Showing posts from September, 2013

Happy Windsday

It's a windy day here in SoCal, with a touch of (un)seasonal crispness. Whenever the weather gets like this I want to get into my kitchen and bake away. My daughter has been asking for banana bread. There are five just waiting to be baked in the freezer. I think I will try traditional and the Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread as soon as I figure out where to buy coconut flour. Pin It Related articles 30 Minute Banana Bread Muffins

Menu Plan Monday: Frugal Freezer Week

I'm up before the sun to post this. Literally. Sunrise isn't until 6:33 AM. But by then I should be dressed and making breakfast for my daughter, who wants to leave for school at 6:50. Whoever thought up the schedule for middle-schoolers obviously didn't take into account that they (and their parents) need more than five hours of sleep. Lately it's been working out that the weeks that I don't have access to a car are the weeks I have to be frugal. No access to a car means I have to carry the groceries home. I call it strength-training. This week's menu is based on the meats I still have in the freezer. It helps that I already have the most expensive items on hand. I was able to buy everything on the menu, plus lunch items for myself and my daughter for $85. My grocery bill hasn't been that low in a while! Sunday : Pecan-Crusted Chicken with Spinach Cranberry Salad Picky-eater approved Monday : Apple Chicken Sausage, kale (spinach) and (cauliflow