5 Independence Day Dishes

My wife is having surgery on Wednesday so we are super busy right now getting ready for that, friends from out of town visiting, and my son’s graduation party all at once! The next few days will be the hardest with her out of commission for the month but we will get through. So, this…

Saturday Musings #8

Eighteen summers. This is a mantra we repeat often in our house, eighteen summers. That is the number of summers we have with our children before they are leaving for school, jobs, or life. I am lucky I have had all eighteen years. So many of my friends never had eighteen years with their children….

Chicken Piccata

Two thousand one hundred posts in nine years. When I looked at that number it seemed impossible that I had written that many. But, it seems right. There were only a few hundred posts in the first few years but the last few years it has been fairly consistent, as long as life co-operated. I…

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

I love potatoes! Mashed, roasted, fried, or boiled I don’t care I will eat them in any form. Now, another favorite of mine is vinegar – cider vinegar, malt vinegar, or balsamic vinegar, are all my favorites. Combining potatoes AND vinegar now that is perfection to me! Verdict: When making these you have to be…

Tangy Grilled Shrimp

When it is warm and I don’t know what to cook it seems like shrimp is my go to. I can put it in a bowl to marinate early in the afternoon and by dinner time it is ready to cook after being in the delicious sauce. Grilling the takes no time. In this meal…

Recipes for Large Gatherings,Teenagers, or Hearty Eaters

We are in the middle of graduation right now so we are attending LOTS of graduation parties. It is interesting seeing the mix of foods and offerings. I am always looking for dishes that can feed large groups that are simple, fun, and tasty! Slow Cooker Glazed Meatballs (click for link to recipe) I love…

Another Musing #7.5

Today I normally put out top 5 recipes for … I will do that tomorrow. Today I am thinking about graduation and changes in our life. When my daughter was born she needed surgery when she 10 days old. I had stayed up for several days with her during her testing and refused to leave…

Saturday Musings #7

Tomorrow is the big day. He is ready. We are ready. This seems drag on forever and ever. When my daughter graduated because she was in an on-line program there was one optional graduation picnic and graduation. That was it. None of the other 150 concerts, convocations, lectures, honors ceremonies, parades, etc… just to get…

Check in: Day 357

Week 51: It seems almost impossible that it has been nearly a year since we started with the “Stay Safe. Stay in Place.” here. This past week kind of blew up for me in so I didn’t post much because Michigan opened up quite a bit and now everyone has decided everything is going back…

Check In: Day 350

Week 50: Well here in Michigan we are getting closer to getting the shot. Next week they are lowering the age to 50 for people to get Covid-19 shots. I am on the wait lists at several places so we will see if and when I can get one. My mother gets her second dose…

Check In: Day 343

Week 49: As we creep closer and closer to the one year mark things are starting to feel more “normal.” I think it is because we are starting to accept what “normal” will be like. We don’t think so much about Covid every day. I don’t know it is a good thing or not. The…

Check In: Day 336

Week 48: Every day feels like it is a bit closer to the “end” of Covid-19. I see more friends getting vaccinated. My mother had her first shot with no side effects. I know it is going to take time to get to where we can feel safe going out into large groups but at…