Throwback Thursday: Sweet Potato and Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

4/21/2015 Sweet Potato and Turkey Shepherds Pie and About That Long Absence…. Another long hiatus from blogging, it would seem. And while I can’t guarantee this post is the start of a new, more frequent blogging trend, I *can* tell you with some certainty that I think the valley I’ve been walking through for someContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Sweet Potato and Turkey Shepherd’s Pie”

Weekly Recipes: Italian and Ground Turkey Hobo Dinners

Italian Hobo DinnerYield: 6 servings 2 packages turkey smoked sausage1 sweet onion, sliced thin1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips4 sundried tomatoes in oil, sliced into strips1 14 ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained and rinsed1/2 recipe zesty italian dressingContinue reading “Weekly Recipes: Italian and Ground Turkey Hobo Dinners”

Weekly Recipes: Pizza Night and Spring Pea Pasta

Happy Monday lovely people! I don’t want to spend too much time prefacing my recipe posts because, frankly, I find that super annoying on most blogs. *scrolling* *scrolling* *where’s the &*$# recipe?* You’ll find family story tidbits in the Weekly Meal Plan posts, and garden tidbits in garden posts. If I have something poignant toContinue reading “Weekly Recipes: Pizza Night and Spring Pea Pasta”

The Weekly Meal Plan: April 20-26 2020

It’s a cloudy day in central Indiana and it’s making us all want to be lazy and nap. While there is a to-do list (there’s always a to-do list), I’m perfectly alright with us taking some rest and relaxation time. We may get to some garden chores yet this afternoon, or we may not. TheContinue reading “The Weekly Meal Plan: April 20-26 2020”

Garden Progress: Storms and Bobcats the Second Week of April

I’m up early again. It’s 6:30 am. I’ve been up a little more than an hour. I like the quiet time I can steal away by getting up now. I like how I’m more prepared to tackle my day after this time, after some gentle yoga, and after writing my lists and making my plans.Continue reading “Garden Progress: Storms and Bobcats the Second Week of April”

The Weekly Meal Plan: April 13-19 2020 and Homemade Easter Treats

Happy Easter week! This past Sunday we celebrated as a little family at the Homestead, then we took a little cake and plates of food to my parents while still staying at a distance and not going inside their house. It was strange to not have a large family gathering, but I’m thankful we gotContinue reading “The Weekly Meal Plan: April 13-19 2020 and Homemade Easter Treats”

Throwback Thursday: Slow-Cooked Italian Beef Sandwiches & Homemade French-Style Bread

12/17/2012 Dear Bread: Get In My Mouth! After all the sadness of Friday, we tried hard to begin focusing on “small good things” Saturday morning, then packed in as much fun and family into this weekend as we possibly could.  It’s a luxury I know the victims, friends, families, and residents of Newton do notContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Slow-Cooked Italian Beef Sandwiches & Homemade French-Style Bread”

The Weekly Meal Plan: April 6 – April 12 2020

So, it’s April 9th and I’m just now getting the weekly meal plan posted. It’s been a garden-focused week, as I mentioned in my previous post. It’s also been a week where I’ve had a little more bandwidth to handle my job, which has been welcome and necessary. I’ve been catching up on things thatContinue reading “The Weekly Meal Plan: April 6 – April 12 2020”

Garden Progress: Early April

I’m behind on blogging this week, but for a very good reason: the garden. It’s the first week of April and the weather has been dry and fair–it’s the perfect time to work on the infrastructure and hard-scaping to be ready for planting. In my last garden post I shared our plans for a largerContinue reading “Garden Progress: Early April”

Weekly Recipes: Beignets and Basic Bread

I’m a little later than anticipated on updating the blog with these recipes, so I apologize. Every week since the second week of March has been a little different, it seems. It’s all part of this new normal we’re all adjusting to and coping with, and there are definitely more-successful and less-successful days. I dislikeContinue reading “Weekly Recipes: Beignets and Basic Bread”