Peek at Food Diaries

One day down in Operation Quantify. How does it look? Take a look below. Verdict: Having a birthday party for your husband can really lead to bad food choices. Does my normal day include hot dogs and chips? No. But it was a special occasion, so perhaps I’ll...

Last Week of Summer

We seem to be living through endless summer. Fall technically started a week ago, but we’re staring at yet another week of mid-90s highs, so I’ve got the soup recipes tucked away for a bit longer. After my tantrum yesterday I’m more motivated than...

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...