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Twice-a-Month Cooking


This is my latest play on once-a-month cooking.  Call it twice-a-month cooking, if you will.  I realized that trying to do everything at once, all in one day so my mom can babysit the Munchkin, is too much for me. … Continue reading

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Barbecue Chicken-Bacon Pizza


Some days I have to work hard to figure out what we’re going to have for dinner.  Other days, inspiration simply strikes out of the blue, and I roll with it.  Still other days, someone offhandedly mentions pizza on Twitter, … Continue reading

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Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork with Cilantro Lime Rice


My favorite thing about Wednesday nights is getting the chance to make dinner myself and  not be stuck with leftovers or something boring.  Even better is getting to play with the grill, especially when it results in Southern Honey going, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Limeade Cake


The last twelve months have been absolutely insane, full of ups and downs and a whole host of new experiences.  Today we celebrated with the Munchkin’s first birthday party, and the joy of seeing him sitting in the grass trying … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month-Cooking: March-April


Last month’s Once-a-Month-Cooking experiment was a qualified success.  I say “qualified” only because we had some recipe snafus, and I learned a great deal about just how many major meals I need each week.  Err, I mean, no, I don’t … Continue reading

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Entering the final week


As we come down to the final week of my planned- and cooked-for month, I’m ready to declare the concept a victory.  We’ve done well at sticking to the dishes planned for each week, or at least not making anything … Continue reading

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So Far, So Good


I’m filing this first week of once-a-month cooking as a tentative success tonight.  I didn’t quite stick to my menu, but it was to swap meals or to substitute leftovers for cooking something new, not to deviate entirely, so I … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month Cooking: The Aftermath


Holy jeebus grits, the cooking is (mostly) done, and I am ready for another weekend to make up for the one I didn’t get.  Unfortunately, I also got sick, so I’m getting a weekend of sorts, just not the kind … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month Cooking: February-March


This has been an incredibly long day, but I’m pleased with the final outcome and I suspect this once-a-month deal will become a regular thing around these parts. Lessons learned so far: Read the recipes more carefully when making the … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month Cooking Planning


After struggling for several months to feed myself and wrangle the Munchkin after I get home from work, I’ve decided it’s time to try something new: once-a-month cooking.  Now, maybe I’m just absolutely nuts, but there’s no time like the … Continue reading

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