Author Archive: Jennifer

  • Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (3.30.18)

    Have you noticed within our menu plan that several evenings have a theme…Meatless Monday, Take It Easy Tuesday, Wednesday Leftovers, Thursday Breakfast, and Slow Cooker Sunday? I don’t know about you, but I look forward to Take it Easy Tuesday every week. It’s generally a very simple meal that I

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  • Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (3.16.18)

    It’s March, which typically means spring and being outside and grilling and all things blooming. Well, in our neck of the woods, it’s snowing. Yes, snowing. The snow is not going to stop us though because spring is right around the corner. We are still sticking with the plan. You’ll

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  • Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (3.9.18)

    Welcome to our weekly menu plan! Below, you’ll find some helpful tips when navigating our menu plan from week to week. I wanted to draw your attention to one term that you’ll see several times each week and that’s “FF”. This stands for “freezer friendly”. Whenever you see this notation,

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  • Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (3.2.18)

    From salmon to roast beef to pork chops…there’s something for everyone on this week’s menu plan. You’ll even find freezer friendly recipes with simple sides. We offer free menu plans each week so that you can easily get dinner on the table each night. By having a menu plan you

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for February 26 to March 4: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    Welcome to our weekly menu plan. We’re so glad you’re here, whether you’re a frequent visitor or this is your first visit. Around here, we are all about helping households thrive and one of the best ways we thrive is through a weekly menu plan. As an added bonus, we’ll

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for February 19 to February 25: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    The menu this week is full of freezer friendly and family approved meals. While you are cooking, try doubling a recipe. Eat one for dinner and then freeze one for later. It really is that simple. Several of the meals below include freezer instructions (just look for the “FF” label

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for February 5 to February 11: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    With the dawn of every new month comes new sale items. Even if you don’t have a Hy-Vee, I’m sure your local grocery store is similar. Having said that, Hy-Vee is having a great sale on chicken breast, beef roast, and pork tenderloin. Be sure to check out the “Stock

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for February 5 to February 11: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    I don’t know if you watch the sports calendar, but the Super Bowl is this week and that means one thing…sales at the grocery. I bet you thought I was going to say football?!? But nope. If you watch grocery stores, you’ll find all sorts of deals around major events,

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for January 29 to February 4: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    We are in the heart of winter. Some of my favorite things about winter are the hearty foods we enjoy this time of year like soups and chilis and stews. Another one of my favorite things is when soups and chilis and stews combine with vegetables to make healthy meals

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  • The Why and How to a Weekly Budget Meeting

    Is there anything more uncomfortable than talking about money?!? I mean, just saying the word “money” kind of makes my skin crawl. And what about the word “budget”?? That evokes a wide range of emotions, doesn’t it. What if I told you it really is possible to have a civil

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for January 22 to January 28: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

      For our menu plan this week, we’ve highlighted several recipes from them. Grab some ideas below and plan with us. You’ll be amazed at the amount of time, money, and sanity you’ll save with a little bit of planning. Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Monday: Enchiladas Casserole with Jalapeno Cream Sauce,

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for January 15 to January 21: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    Raise your hand if you’ve had a snow day yet. We’ve only been back in school a few days and our crew is already holding out hope for an out of school snow day. Please tell me we are not alone. Snow days are so much fun, but it sure

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for January 8 to January 14: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    Welcome to 2018! Hopefully, you made it through the holiday season unscathed. Hopefully, you are staying warm this winter. And hopefully, your freezer is fully stocked. But, just in case your freezer is not stocked, no worries…you’ve come to the right place. Have you gotten a chance to snag our

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for December 22 to December 28: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    Here we are at Christmas. You’ll see our menu is a bit different because of that. For instance, instead of Meatless Monday, we will have Perfectly Grilled Steak and for dessert, we’ll have the Best Chocolate Cake you’ve ever eaten.  (We will use this cake in our family celebration of

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for December 15 to December 21: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    The countdown is on for Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right?!? Okay, don’t answer that. Let’s talk about getting dinner on the table for your family each night instead, because here at Thriving Home we believe in getting a nutritious, {mostly} real food menu on the

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for December 8 to December 14: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    Each week we offer a freezer-friendly menu plan that is family-approved. You’ll notice during the week that some of the days are themed: Meatless Monday, Take it Easy Tuesday, and Breakfast for Dinner of Thursday. During December when schedules are packed and time is at a premium, we’ve selected most

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for December 1 to December 7: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    Hello December! It is now officially the Christmas season…even though some stores have had Christmas decorations out since July. Anybody have any parties coming up? We have been looking at our calendars and utilizing our freezers. Surprise. Did you know you can mix up cookie dough, flash freeze it, and

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