Amazing Vegetarian Lasagna


I am reblogging some of our favorite dishes from the past. I first made this dish over a year and a half ago. This lasagna made a veggie lover out of me. If vegetables always tasted like this I would be a full-time vegetarian! I have a confession.  I HATE vegetables.  Oh, I eat them…

Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew


This is an old-time recipe just updated to cook in the slow cooker. The best part is that the ingredients are still fairly inexpensive today. I bought a 10 lb. bag of potatoes on sale for $2.49, a bag of carrots for $.79, a bag of Quorn $2.50 and a can of tomato paste for…

Vegetarian Shepherds Pie


As much as I find my son’s decision to become a vegetarian overwhelming to my menu planning and cooking in the past three weeks I think I have eaten more vegetables than I have in the past year. I have noticed that all of us are eating less processed foods and less sugary foods even…

Slow Cooker Veggie-Beef Chili


This post is a bit late today.  Just like everyone else, life sometimes gets in the way.  Today it was three doctor appointments, out-of-town, of course, a cello lesson and a library program.  No, I do not sit around my house all day cooking dinner, cleaning or playing on the computer.  I am just like…

Vegetable Soup with Ground Beef


I think it is now heading into winter here in Southwest Michigan.  I woke up the other morning to 36 degree temperatures.  Yes, 36 degrees.  I am not ready for this.  Our summer was short on beach time because of cooler weather and now my fall is getting cut to start winter already?  No. But,…

General Tso’s Tofu


Growing up my mother made 4 dinners every night until I left for college.  There were very few nights that we actually all sat at a table and ate the same meal.  Most of my recollections are us each eating something different while sitting in front of a television.  A very ’70s way of family…

Better than Take-Out Orange Chicken


So, when chicken breasts are $1.99 a pound or less I buy them in bulk.   I cut some up into strips, some into cubes and leave some breasts whole.  I add marinate to some of the bags of chicken before I freeze them.  This way when I need cubed chicken, such as for this dish,…

Slow Cooker Sweet and Savory Boneless Pork Chops Meal


Last night I needed a meal that would be ready after my son’s musical program at school.  I knew we would not have enough time for a real meal beforehand so I wanted it to be ready at 6:30 pm.  I just wanted to add a salad and be ready to sit at the table…

My 300th Post – Chinese Casserole


I knew this post was coming and I thought I would make a special dinner to celebrate.   But, just like every other mom I know, it was a busy night last night and we are low on funds, being the end of the month and all, so I went with what I had on…

Easter Dinner – Slow Cooker Ham and Balsamic Roasted Carrots


My children love the fruit in the Easter Basket.  Each year they look forward to seeing what they will get.  We have done kiwis disguised as Easter eggs and this year the Easter Cantaloupe and Easter Watermelon.  We love having fun with their baskets. I LOVE Easter. To me, this is the perfect holiday. It…