This is Halloween! And a Slow Cooker Vegetable Pasta Sauce


So, this was a simple Do It Yourself (DIY) Halloween for us. I am the queen of sweatshirt and sweatpants costumes. When I was little my mom made all our Halloween costumes though I desperately wanted one of the ones with the plastic masks and plastic dresses. Remember those? Now, I am doing the same…

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Walking Again


As I started this year I pledged to myself to try to present the truest picture possible about our life. Everyone has struggles and things to get through and as we read these blogs sometimes we forget that we are reading about real people and their lives. Sometimes things look so fairy tale like that…

Slow Cooker Fish Chowder


We need things that are quick, easy and will hold up to staying warm for an extended period of time on dance class nights. The first shift of meals may be anywhere from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and the last at 9:00 pm. Simple meals in the slow cooker are what I have found work…

Spicy Thai Noodles


My son loves spicy food. The hotter, the better according to him. I truly believe it is part of his sensory issues with Autism. ┬áSubtlety has never been his strength. When I first thought about making Spicy Thai Noodles the part that appealed to me the most was that I could make it lightly spicy…

Ground Beef Lo Mein


The temperatures are finally getting cooler here. The other morning it was 39 degrees even with the sun shining. Today we are starting the time of year with little to no sun. We are looking for comfort food and pasta does that for most of my family. I am not a fan of red sauce…

Shrimp Po-Boys


We have been eating quite a bit of shrimp and fish lately. Still trying to stick to the mostly vegetarian diet while still eating fish and seafood, and dairy. I noticed today our milk consumption is slowly dropping as I am sure our cheese consumption will slowly start to go down to as we slowly…

Simple Cheesy Quorn Casserole


The weather here in Southwest Michigan has been amazing. The past two days it has been 70 degrees! For the first week in November that is almost unheard of. ┬áLast Halloween we had snow so we are outside taking advantage of every moment in the sun we could get. So, dinner is later than usual…

Buffalo Tofu “Wings”


Even though my son has given up on his vegetarianism for now I am still trying to do 90% or so vegetarian diet for all of us. We do dairy, eggs and seafood. But, even the egg consumption has dropped way down. We used to use 2 dozen eggs every 10 days or so. Now…

Blackened Tilapia and Roasted Vegetable Taco Bowls


We were supposed to go away to a Feis this past weekend but due to car issues and my daughter coming down with a cold we missed for the first time, in five years, a dance competition that we had signed up for. I think that is pretty good considering we attend 10-14 Feis each…

Buffalo Shrimp Tostadas


When I first told my kids about this dish I got “the Face.” You know the scrunchy face your kids make when they think something sounds weird or yucky. They both said, “Buffalo sauce on shrimp? That will be disgusting.” They love Buffalo wings and Buffalo sauce and I guaranteed them they would like it,…

Korean Beef made with Quorn


I purchased this product with my own money. I am not in any way affiliated with Quorn. These thoughts and opinions are my own. Quorn is something I had never heard of until my son decided he wanted to become a vegetarian. I was searching for a meat substitute to use once in a while…

Tofu Parmigiano


I haven’t talked much about my daughter’s school before but it is a big part of our days. She attends Connections Academy. It is not homeschool but also not traditional school. She has lessons given to her online and has teachers, in a building near Lansing, that hold lessons online a few times a week….