Chicken & Cheese Slow Cooker Tacquitos


I am tired. We are coming up on the end of September and I am exhausted already. How am I going to make it to June? We had my son’s annual Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting this week. I was a bit concerned about it as they are going to want to dismiss him from…

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas


Frugal. I love that word. I choose to spend my money on certain things and not on others. We love our vacations and having our children take a wide variety of classes and lessons. They are not free. So, I choose to not have new furniture, carpeting or the most up-to-date seasonal clothing. It’s my…

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas


It was a crazy and fun weekend. We were in Milwaukee for three days for a Mommy/Daughter Feis, Irish dance competition, trip. No, I don’t dance, I finance, as they say. She did really well. It was the first time in a long time she could come off stage and say, “I did the best…

Mexican Cornbread


We are coming to the end of January. In our house that means we are trying to use up all the odds and ends in our freezer and pantry. There was a sale on ground beef the other day so I bought 20 pounds to freeze. But, before it headed to the freezer I took…

Tostachos (Tostados Nachos)


I am all for using up every little piece of food in my refrigerator and freezer before it goes bad. Every time I grocery shop I notice how all the prices across the store are rising so nothing irritates me more than when I have to throw away a vegetable or leftovers that got pushed…

Shrimp Quesadillas


The first day of school started off at a run, literally. My son slept through his alarm.  Thirty-five minutes of a loud beeping alarm, he slept through. Of course we also overslept until 6:30 am. Oops. He needs to be at the bus stop by 7:05. This is a kid who needs at least an…

Vegetable and Shrimp Enchilada Verde


We have some new followers to a bit about us. I am trying to make a different meal each week night for my family. I have been on this quest for about 2 years. My son decided last month that he was going to be a vegetarian so I am trying to now balance his…

Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Burgers


I write my menu plan about a month at a time. This is becoming a bit difficult for me with the change in food choices. I am truly trying to stretch myself in cooking and eating but I have already purchased a bunch of chicken and sausage so I am going to try to figure…

One Skillet Mexican Quinoa Dinner


I am truly trying to support my son in his desire to become a vegetarian. Yet, I am trying to balance the rest of the family wanting to eat meat with his desire not to. He is being very good about understanding that other members in the family are making different choices. He has offered…

Slow Cooker Mexican Spiced Boneless Pork Ribs


We’re having a heat wave!  Well, it really is 10 degrees out but the sun is shining!  That makes all the difference in the world.  Everyone I have met today seems in a good mood.  Usually people have their heads bowed and their hands shoved in their pockets and are doing the quick shuffle as…

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas


The kids start back to school next week.  It cannot be possible.  I swear we were just celebrating their being home for three months.  For us this was the summer that really wasn’t.  We are used to going to the beach 3-4 days a week and we went to the beach 3-4 times this whole…

Individual Layered Mexican Pizzas


We needed something really quick and easy for dinner tonight that would travel fairly well for our “To-Go” meals.  I still have lots of ground beef to use and had left over cheese sauce from last night’s dinner that I really wanted to use in something.  I hate throwing food away and am always looking…