Garden Updates: Last Weekend in May

Summer is still officially about a month away, but the classic Central Indiana humid heat has set-in his week. It’s not unusual for us to run 100% humidity, which, with all the rain we get in May, combined with temperatures in the mid to upper 80’s (Fahrenheit) makes for sticky, heavy, thick heat. My hairContinue reading “Garden Updates: Last Weekend in May”

Mother’s Day Tea: Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

It has been a very busy week for me, as I had a writing deadline for work that seems to have sucked one week of my life away (yes that’s a play on a Princess Bride reference). It was good writing, though, and feels satisfying and exciting now that it’s off into the world, whichContinue reading “Mother’s Day Tea: Dark Chocolate Chip Scones”

Weekly Recipes: Mojo Pork with Caribbean Rice and Beans

I think I’ve mentioned previously my devoted love for rice and beans, so it should be no surprise that for my birthday last week I opted to make myself one of my favorite versions of rice and beans, a recipe I found rather fortuitously one evening several years ago. You see, my husband and I,Continue reading “Weekly Recipes: Mojo Pork with Caribbean Rice and Beans”

Garden Progress and The Weekly Meal Plan for the Second Week of May

Last week was a very busy week! If you recall, we did May the 4th (be with you) with a Disney at Home day visiting Hollywood Studios. Then, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo, then my birthday, and then Mother’s Day (post coming about that). It’s also been a chilly few days in Central Indiana. WeContinue reading “Garden Progress and The Weekly Meal Plan for the Second Week of May”

COVID-19 Morale Boost:May the 4th Disney at Home Day

After the success of our first Disney at Home Day, which I had planned very much on the fly, the kids kept asking to do it again. On our first day, we had park hopper tickets and visited all of our favorite highlights from each park. For subsequent Disney at Home days, then, I thoughtContinue reading “COVID-19 Morale Boost:May the 4th Disney at Home Day”

Snacks: Crunchy Chunky Granola and Healthier Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

One afternoon late last week, I started making granola and wound-up with cookies. It was a rainy day near the end of the spring semester at my university, and even while I had so much to do to wrap-up one semester, I was also preparing for the summer term. My email inbox was hopping, messagesContinue reading “Snacks: Crunchy Chunky Granola and Healthier Chewy Oatmeal Cookies”

Weekly Recipes: Lemon Honey Chicken with Herb and Butter Noodles

Growing up one of my favorite meals my mother made was called Lime-Grilled Chicken, and believe it or not, it was a very old Weight Watchers recipe from the 1980’s. Chicken marinated in a heck of a lot of lime juice, a smashed clove of garlic, grilled, and topped with honey-butter (though I’m certain itContinue reading “Weekly Recipes: Lemon Honey Chicken with Herb and Butter Noodles”

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”

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”

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”