Inspired by some warmer weather here in the Chicago suburbs – we’ve got some fun choices on the menu this week – looking forward to some new recipes for the rotation! Monday – Asian Chicken Wings from Giada DeLaurentiis – baked, not fried. Easy marinade that we can prep ahead and then toss in theContinue reading “WEEK 8 MEAL PLAN”


Enjoying some new choices and old favorites this week – we’ll see how it goes! Monday – We’ve got so many Valentine treats on tap with everything red, white and pinks! Check out a few of our favorites on Instagram! Tuesday – Salmon and a side of green beans. Simple, so good and easy toContinue reading “WEEK 7 MEAL PLAN”


Mixing it up a bit this week, to keep things fun and interesting around the dinner table – and keeping the fridge stocked with healthy options for when we’re all on the go: Monday – Shrimp Scampi from What’s Gaby Cooking. This might be the simplest meal you will make in 2022. Literally 5 ingredients,Continue reading “WEEK 6 MEAL PLAN”


February is already here – remember when we were celebrating the new year?? Can’t believe this was a month ago: Monday – Chicken Tacos from What’s Gaby Cooking. We are big on make-your-own tacos, nachos, bowls, etc. And this is the perfect base to start with – we used chicken, but you can use turkey,Continue reading “WEEK 5 MEAL PLAN”


For many is a shorter work week – and I’m pretty sure everyone is ready for it. We are keeping up with meals at home this week, and we’re making progress to use all we have in our freezer and our refrigerator items – there will be space for new items soon enough! Here’s whatContinue reading “WEEK 3 MEAL PLAN”


Whether you’re still working at home or heading back to the office or the kids are heading back to in-person classes as winter breaks come to an end – we all need some warm, healthy meals ready for some time around the dinner table – or as we run out the door to practices, smallContinue reading “WEEK 2 MEAL PLAN”

Three Ingredient Meals

We’ve covered 5 ingredient meals, 4 ingredient meals, and now we’re down to 3 ingredient meals…Here are a few to add to your rotation! They will help you get a meal on the table without many ingredients or extensive prep time! Kitchen Staples Salt Pepper Garlic Powder Oregano Lemon Pepper Italian Seasoning Olive Oil Non-StickContinue reading “Three Ingredient Meals”

Vacation Meal Plans and Food Prep

I just got back from two weeks away from home, staying with my family in New Jersey. We planned to prepare most meals at home, and for us to use what we had in the fridge, freezer and pantry packed up in the car, so that we just had to buy a few fresh itemsContinue reading “Vacation Meal Plans and Food Prep”

Meals in Minutes: Dorm Room Edition

I didn’t have the opportunity to live in the dorms when I was in college, but I spent my time shuttling between home, campus and working as a full-time baby-sitter/nanny for a few amazing families. I ate almost every meal on the go, and at the strangest times, generally prepping ahead or using a microwave/hotContinue reading “Meals in Minutes: Dorm Room Edition”

It’s Been a Minute.

Hello again, I’m back after an unintended quick break. Thanks for coming back and hopefully you can relate, and maybe offer a few suggestions for the next time things get out of control. To be honest, I had a bout of being completely overwhelmed with life. My schedule seems to have suddenly gotten back toContinue reading “It’s Been a Minute.”

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