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…

Macaroni & Cheese with Sausage


I love smoked sausage or Kielbasa. My family is a bit indifferent to it. I could eat it 3-4 nights a week and not care. So, when I serve it I kind of have to mix it into other things. We often have it with eggs, or potatoes, even macaroni and cheese. This is their…

Mac & Cheese with McCormick Grill Mates Smoked Sausages


*This is NOT a sponsored post. I bought the sausages with my own money and these are my own thoughts and opinions and should be interpreted as such. When I was grocery shopping a few weeks ago I saw these McCormick Grill Mates Smoked Sausages on sale. My kids LOVE Montreal Steak seasoning on just…

Smoked Sausage and Bean Slow Cooker Soup


Another slow cooker day! I am trying to get my freezer cleaned out again this month as two weekends away and one birthday already this month have put a dent in our cash flow.  Tonight is my daughter’s birthday party and next week is her actual birthday. So, we are trying to limit our spending…

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole


We were working with one car this past week. In a larger city it wouldn’t be so bad. Buses, taxis, even friends would be able to help us. But after our car was towed Monday night were still waiting for them to fix/replace the fuel pump on Friday. Really, it takes this long? But, in…

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,…

Slow Cooker Gumbo with Quinoa


I missed a whole day yesterday.  Because of a perfect storm of events I ended up staying in bed all day yesterday.  Which sounds perfect to most moms but the stomach flu that accompanied the day was awful. I was the last to get it in our family and actually thought my Super Mom powers…

Smoked Sausage Hash with Fried Eggs


I am still cleaning out my pantry and freezer with a “No Buy January.” Except for some fresh produce and dairy I am hoping to have both my freezer and pantry empty by the end of January.  My refrigerator is pretty sparse right now and I am working on weeding out all the condiment and…

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…