Checking In: Day 70


Day 70 – 10 weeks. I keep writing these each Saturday to keep almost a journal of what is going on,  where we are as a family and a bit of the world. My son is three weeks from ending school. He took his Advanced Placement (AP) tests the  past two weeks. For him it…

Almond Cake


Day 69 – I recently asked for my family to make me an almond cake. They had promised to make me a cake and this is what I really wanted. They did an amazing job! They used this recipe for Almond Cream Cake from Tastes of Lizzie T (click for link to blog post) and…

Jimmy Dean’s Crustless Quiche


Day 68 –  Once a week we have Breakfast for Dinner. It makes my dinner planning easier. Also, breakfast for dinner meals tend to be a bit simpler to make and my family thinks it is fun. Have a bunch of cereal open that you want to get rid of? Make a cereal bar. Place…

Meatloaf: Like Grandma Used to Make


Day 67 – Listening to the CEO of my wife’s company gave us a bit of a pause. She figures there will be more weeks of furlough but he was mentioning 50/50 chance of the US falling into a depression by fall and possible layoffs in the next few months. We knew this was coming…

Chicken and Basmati Rice Casserole


Day 66 – I have been reading that we have gone from panic buying as in people buying tons of toilet paper, paper towels, and whatever they could grab to hoarding. They are looking for the items that they are afraid will run out and they want to make sure they have enough if this…

Pollo Loco Grilled Chicken with Rice


Day 65 – Finally an almost nice day! I can almost believe that we will actually have a Spring rather than just skipping it and going directly to false summer in June. I haven’t heard how this summer is supposed to be weather wise yet. Lake Michigan has risen about 18″ since we moved here…

May 2020: About Us


There are some new followers of “What’s for Dinner Moms?” and I haven’t updated my About Us in quite awhile. I started this blog just over 8 years ago now. My children were young and I was struggling with a son with Autism who was on the path to eating only beige and fried foods….

Checking In: Day 63


Day 63 – Nine weeks. Still waiting for warmer weather. I think if we could get out in the yard or out on the porches in the sunshine life would at least feel a bit better. This week the temperature struggled to get to 50 degrees. Most days it was 40 which isn’t bad but…

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting


Day 62 – We have started making fancier breakfasts on the weekend since the shelter in place started almost 9 weeks ago. It seems like we are taking more time to do the family things (which is good). There are no commutes to jobs and school even if they are working on the weekends. That…

Dynamite Shrimp with Spicy Sauce


Day 61: As the headlines of meat production being slowed down have hit the news we have been working on eating out of our freezer as much as possible. Time to clean it out for summer fruits and veggies that will be coming in the next few months. In our area the price of meat has…

Grilled Asian Pork Burgers with Sweet and Spicy Slaw


Day 60 – How is everyone doing? I know many of you have been working through this as essential workers and first responders. I hope you and your families are good. We are a bit stir crazy here. Still a bit cold, in the low 30s at night and trying to hit 50 during the day….

Croque Monsieur


Day 59 – Wow! The internet is crazy lately. It seems like no one can agree on anything. Open the country. Keep it closed. Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Sheep. Snowflakes. UGH!!! I am trying to avoid the news and most forms of online discussions lately because the fighting is really upsetting to…