Top 5 Blog Posts for March 2020


The top recipe for the past 5 months has been the Pork, Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe). With pork having been super inexpensive in most places it makes sense. This dish has great flavor and is super simple for a nice easy dinner. Throw it in the slow cooker and dinner is…

Gooey Butter Cake


Day 20 – Another gray day. At least it is slightly warmer today. The gray 30 degree days need to end, now. We are making dessert just about every day right now. We never used to have dessert before this shelter-in-place started. I think the whole emotional toll has made us crave carbs. Oh, wait….

Pimento Cheese


Day 19 – I am so over the gray days. I have started taking Vitamin D which I really think has helped improve my mood and my tiredness but these dark gray days are awful. It has been this way over a week now. I want to go outside and be warm. I was shopping…

Air Fryer – Fried Ravioli


Day 18 – We are just waiting for the Governor to declare that the school year is over for both kids. Neither one is happy. My son has 3 Advanced Placement (AP) tests to take and I know that they were trying to come up with a plan for the students to take those so that…

Revisited: Sweet and Sour Spam


Day 17 – We are in a small rural county in Michigan. Even here the Coronavirus has reached us. We are not like other areas with huge numbers of people infected (well at least identified as infected) or dying from it. But, we are not as immune as we think we are. We live near…

Doritos Chicken Taco Salad


Day 16 – We are settling in. I am thinking we need to stop naming days – Monday, Tuesday, etc… and just call them day. They are all blending together. We ask each other all the time, “What day is it again?” We try to tie it to something in our recent memory. But, it…

How to Build a Charcuterie Board


Day 14 of our Covid-19 Adventure has been okay. I think the further we go into this the easier it is getting. I guess it really is becoming “normal” which is a bit scary to me. Before we did a full not going out for us we did a small shop to pick up a…

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies


Day 13 is not so bad. I have been reading from others that have already gone through this in other places in the world that the first two weeks are definitely the hardest to adjust to. We all had a mini meltdown last night with short fuses all around. All it took was the wrong…

Irish Fries


Day 12 of semi-isolation. We are trying very hard to not go out now. Our pantry and freezer are fairly well stocked. We made a last minute run late last night and found the coveted item – toilet tissue! We had 6 rolls at home but with three women in the house well, that is…

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash


Day 11 is our first official day of shelter-in-place.  My daughter made a quick run out the other day for some fabric to make masks (she is sews quite a bit and wanted to help how she could) from the craft store and a few groceries. She said it was like nothing had changed. There…

Baked Pasta with Ricotta Cheese


Day 10 and Governor Whitmer announced shelter-in-place for Michigan. It really changes nothing for us as we were doing this already. We went out for a few fresh groceries once or twice and to pick up ice cream from a drive thru but other than that we have all been staying home. I have been encouraging…

Skillet Chicken and Garlic Parmesan Rice


Day 9 – Things are still going okay here. We have each had our time of uncertainty and a bit of a melt down about how things are now but thankfully we have each had others around us to lift us up and not let us sink into despair. I hear about so many people…