#RallyforRhyan Weekend

Gosh guys, thanks for bearing with us last week. It was an insane week of Neil prepping for his final race of the season, Nate stopping through on his way to a wedding and the above, an awesome fundraiser for a little girl in our community who was just diagnosed with a pretty rare and […]

Meal Planning (10/4-10/10)

Happy Tuesday! We closed out another busy week last week just in time to start yet another one. I almost can’t wait for winter, just because maybe we’ll finally get to slow down a little bit. Neil is on call this week and we are both finishing up massive freelance projects, all while juggling in-progress […]

Meal Planning (9/20-9/26)

Happy Hump Day! Our meal planning this week feel totally on point and we’ve been on this upward trend of getting our food act together on the weekends. Of course, as I say that, we have another out-of-town weekend coming our way for Neil’s race. That being said, I *think* we can hold it together. […]

Meal Planning (9/13-9/19)

So we ended up eating our smoked pork butt for almost the entirety of last week. It ran out by dinner Thursday, so we picked up a pizza (gotta get those gas points at Hy-Vee). I don’t think you can get more frugal than that. We also put together a meal of roast chicken, gravy […]

Meal Planning (9/6-9/12)

We’re back! So I’ll just come out and say it: Neil is an amazing bargain hunter when it comes to proteins. On Friday, he came across a ridiculous deal on pork butt at Schnucks — 79 cents per pound! Needless to say we’ll be eating pulled pork for a good part of this week. He […]

Meal Planning (8/23-8/29)

Lightning fast weekend! I made a short trip down to Branson to celebrate Becca’s birthday at the lake and was home by 1pm on Sunday. I laid in the sun, finished a book and a stack of magazines and finally saw Pitch Perfect the whole way through. The theme of this weekend is RIBS — […]

Meal Planning (8/9-8/15)

It’s Tuesday! I meant to get a post out for the weekend on Friday, but things just got too busy with work and finishing up August courses, and I wanted to get enough done that I didn’t have to worry about anything on the weekend. Success, though I love getting more posts out, so boo. […]

Meal Planning (8/2-8/8)

I feel like the theme of the weekend (and now carrying into this week) is Mexican. We had Mexican after our freelance kick-off meeting on Saturday, and now we have kind of a deconstructed Mexican casserole vibe going on for the first few days of the week. We’ve made it before, it’s pretty awesome, and […]

Meal Planning (7/26-8/1)

We’re back from vacation! Still playing a little bit of catch-up, but definitely not as much as I thought we would be, so that’s a relief. Vacation food-wise was good. Since we opted to cabin-camp rather than tent camp, we were actually able to store/prep most of our meals, saving us quite a bit of […]

Meal Planning (7/12-7/18)

There’s nothing I like less than a hot kitchen when it’s hot outside. We’ve enjoyed a mild (albeit wet) summer up until this week, and now the heat is literally on — awesome timing given my goal to do more food prep ahead of time. Sunday we had a hodge-podge of cold salads, chicken burritos, […]