My Saturdays.

Saturdays are reserved for family in our home. We spend all day together, usually going to a park, on a hike, or playing games. It is the highlight of everyone's week.

In the morning, however, we do food prep. We belong to a produce co-op and pick up our basket every morning at 8:00 am. It is a LOT of produce, but because of this prep time, we eat it all! It makes my meals during the week quick and easy...and healthy! It involves a lot of washing and chopping on Saturday, but we do it with a movie going or music playing. The kids love it, and so do J and I!
We reuse the plastic baggies. They only hold fresh, clean produce, so they are easy to rinse out and clean for the next week. The kiddos love having carrots and mushrooms to grab whenever they need a snack. I love having all the shucking, cutting and peeling done when dinner time rolls around.

I also make baby food on Saturday mornings after we pick up the produce. It is easy and fun to do. tastes WAY better than the prepackaged kind. (Christina and Sarah inspired me to start making my own.) This week, we got an ENORMOUS butternut squash. Half was cubed for a pasta dinner later in the week; the other half was made into baby food.
The Super-Simple Instructions:
1. Cube the butternut squash. Steam until soft.
2. Drain and add butternut squash meat to food processor. Puree.
3. Pour puree into ice cube trays. Freeze.
4. Once frozen, remove from trays and put into gallon-sized freezer bags.
5. Defrost a few at a time for a delicious baby-food lunch.
What do you do on Saturdays?


  1. I really need to start doing this co-op. Hopefully I'll remember tonight. And that picture of your sweet boy is SO cute. Maybe we can take our boys to farm country this week.

  2. We do the co-op as well. I need to get more organized in getting it all prepped though! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I would love to become part of the did you get involved, who do I need to call?!?!?!?

    I love that you're so organized - I think i'm going to implement this in my house!!

  4. Saturdays are my favorite day of the week. It usually includes sleeping in, baking, spening time with family and/or friends, movie night, ... time to relax...

    Baby D is too cute for words =)

  5. Saturday is for running errants, food shopping and farmer market.I used to make Cami's baby food also. Have a great week!

  6. I get up earlier on Saturday than any other day and do the shopping and errands. I try to be home by the time the kids are done breakfast then we spend the day together.

    Have you heard of Baby Cubes? It saves time because you can put it right in the microwave from the freezer and feed the baby from them. We love ours!

  7. I am so jealous of your organization!! And I wish my crisper drawer looked like that right now...yum.

    Those baby blues are killer!

  8. @Just JaiCi's Crafts: The co-op is called Bountiful Baskets.

  9. I love your Saturdays! We try and have family days on Sundays and we need to be more purposeful about it. I love that you prep your food for the week but that has to make things so much easier...thanks for that idea!

  10. What a wonderful post, Hannah!
    I just love a full vegetable drawer like that!

    mmm. butternut squash. just added that to my grocery list today.

    Saturdays used to be reserved for 1/2 work 1/2 play but sadly, it's a big work day for me.
    I miss our Saturdays together!

  11. This post made me smile! This is the life that I want! I feel like it's almost in my reach. On Saturdays I ... don't do this. We usually sleep in and then we ... gosh I don't even know. Thanks so much for sharing, Hannah. I love dreaming about getting my life organized to this point!

  12. Can I just say that you are one of the most motivating, and awesome women ever?!!! You don't know me, but I think we would be great friends. You really encourage me to be a better mother and home-maker. It is truly the best job in the world, and you make it look even more fun and amazing. Thanks so much for your awesome example :)

  13. Your post inspired to get back to my co-op. I love the idea of getting it all prepared for the week. I also enjoyed your little baby food pics. I did that for my daughter 28 years ago! Yes I said 28 years. So glad to see mom's are still doing it. You're right, the veggies just taste better, and you know exactly what your baby is getting. Love your sweet blog.

  14. Seriously, what a great, great idea!! Your blog has become one of my favourites! :)


  15. WOW, I think I need to join a co-op! :) And what a sweet baby!
    We have football games for my son on Saturdays but we are always together as a family and we try and have movie night afterwards! We Love being together! :)

  16. Our Saturday starts out leaving the house at 6:20 am to pick up our Bountiful Basket! We do the same thing. Love it. But now I'm sad I'm not having more babies to make ice cube food for! I think we have those little bowls from IKEA too - LOL

  17. I do bountiful baskets too and I love them. But this 2nd step is very smart indeed. Thanks for stopping by my blog, you do beautiful work here yourself! Nice meeting you :)


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