Ready for Thanksgiving?


Many of you may know we don’t have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving. We do appetizers, dips, watch parades, and football. Because of our schedule I gave up doing the big meal several years ago on Thanksgiving day. Trying to get the meal ready on a Thursday was too much for us. Everyone ended…

Pork Chops Stuffed with Cornbread, Apple and Craisin Stuffing


It’s the beginning of the month so I am on the lookout for sales on meat for the month. They had 1″ plus thick pork chops on sale for $1.49 a pound. These are the perfect thickness for stuffing with all kinds of good things. It is fall so my mind immediately turns to stuffing,…

New England Pies


Remember the turkey I told you about a few days ago that took forever to thaw enough for me to cook? Well, I finally roasted it. I usually buy a 12- 15 pound turkey for Thanksgiving as there are only four of us. But, when I bought this one just before Thanksgiving they only had…

Pork Chop and Bacon Stuffing Bake


We are coming to the end of our summer. The air at night is cooler. The skies are getting darker earlier and soon the kids will return to school. Where did our summer go? We had tons of fun this summer and now we are paying for it, literally. We are getting to the bottom…

Stuffed Tilapia


You know I try to use up everything in my freezer and pantry. Throwing away food bothers me. Not only for the amount of money I am wasting but I feel guilty about the energy, animals and everything else that went into making or growing the food I bought. I was cleaning up the freezer…

Happy Thanksgiving!


Originally posted on What's for Dinner Moms?:
No, my calendar has not lost a few days.  We decided to celebrate with our traditional Thanksgiving dinner a bit ahead of time this year so that when Thanksgiving day rolls around we can spend the day together doing all the things we really are thankful for…

Chicken, Green Bean and Stuffing Casserole (no creamed soups!)


Casseroles never photograph well, unless they are whole. But, boy do they taste great. I think it is the whole comfort food thing that we are all seeking right now. My entire family has been fighting a cold for about two weeks now. No one has been horribly sick but everyone is just feeling blah….

Creamy Chicken and Stuffing with State Testing


My daughter had her EXPLORE test this morning.  Because she is in Virtual School we had to drive to a town about 40 minutes away for her to take the test.  This is her first year in Virtual School so it has been a huge learning curve for us.  She was homeschooled in New York…

Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole


This meal started with a Facebook post from Hellman’s Mayonnaise featuring Trisha Yearwood making her after Thanksgiving Creamy Turkey Casserole that uses up those bits and pieces leftover from your big dinner.  The video can be seen here and the original recipe for Creamy Turkey Casserole here.  It sounded a bit strange but very easy. …

Happy Thanksgiving!


No, my calendar has not lost a few days.  We decided to celebrate with our traditional Thanksgiving dinner a bit ahead of time this year so that when Thanksgiving day rolls around we can spend the day together doing all the things we really are thankful for on that day.  We plan on reading, listening…

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing


Back to school and after school practices and meetings.  The last six weeks of school is going to be crazy.  My daughter is adding another day of dance in Kalamazoo, MI which means another hour drive each way.  I love that we can do this but three-four days a week in the evenings are tough. …

Pork en Croute


I wish I had a better picture of the pork en croute than this one but it all kind of fell apart as soon as I started cutting into it and it really wasn’t that beautiful to begin with. I knew I wanted something different for Thanksgiving dinner this year so I began searching Pinterest…