Large Family Good Eats

An Easy Menu Planner

I was on Pinterest for a brief moment today and found this menu planning idea. While I loved the concept, I do like to plan more than 4 meals per week and I wanted something a bit more colorful and fun. So, I set about to create my own menu planner. The one below is a screen shot of the one that I made. Read the rest of the post because I have a surprise for you at the end. I love the idea that you can write your dinner meals across the top and then you write your grocery …

An Easy Menu Planner Read More »

Easy Enchiladas

We are trying to think outside the box and be more creative with our meals. Today is a perfect example. We cooked chicken breast up, but had no idea what do with it. Enter the bag of spicy cheese in the freezer, the leftover tortilla shells in the fridge, the cut up peppers, the cut up onions, the bags of chicken bouillon give to us just today, and you have easy enchiladas. We loosely used this enchilada recipe as a base for our dinner and put our own spin on it. And I have to say it was so yummy. …

Easy Enchiladas Read More »

Allergies, Autism, and Diet

Gluten-free, Casein-free Diet For Autism Before the twins, Zion and Hosanna, were born (they turn four in six days) our family went on the gluten-free, casein-free diet to help our oldest son, Elisha, who has autism, with his behavior. The diet was challenging. The learning curve was steep. I had no idea what was really in some of our foods (and we don’t eat that many “weird” foods), until I started seriously reading labels. We stayed on the gluten-free, casein-free diet for about two years. We saw great improvements in our son’s behavior and everyone else’s too. Then along came …

Allergies, Autism, and Diet Read More »

How Many Ways Can You Eat Roast?

It’s the week of the ROAST over at our house. We bought a giant roast this month. When I say giant, I mean G-I-A-N-T! The man behind my husband in the line at the grocery store asked who we were feeding with our half a cow. It’s just the seven of us (and my parents), but we shop for a month. On the Large Family Good Eats menu this week are all things roast beef. I am open to more suggestions and ideas (in the comments). Beef Stew – onions, cooked beef, peas, corn, green beans, with rice Beef and …

How Many Ways Can You Eat Roast? Read More »

Pantry Challenge, Good Soups, And Menu Plan Mondays

What are you feeding your family this week?  We have a busy week ahead of us, so it was important to me that I take the time to figure out what our food was going to be for the week. This post is how I hashed all of that out. Come along for the ride. Pantry Challenge I was realizing tonight that I need to dig through the pantry and freezer and figure out what food we actually have and think about ways to use it up. We tend to shove stuff in the freezer and forget about it. Note …

Pantry Challenge, Good Soups, And Menu Plan Mondays Read More »

My Top Ten Tuesday Collection

I have written about a variety of topics, for Top Ten Tuesday, over the course of this year and I thought it would be fun to revisit them. 10 Things We Love About Our New Kitty – A fun post about our new kitty with some adorable pictures. Top Ten Christmas Decorations From My Childhood – This post was a nostalgic walk down memory lane for me. Top Ten Things I Say To My Kids Everyday – I read the list again and it still holds true, although there are a few more that I could add now. Top Ten Building Adventures – Fun …

My Top Ten Tuesday Collection Read More »

The Week Before Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and all I can think about now is baking cookies, creating sweet treats, and making Christmas dinner. Things to do: I need to do a baking inventory and make sure we have all of our supplies, so Jonah can make a last minute run to the grocery store (across the street). I also need to take our turkeys our of the deep freeze and put them in the freezer tomorrow morning so they will be thawed to cook on December 23rd. Cook the turkeys on December 23rd. There will be 16 of us here for our …

The Week Before Christmas Read More »

Coupon Queen Wannabe

This post is for the Canadian mamas, but you American mamas might be able to glean some information from these resources too. I have written a few posts before about couponing. You can read them here: Intrigued by Couponing Baby Coupons and Samples My Coupons Arrived There are Coupon Bloggers in Canada More Coupons in the Mail I was invited to a couponing class this past weekend and it generated my interest all over again. Here are some resources for those mama’s who would like more information. Places to get coupons Brandsaver Go Coupons Living Well Save Smart Source Websaver …

Coupon Queen Wannabe Read More »

Scroll to Top