Category Archives: menu planning

Weekly Menu

I hate cooking. No, that’s not actually true. I really really dislike cooking. It’s not calming for me, it’s not enjoyable, I just don’t like it. I don’t like menu planning either. (I have obviously now entered my Archie Bunker … Continue reading

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My Favorite Things – Day 3

Welcome to Day #3 of Big D & Me’s Favorite Things What’s today’s favorite thing? Why it’s my favorite sandwich in the whole. wide. world. It’s actually my  answer to Subway’s delicious flat bread veggie sandwich. If I had not … Continue reading

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For the last 2 weeks I have  included a Valentine joke in the lunchboxes. One day I placed the following joke in my  first grader’s lunchbox: What did the bat say to his girlfriend? You’re fun to hang around with! … Continue reading

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Halloween Party Ideas

Starting to mentally prepare for our Halloween party: List of food possibilities Fixing up the patio area Finish Decorating House Clean House Front of House Decorations And within each of those projects listed are twenty-three million things to do. But … Continue reading

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It was for My Health

Made some oatmeal cookies today. Used this label on the container as the justification for eating almost all of them before anyone else could. I’m pretty sure if I had to have my cholesterol read right now it would be … Continue reading

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How long have you stood looking into your pantry trying to decide what to eat? I think I stood there for 5 minutes today before coming out with a granola bar. A granola bar, that’s it. Nothing exciting. You’d think … Continue reading

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Where to Go? – Restaurant Printable

My husband and I had a date night on Saturday. Once the babysitters were settled we left. We then drove around aimlessly for 40 minutes because we couldn’t think of a new restaurant to try.  It seems like every other … Continue reading

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Undercover Veggie

Shhhh….my kids ate zucchini today but they have no idea. Somewhere I failed as a parent in regards to my kids’ eating. We are not one of those families where the kids eat everything on their plate. “Oh, Johnny just … Continue reading

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Weight a Minute…that Can’t be Right

I like…chicken flautas, chips and queso, chocolate, ice cream, cake, pizza, … and sadly that’s what I’ve been eating for the last 10 weeks. I got extremely lackadaisical when it came to my eating. If I thought about it, I … Continue reading

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Good Intentions

Do you ever buy only healthy items at the grocery store but completely regret it once you come home and realize there’s nothing good to snack on? Sad….oh so sad.

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