Weekly Menu and High School Assignments; plus other random lists…

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“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Anyone else out there have a Christmas hangover? My life has been going 90 miles a minute since November. It seems like an eternity since I just sat down to do any random blogging. Anyone still out there? ::: crickets ::: We got […]

The Big List of Lunch Ideas

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Are you ever stumped on what to make for lunch for your homeschool or preschool kids? Homeschoolers do have the advantage because they can eat healthier mom-approved foods at home, and take more time for lunch if they want; but if Mom is frazzled, not prepared, or at a loss for what to make, it […]

Taste of Spain – Easy Dinner Recipes for Entertaining

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I’m participating in Carbonell Olive Oil’s #DareToCarbonell campaign – highlighting their three distinctive flavors of Spanish olive oil – number one in Spain since 1866, and sold in more than 50 countries. I used all three versions of oils in these recipes, and although I didn’t use the correct ones for the correct things in […]

Low Tech Menu Planning

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I meet myself coming and going in this busy house with two homeschooled teens and two toddlers bent on world-domination. However, even a family in fast-forward needs to eat. Just because mama is on a diet doesn’t mean the rest of the gang has to suffer. I know my kids were lost that first week […]

This Week, the Freight Train…

Ever feel like you were just about to get run over by a fast train, coming down the tracks – right at you? That’s my week this week. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. I’ve been absorbed by the busy work for the Homeschool Blog Awards and as usual, neglecting my […]

The Week’s List, the Menu, and the School Assignments

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This week I wanted to hit the ground running with a PLAN in HAND – even if it took me until 3AM to make it (oops). I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed with our new school year schedule, and finding that being so busy has caused us to eat out more than we should. Meal […]

Losing Weight: 17 Day Diet and Meal Ideas

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1. Day 2 lunch… Fruit and bacon. Pretty sure I’m breakin’ some rules. Sue me. #4eu, 2. Day 1 – Lunch… 17 Day Diet #4EU (4ever Unfrumpy), 3. Last night’s dinner: day 1, 17day diet. #4eu, 4. Day 2 breakfast, 17 day diet, cheating with the refried beans. #4eu, 5. Day 3 – 17 day […]