My January Meal Plan

I received a gift card for Christmas. I’m so very excited. Some people think gift cards are impersonal. I think gift cards are Potential. I plan to use this one for my January grocery budget.

I’m on a mission to save money and still feed my family well. I’m taking a page from my Cookbook, and starting with the recipe that started it all: Slow Cooker Ratatouille.

For just around $10, I’ll get the vegetables I need. I always keep olive oil and seasonings in the pantry.

Jan. 1: The Ratatouille will feed myself and Dot for two dinners.

Jan. … read the rest. . .

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My Bento Box: Part II

Yesterday I posted my interest in Bento Box Lunches. And today, I followed up by going to my local Wal-Mart where I found all I needed to get started on this new eating venture.

Now, I don’t claim or even pretend to be a Food Artist. I knew before I started that I wouldn’t be winning any Food Blogger of the Year Awards with this one. But I still wanted to give it a try.

Bento lunches are attractive to me because I love putting together something healthy yet inexpensive. I love playing with my foods. I love portion … read the rest. . .

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My Bento Box: Part I

Lately, I’ve been seeing food and mommy bloggers talk about Bento Boxes. I’m late to the party, so I don’t have all the details. But what I’ve seen, I like.

Bento is a lunch form that originated in Japan. My brief research indicates that “Bento” means:

  • A packed lunch, typically consisting of healthy items rather than fast food.
  • Food styling. That is, creating art with your food to make it visually appealing.
  • The container itself.

Most Bento lunches are designed for young school children. Moms send them off with themed lunches like sandwiches cut into cookie cutter shapes, boiled eggs … read the rest. . .

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