Easy Burrito Bowls

I am always looking for meals that my kids will eat without complaining. Don't get me wrong, they're really good eaters and eat almost everything I cook.  But having 3 kids, the chances of at least one person not liking the meal are pretty high. One of my girls doesn't enjoy Mexican, so I was… Continue reading Easy Burrito Bowls

Food, Money

Mid-Month Meal & Grocery Planning

My goal going into part-time work was to cut our grocery bill in half. On You Need A Budget, I noticed it was the 3rd highest spending category so I changed the way I shopped for groceries.  At the beginning of September, I detailed how I only spent $151 for two weeks.  Here, I will… Continue reading Mid-Month Meal & Grocery Planning


Cauliflower Rice + Chicken & Veggies

A few weeks ago, I found a fun section at Walmart next to the frozen vegetables. There was riced cauliflower, zucchini spirals, carrot spirals, and more! I grabbed a few packs, having no clue what I would do with them. This week, I used the riced cauliflower with some things I had on hand. Ingredients:… Continue reading Cauliflower Rice + Chicken & Veggies


Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

Here is a quick, easy recipe with 4 ingredients that you can enjoy as an appetizer or main meal with sides. Ingredients Ham Swiss Cheese Pillsbury Crescent Dough Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel seasoning (Purchase here!) Directions Roll out the dough. Sprinkle with seasoning. Place a layer of meat on the dough. Place a… Continue reading Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

Food, Money

2 weeks + Family of 5 Eaters = $151 Grocery Bill

When I switched to working part-time, I revisited our budget several times to see where we could cut back. One category that was always extremely high was the grocery bill. At an average of $800/month, groceries was the third highest spending category - just after mortgage and daycare. I've always wanted to use the ads, compare prices, and… Continue reading 2 weeks + Family of 5 Eaters = $151 Grocery Bill

Food, Money

Using A Price Sheet To Save Money On Your Next Grocery Trip

If you're like me, grocery shopping looks like this: Plan the meals. Make the grocery list. Go to the store. Most likely with 1-4 children. Throw the groceries in the cart like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep. Pick the shortest checkout line, which ends up being the longest wait. (Every. Time.) Load the groceries in… Continue reading Using A Price Sheet To Save Money On Your Next Grocery Trip

Food, House, Kids

Pack-Your-Own-Lunchbox Station

When only my first child was in K-2, I was able to pack her lunch at night or in the morning, no problem. But now that BP is in Kindergarten and they aren’t always taking lunches on the same days, I knew I needed something to save my sanity.  I’m all about giving my children… Continue reading Pack-Your-Own-Lunchbox Station