Steak and Onion Tortillas


We have been having lots of chicken breast, ground beef, and pork lately because it was what was on sale last month. I VERY rarely pay over $2.50 to $3.00 a pound for meat. We prefer to spend our money on items other than food like saving for vacations at Disney or dance competitions for…

Steak and Bleu Cheese Tostadas


We are coming off our 9th Snow Day this school year. After this I think the kids need to start making up days. We got three extra days from the state because of the State of Emergency a few weeks ago for cold weather but we are still running low. This never happens. Things around…

Beer Brats & Caramelized Onion Pizza


Taking those things we love and turning them into something new for us! Brats are always on sale here and with the Super Bowl a few weeks ago sales were really great. I picked up a few packages to have on hand because they are like the hot dogs of the Midwest. If you read…

Steak Pitas with My Menu Plan for the Week


Do you menu plan? I never used to but now I cannot live without it.  I plan for about 1 month because we get paid once a month and I do my stock-up shopping then. But, if one week or two weeks may work better for you, give it a try. My menu for the…

Italian Sausage Patty Melt


The “Winter Blues” have definitely taken over.  I hate being cold.  The perfect temperature for me is between 67 and 72 outside.  The -4 degree temperatures are awful! I don’t like snow, other than at Christmas.  Even two weeks in Florida did not help as we came back to record cold temperatures. So, the desire…

Rachael Ray’s French Onion Soup


My daughter hates onions.  If she seems them in a dish she will painstakingly pick out each and every one of them.  I take care to make sure they are usually finely diced and mixed thoroughly into each dish.  The two exceptions she has are French Onion Soup and Onion Rings.  I have tried to…

Chicken with Rosemary Sauce


So, we ate dinner last night at 9:15 pm.  I convinced my children we were eating like Europeans.  I don’t know why it was so late but at least we finally all sat down at the table together. This is not a great picture of the meal.  It was really dark by the time we…

Cheddar Barbecue Burger with Special Sauce


I am counting the days until the end of Christmas vacation.  I LOVE having my kids home but both have been sick since Christmas Eve and it is starting to wear them and me out.  It is nothing horrible but this horrible sore throat, cough and lingering cold symptoms.  They have been eating lots of…