Big Mac Casserole


First off, my family thought I was crazy when I proposed this casserole. I grew up with the jingle: “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.” It is an earworm that strikes every once in a while so my kids also know the 80s jingle. When I…

Chicken Strip Wraps with Boom Boom Sauce


We are getting to the bottom of our freezer! In our No Buy June we are cleaning out our freezer that we used to stock up on during the “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” time. We know that there may be another time that we are limited in movements again so we are cleaning out the…

Breakfast for Dinner: Scramble Bowls


Still working on cleaning out the freezers. We had shredded potatoes – you know when potatoes are on sale for 2 #10 bags for ….. You stop and think what would I do with 20 lbs. of potatoes? Here you go! You can prepare your potatoes for what you may want to use them for…

Grilled Shrimp and Vegetables


Day 82 – So, are we all tired of making dinner every night yet? I know we are! We are trying to keep things simple, lots of grilling, because it seems the easiest thing to do right now. Let some meat marinate all day and then cook it for dinner. We never really went out…

Caribbean Beef Tacos – Slow Cooker


Day 74 – I guess if anything the “Stay Safe. Stay Home.” has helped me become a bit more creative in my cooking. Before if I didn’t have an ingredient or something I wanted for dinner I or one of the kids could run out to the store and pick it up. I mean we…

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…

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…

Chicken Parmigiana with Homemade Sauce


Day 58 – This is one of my son’s favorite meals. When it is his turn to choose a special meal it is usually this. He asked specifically that I make the fried kind and homemade sauce when he made his request for Chicken Parm.  If you like a lot of sauce on with your…

Ham & Cheese Braid


Day 55 – It is predicted to stay cooler through the middle of May. With the highs struggling to get to 50 degrees people are getting a little stir crazy here. The nights are getting longer – this was at 8:50 pm the other night. The beaches are open but so far people are mostly…