Meal Planning – Template

As we settle into the Autumn season and look ahead to the holidays, it is the perfect time to begin making plans to save time and money. Meal planning is the perfect way to do both!

Over this past year, my blog has featured recipes and my Podcast (see subscribe links below) currently features a series on meal planning in order to review the basics surrounding one way to make life easier.

Today, I wanted to share a free basic meal plan printable. Click the below link to download, print and begin using!

HAPPY MEAL PLANNING !!!

Download Free Template Here: Meal Planning Template

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LE 0003: The Backup Plan – Meal Planning

Today, we explore the ‘backup’ plan, what it is, why we need it and ways to ensure success when we need to use it!

What is it? A safeguard to stay on track when setting out on your meal plan endeavor.

Why have it? It is not a matter of will a meal plan fail, it is a matter of when. The definition of ‘fail’ could mean several things to include the simple fact of not wanting or making the meal that was outlined for that day or week.

How to ensure success? Ask what is the most loved meal. Go for easy, quick or semi-ready when you need to use a backup idea.

An Egg-cel-lent Year Awaits !

Happy New Year ! 

To kick things off, my recipe for Deviled Eggs and  ‘cheers’ to an egg-cel-lent, 2018!

Deviled Eggs

Serves:
Total Time Estimate: 30 Minutes 

Ingredients 

6 eggs
¼ cup mayo
1 t red wine vinegar
1 t yellow mustard
add  salt to taste
add black pepper to taste
add paprika (for garnish)

Directions

Read entire set of instructions before beginning …

Place uncooked eggs in medium size sauce pan and cover with water. 

Heat water/eggs to boiling (on medium heat) and time for 5 minutes, once water begins to boil.

Place ice in a medium size glass or metal bowl and fill 1/2 with water, set aside.

Gently, drain hot water from the pan. Begin to crack each egg-shell with a firm smack on the top of the egg with the bottom of a metal spoon. Note: crack the egg while still in the pan to avoid burning your hands. 

Once cracked, place each egg in the bowl of iced water. The eggs will cool quickly, once cooled enough to handle comfortably, peel off the shell and set aside.

Slice each egg length-wise and spoon the yolk from the egg-white into a mixing bowl while placing the empty halves on a serving tray. 

Gather all items from the ingredients list and mix together until very smooth. You may need to use a fork during this part in order to crumble the yolk finely. 

Evenly spoon the mixture into the egg white halves and sprinkle with the paprika, serve and enjoy!

These are a great ‘make-ahead’ type of appetizer and can be stored in a container, in the fridge for the following day.