What NOT to do when cooking turkey
1. Although this way sounds good at first, you might wanna lay off the wine until the meal is done
2. Don’t ever try to cook a turkey that is frozen, you have to thaw it safely first! 2 Sisters share How to safely thaw a turkey
3. Allow enough time. Some of you may remember Kenan and Kel trying to speed up cooking a turkey…
Now, if you really DO want to know how to cook a turkey, I have [...]
Ramen noodles. We’ve all had them some time. Maybe more times than we wish to imagine. And to be honest, they are not necessarily a super-healthy choice, so you wouldn’t want to eat them several times a week.
They ARE super convenient though, and can be a base for multiple meals, some that can end up being fairly healthy. In this post I share COUNTLESS combinations that can make ramen into a real meal, for one or for your family!
1. Add veggies. My first go-to is cabbage, thinly shredded. If you need a fast meal without going through [...]
When I was a kid, my mom cooked every meal for us. Well, she put together every meal for us. Convenience foods were newish and all the rage in the 60s and 70s. Nobody realized just how “not good” that stuff was for you.
Learning to cook
Fast forward to when I got married (VERY VERY young). We lived with my mother-in-law, and she began to teach me to cook a few things a little more from scratch.
For instance, I learned you could actually make hamburger patties yourself, without coming from a box. And that spaghetti sauce is much [...]
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Feeding your family can be a great stressor in your life, especially if you work full time outside the home, or if your kids are in lots of activities, or for many other reasons in our busy lives.
Planning your meals and shopping ahead of time is the very best way to handle feeding your family, and should help to reduce the stress around the question “Mom, what’s for dinner?”
The reality is, however, that even if you DO plan your meals, there will come a day, or days, when things don’t go as planned. Maybe you get sick, [...]
Sometimes we long for an adventurous life. We want to throw caution to the wind and go with the flow. And in some occasions that may be a good thing, but for the most part, routines and habits can be a good thing. Having the important daily things on autopilot, if you will, gives you more time and more brain power for doing all those other exciting things, even if it is just playing Legos with your kids or taking a walk in the park.
10 things you should do every day*
1. Drink enough water. And be sure [...]
You know how there are some people who just seem to have it all together?
Their houses are always neat and put together. Their cars are organized with bins in the trunk. They can pick what to wear from their closet easily because it is so neat and they know where everything is. And they know tonight what they are having for dinner tomorrow and already have all the ingredients.
And then there are the rest of us. We look at those women in awe and wonder how do they do it? Sometimes I just think their brains must be [...]
One of the most stresseful areas of a mom’s day is figuring out what to feed her family for dinner. Sure there is always McDonald’s or Little Ceasar’s or even boxed macaroni-n-cheese. But those things can get old quick, plus they are expensive when you consider the actual nutrition you are getting from them.
I love to help moms in this area when I can. I have a Pinterest board Easy Meals for Busy Folks. I even have a post 10 easy meals for busy nights. So when I came across this cookbook by Tiffany King, I knew it [...]
I know that there are tons of resources out there for meal planning. For planning a month’s worth of meals to fix in one day. To have 7 meals on hand for cooking at anytime.
While these are great ideas, for many young moms, or just women who didn’t get the training when they were younger, the thought of meal planning is scary and overwhelming.
In reality, even if you CAN cook decently, there are an overwhelming number of choices of WHAT you can cook, and then you actually have to have the ingredients on hand to do so, or [...]