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The last day of school…

…does not equal rest and relaxation. At least not in my world. I’m all for a lazy summer. And I guess, between the five (six, seven, eight) of us, we have one. But cram all those plans together, and it makes for a lot of runaround! I have therapy, work, dance camp, tae kwon do camp, girl scout camp, boy scout camp, a week traveling, a couple of overnights I’d like to plan, a couple of trips to the Keys I’d like to plan, visiting to do… man, the summer will be  ...

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Meal Prep & Planning

I just finished planning out my meals for next week. I leave some wiggle room, and we often wind up moving meals from one week to the next. Overall, it works out well, and it lets me plan what to shop for and what to defrost when. I know I’ve touted meal planning before. I’ve linked to services that do all the planning for you. (eMeals is still one of my favorites, but I also like Holistic Squid, Once A Month Mom and a few others) I love them. But I cannibalize them. I mix up  ...

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BokBok, Oink, & Moo Main Dish, Food

Ribs! Recipe!

I made these ribs about a month ago. I hoarded almost an entire rack in the freezer, which I’ve just finished tonight. Hoard worthy ribs? Oh yes. And they kept amazingly. The husband helped cut them into threes, I wrapped them in wax paper and then in aluminum foil. They kept fantastically. I’ll add re-heat instructions too, promise. I started with this recipe, but of course I tweaked it! I’m sure the original was good too – but mine were to die for!

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Education, Food, Summer

Summer Cooking Camp at Sur La Table

I got this awesome email from Sur La Table this morning. No lie. I love that store. I think it ranks first in my list of kitchen porn stores to shop at, right before Williams Sonoma. The email is telling me about these amazing summer camp cooking classes for kids. Ok, you’ve successfully piqued my interest SLT. So I read the email. OK, groups of kids aged 8 – 12 and a teen class for teens 13 – 17 that I can ignore, since all of my kids fall into the 8 – 12 range, at  ...

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