Chicken Stir-Fry with Garlic Sauce


Still dealing with the fall-out from the stomach flu in our house.  I thought mine would be gone in about the same 24-48 hours as everyone else.  Of course not! I am now going on my sixth day.   I do not want to feel queasy all the time. I started this post last week but…

Chicken and Broccoli


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We spent the day just the way we intended.  We watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time in 3-4 years.  We played Scattergories and laughed until our sides hurt.  We napped.  We made a simple dinner, together.  We truly enjoyed just the four of us…

Spicy Asian Pork Chops


This was another simple meal for us.  I started cooking the rice as soon as I put the pork on to cook and everything came out at just about the same time.  Start to finish from when I started cooking the meal was about 30-35 minutes.  Love these quick easy meal. Verdict: This was a…

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…

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…

Life, Death and Chicken Yakisoba


I decided to take a two-week hiatus recently with the passing of my mother-in-law.  She lived a long beautiful life but death, even when expected, is never easy. The day we had been waiting for had arrived about 2 weeks ago.   We got the call that my mother-in-law was near the end and we should…

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken


My daughter does not like rice.  I am trying every way I can to cook it so she will eat it.  I have tried brown rice, white rice, rice mixes.  I have cooked it with spices, chicken stock, beef stock and tried putting stuff like corn, peppers, onions in it.  She will grudgingly eats a…

Saucy Asian Meatballs


Lots of ground beef to use right now so I am trying to make different things so the kids don’t realize the meat is the same thing every night.  This recipe for Saucy Asian Meatballs is from Bear With Me at Chef Jenny.com.    I must confess that I followed the recipe just as it…

Pork Fried Rice


One last To-Go dinner before vacation!  I am ready to burst with excitement.  We are heading to Walt Disney World.  I am a master planner so I have breakfasts and dinners booked for our stay.  Half are our old favorites such as Biergarten, Crystal Palace and Cape May Cafe’ and the rest are new to…

Chicken Stir Fry


Another simple way to add lots of veggies to my dinners is with Asian inspired dishes.  I love that I can mix up the recipe I found for Chicken Stir Fry from Hoosier Family Love.com and have it ready fairly quickly.  The most strenuous part of the recipe is chopping the vegetables.  For my heartier…

Slow Cooker Chinese Pork and Broccoli


I am working on cleaning out our freezers for the big Thanksgiving/Christmas baking season.  I have pretty much cleaned out the refrigerator of all the stray items but still need to work on the freezer. I had four fairly large thick pork chops that I found in my freezer that needed to be used.  I…