Meatloaf: Like Grandma Used to Make


Day 67 – Listening to the CEO of my wife’s company gave us a bit of a pause. She figures there will be more weeks of furlough but he was mentioning 50/50 chance of the US falling into a depression by fall and possible layoffs in the next few months. We knew this was coming…

Grilled Asian Pork Burgers with Sweet and Spicy Slaw


Day 60 – How is everyone doing? I know many of you have been working through this as essential workers and first responders. I hope you and your families are good. We are a bit stir crazy here. Still a bit cold, in the low 30s at night and trying to hit 50 during the day….

Croque Monsieur


Day 59 – Wow! The internet is crazy lately. It seems like no one can agree on anything. Open the country. Keep it closed. Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Sheep. Snowflakes. UGH!!! I am trying to avoid the news and most forms of online discussions lately because the fighting is really upsetting to…

Twice Baked Ham and Cheese Potatoes with Fried Eggs


Day 53 – Looking at the report in “The New York Times” the other day about how deaths are projected by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to be possibly double by June 1st and that cases of Covid-19 are still going up made me incredibly sad. It was one of those days where I…

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…

Vietnamese Pork Chops


Day 31 –  All of this shelter-in-place is starting to feel, well, normal. Some days it seems like this is the way it has always been and always will be.  And other days it seems like this has just been a horrible dream. Today is a good day for me. I am beginning to see…

Cheesy Italian Sausage Dip


Day 30 – We have one family member who is loving having us all home all the time. She is loving all the attention and that there is usually someone with a free hand at all times day and night to pet her and love on her. Her fur is amazingly soft from all the…

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…