12 11, 2012
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Meal Plans: Mexican Lime Soup

By |November 12th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

Meal Plan: Mexican Lime Soup with Quesadillas Take out a pan and put it over medium heat. Take a tortilla and place it in the pan. Sprinkle some shredded cheese* on tortilla and cover with another tortilla. Wait a minute or so until the bottom is golden brown and the cheese has started to melt. Flip.

5 11, 2012
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Meal Plan: Beef Stew

By |November 5th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

This week was such a relief after being constantly sick and then being constantly busy. We chilled out a lot around the house and went to the park and the zoo. Since we spent so much time at home I was able to make some meals that take a little longer to cook but all

29 10, 2012
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Meal Plan: Baked Ziti

By |October 29th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

We had a lot going on this week so we pretty much either ate out or ate leftovers. One of the nights we stayed in we were lucky enough to have my niece, Chelsea, and her fiance, Jesse, over for dinner and it was so fun to hang out with them for a little bit.

22 10, 2012
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Meal Plan: Chicken Pot Pies

By |October 22nd, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

This week has been really busy again with general errands and trying to get the word out about Kai's Kickstarter project, Jumping Fences, Documenting the Overlooked. If you haven't checked it out yet, you only have 18 days left to help back this project. Meal Plan: Black Bean and Poblano Quesadillas with Cilantro Lime Rice

15 10, 2012
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Meal Plans: Fig, Bacon, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Pizza

By |October 15th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

We were feeling sick again all week but this time it was allergies. There has been an explosion of allergy producers in the last week or so and, of course, our family suffers greatly. So again all we wanted was soup. Full disclosure: we went out to eat one day and I had french onion

8 10, 2012
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Meal Plan: Salmon Cakes with Risotto and Asparagus

By |October 8th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: |

We were incredibly busy this last week (and still not feeling well) so we needed fast meals every night. The only meal that took longer than 5-30 minutes was the fried chicken which was our Sunday dinner. Gigi, short for Great-Grandma, came out to the house and it was so nice having a family dinner

1 10, 2012
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Meal Plan: Chili

By |October 1st, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

This meal plan was from when we returned from our vacation in Okoboji, IA. The weather had cooled off and was rainy, drizzly, and completely fall. So all we wanted that week was soup and pasta. We froze half of the Chili to have for lunch the next week and ate leftovers of everything else

27 08, 2012
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Meal Plan: Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

By |August 27th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce This recipe is so fast and easy. I've made it 3 times since I first found the recipe. Fig, Bacon, Goat Cheese, Arugula Pizza and Peach, Basil, and Balsamic Pizza I used this dough recipe for both kinds of pizza. It is a lot faster than the pizza dough recipe

13 08, 2012
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Meal Plan: Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Pasta

By |August 13th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

Meal Plan: Ham and Cheese Waffles with Fresh Fruit Shrimp Tacoswith Rice and 'Refried' Black Beans 'Refried' Black Beans: Combine 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained) with 1-2 cups of chicken or beef broth (enough to cover), 1 tablespoon cumin, 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon celery salt, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, and a dash

6 08, 2012
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Meal Plan: Roasted Chicken and Tomato Pasta

By |August 6th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

I can eat soup any time of year. I think it is the absolutely most perfect meal. It's a great way to stretch a buck and is usually loaded with vegetables. You can find a soup recipe for whatever you have in your pantry and refrigerator and can throw it all in a pot and