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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Pantry Challenge? Yes Please!

 Math Nerd Alert: I love crunching the numbers when it comes to a per serving cost of feeding my people well. 

This week we’ve done a Pantry Challenge to save some pennies and to clear a shelf or two in the pantry and freezer. We ate really well and didn’t feel like we were pinching pennies at all. 

This week’s dinner meals included: 

~Chicken Soup made from bones of a rotisserie chicken in the freezer plus veggies in the ‘limper’ drawer, 

~a baked mostaccoli dish pulled from the freezer that was left after a friend brought us a meal that we couldn’t finish, 

~red beans and rice with smoked sausage created with mostly pantry staples, 

~a night of leftovers so that the fridge got it’s weekly clean out before trash day, 

~Chicken Dorito Casserole that a friend brought to Game Night to share, 

~a delightful meatballs with lemon basil sauce Instant Pot meal that I prepped a while back and had waiting in the freezer for just a time and this. ~Add in 2 different types of pizza for the 2 Sundays in the this Pantry Challenge and you’ve got one tasty week. 

Anywho, since there are currently 4 people here and we all eat 3 meals and (at least) one snack a day, and we add 6-8 on Sundays for dinner, plus PattyCakes, Cynterra, and Mark popped in for a meal or two, Mom went out for breakfast one day, and Dan brought home fast food for himself and Slick one day, we are looking at 133 servings devoured this week. Phew. Divide the approximately $49 we spent on milk and produce this week by those 133 servings, and we are sitting at a delightful 37 cents per serving. And that makes MamaK pretty happy! 

What’s your kitchen math look like at your house? If you’ve never tried a Pantry Challenge, I urge you to try one. If you need ideas on how to start, let me know. I’ll be glad to help you with ideas. 


#FeedingTeenagers (and everyone else)




Sunday, September 13, 2020

Happy Sunday


Friends, I pray that you enjoy a sweet sweet Sunday surrounded by those you love the most. Lean in, breathe deeply, and take note of how blessed you are, even in these crazy days. 

God is good, still in control, and not surprised by any of the shenanigans that 2020 is trying to pull. 







Saturday, September 5, 2020

Homeschooling Humor

 I saw this on FB this morning, and while I’ve seen it before, it never gets old. #YesAndAmen

The devil whispered to the homeschool mom, “Your not strong enough to withstand this storm.”

She whispered back, “You’re.”

Enough said. *winks* 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Hi Friends!

Howdy Howdy Howdy! Just zipping past the iPad on my way somewhere else, but I have been missing blogging, so I am going to start working it back into my self care routine, as it’s a little something that is just for me and brings me great pleasure. Plus, it is free! 
Here is to seeing you all here more often. 
  ~Mama K~ 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

No Pants April: Day 5

No Pants April: Day 5

Wine colored swing dress from Old Navy, Cocoon cardigan by #KaberOrignals, and some pretty little sandals.
I felt easy breezy beautiful all day long, but my pictures didn’t turn out the way I wanted so I made some collages which makes all the photos much smaller and my poor photography skills less obvious. HA!
What are YOU wearing today? 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

No Pants April: Day 4

No Pants April: Day 4
LuLaRoe dress with inverted pleats and POCKETS! Flippity Floops for an easy peasy outfit for Day 4. Comfy, pocketed, and pretty is my favorite combo. 

Friday, April 3, 2020

No Pants April: Day 3

No Pants April: Day 3 
Floral long jumper over a plain white tee paired with sandals.
Simple. Comfy. Just right. 

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