You guys wanna know a secret? I friggen suck at meal planning. It is one thing to plan and shoot recipes for the site but when I have to be in charge of everyday life, I kiiiind of get a little uninspired. You see, Mike and I are in the midst of buckling down and budgeting for a house. As a part of that whole fun process, I have been trying to make a budget for groceries and stick to it. The key word there is trying. I even go so far as two write out the Monday through Friday meals in a little notebook I keep on my kitchen island. Sounds like I have my ish together, right? [Read more…]
This week there is no new recipe for you. Womp, womp. Sorry! Most people are preparing for the Super Bowl of cooking and feasting this week, so why should I post a new pasta recipe when all you guys want to see are some cool new side dish ideas to add to your holiday spread? [Read more…]
Hey, hey, hey! So not only is this giveaway still going on, but I have a special turkey related giveaway for you too! Today I am working with the nice people of Jennie-O to try out their Oven Ready Turkey and offer you my honest opinion about this product along with some sweet turkey savings. This should help you with your turkey day purchase!
First, the turkey! Now, I have yet to host this holiday at my own house, so I can only imagine the stress this day of cooking brings most people. I even stress out over what side dish or dessert to bring. Not the same, but see, I relate. I like the idea of a hands-off, no thaw, no mess turkey. It seems like a no brainer. However, I was a little skeptical about the crispy skin factor of this turkey in a bag thing before I got started. [Read more…]
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. It’s not Monday anymore. Saaahhhhhhrry! Between the little babymoon Mike and I took this weekend and the severe head cold that has it’s grips on me right now, this post got pushed into the “worry about it later” category. My little brother keeps telling me, “I feel like you guys are always sick.” I would normally beg to differ, but these past three weeks have been brutal on my little clan. And not to play the martyr, but particularly tough on ol’ 8 months pregnant me. [Read more…]
Thankfully not many of you had harsh words or judgments about my last post and how I am Christmas crazy already. Phew. Hmm, maaaaybe it could have something to do with that little giveaway I threw at you as a distraction. (Be sure to enter here BTW). Anyway, now that the house is fully decorated and the new guy’s room is pretty much done, what is there left to do but drop Andy off and maybe take a little babymoon with Mike. Right? [Read more…]