My very neat pantry

Dinner time sorted

Using meal planning you can get you sorted in the kitchen. Good intentions It is still the beginning of the year, and good intentions and resolutions are still quite strong for most of us. As the year moves forward those intentions begin to wane due to the pressures of everyday life and we forget about […]

pyjama-shopping

Home shopping

Home shopping unlike you have ever known. My version of home shopping is actually going to save you money! You have created your meal plan, now it’s time to shop! What’s in the cupboard The first stop in your shopping is your kitchen cupboard! When you begin meal planning you follow a set of steps […]

Snowballing year round

Debt snowballing is a term used by Dave Ramsey to explain how to pay off debt. I have written about this before but it is such an amazing way to pay off debt. It may not be fast but it definitely produces results. As with creating a snowball from snow, you start off with a […]

The cost of a happy birthday

Happy birthday but at what price? As I read through posts on various mom groups, I notice a trend of over the top expensive birthday parties for 1-year-olds. Who’s it really for? It seems strange to me that we all spend so much money on a party the child really doesn’t care about. The 1st […]

The back to school rush

The back to school rush is about to begin here in South Africa. Not only getting the last minutes supplies and textbooks but also checking to see that the uniforms still fit! If you are like me and have left everything to the last minute, the race and search for second-hand textbooks so that we […]

Black Friday

Black Friday or Red Holiday?

Black Friday is one of the best times of the year for bargains and bulk shopping. Yet I have to wonder if it is worth the hassle? How much is too much Since it is right before payday, where does the money come from? Are businesses paying their staff early, or are people taking out […]

There’s nothing to eat!

Aren’t you tired of hearing, ‘there’s nothing to eat’? I know when I started meal planning it was something I heard all the time. Along with ‘there’s no food’ and ‘what’s for supper?’. Inventory I had just changed jobs from a 7-7 (6-8+) to office work where I had time to plan. I decided to […]

Slow cooker

10 things you need to know about being a working parent and meal planning

You are a working parent, every morning you go off to work and spend the time worrying about what to make for dinner. Should you stop and get something readymade or get take out? How late do you have to work, are there extra murals, do you have time to make a full meal? Let […]