Kielbasa, Rice, and Broccoli Skillet Dinner


Happy Labor Day! School is starting tomorrow. We are spending the day getting ready and having a small family picnic. The weather the last few days has been cool but of course the weather predicted for the first day of school? High 80s! At least it is not rain predicted like usual. So, we are…

Old Fashioned Skillet Potatoes and Kielbasa


There are times you have to make due with what you have on hand. We are still trying to be frugal as we still have half a month left before payday and there is still so much we want to do before school starts. And there are all those pesky things you have to buy…

Slow Cooker German Style Potatoes and Smoked Sausage


It is getting tougher to make different meals each night. This meal was because I needed a slow cooker meal for the kids while we were all going off in different directions. My daughter loves vinegar. Any kind of vinegar. I think she would just drink a bottle of it if we let her. So,…

One Pan Cheesy Rice and Smoked Sausage


As I watch other families post pictures about the first day of school I am so happy we still have 34 days of summer vacation left! I love fall and back to school time but I also love having my kids around all summer. We still have cello camp, dance camp, a Feis in Milwaukee,…

One Skillet Tortellini & Sausage in Tomato Cream Sauce


Our family had a Snow Day yesterday.  It was wonderful.  We all needed that day to kind of put ourselves back together.   Things have been so busy that everything was just a bit off and the forced down time let us put everything back in order.  Now, if we could only find my son’s winter…

Bratwurst Macaroni and Cheese


We are back from our quick trip back home to visit my mother-in-law.  At 96 years-old she just entered a nursing home.  It has been tough on everyone but being 550 miles away from her as she makes this transition has been heartbreaking.  She has gone from stage 3 Alzheimer’s to almost stage 7 in…

Smoked Sausage with Pasta


  I think I am now past all the computer glitches and malfunctions.  It has been a maddening 2 weeks trying to get it all turned around.  Just when you think you have it all something else “pops-up.”  Ugh! So I am still on the comfort food theme for dinners.  Tax season has 5 days…

Kielbasa, Potato and Cheese Casserole


I am trying to use up everything in our freezer, refrigerator and pantry this month so I have instituted a No Buy Month for groceries this month.  I am allowed to buy fresh items like milk, eggs, vegetables and fruit but even those I am trying to limit so that I can use all the…

Kielbasa with Sauerkraut


This was another emergency meal for me.  I needed something quick at 8:00 pm at night to throw together for dinner for my family and this is what I came up with.  I added cut up veggies on the side and dinner was served in 15 minutes.