Pollo Loco Grilled Chicken with Rice


Day 65 – Finally an almost nice day! I can almost believe that we will actually have a Spring rather than just skipping it and going directly to false summer in June. I haven’t heard how this summer is supposed to be weather wise yet. Lake Michigan has risen about 18″ since we moved here…

May 2020: About Us


There are some new followers of “What’s for Dinner Moms?” and I haven’t updated my About Us in quite awhile. I started this blog just over 8 years ago now. My children were young and I was struggling with a son with Autism who was on the path to eating only beige and fried foods….

Checking In: Day 63


Day 63 – Nine weeks. Still waiting for warmer weather. I think if we could get out in the yard or out on the porches in the sunshine life would at least feel a bit better. This week the temperature struggled to get to 50 degrees. Most days it was 40 which isn’t bad but…

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting


Day 62 – We have started making fancier breakfasts on the weekend since the shelter in place started almost 9 weeks ago. It seems like we are taking more time to do the family things (which is good). There are no commutes to jobs and school even if they are working on the weekends. That…

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…

Check In: Day 56


Day 56 – Two months. Eight weeks. Wow! I never thought it would be like this. For Mother’s Day tomorrow I have asked for a day of family cleaning without complaints from anyone. They are usually pretty good about cleaning but I want a whole day of wiping baseboards, scrubbing the kitchen floors and cupboards,…

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…

Western Quiche


Day 54 – Trying to find new ways to amuse ourselves. We are doing tons of cleaning now. For the longest time I think we resisted it. Don’t get me wrong we sort of cleaned more than usual but not the really deep cleaning I wanted. The scrub the living room carpet, take everything out…