Slow Cooker Bolognese


So, this is happening real soon! I am so excited to be attending the Disney Social Media Moms Conference (#DisneySMMC) in Walt Disney World. I still have to get through a birthday party, a Feis, an Honors Breakfast, a blood draw and a dance class before we leave in a few days but it is…

Ham & Cheese Frittata


Some days you just need to get dinner on the table quickly. Breakfast for dinner is an easy way to have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. The kids love eggs and I love how easy this is to make. I have been doing a bit of research into specific types of dishes…

Sesame Garlic Beef Tacos


We are getting ready to head to Walt Disney World soon. This mother-daughter trip just doesn’t seem real. I know that we received this wonderful suitcase from American Tourister (#PackMoreFun) and Disney Social Media Moms Conference (#DisneySMMC) to start packing our bags, but still it seems surreal. From the pictures above you can see what…

Kafta Kebobs


One of the reasons I originally started making a different meal each week night was to get my kids to try new foods. I thought that if I didn’t repeat a dish they would finally be willing to try new foods and flavor combinations. I learned quite a bit over the last 2 years. I…

Asian Sticky Grilled Pork Loin


Tax season is over. I am hoping life will now settle down. The problem is all the appointment that I have been putting off for the last two months have to be done now so there are doctors appointments, dentist appointments, eye appointments, hearing appointments and hair appointments all within the next two to three…

Irish Nachos


It seems like every day it gets harder and harder to blog. In the beginning it was easy and I seemed to have too many things I wanted to write about. Lately, I seem to be doing more and writing less. I am still trying to keep a shortened version of our Dinner Game going…

Sickness and Caribbean Chicken


Life is frustrating sometimes and for us this is one of those times. My son is Autistic (more towards Asperger’s Syndrome with ADHD) but he has tons of sensory issues. He is not aware of how his body feels. He is 11 years-old now and the number of meltdowns he has is minimal now. But,…

Mediterranean Chicken with Rice


We are back to our To-Go dinners. Dance classes have picked up again to four a week so we are traveling much more than usual. Rather than stop at fast food restaurants for dinner I make our regular meals and put them into divided covered dishes for the kids to eat their dinner in the…

My Favorite Words and Simple Swedish Meatballs


When we were little my brother used to have a list of words that would just make him giggle if he heard them.  Cadet, trousers, pineapple…  I never really understood it.  I knew there were words I didn’t like to use but nothing that I thought was overly funny or wonderful about any word. I…

Sometimes Simple is Better – Simple Baked Salmon


When things get hectic it is nice to make a simple dinner. The other night we had been out of the house just about every night for a meeting, class or lesson. I just wanted life to slow down a bit. I had my daughter choose our meat for dinner and she chose salmon. It…

No More Boring Side Salads


Every night I make a side salad for my family to eat before dinner.  We generally have one about 15-20 minutes before we eat our dinner.  I try to mix them up so that they are a bit different each night so no one gets bored with the same old salad. Now that I have…

Settling In with Roasted Citrus Chicken


The second day back is always better than the first day.  Everyone tends to be more tired on the second day back to school and work than the first but at least we are starting to feel the routine is moving forward again.  My daughter had dance class last night and things seemed “normal.” The…