Spinach, Feta, and Mushroom Quiche


Day 47 – I had a meeting the other day with some of the agents in the travel agency I work for and when they asked how we were all coping with the changes in our lives.  I mentioned how in some ways I have really liked this time and am settling in to it….

Honey Cornbread


Day 46 – Today is my son’s birthday. Birthday number 2 in “Safe home. Stay safe.” I love that we don’t have to order out for the kids birthdays they want me to cook their favorite dinners.  We did order a cake from the local grocery store decorated with Star Wars for his birthday. We…

Texas Beef Chili – Slow Cooker


Day 45 – One of our favorite television shows for a long time was “The Big Bang Theory.” My son is a Sheldon. For a long time he would look at us and say “I am nothing like him!” We would all laugh because that is something Sheldon would say. Now he can look back…

Caramelized Onion, Feta, and Spinach Pizza


Day 44 –  My daughter had her graduation ceremony for community college yesterday. It was held virtually. She was so proud of herself because she has always struggled in school but she graduated with honors AND Phi Theta Kappa distinction. She would have had cords and she was so looking forward to this. We made…

Checking In: Day 42


Day 42 – Six weeks. Did we ever really think shelter-in-place would go on this long? Some days I think this will go on forever. I know that eventually things will change but to what? They will not go back exactly as they have. They cannot. The world has changed. We have changed. Things we…

Making a Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade


Day 41 – If you follow  this blog you will see I am not a big baker. I love to cook because you can mix everything together make it taste good and it works. With baking you have to have to be much more exact in how it is created because the science to make…

Keeping it Real: Ordering Out


Day 40 – We are learning quite a bit about what we need to keep stocked in our pantry. I always knew we were ready as we have a fairly well stocked pantry in case of a blizzard (yes, we have been through several), electrical outages, wind storms, etc… But, we have never been put…

Breakfast Sausage Egg Squares


Day 39 – As states are talking about ending shelter-in-place rules do you have a line when you know it will be safe for your family to go out? We are talking as a family that even if our state ends shelter-in-place in a week we will not. I am not comfortable yet sending out…

Best Salmon Patties


Day 38 – What is something that you miss from the shelter-in-place if you have it in your area? Mine is going to the grocery store. I love making al different kinds of meals and if I was missing something I could run up to the store (or send my daughter) for a quick one…

Patti LaBelle’s Over the Rainbow Mac & Cheese


Day 37 – How has your life changed? I notice our schedules that we kept for the first week or two have completely gone out the window. I am still trying to keep some resemblance of order but it is failing. I have been going to bed about 3 am or 4 am (Netflix, News,…

Day 35 – Checking In


Hope you are all feeling good and all is well with your families and friends. I never believed 5 weeks ago this is where we would be. I thought maybe two weeks or three but never 5 plus. We have had our ups and downs. We have had 6 friends that were diagnosed with Covid…

Rochester-Like Garbage Plates


Day 34 –  We went to a birthday drive-by celebration the other day. Our third one in the past 2 weeks. Everyone drives by the house of the birthday person and honks and waves (some decorate their cards with signs, streamers, and balloons) to the birthday person who is either in their yard or on…