I love the wealth of wisdom and ideas that can be found amongst blogs. One of the most useful tips I ever read (and forgive me, I forget the source!) was the idea of writing down all of the meals that you can easily prepare and/or commonly have the ingredients to.
I started my list quite awhile ago and it has grown to contain 35 meals. While I enjoy trying new dishes and frequently make things up on the spot having a solid list of meal ideas I know I make well and know will come together fairly easily has been such a life saver! I usually use it as a baseboard of ideas for my weekly meal planning and in the event of not having planned out our meals I almost always refer to it for a last minute idea.
I would encourage you to try this yourself as it is a time, stress and money saver and takes very little work to implement. Start small and add to the list throughout the month. If you are having a problem thinking of food ask your family what meals they like you making – I have many breakfast items on my list due to my husbands love for all things breakfast!
On a food related note… I picked up two pounds of sweet peppers from the grocery store and we are just loving them. It has been the boys favorite snack food the past two days.
We enjoy them raw, but I tried stuffing them with basil, cheese and almonds and sticking them under the broiler and oh my yummy!
Speaking of broiler.
Last night we had some friends over to do some canning and inspired by a recipe from Family Fun we made our own version using the broiler.
If you have extra peaches, marshmallows and a desire to gain 5lbs you must make these.
Friends preparing the peaches for canning.
My tip for canning peaches: invite lots of friends over- specifically one who knows what she’s doing – make sure everyone has a job to do, and then take pictures while everyone else does your canning for you.
What a life.
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