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With a two-year old at home, we buy plain Cheerios still. And I make all of our lunches, which often include sandwiches. We buy bread a couple of times a week.

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7/30/14 04:09 PM

A little card with wifi passwords, key for locking up, show them how to open/close windows, turn on the shower, or anything that's finicky that you don't even think about.

Special meals planned, plus a restaurant every few days.

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7/25/14 04:29 PM

Sell it!

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7/23/14 05:52 PM

I also had an absurd amount of hot cocoa (husband bought that instead of baking cocoa an absurd amount of times). Sub for baking cocoa, using more of it and no sugar, in cakes and it is fine.

Though a hot chocolate party sounds very fun!

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7/17/14 12:27 PM

Pancakes, simple sandwiches, beans, pasta, yogurt, fruit, steamed peas and baby carrots, bagels with cream cheese, quesadillas. Also, rice, seaweed, and avocado sushi. Broccoli with cheese. Hard boiled eggs. Scrambled eggs.

There are a lot of good cookbooks aimed for cooking for kids that will be helpful.

You can also do a poll of the parents to see what their kids' favorite meals are at home. This will be good if you have parents from different cultural backgrounds or who have special diets.

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7/1/14 07:12 PM

Edibles and things from drugstores are my favorites. Or when you didn't pack something or need to replace something that got stained or broken.

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6/30/14 05:55 PM

Any grilled veggies, portobello mushrooms, veggie burgers are appreciated!

What Vegetarian Recipes Should I Serve at My July 4th BBQ? Good Questions
6/30/14 03:58 PM

Great list for travel. Love kumquats, too, if they're in season.

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6/12/14 01:17 PM

We also pull out a set amount of cash each week, and it is a lot easier to spend $15 on lunch when you are using a credit card than when you are using cash. I am definitely more frugal with spending my "allowance" each week.

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5/19/14 04:34 PM

I sautee the rice lightly in a bit of oil first--before it browns, but as it becomes frangrant--before adding water to the pot.

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5/15/14 03:56 PM

I guess they are thinking that if you read Kitchn, you like to cook or are interested in cooking gadgets?

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5/8/14 07:20 PM

I will keep my eyes out for your book. I always appreciate your posts.

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5/4/14 08:38 PM

Please don't criticize picky kids or parents of picky kids, people. That's the point of the article. I make a family meal every night, and my 2-year-old son either eats it, goes hungry, or eats a bowl of Cheerios. I'm not going to spend an hour of our limited family time yelling at him to eat.

And it certainly wasn't ideal in the past, either, as we can see from the current state of adults' eating habits.

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4/25/14 01:18 PM

I also pulled out recipes that were very easy and fast to make. If you like cooking, there's no way you'd want to give it up for a month (and you don't need to because newborns sleep a lot). June/July, you can easily put together pasta and peas with bread and chevre cheese, eggs dishes, and tomato salad.

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4/24/14 01:00 PM

Love it.

Before & After: Chaos Cupboard to Boy Cave
4/23/14 01:14 PM

:) :)

Everyday Magic: Balloons In The Bathtub
4/2/14 04:46 PM

Is it a big deal to walk it to the laundry room hamper? I've never lived in a house so big that each room needed a hamper.

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3/24/14 03:08 PM


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3/14/14 02:39 PM

Tuna casserole, pizzas made on English muffins, baked potatoes with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and broccoli.

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2/26/14 01:17 PM

It takes less water and energy to wash sheets then to remove the duvet cover and wash that every week along with the bottom sheet. Plus when the comforter is too hot, you have the top sheet. Also, sheets are less expensive to replace than a comforter.

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1/30/14 04:16 PM