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Hunting for new, fresh ideas.

Good Monday afternoon! I have been MIA for a little, but I am hoping this week will be more productive on the blog-side of things. Lately I've been doing a lot of repeats of what we've already had. I am getting bored though. Christian is doing well with his reflux and looking slim and both myself and Millard have lost a few pounds. But I need some fresh, new ideas that will keep us excited about eating our meals. Managing the meal plan to worry about Christian's acid reflux & his dad's Diabetes & keeping it low sodium too... whew, it's a big deal to figure it all out... and keep going!

I have been surfing online for new menu plans and hoping that I can hurry and get a good idea of what's on tap for this week together tonight... wish me luck.


  1. Have you looked in to milling your own wheat? I could go on all day about it's health benifits, not to mention all the great foods you can make! If you are interested in it, you can check out the In the Kitchen section on my blog and ask me any sorts of questions! I lost 40 pounds when I added fresh milled wheat to our diet! I have a great butternut squash souffle' side dish if you want me to email it to you.


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