Air Fryer – Fried Ravioli


Day 18 – We are just waiting for the Governor to declare that the school year is over for both kids. Neither one is happy. My son has 3 Advanced Placement (AP) tests to take and I know that they were trying to come up with a plan for the students to take those so that…

Revisited: Sweet and Sour Spam


Day 17 – We are in a small rural county in Michigan. Even here the Coronavirus has reached us. We are not like other areas with huge numbers of people infected (well at least identified as infected) or dying from it. But, we are not as immune as we think we are. We live near…

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…

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…

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…

Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Loin


Life is different. We are on day 5 of not going out. I am talking to everyone about the new “normal.” My kids are having a bit of a hard time adjusting to being home, learning online, seeing people (other than family) via the internet, and even when they do go out it is alone….

Oladi Russian Pancakes


I am tired. I am remember when we were kids my parents wouldn’t schedule anything for two or three days after vacation. I remember thinking how could they do that? I wanted to keep going. Now, I get it. I am bone weary tired. We drove from MI to Lake Geneva, WI to Orlando, FL,…

Cheesy Grits and Shrimp with Bacon


I honestly don’t think I have ever had grits in my entire life. If I did it was many, many years ago and they obviously didn’t make much of an impression on me. In a time of we need to stretch ourselves and our eating again we decided to try dishes we have never had…

Sausage Meatball and Orzo Soup


We generally have soup for dinner at least once a week or once every other week with a nice crusty loaf of bread and a salad. Soup is so easy to make and the family loves the leftovers for lunch the next day. It is super easy to double the recipe and make enough to…

Beef Barley Soup Slow Cooker


The cold has returned to Michigan. Not much snow here other than the banks around the driveways and one the roadsides. I can actually see grass on my front lawn in February? That is pretty much unheard of. I do know that if things follow the usual path we will have at least 2 more…