Tile Menu Board

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I am a big-time menu planner, so when my sister in law gave me this tile menu board for Christmas years ago, I pretty much thought it was one of the best presents ever. Even after all these years it still ranks with the microwave as one of the most used items in my kitchen! To make your own, all you'll need are some vinyl stickers and a smooth, ceramic tile. Shiny ceramic is best, natural stone is the worst. You want something with very little grooves so that when you wipe it off, marker … [Read more...]

Let’s Eat Workshop- Week 3 of 4

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When I used to sit down with my pen and paper and try to come up with 7 meals for the week, I always seemed to have 3 or 4 meals that were so similar- burritos one night, tacos the next, enchiladas 2 days after that etc. Or I seemed to be using a lot of the same ingredients for all my meals- Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Fettuccine, Chicken Sandwiches... chicken, chicken, chicken!!! One day I came up with the idea to set a theme for each day of the week and it has turned out fantastic! Themed days … [Read more...]

Let’s Eat Workshop- Week 2 of 4

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Now that you have committed yourself to either start menu planning or to become better at it, its time to think of a way to display your menu. Let me tell you why I think having an actual board to display your menu is absolutely necessary: 1. It will help you stick to your plans. When I get up in the morning, I am greeted by my menu board, reminding me I may need to take the meat out of the freezer or get everything thrown into the crockpot before I leave the house. I can look at my menu and … [Read more...]

Let’s Eat Workshop- Week 1 of 4

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 Welcome to the "Let's Eat Workshop" where I plan to show you simple ways to feed your family by discussing the following topics: Week One: What and Why? Week Two: Making a Menu Display Week Three: Easy Menu Planning with Themes Week Four: Organizing, Saving your Recipes & Putting it all Together Week One: What and Why? “What’s for dinner?” A question that comes up in every household almost every day. Whether you’re single, married, with kids or without, this question will p … [Read more...]