Freezer Meals, Cornbread & Muffin Mixes

freezer meals

I decided to prepare and freeze some meals to be ready to cook on days when we have little time in the evening because of basketball practices and games. Since Friday, I made 10 muffin mixes, 4 cornbread mixes, 40 burritos, 3 Tequila Lime Chicken meals,  3 Teriyaki Chicken meals, 2 batches of crockpot applesauce (3 pints in the freezer from what was left) and about 3 cups of taco seasoning mix.

I didn’t really want to spend a lot of money or time. Continue reading


Katie’s Weekly Menu 10/27

Katie's Weekly MenuLast week it seemed like we skipped fall and went straight to winter. And that is definitely not okay with me! Thankfully this week it is going to warm up a little bit, but with a fair amount of rain. Continue reading

Top 9 ways to find time to read

Leaning Tower of Books

Leaning Tower of Books

The pile of books on my nightstand is overwhelming and threatening to topple over as the pile keeps growing and growing .  In fact, books are starting to take over several areas of my home.  Not only is there a pile on my nightstand there is a pile in the guest bedroom, one in the living room and one in the dining room.  I keep adding to the pile but lately I have not finished a single book.  I’m drowning in all these amazing books that I truly want to read (this obviously doesn’t even take into account the online reading that is accumulating as well!)  So I need to Continue reading

Time to Tweak the Schedule

full calendar

Our volleyball season will be officially over tonight. We have our end of the season party with food, awards and even a parents vs. players volleyball games. (Pray that I survive without injury!) Thinking about the season ending is sad because we had so much fun on the other hand there is sense of relief knowing that we have a break in our schedule.

Being a planner and a goal setter I decided to glance at the calendar and Continue reading

Katie’s Weekly Menu 10/20

Katie's Weekly Menu

This week I am keeping the menu very simple. We have things going on every night, so quick and easy is a must! Plus my husband will be out of town for a few days, so I am taking those nights off! Does anyone else take the day off of cooking when their spouse is gone???  I love being in the kitchen, but I also need a little break sometimes. And after a little time away, I am ready to jump back in!

What aisle at the grocery store is the large container of time and is it on Sale??? – Part One


Let’s face it, we all get 24 hours each day to get our stuff done.  We talk about “finding” time to do the things that are important to us but we really can’t “find” time or “buy” extra when we go to the grocery store 🙂 .  Leonardo DaVinci, Thomas Edison, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs and Betty White all have/had the same amount of time per day that you and I have.  They all have made huge contributions to society.  They created new ideas, industries, products and works of art.  I just want to Continue reading