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Weekly Meal Plan

We have just two more weeks to cook in our family kitchen. A part of me is excited to head off to the beach and take a step back from planning. The other part of me looks around and sees all the food we have left in the house and gets slightly ...

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Posted on: Jun 15, 2015 |  Original Post

Weekly Meal Plan: Pantry Challenge

This week’s meal plan is a little different. My challenge to you is to head to your pantry first to see what you need to use up. As summer approaches, now is a great time to clean out the kitchen. That includes the pantry, the shelves and the ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2015 |  Original Post

Weekly Meal Plan

Happy unofficial first week of summer! The weather around here certainly looks like summer for the week ahead. I tried to add in some fun summer dinners you can make all season long. We spent the weekend at barbeques with family and friends. I think ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2015 |  Original Post

Weekly Meal Plan

This week’s meal plan focuses on vegetables. As the weather heats up it feels like the right time to make veggies a bigger focus on our plates. Plus it makes it easier to serve the kids a wide range of colors from the rainbow at each meal. ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan May 11

I hope all the mothers reading this had a lovely Mother’s Day. We took off for the first beach day of the season. On most Mother’s Day we are wearing jackets and just walking the beach but we were all surprised with hot sunny weather ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan May 4

Happy May to all! Spring has finally sprung. (and May the fourth be with you for my Star Wars friends) This week’s meal plan will be easy for me with my mother-in-law lending a hand with the kids. The dinners are very kid-friendly so no one ...

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Posted on: May 03, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan April 27

Today was a day for rambling through the woods and enjoying the tiny glimpses of spring coming into our lives. It’s hard to believe May begins at the end of this week. The chilly air continues and the hats and gloves still can’t be put ...

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Posted on: Apr 26, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan April 20th

Sometimes you get thrown a curve ball and you need to make adjustments to your routine. Having some back up meals can be a huge help. This weekend I was so excited to get back on my bike and ride for the first time this season. Just a few miles in, ...

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Posted on: Apr 20, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan April 13

Spring is in the air! It’s been a long wait, but it certainly is delightful. Kids played outside for hours and it was refreshing to watch them explore the backyard all over again. It’s like a whole new world without snow covering it. ...

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Posted on: Apr 13, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan March 30

What’s your meal planning schedule like? Do you do it a morning for the week ahead? Plan it out for the month? How about breakfast and lunches? There are so many different ways to approach meal planning and there is no right answer. All that ...

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Posted on: Mar 30, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan March 23rd

As winter drags on, it’s time to try out some new recipes. This week’s meal plan has a 5 new recipes after catching up on my magazine reading. Cooking Light is one of the few that I still prefer to receive in print so I can easily ...

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Posted on: Mar 22, 2015 |  Original Post

Family Meal Plan March 16

The past week was a banner of unique days. Sunday is the “Ides of March.” Saturday was Pi Day, which won’t come again for 1000 years. Friday was Friday the 13th, and also my birthday. Monday will be back to a normal day, one full ...

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Posted on: Mar 15, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan 3/9

How are you doing with your resolution to meal plan this year? Hopefully it’s making the dinner time dance a little easier in your home. Sometimes your meal plan can get derailed when life changes course. Dinner invitations are accepted, kids ...

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Posted on: Mar 08, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan March 2nd

Hey look. It’s snowing. Must be a Sunday night in Boston. Here’s to dreaming of days without snow pants and grilling without gloves on. Anyone else ready for a big thaw this month? On the dinner menu this week there is a mix of new ...

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Posted on: Mar 01, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan February 23rd

As we head into the last week of February, I’m ready to say goodbye to winter and think about the spring menus ahead. It’s nearly time to start mapping out our garden and dream of early micro-greens. We have room for more raised beds ...

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Posted on: Feb 22, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan Jan 26th

As the snow apocalypse is upon us, I wonder if meal planning will be in vain this week. Will we have power? No school? After braving the grocery store today and witnessing empty shelves, I can say we can tuck ourselves in for the week and not go ...

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Posted on: Jan 25, 2015 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan Nov wk 1

Why yes, I still meal plan. Mostly. Well maybe not as well as I used to for the past two years but I’m so ready to get back on track to map our our family dinner plans. My last official meal plan post here was June 16, prior to taking time ...

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Posted on: Nov 03, 2014 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan June 2

Happy June everyone! The weather is gorgeous and there’s summer fever in the air. Or is that just the frantic pace of June as we wrap up preschool this week? We have some easy dinners planned this week as our evening schedules are a bit busier ...

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Posted on: Jun 02, 2014 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan May 26th- Memorial Day edition

Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend with family and friends to celebrate those who have served our country. On this leisurely Monday morning, I’m crafting a new meal plan of dinners for the week ahead. The Cobb ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2014 |  Original Post

Monday Meal Plan Oct 28th

It’s October and I feel like I’ve written every meal plan this month watching a baseball game. Guess it’s a good thing the Sox are holding on till the end. In addition to baseball, we are excited for Halloween this week and plan to ...

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Posted on: Oct 27, 2013 |  Original Post

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