Category Archives: Meal Planning

3 Happy Years of Meal Planning

Yup, February marked three full years of meal planning at our house! I still remember being intimidated by the process. Some of the things I was afraid of: I would schedule a meal and then “not feel like” making it

3 Happy Years of Meal Planning

Yup, February marked three full years of meal planning at our house! I still remember being intimidated by the process. Some of the things I was afraid of: I would schedule a meal and then “not feel like” making it

A Week of Eats

At our house we make a meal plan, grocery shop, and prepare and cook “most” of our own food. I thought I would show you what that looked like for a week. I’m doing it in retrospect (like Economies of

A Week of Eats

At our house we make a meal plan, grocery shop, and prepare and cook “most” of our own food. I thought I would show you what that looked like for a week. I’m doing it in retrospect (like Economies of

New Year, New Grocery Budget

The grocery budget at our house has morphed a few times in the past 2-1/2 years. First we started reducing packaged food and making more things from scratch, then we became vegetarian, and now we are avoiding most paper products

New Year, New Grocery Budget

The grocery budget at our house has morphed a few times in the past 2-1/2 years. First we started reducing packaged food and making more things from scratch, then we became vegetarian, and now we are avoiding most paper products

Lazy Vegetarian Meals for Menu Plan Burnout

I make menu plans a month at a time and I stick to them quite closely. But deviations creep in, and they are predictable! At the very end of the month, after weeks of “compliance,” I just get lazy. Usually

Lazy Vegetarian Meals for Menu Plan Burnout

I make menu plans a month at a time and I stick to them quite closely. But deviations creep in, and they are predictable! At the very end of the month, after weeks of “compliance,” I just get lazy. Usually

Half-Year Grocery Tally 2013

It’s time for a half-year grocery tally! Last year I added up all the food I purchased over the year – not just the cost, but how many of each item. I wanted to know what it would look like

Half-Year Grocery Tally 2013

It’s time for a half-year grocery tally! Last year I added up all the food I purchased over the year – not just the cost, but how many of each item. I wanted to know what it would look like

Running the Numbers on a Veggie Diet

I have been mostly vegetarian for 9 months now and it is feeling like a permanent diet. I use a software program to analyze whether I eat nutritiously. Because, you know, I just would, being exacting and all. I ran

Running the Numbers on a Veggie Diet

I have been mostly vegetarian for 9 months now and it is feeling like a permanent diet. I use a software program to analyze whether I eat nutritiously. Because, you know, I just would, being exacting and all. I ran

Meal Plan vs Meal Actual

Despite what I said in my last post, of course I do meal planning. It works for me for a lot of reasons: My schedule is 75% regular and I can work around the other 25% It’s easy to coordinate

Meal Plan vs Meal Actual

Despite what I said in my last post, of course I do meal planning. It works for me for a lot of reasons: My schedule is 75% regular and I can work around the other 25% It’s easy to coordinate

Why You Shouldn’t Meal Plan

Meal planning isn’t for everyone. It has a lot of drawbacks. If you don’t do meal planning, you have the following advantages: You’re not locked in. Since you haven’t committed in advance to making a shepherd’s pie, you are free

Why You Shouldn’t Meal Plan

Meal planning isn’t for everyone. It has a lot of drawbacks. If you don’t do meal planning, you have the following advantages: You’re not locked in. Since you haven’t committed in advance to making a shepherd’s pie, you are free

Veggie Update # 6: The Half-Year Edition!

Because it’s just a few weeks before year-end, I will do a little wrap-up of my vegetarian experiment this year. We’re well into month 6 of being 95% vegetarians at our house. We eat meat once a week or less

Veggie Update # 6: The Half-Year Edition!

Because it’s just a few weeks before year-end, I will do a little wrap-up of my vegetarian experiment this year. We’re well into month 6 of being 95% vegetarians at our house. We eat meat once a week or less

Do You Need an iPad Mini?

Or any tablet? Probably not, but they’re so much fun. Skip to the end to find out about my indispensable apps! I resisted buying a tablet until now because I was holding out for an all-in-one device. Here are the

Do You Need an iPad Mini?

Or any tablet? Probably not, but they’re so much fun. Skip to the end to find out about my indispensable apps! I resisted buying a tablet until now because I was holding out for an all-in-one device. Here are the