Big Mac Casserole


First off, my family thought I was crazy when I proposed this casserole. I grew up with the jingle: “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.” It is an earworm that strikes every once in a while so my kids also know the 80s jingle. When I…

Stuffed Cod and an Anniversary


Day 72: First today is Memorial Day. The day in the United States we honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. To those who served, are serving, and those who are no longer with us we say, “Thank you for your service.” Second happy anniversary to my…

Jimmy Dean’s Crustless Quiche


Day 68 –  Once a week we have Breakfast for Dinner. It makes my dinner planning easier. Also, breakfast for dinner meals tend to be a bit simpler to make and my family thinks it is fun. Have a bunch of cereal open that you want to get rid of? Make a cereal bar. Place…

Meatloaf: Like Grandma Used to Make


Day 67 – Listening to the CEO of my wife’s company gave us a bit of a pause. She figures there will be more weeks of furlough but he was mentioning 50/50 chance of the US falling into a depression by fall and possible layoffs in the next few months. We knew this was coming…

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…

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…

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…

Spinach, Feta, and Mushroom Quiche


Day 47 – I had a meeting the other day with some of the agents in the travel agency I work for and when they asked how we were all coping with the changes in our lives.  I mentioned how in some ways I have really liked this time and am settling in to it….

Patti LaBelle’s Over the Rainbow Mac & Cheese


Day 37 – How has your life changed? I notice our schedules that we kept for the first week or two have completely gone out the window. I am still trying to keep some resemblance of order but it is failing. I have been going to bed about 3 am or 4 am (Netflix, News,…

Chicken Tenders with Hot Honey Sauce


Day 27 – I have been doing a bit of reading on stress eating. Everything I read is everyone talking about how we are all seeking comfort foods. Grocery stores are reporting spikes in processed foods, chips, cookies, and candy sales. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is the main reason we seek out the foods high…

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…