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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 »

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 »

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 »

Meal Planning Week 3

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Look at this! I’m on week 3, and I’m still planning my meals! Just a few more weeks to get through, and I’ll have a good rotation to cycle through! It’s been really helpful knowing what is for meals, since that’s more than half the battle. I like leaving weekends open, because we often end up somewhere, or just having something ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 1 & 2

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I am so proud of myself! I’m finally doing some intentional meal planning! I have one full day home with no kids, and teach the other four days. I really need to make that one day count, so my plan is to plan/cook for the whole week on that day off. I did it for one week already and it ... Read More »

Frozen Grapes: A Sweet Summer Treat

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As we come to the end of a very hot summer, we’ve had to find creative ways to stay cool.  Between beach trips, visiting friends’ pools, and hanging out at an air-conditioned library, we’ve done not too badly.  And one of our favourite cool treats this summer was frozen grapes.  Sweet, icy, and healthy. And really, could it get any ... Read More »

No Bake Potato Chip Squares: Rice Krispies Squares All Growed Up.

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One Saturday morning at the beginning of the summer, I finally decided to make my maiden voyage to the Hamilton Farmer’s Market. 2016 marks my 15th year living in Hamilton, and until last month, I had never set  foot in the Farmer’s Market.  And I love farmer’s markets! Whenever we’re in Belleville or Sarnia, I try to go with my ... Read More »