Holiday Meal Prep, and a Sweet & Sour Brisket

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I’ve been preparing for tonight’s holiday dinner since Sunday.  With all of the thought, shopping and kitchen labor involved, you’d think I’d be feeding at least twenty people. Nope. I’m only having my family (2 adults; 2 kids) and my brother.  Once an overachiever, always an overachiever.  I was that kid in high school who always over-studied for tests and never waited until the last minute—cramming was never part of my vernacular. When I decided I was going to venture out of my comfort zone (again) … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Family Meal Prep

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. ~Buddy Hackett It’s safe to say that the by-product of the back-to-school rush is a frenetic household environment.  Until a sense of routine is established, everything seems a little bit undone.  New start to the school day, different bus pick up times, later school days, after school, religious school, increase in homework – all of these factors exacerbate the pace of the day and usually what tends to suffer most is dinner time. For me, after a long harried day at … [Read more...]