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…

7 Meals with Chicken Breasts that Won’t Bore Your Family


We eat a lot of chicken breasts in our house. They are fairly inexpensive so I have to try and make each meal I use them in as different as possible so my family doesn’t realize they are eating chicken three days in a row and revolt! I have found if I make them with…

Day 217: Check In


Thirty-one weeks: We went to Costco in Kalamazoo the other day to get a few items. We cannot find Basmati rice here so we ended up getting a 15 pound bag! We will share it but we were tired of not having rice. I have been researching best practices for storing larger amounts of food-…

Simple Semi Homemade Apple Cider Cake


Team Pumpkin Spice or Apple Cider? I am apple cider all the way. Don’t get me wrong I love a good pumpkin pie more than anything but pumpkin pie flavored foods that shouldn’t be pumpkin pie flavored just don’t sit well with me. When I was little my father worked in an old-fashioned cider mill,…

Cheesy Cornbread Sloppy Joes


Since the Michigan Supreme Court struck down the governor’s mandates since April 30th last week our cases of Covid-19 have started trending upwards again. We are now on New York states quarantine list so we cannot go to New York next week. We are disappointed to say the least. We were looking forward to seeing…

Grilled Pork Loin Sandwiches


I have been reading on the internet about many people planning for the next round of Covid-19 and/or the flu by buying extra groceries and stocking up. I haven’t really thought of this as we have our little pantry that I use to try and only buy things on sale when I can. We are…

Corned Beef Tacos with Creamy Cole Slaw


Most people only eat corned beef near St. Patrick’s Day or if they have corned beef hash on a breakfast menu from time to time. We eat it all year round. It is a favorite in our house and I am always looking for things to make with my leftovers, if there are any. We…