Breakfast Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

Are you stuck in a breakfast rut, Mama? Do you dread figuring out breakfast every day? Are you weary of the same breakfasts day after day with your little ones? Making breakfast, and a variety of breakfasts that you enjoy, doesn’t have to be complicated! You can put your breakfast routine on auto-pilot AND stillContinue reading “Breakfast Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated”

English Muffin Pizzas for the Win!

Need an easy meal that’s good for picky eaters? Need a meal that your kids can make themselves? Need a meal that you can keep the ingredients on hand to have ready whenever you need something quick and you’re tempted to order takeout? English Muffin Pizzas to the rescue! My six year old made theseContinue reading “English Muffin Pizzas for the Win!”

Wanna See Inside My Fridge?

Hey Mama, Here’s a sneak peek of our fridge, and how it looks on a typical weekday. It’s almost 20 years old. It’s missing one of its fruit/vegetable drawers (see that blue basket on the bottom right?). It doesn’t have pretty transparent containers. And sometimes, (gasp!) when we have a lot of white rice leftover,Continue reading “Wanna See Inside My Fridge?”

Weekly Meal Rhythm

Hey Mama, Want to know a secret? We RARELY, if ever, eat out anymore. Or do takeout. Perhaps once a month, if that. But it never used to be like that around here. We would go out or order in at least once a week or more. It was really hard on our budget—and onContinue reading “Weekly Meal Rhythm”

Simple Lunch Routine

Hey Mama.  It’s summertime.  How’s your lunch routine going? We eat a lot around here.  With 5 kids someone is always hungry.  While I’ve had dinners figured out for awhile, lunch somehow always got to me.  I wouldn’t think about it until someone was STARVING, and then the mad dash to throw something together wouldContinue reading “Simple Lunch Routine”

Sunday Breakfast

We eat almost the same breakfast every Sunday. Scrambled eggs. Roasted potatoes. Baked goods leftover from Saturday’s baking. Since we all know the Sunday morning plan, we’ve fallen into a comfortable routine. Mr. 8 gets up and cracks eggs. He cracks them one by one into a smaller bowl, then dumps this into a largerContinue reading “Sunday Breakfast”

Recipe for Sofrito

Recipe for Sofrito •2 Bell Peppers 🫑 •2 Onions 🧅 •One Bunch Cilantro 🌿 coarsely chopped •One Whole Garlic Bulb 🧄 chopped •1/2 cup Olive Oil 🫒 •1 tsp. Salt 🧂 Process in blender until all ingredients are combined. Store in covered jar in refrigerator up to one week, or freeze in ice cube tray,Continue reading “Recipe for Sofrito”

Some Thoughts on Capsules

There’s a lot of talk these days about “capsules”. I found a definition online that really resonated with me: a capsule is a concise, curated collection. And I realized that I use capsules in a lot of places, not just in my clothing choices, but in much of life. In our family, we have aContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Capsules”

Why My Kids Love Stale Bread & Mushy Bananas

Stale bread. Mushy, black black bananas. Some of my kids’ favorite things to eat. As we’ve tried to slowly cut down on waste around here (because our growing family is eating more & more as they enter the teen years), we’ve found a few family favorites that taste almost better in their “stale” form thanContinue reading “Why My Kids Love Stale Bread & Mushy Bananas”

How A Weekly Meal Plan Can Simplify Your Days

Good Morning, Mama. It can be exhausting figuring out dinner night after night. For me, it wasn’t the cooking, it was the deciding what to cook that was so hard!!! We’ve been using this simple rhythm for years, and it’s made dinner time so much easier. It actually allows for a lot of variety, whileContinue reading “How A Weekly Meal Plan Can Simplify Your Days”