Simple Moo Shu Chicken


I live in a very rural area. I was reminded how rural this area is when I went to the grocery store and saw these two sauntering across the parking lot. I am used to seeing wild turkeys outside the school and near the church where I play handbells but not in front of the…

Korean Style Pork Chops


Pork chops were on sale before Christmas so I am looking for different ways so serve them so my family does not get tired of them. We are nearing the bottom of the freezer for “No Buy January.” The pork chops are similar in style to the Glazed Pork Chops (click for link to recipe)…

Shrimp, Chicken, and Broccoli Stir Fry


Every time I make Chinese food I wonder why I don’t make it more often. It is usually very easy to make and my family loves it. I am working on a “No Buy January.” This is the month I clean out the freezer and pantry. I try to make as many meals using only…

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…

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli


This blog talks about food and the game I play with my family in making different meals each weeknight, but it is really about my family. We are unique and we are ordinary. I have two children with very different personalities and needs just like many of you. I try not to dwell on their…

Pineapple Chicken


We did a small grocery shop this past weekend for some meat and essentials rather than our usual big monthly shop. We have some expenses coming up this month that we wanted to be sure we had enough in reserves to pay for. But, with boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.59 a pound? Couldn’t pass…

Moo Goo Gai Pan – 4th Bloggaversary


Four years ago on January 24, 2012, I challenged myself to a game where I would make a different meal each night for my family. The rules I set for myself were simple. I had to post a picture the next day of our meal and give a recipe or in the case of old…

Kung Pao Chicken


I had a bit of extra time last night so I decided to make Kung Pao Chicken.  I stopped at the store on the way home and picked up green peppers, red peppers, green onions, soy sauce and peanuts.  I also picked up a few extra fresh ingredients for our next couple meals. But, I…

Chicken with Peanut Sauce


Third time will be the charm today, right? I have lost this post two times already and my revert to saved is not working to restore what I have saved. UGH! But, here we go, again…. We are back to the busy, busy school schedule just like everyone else. The one thing I am grateful…

Asian Salmon in Foil


Have you kept your resolutions so far? If you are like most of the world, no. I stopped making resolutions many years ago. But, I did like the idea of finding one word to guide your intentions in 2016. I immediately thought of three words (I always was an overachiever.) that I really liked but…

Ramen Asian Salad – Happy New Year!


I consider my real New Years Day the day my kids go back to school each year. I don’t know why but that has always felt like the beginning of a new year to me ever since I was little. I get very emotional and sentimental around that time of year. So, actually New Years…

Ground Beef Lo Mein


The temperatures are finally getting cooler here. The other morning it was 39 degrees even with the sun shining. Today we are starting the time of year with little to no sun. We are looking for comfort food and pasta does that for most of my family. I am not a fan of red sauce…