School is in session, friends, and it's time to figure out how to work, tackle homework, manage activities, AND get dinner on the table again. Every night.


Was your mom like my mom? Sunday lunch was always ready minutes after we got home from church. Dinner appeared on the table (with meat, a veggie, a starch, and a salad!) every night at 7. Friends come over on a Saturday? No problem! A dozen burgers and baked potatoes magically appear. I think my mom had the original grocery delivery service going on and we just never knew about it!

If you're more like me, planning meals is an unnecessarily gargantuan task, so I depend on our Meal Planner to keep me organized, and for slow-cooker recipes to get me through what I know will be long days!

What are you cooking this month? How are you getting back in the swing of things? And, most of all, was your mom as cool as mine?

By Ashley Kappel and Ashley Kappel