April 2013 Meal Plan Pinterest Board

April Meal Plan Pinterest Board from The More With Less Mom

Come check out our April Meal Plan Pinterest Board.

Ideas and resources for menu planning in April, many seasonal spring and whole food recipes. Very simple ingredients, frugal recipes. I got a little pin-happy, window shopping for food. When exactly is pancetta in season?

You can save so much money by planning your meals. Even if you only plan three days at a time, you can be more thrifty by planning ahead. We do a monthly meal plan since our income is monthly, and do weekly or bi-weekly shopping runs for produce and dairy.

Seasonal produce for April includes:

Vegetables

artichokes
asparagus
broccoli
carrots
lettuce
morel mushrooms
potatoes
rhubarb
spring cabbages
spring peas
zucchini

Fruit

limes
mangoes
papayas
pineapples
strawberries

Epicurious Seasonal produce maps by state
CUESA Seasonal vegetables by month

April Meal Plan Ideas from our Pinterest board:

Some of our favorite seasonal recipes for Spring and April:

Avocado Chicken Pitas
Avocado, Mushroom, Spring Onion Frittata
Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas
Free-Form Pineapple, Mango and Berry Tarts
Herbed Leek Tart
Italian Tomato Tart
Mango-Ginger Parfaits
Savory Sausage, Spinach, and Onion Turnovers
Sponge Cake with Orange Curd and Strawberries
Spring Breakfast Pizza with Spiced Hollandaise
Spring Chicken & Barley Soup
Spring Vegetable Risotto with Poached Eggs
Vegetable-Polenta Lasagna

Also see our Weekly Meal Plan Printable Template
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Kid Art Friendly Thrifty Spring Mantel

Kid Art Friendly Thrifty Spring Mantel from The More With Less Mom

I don’t have a mantel, but I do have a shelf, and some spring mantel envy. As soon as the weather warms up I get the spring cleaning itch, and part of that is prettying up the house. I see so many gorgeous mantels on Pinterest, but to me they just look like they’re too fancy for my house. I have kids and I want to proudly display my kid art. My vignette has more of a “lived in” look. It was made with found items, cheap crafts, thrift store finds, and dollar store purchases.

Kid Art Friendly Thrifty Spring Mantel

Kid Art CloudsThe first thing I did was the cloud background. I got foam board from the dollar store and painted it with a gradient. If I do it again I might get some luan to do it on, you can see on the top how it got too wet and the top layer bubbled. My three year old was supposed to help me with this project, but was uncharacteristically uninterested. So I just sort of doodled some clouds on it and cut the top to look like clouds. Then I hot glued some sticks to it. The brown birds are from the dollar store, if I do it again I would get less cheap birds from the craft store (or clearance Christmas ornaments). The butterflies are floral wire from the dollar store and the printable from the elli blog at Watercolor Butterfly Spring Decor Printable

Kid Art Butterfly Spring CraftGoing counter-clockwise from there, the second thing I have is tissue paper butterflies from Obsession with Butterflies. We also have these hanging from the ceiling. Even the one year old liked helping make these, picking the colors and rolling the antennae. The frame is from the dollar store.

Spring quote free printableThird we have a free printable about spring. The quote is: “Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party” by Robin Williams. There are a couple versions of this quote on Pinterest. This one is from Landee See, Landee Do. The frame is from the dollar store.

Behind the print is a dollar store vase with some dollar store plastic eggs, I chose bright colors because I knew my kid art would be bright. No need to fancy up the eggs.

In the center is a nest for less than a dollar at the craft store. In it are malt candies from the dollar store that look like eggs. It is on a dollar store metal tray. Under that is a hankie I got off eBay for $1.34.

Kid Art Feather BirdThe fifth thing I have is a styrofoam ball we covered with feathers and added googly eyes. My 3 year old really liked making this – what kid doesn’t like getting glue everywhere?

Kid Art Birds NestOn the right is a bird’s nest. I hot glued a candlestick and a tea light candle holder that looked like a flower, both of which came from a dollar store. The nest is spanish moss from the dollar store. The bird was from the craft store for less than a dollar.

Under the shelf I stuck some tissue paper flowers my older daughter had already made. The littles will soon be making some colorful flowers to put here from Martha Stewart.

I have another print on display. Bird Chirping Weather printable“My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather” by Terri Guillemets, which is from Such the Spot The frame is from the dollar store and the brown swirls were on the print so I just taped my printable on the glass.

Tin foil eggsI have already added some kid art Easter eggs from tin foil covered cardboard and tissue paper pieces found on Happy hooligans. The dollar store had some tissue paper in pink zebra and leopard print and they make some really festive eggs.

Also see: Hope Poem by Emily Dickinson Spring Free Printable


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Green Oat Pancakes for St Patricks Day

Green Oat Pancakes for St Patricks Day from The More With Less MomHere is a healthy breakfast alternative for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. They are a little less fluffy pancake and a little more hearty goodness. These are based on Taste of Home’s Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes. I made them a little healthier. And green.

Servings: 40 pancakes (I didn’t count but I quadrupled the original recipe to feed a crowd)

Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups buttermilk (or milk and vinegar)
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon wheat germ (optional)
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 10 drops green food coloring

Directions:

  1. If you do not have buttermilk you can measure out 4 Tbl vinegar, add enough milk to make 4 c, and let that sit 5 min. Then soak your old fashioned oats in the buttermilk. You can use quick cooking oats and skip the soaking. If you soak for 5 minutes the texture will be a little different from a regular pancake, but your kids won’t know there are oats in there. If you soak for 2-3 min you will still have an oaty texture to your pancakes that I like.
  2. If you want to make a simple syrup topping: Combine 1 c water, 1 c sugar, stir to dissolve sugar. Add 2 c chopped/sliced fruit (blueberries, strawberries, apples). Simmer about 10 min, while you are making your pancakes.
  3. Combine flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon (optional, modify amount to taste), wheat germ (also optional, modify amount to taste), and brown sugar. You should be able to decrease the sugar but I did not try it.
  4. In another bowl mix egg, applesauce, food coloring, and buttermilk/oat mixture. You can see in the pictures the green I got from 10 drops, you may want to add more color.
  5. Stir wet into dry just until moistened.
  6. Pour by 1/3 cupful onto a greased hot griddle at 350 degrees. Turn when bubbles form on top. I found with this recipe they were often done when the first bubble popped. Cook until the second side is golden brown.
  7. I put my pancakes on a cookie sheet in a warm oven until they are all done.
  8. We served with applesauce, strawberry simple syrup, powdered sugar, or maple syrup. You could also try molasses.

    *If your kids want “fancy plates” like in the photo it is just a silver platter from the dollar store
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March 2013 Meal Plan Pinterest Board

March Meal Plan Pinterest Board from  The More With Less Mom

Come check out our March Meal Plan Pinterest Board.

Ideas and resources for menu planning in March, many seasonal and whole food recipes. I’m using more spring recipes. Very simple ingredients, frugal recipes.

You can save so much money by planning your meals. Even if you only plan three days at a time, you can be more thrifty by planning ahead. We do a monthly meal plan since our income is monthly, and do weekly or bi-weekly shopping runs for produce and dairy.

Seasonal produce for March includes:

Vegetables

broccoli
broccolini
celery root
fennel
kale
leeks
potatoes
rutabaga
turnips

Fruit

blood oranges
grapefruit
kiwi fruit
oranges
pineapple

March Meal Plan Ideas from our Pinterest board:

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Photo credits
Minestrone run for your life on Food.com
Stew with biscuits Baby Kato on Food.com
Shepherd’s pie esmerelda smoot on Food.com
Split pea soup HotPepperRosemaryJelly on Food.com
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8 Frugal Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

Come check out our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board. It is full of fun things to do with the kids, crafty valentines, and tasty treats.
We love all holidays, including Valentine’s Day. Any excuse to craft and bake. After wasting tons of time on Pinterest.

8 Frugal Valentines Day Activities for Kids

Valentine's Day Acts of Kindness Countdown Painted Doily Hearts Valentine Pizza Love Potion Love Bugs Toddler Art Valentines Foil Valentines Heart Shaped Cake

8 Frugal Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids from our Pinterest board:

1. Valentine’s Day Acts of Kindness Countdown

One Perfect Day offers a Valentine’s Day Countdown. We are big fans of random acts of kindness. I love this idea to count down the days to VDay with acts of kindness. Many of the suggested acts are easy, and this project is easily adaptable to your child’s age.

2. Painted Doily Hearts

Putti’s World has a cheap idea for colorful valentines. You can get both doilies and bingo markers at the dollar store. This is a fun way to paint a little differently, and is good for small children who have a hard time with a brush.

3. Valentine Pizza

One Charming Party has a great tip for cute pizzas for your loved ones. You could also cut other things like peppers or an orange cheese into hearts and layer the love. This is a great way to get kids in the kitchen for busy moms, kids love to pick their own toppings for pizza and it’s easy to grab the components on the way home.

4. Love Potion

Bath Activities for Kids offers 5 fun experiments for kids, including Love Potions. Their Love Lab uses items you already have in your home. Vinegar, baking soda, and corn starch are the main ingredients for your potion. This site is full of fun bath ideas and other “wet” play.

5. Love Bugs

What to Expect brings us these little critters. The beauty of these little guys is you should already have the supplies on hand. I picture herds of fuzzy creatures cavorting in a happy block village. Or you can print out Paris at Made by Joel.

6. Toddler Art Valentines

Tiddy Bits suggests using that stockpile of kid art for valentines. Cut hearts out from the pretty bits and have the children help paste them and otherwise decorate. I believe this counts as an upcycle, or maybe repurpose. It’s a craftcycle, anyways.

7. Foil Toddler Valentine Craft

Ponderings from the Kitchen this site illustrates how to make a super cheap valentine with cardboard and tin foil. Add tissue paper and whatever sparkly doodads you have on hand. You could also marker, paint, bingo dots, stickers, tissue paper scraps, or otherwise decorate according to what your child likes. We tried this one already and I was surprised at how much fun she had with such a simple craft. And it’s shiny. 🙂

8. Heart Shaped Cake

About.com shares a step by step tutorial for making a heart shaped cake. You just need one square and one round cake. You can have fun with the kids mixing up the cake, and more fun later making a mess with frosting. Even little toddlers can help stir, and add sprinkles.

Also see our post Valentine’s Day Crafts, Food, and Fun
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DIY Natural Orange Homemade Toddler Toothpaste Recipe

More With Less Mom's DIY Natural Orange Homemade Toddler Toothpaste Recipe

Here is a green alternative toothpaste recipe you can make at home. Please enjoy our 3 ingredient homemade toddler toothpaste recipe.

My toddler hates minty toothpaste, so we skip the usual peppermint extract, but this is great for adults too. Those little tubes of toddler-safe toothpaste are costly! Also it is safe to swallow, although I wouldn’t recommend eating it. Super quick and super cheap.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1/3-2/3 cup water
  • 5-10 drops orange extract
  • Optional: You can add a couple teaspoons of fine sea salt for extra scrubbing power
  • Optional: You can use coconut oil to make your paste instead of water

Directions

  1. Mix into a paste. Add water to desired consistency, and extract to desired flavoring. If you added a little too much water, just add a tad more baking soda.
  2. Store in a zip bag with a corner snipped off, or a small container.
  3. To use, wet toothbrush and squeeze some paste onto brush or dip into paste in container.
  4. If you are worried about germs split into baby food jars and label with names.

    Head on over to Love Your Teeth for a free printable tooth brushing chart

    Cost comparison:

    Toodler toothpaste 1.5 oz $2.99 $1.99/oz
    Ingredient Ing amt in oz Ing $ per oz Ing $ for recipe
    2/3 c baking soda 5.28 oz 16 oz. $0.79 = $0.049/oz $0.26
    ¼ c water 2.64 oz $0.00 $0.00
    10 drops orange extract 0.33 oz 1 oz. $3.99 = $3.99/oz $1.32
    Homemade Total $1.58/oz

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A Crunchy Baby Registry: Other Stuff

A Crunchy Baby Registry - Other Stuff: 34 Things You NEED (or should make) Before Baby Comes from The More With Less Mom. Baby supply list for frugal moms, hippies, poor people, and mothers of oopsies.

A Crunchy Baby Registry – Other Stuff: things you NEED (or should make) before baby comes. An alternative baby supply list for frugal moms, hippies, poor people, and mothers of oopsies.

Things that aren’t on this list, most of which you will want later:

Bedding sets

Bedding sets- crib with bumpers

Both baby comforters and crib bumpers cause a suffocation hazard. If you want one of those to make the room pretty you can hang the quilt on the wall and tie the crib bumper on the outside. You aren’t supposed to use them in the crib. I confess I still use a baby comforter. But I’m old and set in my ways.

Brand name laundry detergent (that stuff D—t)

See notes above. This is not a miracle product with magical abilities. Just make some. Just try it, making a quarter batch of the no-grate stuff is just pour and done.

Changing pad

Changing pad

You will want a changing pad at some point, but to start you can use a towel on the bed or couch. You don’t need a changing table, you just need a changing pad to put on a dresser. If you do get a changing pad it should be contoured so it is harder for the kid to roll off. That being said, you never leave a baby on the changing pad/dresser/any height. If you have to lean away you keep a hand on the baby. Babies are experts at knowing exactly the wrong moment to develop new and astounding abilities, like becoming magic jumping beans. And cats are the ones that always land on their feet, babies land on their heads.

Changing pad cover

If you’re not going the towel route for a changing pad, then you should have two changing pad covers (to have one to put on while you wash the inevitably poopie other one). Just don’t get off white. Get white, so you can bleach it, or darker colors.

(http://prudentbaby.com/2009/12/baby-kid/diy-changing-pad-cover-tutorial-2/)

Crib

Nursery

You do want to invest in a 3-in-1 that converts into a toddler bed. I just included a cradle swing in my list, trying to keep it to a minimum. You will want somewhere in the bedroom where the kid can sleep, and hauling the cradle swing around is a pain. I’m paranoid and have to have the baby close enough that I can reach out and feel that’s she’s still breathing. With baby #3 I just rolled the crib up to my side of the bed. With baby #4 I got a bassinette cheap at a yard sale, but the baby wouldn’t even use it until three months. I ended up buying another swing at a yard sale.

Gates/locks

Babyproofing is very important for safety. However, babies don’t start to toddle until anywhere between 9 and 18 months. This stuff can wait.

Hooded towels

You don’t need these, regular towels work just fine. But what toddler hasn’t used a hooded towel as a cape and become Super Nakey Baby? Luckily this is another popular baby shower item.

Maternity underwear

You don’t need to buy special underwear, just get bikini underwear. If you want to buy maternity underwear you will most likely have to get it online, most of the big box stores have phased it out.

Playpen/Playyard

Playpen

You will want a playard later to have somewhere to put the crawling kid so you can pee/cook/do-something-other-than-watch-the-kid. You don’t need this until they can crawl, around 6-9 months. There are a bazillion playards at yard sales and on Craigslist. The exception to this playard exclusion is that many of them now come with nifty attachments, like a changing pad. If your changing table is on another floor, and you don’t like changing the kid on the couch, this might be a smart spend for you.

Seasonal items/blankets

I didn’t include these because they vary so widely, but it is highly likely that there are seasonal items you will need. What you need will depend on your local climate and the time of year you have the baby. You may just need a light blanket from the dollar store to shade the baby. You may need a baby snowsuit and a car seat cover just to get the kid to the pre-heated car. Baby blankets are something you should get at the baby shower. If you are having a hard time keeping track with your “pregnancy brain”, write sizes and seasons on a sticky note or index card and keep it in your purse (also helpful for yard sailing hubbies). For example, if the baby is due in March you need swim suits in 3 months (like 3 month olds can swim) and 12 months. You will need jackets/coats in 9 months and 12 months.

Stroller

Baby buggy

You will want a stroller, or two, but baby can’t even use a stroller until at least 3 months, and that depends on the stroller. If you want one you can get a flat/pram type, but I just put the newborn in a sling or in the car seat carrier. Later on you will want an umbrella type stroller that is easily portable and good for quick trips. You will also want a larger stroller, preferably with a see-through part in the hood, a large cargo bag underneath, and a cup holder on the handle for parents. Strollers are available from Craigslist or yard sales.


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Photo credits: Baby chewing on bassinette Melissa French (Me!) © creative commons license
Crib with bumpers: Henry Scott
Cat on changing table: Donovan & Meggin Eastman
Nursery: Mr Kimberly
Playpen: Clover_1
Baby buggy: Chris Devers

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A Crunchy Baby Registry: Travel

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Car seat

Car seat

This should have a washable cover. If you are getting a used car seat they are only good for 6 years (unless otherwise marked). The seat should have a sticker with the manufactured date on it, if it does not don’t get it. Some people say not to buy a used car seat, you don’t know if it may have been in an accident and been compromised. You will want a convertible car seat later (one that goes all the way to a booster seat). For now you need an infant car seat. It is easy to remove these from the car and carry the baby around in the seat. This way you can hook the seat into the cart at stores, and have somewhere to put the baby when you go places. The car seat carrier should not be a place for your baby to spend a lot of time, any more than the swing or bouncer, but when you’re in a public restroom you need somewhere safe and clean to put the baby. There are all kinds of fancy accessories for the car seat, but all you really need is a pool noodle or rolled towel to make sure it’s level, and receiving blankets to position and shade the baby.

Extra tip: Pay attention when you take the car seat cover off, maybe even take photos. Some of those things are impossible to get back on, especially if you bought it used and can’t find the manual online.

Carrier/sling/wrap

Babywearing dad

There are a million different kinds of carriers for the baby. You will have to look around and try them to see what you like. A good used baby stuff store is a great place to try on different styles. For a start you just need a sling or wrap type. You want one that puts the fabric on the meaty part of your shoulder, not where a backpack strap would go, closer to your neck. This is the key to not having a carrier hurt. The very basic fabric sling will fold up and fit in your mom purse so you always have it on hand. It is super easy to make this kind of carrier, and cheap. I do not like the ring ones, but I’m paranoid, I know they should be perfectly safe.

(http://mykarmababy.com/pages/BabySlingPattern.php or http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/tubesling.html or http://thinkliz.com/2009/09/04/reversible-pocket-sling-tutorial-with-padding/)


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Car seat: Inspired RD
Babywearing dad: Chachlate

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A Crunchy Baby Registry: Bedding

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Receiving blankets

Receiving blankets, welcome to my baby supply list for frugal moms

Used for a burping cloth, swaddling, warmth, changing diapers in weird places, shade, nursing cover… You need a bunch of these. When I had kid #1 there were tons of these in thrift stores, but for kid #4 I couldn’t find any at yard sales or thrift stores (one of the drawbacks of a May baby is few yard sales). I just got a nice sheet with clouds on it at the thrift store and cut it up.

(http://wendigratz.blogspot.com/2011/05/free-sewing-pattern-receiving-blanket.html or http://www.pieceandquilt.com/2009/06/self-binding-receiving-blanket-tutorial.html)

Waterproof fitted mattress pad

You can get a giant waterproof flannel pad for your bed, but I found that these slid around under my sheets and bunched up and make me crazy. When you’re leaking from the bottom and the top, and so is the kid, your will be grateful for this. I keep a towel under us for the first month at least, as well as this pad.


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Receiving blanket: Bubble Cakes Baby Blankets

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A Crunchy Baby Registry: Bathing

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Baby lotion (lavender)

Baby in drawer, welcome to my baby supply list for slightly crunchy moms

Try this goo: coconut oil

You may get this at the baby shower. You need this for baby rubs. Why lavender, you say? Have you smelled that stuff? It smells GOOD. You can get a tiny lavender essential oil from eBay for under $3, and since it only takes a few drops it will last a while.

(http://hellogiggles.com/diy-lotion-making-month-soothing-lavender-chamomile-body-lotion or http://wellnessmama.com/3765/luxurious-homemade-lotion-recipe/)

Baby wash

Try this goo: liquid castile soap

You may get this at the baby shower. Yes, again with the lavender. You can just wash a newborn with water, they don’t really need soap. They don’t roll around in the dirt, or smell when they sweat. So this is just to smell her head later and say “Mmmmm.”

(http://www.whywelovegreen.com/2012/08/how-to-make-your-own-safe-natural-baby.html or http://www.rookiemoms.com/make-your-own-organic-baby-wash/)


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Baby in drawer: brennaval

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