Monthly Archives: September 2011

$3 Dinners and a Good Breakfast Idea

Dinner for $3 a person is much easier, I think, than it seemed like it would be.  I may be resting on my laurels a bit, since we’re not quite done with the 3-for-$3 challenge week, but I haven’t felt … Continue reading

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…Anything Resembling Pizza…

If you want to get a recalcitrant toddler to eat his spinach, apparently, make it seem like pizza. At least, that’s the rule of the week in our house, as P. continues his strike against anything green (we’re on about … Continue reading

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$4 Dinners

  Dinner and Donations… It’s been so busy since my last post, I haven’t had a chance to update you all on the end of the $5 dinner week…nor get started on $4 dinner week!  Yeesh, have I got a … Continue reading

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The Artifice of the $5 Dinner

Okay, now that we’re in the homestretch of the $5-per-person dinner menu week, it’s occurred to me that this is both art and artifice.  Cooking and eating is always (or should always be) an artistic endeavor, even if it’s just … Continue reading

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Two More $5 Dinners

I missed posting last night, so I’ll make up for it tonight: TWO dinners that can be made for less than $5 per head, with no convenience ingredients, no processed items, only real food bought from real sources.  Cool, huh? … Continue reading

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It’s $5 Dinner Week!

Hooray!  It’s $5 dinner week!  Just to recap for those who aren’t in the loop, I’m taking part in the Slow Food USA $5 Challenge this Saturday.  I’ll be making a totally from-scratch, sustainably sourced taco feast for friends and … Continue reading

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Overnight Soup, or Why Real Lunch is Important

L. and P. are in a Maurice Sendak phase right now.  They’re generally found, these days, jumping around the house with “claws” bared as they enact the Wild Things’ rumpus; trying to stand on their heads like the contrary Pierre; … Continue reading

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Miscellany and Cake

I’ve got a brain full of organized posts to write, but tonight is not the night for that.  No, tonight is the night for deep breaths, headlong plunges into the fall routine, and sharing the bits and pieces of clutter … Continue reading

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Check me out on The Lunch Tray!

Hey readers…that lunch-packing post I wrote for “another blog” (very mysterious, right?) is up!  Bettina of The Lunch Tray graciously invited me to write a post about packing lunches for her site, so I came up with what she’s amusingly … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Irene! Hello, September Meal Plan!

Sorry, sorry, sorry.  For those who don’t know or don’t remember where I’m from…my home base is the lovely little state of Rhode Island, which just got smacked firmly with the effects of Hurricane Irene.  Our home is actually fine — … Continue reading

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