Pancake Mix Rescue: Food Pantry Fix

Pancake Mix Fix

I am trying to do all I can to stretch our resources: reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose. I’m going to add another R word: rescue. This applies mostly to food, like ugly produce that even the farmers market can’t sell, expired … Continue reading

More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #2 – Summer/June 2015

More With Less Meal Plan June/Summer

This is not your everyday, average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste, and stretching what you have (including your dollars). The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with … Continue reading

June Real Food Meal Plan – flexible, frugal monthly meal plan with printable calendar

June

June brings us the end of the school year, and as always I am torn. I love having days and days to spend with my kids, without the pressures of school obligations. I love running off to the park or … Continue reading

More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #1 – May/Spring 2015 – with printable shopping list

Feed your family of four a week of dinners with a shopping cart maximum of $95. Eat more – spend less! This is not your average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste and … Continue reading

May Real Food Meal Plan – flexible, frugal monthly meal plan with printable calendar

The beauteous bulb blooms are just coming up here, and we’re enjoying hikes in the woods and some playground time in between gloomy days. Silly New England weather can switch seasons multiple times in one day. We are enjoying the … Continue reading

April Real Food Meal Plan

Am I the only one being driven insane by the kidlets trapped in the house? It’s freezing out, my car is coated in ice, and all I want are April showers. Somebody down south, please send this New England girl … Continue reading

March Real Food Meal Plan

There are so many exciting foods coming into season this month (do you see those avocados yet??). I think I was craving cauliflower. And sausage. Despite being totally ready for my eyeballs to stop trying to freeze solid when I … Continue reading

February Real Food Meal Plan

February includes Valentine’s Day, so make sure you way over-indulge on the chocolate! Ideas and resources for menu planning in February, many seasonal winter and real food recipes. Very simple ingredients, from scratch. As always, these are all frugal recipes … Continue reading

January 2015 Real Food Meal Plan

January includes my birthday, so cake for me! Ideas and resources for menu planning in January, many seasonal winter and real food recipes. Very simple ingredients, from scratch. As always, these are all frugal recipes intended for a tight budget. … Continue reading

December 2014 Real Food Meal Plan

December brings a flurry of activity, and some snow flurries, too. There will be crafting, cookies, Christmas music pretty much all day every day… and lots of chocolate. I find it really hard to predict when I will have time … Continue reading