Canadian Poutine

During the past few weeks I was able to take my daughter to a Feis (rhymes with mesh) in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Lake Geneva is a cute little resort town and we always have a great time. We ate our lunch on a breezy afternoon near the lake. It was cold but such a lovely…

Saturday Musings: 1

I have decided to change up my Saturday postings a bit. I had been doing a Checking In weekly during the past year. Then I got to the year mark and decided Covid-19 wasn’t going to be going any time soon so I needed to find another way to think about this time. I had…

Checking In: Day 371

Week 53: So after 10 days after my first shot I got Covid arm. I got a big red bump that is about 2″-3″ in diameter. It is hot and itchy. After calling my doctor we are thinking all my health problems over the past two weeks are linked back to the shot. I am…

Simple Boston Creme Cake

We are still loving all the desserts! I love Poke Cakes because you can make so many different cakes from one idea. This cake was requested by my wife the other night when she was craving Boston Creme Donuts. It gives you the flavor of the Boston Creme Pie or Donuts without the heaviness. I…

Barbecue Stuffing Meatloaf

Things are getting better. I have had gout since I was 18 years-old. I can go years without a flare up but I started on last Friday night. I thought 2-3 days as usual and I would be back to normal. Nope. Not this time. It started to move from my big toe across the…

The Summer of …

Last year was the Summer of Grilling for us. We grilled everything and anything we could. Ordinary chicken, steaks, and fish to the extraordinary turkey and whole ham. It was fun for us and made us really be creative in what we were having and we found we will only grill a turkey from now…

Checking In: Day 365

Week 52: Schools are closing. Toilet paper, rice, canned meats, and frozen foods are in short supply in most grocery stores. It is a pandemic. We will be closed for 2-4 weeks. Stay safe. Stay in place. That’s how it began one year ago. I have been crying a lot this week. All my emotions…

Banana Pudding Chessman Dessert: Revisited

This recipe came up in one my searches recently and I was unable to stop thinking about it. When we were out shopping I picked up the ingredients to make it. I think we all think it was better than we remembered it. I made a small change to the recipe because I couldn’t find…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It is the biggest holiday, other than Christmas in our house. In this time of Covid there is little live Irish dancing and music happening but my daughter’s dance school put together a video for us this year. My daughter is in the first group in the center. She is dancing…

Tired of Plain Old Hot Dogs? 5 Tasty Toppings to Try!

My family rarely eats hot dogs. When they do they want more than relish, mustard, and sometimes onions on them. They want tons of flavors and options for their hot dogs. Here are some of our favorites: Chicago Stye Hot Dogs (click for link to recipe) Before moving 90 minutes from Chicago I had never…

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…