Saturday, November 17, 2012
Have you ever said to yourself?, “This week I am going to plan ahead of time what to cook for the entire week!”. Well, I have, many…many times. Some weeks my organizational skills rock and I get the meal on the table with no stress at all. But, other times, I can’t seem to make it work. This normally happens when I don’t plan properly and don’t have the necessary items available for a certain dish. This post is going to change that for all of us moms (and dads) that are in need of some help in the meal planning area.
It’s my pleasure to present to you this amazing resource, How to Meal Plan, it’s an eBook created by Crystal from Crystal & Co. a mommy resource blog. Go over and check it out, it covers all the basis of a busy and fun mom. How to Meal Plan, is the go to eBook that will guide you into planning your family meals in a weekly basis and help you, BUSY MOM, feel more relax when is time of getting dinner on the table.
Things I found in How to Meal Plan eBook that helped me make my weekly meal planning way easier:
- Get to know more about your family by creating a recipe criteria. Crystal teaches us how to create one.
- You may already have sites you love, but here you can also find other great sites with recipes you’ll love as well.
- How to create a grocery list in a much more organized way.
- There is something I love and that is pretty ways to keep myself inspired, Crystal shows us great ideas for displaying our weekly menu in a more appealing way. Not boring at all!
- Tips that I had never thought of or heard of before. That will definitely make my meal planning a lot easier. (I won’t tell you, go and and buy the book. It’s affordable and full of tips and ideas!).
- 14 easy recipes for two weeks of dinner ideas. I love them all!
- And a list of mommy resources that you will find very useful.
I have to confess something, I have had a crock pot for almost a year now and have not even taken it out of the box. It kinda intimidates me. But, after reading How to Meal Plan and having some great crock pot recipes right at my finger tips helped me realized that I can do them and fear no more. Thanks Crystal!
You can get your very own How to Meal Plan eBook with a discount, available until the end of November 2012, by entering the code: launch at check out time.
Don’t miss out on this great resource for a little more organization on your busy days. There is also a great community of busy moms like myself that will be sharing all kinds of personal meal planning tips, experiences and pointers. Join us at How to Meal Plan Facebook Community!
Disclosure: The opinions on this post are all mine. I don’t work with products I wouldn’t use myself. This post has affiliated links.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
It’s a great pleasure to a part of another year of The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap (2012). It’s that time of the year, a magical time indeed! Hosted by Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen. This year they have added a new twist to the cookie swap, they are partnering with Cookies for Kid’s Cancer a non profit organization that help fight pediatric cancer. As a cancer patient myself it’s no surprise that I jumped right in and signed up for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012. Plus, we all love cookies and we also love giving cookies away to friends and family members, so what better excuse to give even more cookies to three other bloggers. I strongly recommend you go by their site and read the beautiful story behind the creation of Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. This amazing non profit organization supports and inspires individuals, families, communities and business. It’s easier for me to be strong when I’m the one sick, but when my girls are sick (even if it’s a flu), it hurts my heart.
Let me say that I am beyond excited and looking forward to this years cookie swap. If it’s a great excitement to bake cookies and swap with new-to-be friends from all over the US, is even more exciting to receive the email with the names of the 3 bloggers that will be receiving my baked cookies. No, I can’t tell you who they are, not just yet. But, I will, soon…very soon! Plus, I’ll be sharing the cookies I have chosen for my three new friends. There is something you can do now, if you like to, and that is to go over and read about my cookies from last year’s FB Cookie Swap 2012, Cinnamon Caramel Cookie.
Hope you feel inspired to bake some cookies and share with friends/family or even host a cookie swap of your own. Enjoy the giving as much as the getting!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Ok, I confess, I have one of those problems that may or may not have a name. Is like a compulsive cleaning disorder. I feel like I’m never done and have to clean some more. Have you ever felt this way? I know what you are thinking and no, I’m not going to your house to clean for you, yeah, caught yah!
Well, during the summer we went to our friends house and his fiancee had the pantry in such an organization that made my pantry go into shame mode. Well, at least I was embarrassed to say that my pantry was a mess. As soon as we got home from our road trip I started brainstorming on how to organize the pantry. Bought some baskets and changed things around, and may I just say, many garbage bags were tossed. A lot!
Plus, I found something you will all like. It’s going to be given away to one lucky winner! Keep reading so you can find out what it is.
Luckily for you guys I found an extra box of Babycakes Cake Pop maker with filling injector. My husband had bought me two with the intention of giving one away on this blog. It seems like it was tucked all the way back in the pantry. But, what better time for a cake pops maker giveaway than now, right? Perfect for some hostess gifts or home-made gifts for those you care about.