There are things that come up every now and then, especially for me as an empty-nester, that really make me feel old and perhaps a bit behind the times. This whole "meal prep" explosion is definitely one of them. The popularity and power of the meal prep craze hit me hard on a beautiful Sunday... Continue Reading →
Yummy Winter Meal Prep
So this just happened. Our "living-at-home-soon-to-be-married adult son," Kai, totally earned his keep the other day. I think the Millennials call this "meal prep," but whatever you call it, I'm loving it. And we're not talking McDonald's here. All in one day, during another cold Kansas City weekend, Chef Kai cranked out a giant Crockpot... Continue Reading →
Road Trip Ice Cream Challenge
The Road Trip Ice Cream Challenge began earlier this year on a drive to St. Louis. We were with our son, Kai, and we were reminiscing about when the boys were young and how on every road trip they begged for an ice cream cone - especially when seeing a Dairy Queen sign. You don't... Continue Reading →
Trader Joe’s – A Quick Recap of Your Faves!
Wow! Thank you for all the awesome feedback on our Trader Joe's post! We loved hearing your customer service stories, your favorite products, and your love of aloha shirts! Me too! Below are the items many of you shared with us. We are eager to try them, but to be honest, I am scared silly... Continue Reading →
Why We Love Trader Joe’s – And It’s Not Just About Food or Wine!
Like many of you, Phil and I have been long-time fans of Trader Joe’s, and more so recently since we have become empty nesters. It's hard to believe our Leawood, Kansas store opened almost seven years ago! Yes, Phil and I have our favorite TJ items that we will share with you, but I first... Continue Reading →
Costco For Two – Top Products July 2017
Thanks for the huge interest in our previous list of awesome Costco products. Fortunately for us, and hopefully you, there are so many fun Costco products to feature that we're back with another compilation of favorites! Without any further delay, here we go: Molinaro's Pizza Kit - Lailan: Two thumbs up for this pizza kit... Continue Reading →
Costco for Two – Top Ten Products: June 2017
You know the Jeff Foxworthy bit about "You know you're a redneck when (fill in the blank)? We now bring you the Think Beyond The Nest version, based on the idea that ever since becoming empty nesters we've seen our shopping habits at Costco dramatically change. We've had to be much more thoughtful about what... Continue Reading →
Flipping Over Flapjacks
Pancake Mix Packed with Protein