Check In: Happy Halloween


Day 231/ Week 33: Happy Halloween! We are once again preparing for an unknown here. Will we have 200-300 trick or treaters or 2? They announced last month, before Michigan numbers for Covid-19 started spiking, that they would have in person trick or treating in our area. There are lots of trunk or treats and…

Sweet Potato Bread


In our area pumpkin is hard to find this year. I was able to get 2 pie or sugar pumpkins from our grocery store and 1 from our farm share. Pie or sugar pumpkins are smaller, more fleshy and less stringy than carving pumpkins. We cut them in half, removed the seeds, and roasted them….

Breakfast Bowls with Sausage Gravy


It’s breakfast for dinner day! You know I love my breakfast for dinner meals as they are so simple to make and my family thinks it’s a big treat. Little do they know I really don’t like breakfast meals at breakfast time because I find them too heavy to eat but love them later in…

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Loin


I usually leave writing this introduction to the recipe until the very end just before I am ready to publish the recipe. I am never quite sure what I am going to write about until I start writing. My kids, the weather, life, or whatever happens to be on the news may make it into…

Sheet Pan Italian Sausage Sandwiches


So, how are you all doing? I seem to be on edge lately Anxious, scared, concerned, one moment, and then hopeful, and forward looking the next moment. Normally, I would say perimenopause but right now I blame the election, covid-19, and school being a concerning area for us. Since my son has been quarantined they…

Chicken Noodle Casserole: Comfort Food


It has been fairly cold and dreary here the last few days. The kids were remarking how there hasn’t been any snow yet though, which is good. I expect that by Halloween we will have our first snow. It is generally around that time. I am craving comfort foods. Plus, I am thinking ahead to…

Sides for Thanksgiving Dinner


I know it seems early to start thinking about Thanksgiving but with some food shortages being foreseen and many of us staying home this year it is a perfect time to start planning. We will be grilling our turkey this year (click for link to recipe). It is so delicious and tender, yum! Here are…

Checking In: Day 224


I don’t know about you but as I am watching the number of Covid-19 cases rise across the country I am thankful that the percentage of people of dying from Covid is dropping significantly but I am concerned about the number of cases. When I went to the doctor the other day I was telling…

Reuben Fritters


You can see we are really liking the little bites for dinners lately. We have been in a bar food type mood lately and since we still do not want to physically go to restaurants we are making due with making some off our own. Yes, we could order out buy bar food is just…

Honey Chicken


I think the weather is dragging me down a bit. It has been super cloudy for about a week now. I have a bit of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) when the weather starts to turn. The lack of sunshine here in Michigan from now until spring drags me down. Maybe this will be the year…

Cod Fish Cakes


It is actually been kind of nice having all four of us home again for a bit. It took my mind a few minutes to wrap around the idea of what was happening but now I like it again. With his extra time my son has been writing his college essays. He wrote one last…

Italian Sausage Alfredo Casserole


Well, life decided to throw us a bit of a curve ball. We are all fine but we received a call from the County Health Department that my son was in contact with a person with Covid-19 at school and now he has to quarantine until October 29th. If he shows any symptoms between now…