Our Rosh Hashana Menu Plan (2013)

The first night of Rosh Hashana is just a week from tomorrow night. One. Week. (Breathe) I've been meaning to do this for a month, but denial was firmly rooted in my menu planning brain. Last night, however, I took no prisoners, stayed up … [Read more...]

#Grain-Free Menu Plan & Shopping List (Week 2)

Welcome to week 2 of my attempt at a month-long grain-free eating plan. I've been officially at this for 11 days. I've lost 3 pounds and am feeling really good. Fewer headaches and I think I might even have a drop more energy. Although I will say … [Read more...]

#Grain-Free Menu Plan & Shopping List (Week 1)

Since deciding last Tuesday, sort of on a whim, to try being grain-free for a month, I've been fumbling in the dark as far as what to cook. Basically I've been eating a lot of vegetables and fruits, some cheese (like feta or parmesan on my … [Read more...]

Our Shavuot Menu Plan

Maybe it's because my husband's been away, and we've been in "bare minimum" mode. Or maybe it's because I love dairy and don't have to think too hard about what I want to eat for two days of dairy meals. But until this moment, I haven't sat … [Read more...]

January 2013 Menu Plan

I can't believe there are just two days left in 2012! Where did the year go? It's true what Erma Bombeck said - the days are long, but the years are short! Anyway, I just hammered out my family's menu plan for January 2013. At many of your … [Read more...]

Our December Menu Plan

It's back - by popular demand: A whole month dedicated to the ins and outs of Menu Planning. Over the course of December, I will be sharing the many ways that menu planning can help you save money -- and time. And even a little bit of your … [Read more...]

Shmeini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Menu Plan (The Updated Version)

It occurred to me last night that (a) I am really burned out on cooking already and (b) I'm feeling like all we've been doing the last week is EATING. And eating. And eating. So, I decided to revamp our menu plan to make things a little … [Read more...]

Sukkot Menu Plan (2012)

PHOTO CREDIT: JDCC If you follow Kosher on a Budget on Facebook, you know that I've been avoiding/dreading menu planning for Sukkot. Even though Rosh Hashana went remarkably well, I always seem to get that post-yom tov letdown, in which I … [Read more...]

Our Rosh Hashana Menu Plan (2012)

With just two weeks until the first night of Rosh Hashana, it's time for me to face facts - the chagim are coming! I sat down last night and made our meal plan for Rosh Hashana, doing my best to not go too crazy. (My plans are always more … [Read more...]

Kosher Once a Month Cooking II: The Budget Breakdown (Part 1)

I am very excited to be hosting Shaindy Gerstein from HappilyHectic.com for her second installation of Kosher Once a Month Cooking (OAMC). I know we all learned so much - and got so much inspiration - the last time she guest posted! Since December is … [Read more...]