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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part VI

I can’t believe we’re done. After six weeks of sharing lunchbox recipes with you, six at a time, I’ve reached the end of the series.  I’m not going to lie — it’s been tons of fun, and I’ve enjoyed it, … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part V

Here in RI, we’re just starting the third (well, okay, sort second-and-a-half?) week of school.  I’ve heard from readers whose kids have been back well over a month, people whose kids are just getting started, and everyone in between.  As … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part IV

It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through my six-week series on lunch packing.  So far, I’ve shared eighteen new lunch ideas with you: six each in the Easy Bites, Mini-Meals, and Stuff in Other Stuff categories.  Hopefully, as … Continue reading

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Experimentation: September Meal Plan

The September meal plan can’t really be here.  It was NINETY degrees today, for heaven’s sake.  It cannot possibly be time to do this again, already. And yet, here I am, faced with a calendar that stubbornly insists that yes, … Continue reading

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Preservation: The Beginning

The other day, I got a slightly anxious message from my best friend, C.: “You need to call me because I am DROWNING IN PRODUCE.” A phone call later, I was able to easily diagnose C.’s problem.  She’s suffering from … Continue reading

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June Meal Plan: When the Cat’s Away…

The cat, I suppose, is me. J. and I are TAKING A VACATION.  I’ll pause sufficiently for the collective gasp.  This will be the first actual, bona fide, grown-ups-going-somewhere-awesome-for-a-period-of-time-just-for-the-hell-of-it vacation that we have taken since our honeymoon.  We have neither … Continue reading

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GF/CF: Adjusting to Life Without the “Staffs”

“No bread?” my father inquired, half-facetiously.  “No milk?  No Velveeta?  But these things are the staffs of life!” Dad’s theories about the various foodstuffs that may, at any given time, be considered “a staff of life” are a running family … Continue reading

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Other St. Patrick’s Food

So…I think we all know, quintessentially, what St. Patrick’s Day dinner is supposed to look like.  Corned beef and cabbage, however you may choose to cook and/or consume them, are the centerpiece of most March 17th tables (or at least … Continue reading

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March Meal Plan: Austerity Now!

I have no idea how it happened that I ended up $30-$50 over budget for almost three full weeks in a row in February, but this has got to stop. Oh, sure, I made up for it, mostly; but the … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Food Waste and a Muffin Revelation

I owe you all TWO FULL WEEKS of food waste reporting.  Sorry about that — I have been keeping track, as promised, and I haven’t forgotten that I need to publish the results for weeks 3 and 4.  It’s just … Continue reading

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