Hi everyone! How are you? It’s so hard to get back into the swing of things now that Christmas break is over and the kids are back in school. I’m not ready for it, I love having my kids home and just hanging out with them and being silly, not to mention the staying up late and the sweet sleeping in. Oh how I love sleeping in :)
I’m not sure if anyone remembers but before Christmas I said I would be sharing an old family recipe for Gum Drop Cake. And then I never posted it because well as is pretty common with me and baking, this happened while trying to get it out of the pan.
Oops! Not only didn’t it come out of the pan very well, but it also tasted a little bland. I think I need to work on it a little bit :)
One recipe that did turn out for me this past weekend though was this delicious recipe for Healthy Caramel Popcorn. Oh my goodness, was it ever good, I’m still thinking about it. With no refined sugars or butter it’s a nice yummy treat without all the unhealthy stuff.
Grocery Budget Makeover Course:
As you know menu planning is a very important tool in my life that keeps me organized, saves my sanity, helps me eat healthy, saves me time and of course saves me money. But I know many of you still struggle week after week to pull a menu plan together and grocery shop accordingly. Last year I told you about an excellent resource, called the Grocery Budget Makeover, that teaches you not only about menu planning but all about grocery shopping, stretching your coupon buck, stockpiling, time saving kitchen and cooking hacks and much much more. You can read the entire curriculum HERE. I love that each week of this course also includes a video, it’s how I learn best since I’m such a visual gal as I know many of you are too. Anyway Erin has just opened up registration again for a short period of time and I wanted to make sure to mention it to you in case you are interested in learning more.
Registration for this round of the Grocery Budget Makeover will close at midnight EST on Tuesday, January 11th. (And it won’t re-open until May!).
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Tuesday: Herb Roasted Drumsticks & Veggies
Wednesday: Hashbrown Casserole with Ham for a friend that just had a baby and ham, rice and broccoli for my family
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Saturday: Garlicky Pork Chops
Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)
Have a wonderful week everyone!!
WHAT ARE YOU EATING THIS WEEK? SHARE RECIPES AND MENUS BELOW!
Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.
More family favorite recipes here.
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My favorite menu planning resource:
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