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…

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….

Pizza Cups


We are getting creative over here having fun with scheduling and meal planning. My son (and most of us) are best when we have some sort of predictable schedule. So, we are keeping up a semi-relaxed schedule. Yes, my teens have to be up by 10 am. I don’t set a bedtime but we do…

Barbecue Pork Pasta


So day three of eating pork. We had pork butt (click for link to recipe), Caramelized Pork (click for link to recipe) and now Barbecue Pork Pasta.  The nice thing was that no one complained because the dishes were so different that they didn’t feel like they were eating pork every day. And, I still…

Caramelized Pork


So, we cooked a pork butt (click for link to recipe) and had tons of leftovers to cook with. We froze some and left some out to cook with the next day or two. My family will start to revolt after a few days if I keep feeding them the same thing so I have…

Slow Roasted Pork Butt – Cook Once, Eat Twice (or More)


Pork Butts (actually shoulder area) have been on sale here lately. They are super cheap and are a great way to cook on the weekend and eat several meals over the week. Once the roast is cooked I sliced it up to eat pork with mashed potatoes and gravy one day, Caramelized pork a second…

Sausage Meatball and Orzo Soup


We generally have soup for dinner at least once a week or once every other week with a nice crusty loaf of bread and a salad. Soup is so easy to make and the family loves the leftovers for lunch the next day. It is super easy to double the recipe and make enough to…

Italian Sausage and Provolone Bread


This is one of those old-timey recipes that has been around forever. There are many variations on this that change up the meat, cheese, and some even add eggs to make a thicker filling.  This is our favorite version. Verdict: This is a great hearty bread that is perfect for a football party or a…

Crustless Quiche Lorraine


Breakfast for dinner two nights in one week? Yes! We are still working on emptying our pantry and using the food we have on hand. My family loves quiche (or egg pie as we have called it forever). It is a great simple meal and without a crust is how my family prefers it. I…

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork Tacos


Looking for something a bit different after all the turkey or ham of the holidays? I cooked a pork loin in the slow cooker so that we could have simple meals over the next few nights that everyone could just make as they needed. With everyone in and out of the house at different times…

Sweet and Spicy Pork Noodles


I have said before that the pictures I take of our dinner is often my plate as it gets to the table. I don’t use special lighting or tweezers to move my food around to make it look perfect. Although I do my best to make the food look appetizing there are still splotches of…

Cuban Hawaiian Roll Sliders


We have had some amazing sunsets lately! The waves have been wrecking the shores but the lake is almost 13 inches higher than the last few years so it is expected. Not wanted, but expected. The beach along this shore is gone and the metal wall can be seen all along the shore trying to…