New England Pies


Remember the turkey I told you about a few days ago that took forever to thaw enough for me to cook? Well, I finally roasted it. I usually buy a 12- 15 pound turkey for Thanksgiving as there are only four of us. But, when I bought this one just before Thanksgiving they only had…

Thanksgiving – Looking for Some Last Minute Ideas?


Here are some of our favorite dishes from Thanksgiving past: Do you have something that just signifies special meals to your family?  Maybe cherished heirloom dishes or a certain child’s craft that sits on the table, even though your child is now 35?  This is ours.  It is my mother’s relish plate.  This plate is…

Grilled Turkey Reubens


One meal that can help get dinner on the table quickly in my house is sandwiches. But, they have to be hearty sandwiches. My family will turn their noses up at anything that they can’t hold in two hands. It has to be packed full of good stuff and flavor for them to consider it…

Orange Ground Turkey Noodle Bowls


As we get closer to the end of the school  year time for meals is getting shorter and shorter. I have to be super organized and have our meals planned out to avoid picking up a pizza or ordering in Chinese food. Our menu for the next week includes: Tuesday: Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic and…

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole


Wednesdays are one of the few days that we actually eat dinner at a normal time. We are late eaters. We like to have dinner together so we are sitting down to dinner any time from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. But, Wednesdays are generally a bit earlier as no one has anything after 6:00…

Roasted Potatoes with Pastrami Ragu


I realized last night I am not a normal mom.  It’s okay, really.  What is normal? Conforming to a standard, usual,typical or expected according to Google. Is that what we want? I don’t. The best parts of life are when we are not looking and things just “happen.”  Sometimes my dinners just “happen.” This dish…

Happy Thanksgiving!


Originally posted on What's for Dinner Moms?:
No, my calendar has not lost a few days.  We decided to celebrate with our traditional Thanksgiving dinner a bit ahead of time this year so that when Thanksgiving day rolls around we can spend the day together doing all the things we really are thankful for…

Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole


This meal started with a Facebook post from Hellman’s Mayonnaise featuring Trisha Yearwood making her after Thanksgiving Creamy Turkey Casserole that uses up those bits and pieces leftover from your big dinner.  The video can be seen here and the original recipe for Creamy Turkey Casserole here.  It sounded a bit strange but very easy. …

Happy Thanksgiving!


No, my calendar has not lost a few days.  We decided to celebrate with our traditional Thanksgiving dinner a bit ahead of time this year so that when Thanksgiving day rolls around we can spend the day together doing all the things we really are thankful for on that day.  We plan on reading, listening…

Turkey Thighs with Garlic Gravy


I am always on the look out for a bargain.  I am not cheap, I far prefer the term frugal.  When I was at the grocery store the other day I was strolling through the meat department looking for mark-downs or special Manager’s sales when I spotted 3 lbs. of turkey thighs for under $3.00! …

Chili Fritos Walking Tacos


Chili Fritos Walking Tacos – without toppings This Memorial Day weekend was a busy one in our household.  It was our 18th anniversary.  We always have dreams of spending it in some exotic place or even just having dinner together.  But, we usually end up celebrating similar to the way we did the year our…