Category: Food

Jack the Horse

Introduced Dad to IKEA + A Yummy Cheeseball Recipe

Hi there! How was your weekend? Our was packed full of even more holiday happenings. Plus, I finally got to introduce my dad to the wonder that is IKEA. It’s a very rare day that my hubby was working, my mom is out of town, and the Little was with her other grandparents so I seized the opportunity to go spend a few hours at IKEA. I was a little nervous that Dad wouldn’t be interested and my shopping trip would be cut short, but that was not the case. We arrived shortly after they opened and it was a little busy, but nothing bad like I’ve seen before. We had plenty of space to look around at all the...

Toddler Smoothies 101

Toddler Smoothies 101

I was going to name this post “How to Trick Your Toddler Into Eating a Bunch of Stuff That’s Good For Her”, but it seemed a little too long for a title. Toddlers are an incredibly picky group of eaters. Mine will love a food one day and the next day she acts like I’m torturing her if I even mention the name of the same food. The other day I asked if she wanted some cheese for a snack and she didn’t even look up at me when she said, “no, I don’t like cheese.” This girl has eaten cheese almost every day for the last year. What do you mean you don’t like cheese? Some days she says...

Freezer cooking, 22+ meals, 4 hours

Freezer Cooking: 22+ Meals, 4 Hours

Have any of you tried cooking over 22 meals in one day before? It’s exhausting! But so worth it! In prepping for all things baby, I’ve decided that something I’d really like to do is make sure I have at least one month of meals available for myself, my husband, and the Little when the baby gets here. As part of that mission, I’ve been testing out freezer cooking recipes for the last few months. My friend, Kayla, is partnering up with me for the November session and I’m pretty excited about some of these! Each of us ended up taking home 11 meals (each meal feeds at least 4 adults so in our house that’s dinner and leftovers for...

bi-weekly meal plan

Menu Plan: 11/5/15

I’m always curious to know what works well for other moms when it comes to planning the food for the family. It seems like a thankless task most of the time. Can you believe they have to eat every day?! Surely my own mother didn’t have this much trouble coming up with creative ways to get us to eat. I’ve figured out that the best way to plan menus for our family right now is to do it every two weeks. A little extra organization helps us waste less food and saves us quite a bit of money. We also get paid every two weeks so it works well with our budget. Another great reason so only shop every other week...