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…

Chocolate Croissant Breakfast Casserole


It’s Breakfast for Dinner Thursday! My family has been talking quite a bit about cannolis recently so I was thinking of making a cannoli stuffed pancake or a cannoli breakfast casserole but I didn’t have the right kind of cheese on hand to make something like that. What I did have though was croissants from…

Chicken and Cheddar Garlic Biscuits


Yes, that is our Christmas tree. It is now a Valentine’s Day tree. Notice the red and white ornaments. Our cat loves sleeping under the tree and we just couldn’t take it away from her. She has her own little tunnel in underneath it and she has move the tree skirt to her liking. She…

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole


I love breakfast for dinner at least once a week. It makes a quick easy meal and it doesn’t leave all the good breakfast foods for just the weekend. You can easily make the casserole ingredients ahead – cook the meat, grate the cheese, etc… and assemble it just before baking. Verdict: This is a…

Turkey Tetrazzini (no canned soups)


I buy three or four turkeys when they are on sale just before Thanksgiving and keep them in my large freezer downstairs to use about once a month during the winter. There is nothing better than having a roasted turkey dinner on a cold night. Perfect comfort food! But, then I get all the leftovers…