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Reusable Containers at Bulk Barn – No More Plastic!

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I have been hearing more and more about the dangerous long-term effects of plastic in our world. We are so quick to buy plastic, use it, and throw it out, without a second thought. But that plastic never really goes away. It will never completely break down. And if we don’t each make a conscious effort to reduce our individual ... Read More »

Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole

Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

For the last decade, I have cast aside my cookbooks. I love to read cookbooks, but it just seems too much of a pain to actually use them in the kitchen when I have a computer and Pinterest.  However. In the last 6 months, I’ve bought 7 cookbooks, and I decided that if I’m going to buy them, I really should use them.  This week ... Read More »

Hot Chocolate in a Slow Cooker – so EASY!

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About two weeks ago, my 11-year old son came home and said, “We’re doing a unit on camping in French class, and I told my teacher the whole class could come here for a bonfire! Is that okay?” Uh… of course it is… So my one day off of the week turned into a day of hosting 25 Grade 5/6 ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 8

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What a week. Halloween on a Monday. Who planned that?!! I vote we move Halloween to the last Saturday of October. Who’s with me?!! As a parent (and a teacher) I think that would be the best move for everyone! It’s going to be one of those weeks already. On Tuesday, I have a staff meeting after work. I head ... Read More »

Ham & Spinach Quiche {Layered Mediterranean Pie}

Layered Mediterranean Pie

 This Ham & Spinach Quiche has been one of my favourite meals since my mom discovered it in a Robin Hood Flour booklet years and years ago. Although we follow the same recipe, my mom’s ‘Layered Mediterranean Pie,’ as they called it in this booklet, is always better than mine. I don’t know how she does it. Perhaps the ingredient that ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 7

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Well, it’s getting harder and harder to sit down and actively plan for my meals, as life gets busier. I’m going to keep on doing it, because it is a real life-saver, but at least I’m not starting from scratch.  I’m going back to Week 1 and drawing inspiration from it (read: copying it). Week 7 Monday: My birthday supper! Going ... Read More »

Meal Planning – Week 6

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 Hello! Welcome to Week 6 of my Meal Planning! I honestly can’t believe that I made it six weeks! It has been a real life-saver, knowing what to have for meals! Again, I think it only worked so well because I just planned for the week days, and I allowed for some repeats/leftovers, since my family doesn’t mind. I think ... Read More »

Meal Planning – Week 5

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Well, here I am at week five, still following my meal plan!  I like the flexibility of planning the five days of the week, and leaving the weekend up to a spontaneous meal (or my husband…). Week 5 Monday: Leftover Thanksgiving food Tuesday: Pork Chops and Rice Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie Thursday: Shepherd’s Pie (fortunately my family doesn’t mind leftovers or ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 4

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After a busy weekend away from my family, I’m heading back into a week of work, and I’m really glad that I have been planning my meals. It makes such a huge difference not to have to worry about what to make. I can pull the meat out ahead of time (and pre-cook much of it if necessary). Week 4 ... Read More »