned very quickly this week that when 75% of the humans in this home require packed lunches that I can’t just plan for dinners when I make the grocery list. I need to be sure that I not only get raw materials to make lunch entrees, but the massive...

‘Real’ School Year Meals

Bubs starts preschool after Labor Day, so it is officially back-to-school time! I had Peanut sit down with him and make a list of the things he likes to eat for lunch. They came up with 4 things (insert eye roll). Here’s a look at what I have on the docket for...

Kicking A & Taking Names

Never underestimate just how stubborn I can be. I’ve learned this about myself this week — in a good way! You want me to prove how committed I am to this journey? Hold my beer… So remember back to when I said doing “low carb” dishes was a...