5 Tips on Saving Money and Avoiding Food Waste

In our home we do grocery shopping on a weekly basis. Because I buy a lot fresh fruit and veg, shopping any less frequently would result in wasted/rotten food. There are several things I do each week in preparation for my grocery trip that help save time and money in the long run. Here are five tips to saving money and avoiding food waste… 1. Organize your pantry, fridge and freezer and take inventory This

Our Fall / Winter Meal Routine 2014

Having a meal routine always makes the day run more smoothly. I glance at the menu in the morning and know if I need to pull a protein out of the freezer. I can focus on the tasks at hand during the morning because I know I have all the ingredients necessary for lunch. A few months ago, I started implementing not only the meal plan but a meal routine also. What’s a meal routine?

Two Week Meal Plan and An Epiphany

We all make meal plans, right? Some weekly, some monthly. For years now I have made meal plans on a two-week budget. Anyone of you who has to do this knows how hard it can be. We inevitably run out of milk and bread a couple of days before the next payday. I love my big freezer in the garage. I try to get at least one day of freezer cooking in each week- whether