How to Build a Charcuterie Board


Day 14 of our Covid-19 Adventure has been okay. I think the further we go into this the easier it is getting. I guess it really is becoming “normal” which is a bit scary to me. Before we did a full not going out for us we did a small shop to pick up a…

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies


Day 13 is not so bad. I have been reading from others that have already gone through this in other places in the world that the first two weeks are definitely the hardest to adjust to. We all had a mini meltdown last night with short fuses all around. All it took was the wrong…

Irish Fries


Day 12 of semi-isolation. We are trying very hard to not go out now. Our pantry and freezer are fairly well stocked. We made a last minute run late last night and found the coveted item – toilet tissue! We had 6 rolls at home but with three women in the house well, that is…

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash


Day 11 is our first official day of shelter-in-place.  My daughter made a quick run out the other day for some fabric to make masks (she is sews quite a bit and wanted to help how she could) from the craft store and a few groceries. She said it was like nothing had changed. There…

Baked Pasta with Ricotta Cheese


Day 10 and Governor Whitmer announced shelter-in-place for Michigan. It really changes nothing for us as we were doing this already. We went out for a few fresh groceries once or twice and to pick up ice cream from a drive thru but other than that we have all been staying home. I have been encouraging…

Skillet Chicken and Garlic Parmesan Rice


Day 9 – Things are still going okay here. We have each had our time of uncertainty and a bit of a melt down about how things are now but thankfully we have each had others around us to lift us up and not let us sink into despair. I hear about so many people…

Revisited: Balsamic Italian Chicken


Day 6 in Coronavirus semi-lock down. Today is the first day of Spring. It is actually supposed to be almost 50 degrees here today which is unusual. It usually snows on the first day of Spring. I bet my crocuses are blooming. I haven’t seen them yet. I did get to go out in the…

Simple Braised Cabbage


So, how are we all doing today? Today is day 6 for us on being home inside. I went out for the first time yesterday for a quick trip to the grocery store. They were out of most staples but I was looking for a couple of things like garlic, garlic powder, and wine. Great…

Pizza Cups


We are getting creative over here having fun with scheduling and meal planning. My son (and most of us) are best when we have some sort of predictable schedule. So, we are keeping up a semi-relaxed schedule. Yes, my teens have to be up by 10 am. I don’t set a bedtime but we do…

Family Meals and Meal Planning


As more and more places are cancelling meetings. events, and classes we will be spending more and more time together at home. Now is a great time to start having family meals if you haven’t before. They don’t need to be anything fancy but gather your family at least once a day whether it is…

Coronavirus and Food


Middle Eastern Chicken Soup (click for link to recipe) I don’t know where you are right now but we are in the middle of a National and State Emergency with Coronavirus. My high schooler is off from school until April 13th and my college student is home until at least April 5th. My wife got…

Belgian Waffles


I love Belgian waffles. You probably thought I was kidding when I said we were having breakfast for dinner for the week. I love how easy breakfasts are to make and the kids love the variety. I also love that you can make extra and freeze them for future lunches or breakfasts – a win-win….