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November 2016 Budget Menu Plan with Thanksgiving Menu and Grocery List

November 2016 Budget Menu Plan with Thanksgiving Menu and Grocery List

It feels like just yesterday was January, and here we are almost at the end of the year preparing for Thanksgiving.  Wow!  November’s Menu also includes a small Thanksgiving dinner menu as well with a separate grocery list for Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers.  The past […]

Panera Bread Rolls Out Clean Bacon!  Panera Bread Review and $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

Panera Bread Rolls Out Clean Bacon! Panera Bread Review and $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

With a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains, and healthy lunch options, our local Panera Bread is a regular stop for lunch! Last year, Panera introduced it’s “clean menu” initiative – a promise to ban all artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colors and flavors on their “No […]

This Pad Thai Recipe Will Make You Forget About Takeout Forever!

This Pad Thai Recipe Will Make You Forget About Takeout Forever!

There is no need to call for takeout with this classic noodle dish.  Pad Thai is is easy to make and the sauce recipe makes more than you’ll need and can be frozen for your next dinner party or weeknight meal. This is another one […]

Cheesy Polenta with Roasted Fall Vegetables

Cheesy Polenta with Roasted Fall Vegetables

I absolutely LOVE the fall!  Everything about it; sweaters, boots, pumpkin spice lattes, brussels sprouts, squash…. you name it! I’m sure by now, if you’ve been following Mom’s Bistro, you know how much I love easy dinners, and this is one of my fall favorites. […]

October 2016 Budget Menu Plan – 31 Days of Dinners for $247 with Grocery List

October 2016 Budget Menu Plan – 31 Days of Dinners for $247 with Grocery List

October’s menu is filled with fun fall favorites and a fun, quick and easy recipe for Halloween night! Only $247 for a month filled with fun, new recipes and a special halloween Night dinner.  I like to shop around what is in season.  Not only […]

September’s Budget Menu Plan – 30 Days of Delicious Dinners for $229 with Free Printable Recipes and Grocery Lists

September’s Budget Menu Plan – 30 Days of Delicious Dinners for $229 with Free Printable Recipes and Grocery Lists

The last week of August was one of the busiest months of my life.  In the past week and a half, Anthony started kindergarten, DJ and I purchased his chiropractic office, and I ran my first ever 5K.  Needless to say, everything has been backed […]

Dog Treats!  Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Dog Treats! Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Bananas a little overripe?  Turn them into Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats! I got a bone shaped cookie cutter from work, and Anthony was determined to make some dog treats for Bella, so we made these easy Peanut Butter and Banana Treats with ingredients […]

30 Minute Zucchini Noodles with Pesto Marinated Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes

30 Minute Zucchini Noodles with Pesto Marinated Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes

Spiralized zucchini with sweet roasted tomatoes and pesto marinated chicken breast ready in about 30 minutes. I remember about 4 years ago now, having Supper Club with some of our friends and I had recently purchased a juilenne peeler and I thought it was the […]

A Month Of Budget Friendly Dinners Ready In 30 Minutes Or Less!

A Month Of Budget Friendly Dinners Ready In 30 Minutes Or Less!

Take the stress out of busy week nights with my these easy, kid-friendly, 30 minute dinners! With the school year ahead of us, or for some, already started, finding a quick and easy dinner solution is essential – especially when you’re trying to figure out your new […]

Pokemon To Go!  Pack Your Kiddos Fresh Fruit In A Poke Ball!

Pokemon To Go! Pack Your Kiddos Fresh Fruit In A Poke Ball!

Gotta catch ’em all!  Pokemon!  Got some Pokemon fans at home?  Send these Poke Balls to school in your kids lunch! Anthony has been absolutely swept up in Pokemon!  We have been playing Pokemon Go, Pokemon at home, it’s Pokemon everything right now!  He even […]

Back To School Giveaway!!  Easy Lunches with Revolution Foods NEW In A Cup!

Back To School Giveaway!! Easy Lunches with Revolution Foods NEW In A Cup!

I can’t believe that my baby is off to school in exactly a week!  Seems like just yesterday, we were potty training, and he was still my little baby who wanted to snuggle on the couch watching Blue’s Clues.  Now, he’s a big boy who […]

What You Need to Know About the General Mills Flour Recall

What You Need to Know About the General Mills Flour Recall

What You Need to Know About the General Mills Flour Recall It seems like moms just can’t let their guard down for a second these days. Even something as innocent as cooking banana bread can be a health concern. That is, if you used General […]

26 Make Ahead Meals for Back To School

26 Make Ahead Meals for Back To School

School is already in full swing here in Colorado.  We’re lucky in our county, and still have one more week until school starts.  Anthony’s first day of school EVER is August 23rd.  I’m kind of already a mess over this whole thing, that my baby […]

Homemade Ramen Will Make You Forget About Instant Noodles!

Homemade Ramen Will Make You Forget About Instant Noodles!

Homemade Ramen is so easy to make and is ready in about 20 minutes.  It’s so delicious and easy to make you’ll completely forget about instant noodles. Making homemade ramen is easier than you think and makes a great weeknight meal, or a good after […]

Get Ready For Back To School In Only 25 Minutes With These Easy Make Ahead Homemade Pot Stickers

Get Ready For Back To School In Only 25 Minutes With These Easy Make Ahead Homemade Pot Stickers

Homemade Pot Stickers are one of favorite foods and are so easy to make!  Only 25 minutes and 3 easy steps and dinner is done! We love pot stickers and usually get them when we are at a restaurant, but as delicious as pot stickers can […]

Get Ready For Back-To-School With August’s Menu – Only $229 For A Month of Kid-Friendly Dinners!

Get Ready For Back-To-School With August’s Menu – Only $229 For A Month of Kid-Friendly Dinners!

I apologize that August’s menu is so late!  But, it is definitely worth the wait!  August’s menu has 31 days of dinners with the grocery lists and recipes for only $229! Can you believe that it’s already time for back to school?  I feel like […]