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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto 🎶, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.
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31 Days of Meal Planning ~ Hospitality

I feel strongly that we are a people called to be hospitable.  We should be having people in our homes, sharing life with one another.  I’ve spoken about this before here and here so I’m not going to rehash the importance of friends and being hospitable.  (Sidenote: Funny how life works out.  5 years ago I […]

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31 Days of Meal Planning – Plan to Fail

I suppose to put a better spin on this post, it should be called “Plan to be Flexible” instead of “Plan to Fail”. The thing is, life happens.  And not everything always goes as planned.  Some things come up that make you have to adjust your schedule.  And despite how I feel about it sometimes […]

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31 Days of Menu Planning – Week 4 Meal Plan + Grocery List

Week 4 Meal Plan Sunday – Fajita Chicken Burritoes Monday – Beans & Cornbread Tuesday – Tortellini with Pesto, Garlic Bread Wednesday – Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos, Mexican Rice Thursday – Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Friday – Chicken & Rice Casserole, Green Beans Saturday – Hamburgers, French Fries Extras – Chocolate Sheet […]

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31 Days of Menu Planning – Week 3 Meal Plan + Grocery List

Week 3 Meal Plan Sunday – Frito Pie Monday – Taco Soup Tuesday – Stuffed Shells, Garlic Bread, Broccoli Wednesday – Crock Pot Chili, Cornbread Thursday – Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza Friday – Taco Salad, Chips & Salsa Saturday – Chicken Fried Rice, Squash, Broccoli Extras – Banana Pudding, 5-Layer Dip, Pumpkin Bread Sunday 1 […]

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31 Days of Meal Planning: Week 2 Meal Plan + Grocery List

This menu is actually the one we ate this week!  Enjoy. Week 2 Meal Plan Sunday – Make Your Own Pizzas Monday – Chicken and Dumplings Tuesday – Spaghetti, garlic bread Wednesday – Pot Roast, Potatoes, Carrots Thursday – Breakfast for Dinner Friday – Cheese Enchiladas, Fideo, Green Beans Saturday – Grilled Sausage, Corn on […]

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Vlog: Making Fruit Crunch

Mama Tutu shares a quick and easy dessert recipe.  (Recipe HERE).

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31 Days of Menu Planning: Week 1 Meal Plan + Grocery List

Hey guys!  Here is the first of several meal plans I’ll be providing for you this month.  This is a “tried and true” plan that I have used myself.  It has a list of meals with instructions and/or links, and then a grocery list at the bottom.  Enjoy! Week 1 Meal Plan Sunday – Deli […]

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31 Days of Menu Planning: Picky Eaters

So, here’s the question one might be thinking:  “All this meal plan stuff is fine and good, but my child won’t eat anything except chicken nuggets and/or mac and cheese, so what’s the point?”  Honey believe me, I feel your pain!  My youngest child has a ton of food allergies and just as many foods […]

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Tableside Guacamole

I mentioned in one of my Monday Musings posts that we’ve been eating a lot of guacamole lately.  Here I show you how I make it, and talk about some of this week’s Happy Mail. You can buy a copy of the “Wonderful God” album at acappella.org.

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Crock Pot Wednesday

Hey friends!  Just thought I’d invite you into the kitchen for a little chat while I prepared my Pot Roast this morning!  Pour yourself a cuppa and join me.

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