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: Sweet and Sour Chicken

This recipe has been a family favorite for 6 years and is, by far, one of my kids’ most requested dinners. I originally found this recipe on Pinterest, and it was labeled as a baked sweet and sour chicken. While it is technically baked to finish it off, the chicken still gets fried in aContinue reading “Weekly Recipes: Sweet and Sour Chicken”

Throw Back Thursday: Summery Ground Turkey Stroganoff

5/05/2013 Summery Ground Turkey Stroganoff Ah Sunday dinner, that somewhat bygone tradition from yester-year, and one this family is trying to bring back.  You know Sunday Dinner, right? Cloth napkins, nice plates, candles, and a big family-style feast?  A time for everyone to reflect on the weekend, to talk about the upcoming week, and toContinue reading “Throw Back Thursday: Summery Ground Turkey Stroganoff”

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”

Weekly Recipes: Refried Bean Burritos and Spaghetti

My family knows I absolutely love rice and beans; truly, it’s pretty much my favorite meal (stay tuned for my birthday meal!). My family tolerates this love, and even participates to a certain degree, though with varying degrees of enthusiasm based on person or bean-type. Baked beans are an adult-only delicacy (which I don’t understandContinue reading “Weekly Recipes: Refried Bean Burritos and Spaghetti”

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”

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”

Throw Back Thursday: French Onion Soup from 3/13/2014

Note: This post originally appeared on my old blog on March 13th, 2014. I’ve copied and pasted it below, but removed the links because they won’t work. First things first…. Yes.  This is the story of the past three weeks. All four of us have been on antibiotics for over a week now.  Several ofContinue reading “Throw Back Thursday: French Onion Soup from 3/13/2014”