Saturday Musings #7

Tomorrow is the big day. He is ready. We are ready. This seems drag on forever and ever. When my daughter graduated because she was in an on-line program there was one optional graduation picnic and graduation. That was it. None of the other 150 concerts, convocations, lectures, honors ceremonies, parades, etc… just to get…

Asparagus Ravioli Salad

This is a hearty recipe that makes enough for large dinner servings AND a couple of lunch servings. It is versatile in that you can serve it hot or room temperature. It is up to you! It is quick and easy to make, which you know is my go to right now. Use bagged frozen…

Bacon Chicken Bites

Graduation, Senior Car Parade, and Baccalaureate are all this week. We are so close to being done. As much as I don’t want it to all end we are all now ready for this. It seems to drag on for weeks and gets so tiring. We even decided to do our son’s graduation party in…

Smoked Sausage Bites

I had a HUGE order of groceries to pick up the other day but still had a few leftovers in our freezer and refrigerator I wanted to use up. I am trying to stay simple and what can be more simple than a charcuterie? I had a ring of smoked sausage to use and was…

5 Breakfast Casseroles for Busy Weekends

Breakfast casseroles can be made the night before if you want to serve them for brunch, breakfast, or dinner or early in the morning if you wish to serve it for dinner. They are hearty, comforting, and delicious! You can easily customize all of these to make it perfect for your family. Cheesy Egg and…

Saturday Musings #6

I will be back to regular postings and writing hopefully next week. Our celebrations are coming to an end soon. This week it was our 25th anniversary, we actually snuck out to dinner just the two of us, last Chamber Orchestra concert, last day of school, and senior breakfast. We are eating take out far…

Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

With all the end of the year stuff happening at school we are trying to keep dinners simple yet comforting. We are all craving cheesy, creamy dishes. This super simple dish comes together easily, you don’t even have to cook the chicken first! How easy is that! Verdict: I think this is the first dish…

Saturday Musings #5

These last two weeks of school for my son are bringing us so many “lasts” and lots of tears of gratitude. But, in the back of my head I am holding onto the fact that there are so many wonderful “firsts” ahead for us and him. I know that his high school graduation will bring…

5 Old-Fashioned Comfort Dinners

Most of our favorite comfort meals are from the 1960s-1970s era. Casseroles and slow cooker meals are first in our mind when we are looking for comforting meals. Sloppy Joe with cornbread or creamy tortellini? They are here. Ham and Cheese Tortellini (click for link to recipe) A semi-homemade dinner can help get dinner on…

Saturday Musings #4

Things are speeding up. Last night was prom for my son. From the time he was little you wonder (and worry) about where life will take him. For us it was how is he going to make it in this world if we are not here and will he ever have friends? Well, last night…

Red Wine & Balsamic Steak Marinade

Easy simple grill meals were calling to us the other night. I had a roast that was cut into cubes to marinate and skewer. We let it rest all day in the marinade to help tenderize it. When the grill was ready we added skewers of veggies (I prefer to cook one kind of veggie…

Homemade Italian Hamburger Helper

As things are really busy now I need simple dinners. Things that pull together quickly and can be eaten in shifts if needed. The other night my daughter had dance and my son had a ceremony at school so we needed things that could heat up easily and be on the table in about 30…