Big Mac Casserole


First off, my family thought I was crazy when I proposed this casserole. I grew up with the jingle: “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.” It is an earworm that strikes every once in a while so my kids also know the 80s jingle. When I…

Lazy Lasagna or Ravioli Lasagna Bake


Day 79 – Well, my house is the cleanest it has been in a long time. We are now going through closests, drawers, and all those little nooks and crannies that hide things and sorting everything out. I had planned on doing this the first week of “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” but the best laid…

Top 5 Blog Recipes for May 2020


People are creatures of habit. The top 5 blog recipes for this past month are basically the same as last month though in a slightly different order. They are all comfort foods, which we are all still craving. I have moved to more summery salads and grilling recipes on my blog but we are still…

Jimmy Dean’s Crustless Quiche


Day 68 –  Once a week we have Breakfast for Dinner. It makes my dinner planning easier. Also, breakfast for dinner meals tend to be a bit simpler to make and my family thinks it is fun. Have a bunch of cereal open that you want to get rid of? Make a cereal bar. Place…

Chicken and Basmati Rice Casserole


Day 66 – I have been reading that we have gone from panic buying as in people buying tons of toilet paper, paper towels, and whatever they could grab to hoarding. They are looking for the items that they are afraid will run out and they want to make sure they have enough if this…

Chicken Parmigiana with Homemade Sauce


Day 58 – This is one of my son’s favorite meals. When it is his turn to choose a special meal it is usually this. He asked specifically that I make the fried kind and homemade sauce when he made his request for Chicken Parm.  If you like a lot of sauce on with your…

Old Fashioned Au Gratin Potatoes


Day 51 –  With the “Stay Home. Stay Safe” order extended here until May 28th both kids are searching for what this all means for them. We had the dreaded conversation in our house about school in the fall. Both kids have been questioning what school will look like when they go back in September…

Top 5 Recipes for April 2020


For the first time in four months Ground Beef Enchilada Verde (click for link to original recipe) tops the list of the 5 most popular recipes on What’s for Dinner Moms? It is a simple recipe made with canned enchilada verde sauce that provides the semi-homemade dinners that can be a life saver on nights…

Loaded Baked Pierogi Casserole


  Day 48 – Happy May! I think we have finally hit our stride in all this after almost 7 weeks. My daughter is finally beginning her dance classes, via Zoom, next week. This will bring some order to her life again. My son’s high school classes have settled into a routine after two weeks…

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….

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,…

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…