The Montalbano Framework Development: In the post titled Framework for Family, I talked about how Monty and I realized we had the opportunity to raise our children VERY differently than most people. We put a great deal of thought into different aspects of our family. We … [Read more...] about Framework: Santa, Easter Bunny, and Ex-spouses
Waking up is hard to do! Actually, I have no problem waking up. I can't sleep past 0630 with bright sunlight pouring into my room around the blinds. So, I just get up. When I wake up early on Saturday and Sunday, and everyone else is asleep, this is GOLDEN time for organizing … [Read more...] about Weekend Morning Quiet Time
This was originally posted in 2015. We love to shop at the Waialua Farmer's Market! There are lots of vendors with tons of fresh, local produce. There are baked goods, cut flowers, potted plants, live music, and huli huli chicken cooking. It smells wonderful! Here's what … [Read more...] about Farmer’s Market Bounty: meal planning around vegetables
What's for Dinner? Forgot to plan? What do you have? I had a few carrots, an onion, some celery, a small bag of potatoes, a little bacon, and some frozen chicken broth I'd had made a few weeks before. So, I made this soup --30 minutes prep time and 30 minutes … [Read more...] about Dinner from what you have on hand . . . .
STOP throwing away food! It takes effort to plan, purchase, and use food before it expires. Here are some tips to help you waste less food. Meal Planning: THE Key to Reducing Food Waste Planning your meals, making a list, and buying only items on the list is the best way to … [Read more...] about Frugal Tip: Waste Less Food