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…

Pollo Loco Grilled Chicken with Rice


Day 65 – Finally an almost nice day! I can almost believe that we will actually have a Spring rather than just skipping it and going directly to false summer in June. I haven’t heard how this summer is supposed to be weather wise yet. Lake Michigan has risen about 18″ since we moved here…

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…

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers


Day 52 – The weather has been super nice here for the past few days. It has gone to 60 or 70 degrees from the low to mid 40s of the past month. It seems like everyone is outside. We live on a corner and the traffic has definitely picked up quite a bit. It…

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…

Chicken Tenders with Hot Honey Sauce


Day 27 – I have been doing a bit of reading on stress eating. Everything I read is everyone talking about how we are all seeking comfort foods. Grocery stores are reporting spikes in processed foods, chips, cookies, and candy sales. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is the main reason we seek out the foods high…

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…

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…

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…

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – Slow Cooker


I am sorry I have been neglectful in reading many of your blogs and commenting lately. I am in the throws of tax season (one of my many jobs is as a tax preparer) and what I have now learned is called Wave Season in the traveling business. It is the time everyone books their…

Cashew Chicken


I always think of Asian food as a sneaky way to add more vegetables not only to my meals but the kids too. I tend to eat more when they are mixed into something than if they are served on their own. I would not choose peppers or broccoli (unless it had cheese on it)…

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…