And then it snowed–AND the menu plan

We had our millionth and eight snow day last week. This time, it was legit. The snow fell fast and deep and heavy and Big Daddy drove me to therapy and we were both surprised with how bad the roads were. Big Daddy has given up clearing the driveway, which is fine for him but…

Easy Instant Pot Corned Beef (no cabbage)

Apparently it’s St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow? No, I know that it’s St Patrick’s day tomorrow.  Admittedly, we aren’t into St. Patrick’s day very much.  We’re not really Irish.  I don’t like being packed into a bar with a thousand of my not so closest friends. But, one thing we all get behind is a good…

Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bite Knock Offs

There’s nothing like a good copy. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of websites devoted to restaurant recipe knock-offs, allowing you to make your favorite take out foods at home.  I won’t say they’re at a fraction of the cost because a lot of times it’s cheaper to go out after you factor in the…

The Season of Last Times–and the menu plan.

This weekend, Big Daddy, the little girls and me drove out to watch the Princess perform in her last band competition. We’ve never done this before, but this is our last chance. Her clarinet group played Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart. Sadly, we weren’t allowed to record inside the competition room, but it was beautiful…

Another Fridgid Monday-and the menu plan!

On Thursdays I volunteer in Baby Bee’s classroom. It’s some f my favorite time of the week. I like kids and I like getting to know things about Baby Bee’s world that she isn’t so inclined to share with me. On Thursday, it was 63 degrees and I had to crack the windows in the…

Witch Tit Cold–and the menu plan!

Actually, my family always had a saying that was definitely less family friendly than the one above, but it means pretty much the same thing. We have hit a serious deep freeze here in Ohio and across a lot of the United States. I, for one, am happy to see it. I spend a LOT…

Leftover Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup

I went grocery shopping on Tuesday.  I meal planned.  I was all set for this week and then when I got home and open my fridge it was stuffed so full of the holidays I couldn’t put my groceries away. I did a quick clean out so I could get my groceries to fit, but…

Low and Slow Braised Pot Roast with Gravy

I love Sundays in the fall. I always have. When I was a little girl, I’d curl up on the couch and read, blissfully, while my Dad watched Football. I’ll still encourage Big Daddy to put a game on, so I can ignore it with a book. Last Sunday, we were busy. We have two…

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

You know you hit it out of the park when half a jar of apple butter disappears in two days. It’s honey crisp season, now, but a few weeks ago I bought some apples from the orchard out of desperation.  I was so ready for it to be honeycrisp season, and even though my friend…

I’m a Sheeple or Why I Own an Instant Pot and You Should, too!

I make no bones about how much I love Amazon. I’ve been a happy Amazon shopper since 2000. I ordered two Harry Potter books and a Creed CD. We won’t talk about that last part. We’ve been Prime members since the very beginning and even at the increased price, we still feel as though we…