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…

Day 7 – What are We up to?


Coronavirus Day 7 – We are still doing well. We are thankful we are together and able to weather this as a family. We are well and there are no positive tests in our tri-county area but we found out that is because there is no testing available here and will be none until later…

Revisited: Balsamic Italian Chicken


Day 6 in Coronavirus semi-lock down. Today is the first day of Spring. It is actually supposed to be almost 50 degrees here today which is unusual. It usually snows on the first day of Spring. I bet my crocuses are blooming. I haven’t seen them yet. I did get to go out in the…

Simple Braised Cabbage


So, how are we all doing today? Today is day 6 for us on being home inside. I went out for the first time yesterday for a quick trip to the grocery store. They were out of most staples but I was looking for a couple of things like garlic, garlic powder, and wine. Great…

Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Loin


Life is different. We are on day 5 of not going out. I am talking to everyone about the new “normal.” My kids are having a bit of a hard time adjusting to being home, learning online, seeing people (other than family) via the internet, and even when they do go out it is alone….