Schnitzel Sandwiches


Sorry this is so late today. It has been incredibly fun and relaxing all at the same time. This is why I am late: The kids went to camp and then this: We are on vacation!!!! But, I knew the kids were leaving for camp and the car was packed. I knew dinner was going…

Chocolaty Eclair Cake


I made an Chocolate Eclair Cake (click for link to original recipe) a year and a half ago and the kids still mention it from time to time about how I need to make another one. I finally decided that I really wanted something chocolaty so I decided to try this cake again but using chocolate…

Schnitzel with German Potato Salad and Red Braised Cabbage


My daughter’s birthday was two months ago. For her birthday dinner she had asked for a German dinner.  But, because times were busy then we took her out to dinner with the promise that we would make her a dinner later. Well, later finally rolled around the other night. I had taken her out for…

Beer Braised Brats with Caramelized Onions II


I am slowly cleaning out the refrigerator of our last Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share so we are eating lots of salads and the last of the preserved blueberries. It has been a busy week getting the kids ready for camp and us ready for our vacation. Lots of laundry and organizing. I need simple…

Why We Choose Not to Have a Video Game System in Our House


Photo from Dropshipstrategy.com On Sundays I talk a little about my family so that you can get to know us better. Our choice to not have any gaming systems and limit electronics in our house makes us a bit unique. I think we are one of the few families I know of that don’t have…

Storing Fruits and Vegetables to Last Longer


Picture from joesmithfarms.com Fruits and vegetables are not cheap. Every time I find the limp celery that I planned on using the last stalks of for soup or the moldy peaches stuck in the back of my fruit and vegetable drawers I see dollar signs floating away. How do I store them AND use them…

Traditional Southern Style Macaroni and Cheese


Growing up I knew there were two kinds of macaroni and cheese. The one from the blue box and the one my mother made. I liked them both but I remember liking the one from the box a bit more (why, oh why?) but as I grew up my mom’s macaroni and cheese tasted better…

CSA Share Dinner


The kids and I went yesterday to pick up our first Community Supported Agriculture box (CSA) from a local organic farm. It was like Christmas. The kids wanted everything for dinner but we settle on a few select things to try with our meal. Included in our box were: Kale – several varieties – Lacinato,…

Reuben Egg Rolls


I blog about our salad bar yesterday and today I am blogging about Reuben Egg Rolls. Sounds weird even to me but we are going to get our first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share of the year today.  I know some people do not know what a CSA share is. You support a local farm…

Salad Bar – Lunches for the Summer


It’s summer vacation in our house. I am still trying to get the kids to eat more fruits and vegetables during the day so I came up with an idea yesterday to make a salad bar every day for the kids. I can prep the vegetables ahead of time and just mix the items up…

Finding Dory – “Just Keep Swimming”


Yesterday was Mama’s Day in our house. The Mama wanted to see Finding Dory so we all headed to the movies last night. I have to tell you I love the theater we go to. The tickets are $5.50 (opening weekend and it was after noon. Tickets before that are $2.75!) For us to get a…

Father’s Day: Standing for Something


I don’t often talk about my parents but with today being Father’s Day I had a memory lately that made me smile and think about how in some ways I really am my father’s daughter. I remember my dad and I being in the garage of our house when I was about 7 or 8…