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Friday, July 25, 2014

Do Moms have to cook?

Hi friends! It's Friday!!
I hate seeing the weeks pass by so quickly during the summertime!

A couple weeks ago, Lance and I added up all the debit charges we made in May at food places... whether it be fast food or restaurants... it was hUgE... and a bit embarrassing. 
 I do not enjoy cooking... at all! It's easier, quicker and happier to GO eat and move on to the next activity on our agenda...but... I knew I had to do better (darnit!!)
Lucky for me, the whole fam is helping mom out on this one.  
We each get a day to pick the meal and help prepare it. 

Collette over at The Computer Is My Canvas is helping me out.
She has adorable printables.  I've purchased MANY things from her ETSY store.
These cute menus provide a bit of happiness in my new quest. 
If you like her Facebook page... she offers lots of freebies.  
The August menu board is one :)

Another fun find was this little tote from the dollar spot at Target.
It is a perfect fit for my PIG MATH game boards.
My cute little Emma whipped up some labels for me and created folders for the first 10 game boards. I love it when I find simple yet efficient things.

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Anonymous said...

Check out Our Best bites--it has awesome recipes!

Lory said...

Fabulous!!! I'm heading over right now. Thanks for your help!!

Mikaela said...

Annie's Eats: http://www.annies-eats.com/ is one of my favorites. Everything I've tried of hers has been delicious! Her Grilled Chicken Panzanella (http://www.annies-eats.com/2013/06/20/grilled-chicken-panzanella-with-cucumber-and-feta/) is probably our favorite (especially for spring/summer). Yum! I can totally relate to the eating out expenses being a little crazy- I'm always so surprised to see them when we graph our spending. Yikes!

Lory said...

Thank you Mikaela!!
It's nice to know I'm not alone. Thanks for sharing the website. I am going to check it out tonight!!

Yvonne said...

Allrecipes.com is my favourite site. You can use advanced search to put in ingredients you have and don't have to search for meals. Yes, I too hate cooking. I often jokingly tell my family that I fed them yesterday so that should be enough.

Lory said...

Thanks Yvonne. I'll check it out today. I'm so glad I'm not the only mom that believes in one meal a week should suffice :) Thanks!!

Mamie said...

My two absolute favorite, most reliable, go-to recipe sites are:




Probably 90% of what we eat for dinner comes from these two sites! I do actually like to cook, BUT as a first grade teacher, VP of our local Association, and member of other groups it hard to have the time each night. The fam still has to eat, though! I menu plan each week, taking activities and meetings into account, and keep things pretty simple. Beth and Lynn and their websites help a lot with that!