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…

Chicago Expats and the Menu Plan

I moved to Chicagoland in 1999. I was not yet married to Big Daddy (that would come a few weeks later). We moved into an apartment in the Northwestish suburbs and lived there until we move to the far Northwest suburbs in 2001. We spent the vast majority of ten years living in the Chicago…

Snow, finally–and the menu plan

I write my blog posts in advance. I’m sure you know that and I’m sure most bloggers do it. It’s easier to plan and write things in advance. Typically, I write posts bout a week ahead of time, but my menu plan posts usually wait until Saturday or Sunday. It’s finally snowing in Ohio. We’ve…

Savory Bread Pudding–AND the menu plan

Join me in my chant: “No More Turkey!”. Yes, like millions of American’s we spent the last four days eating Turkey, but now it’s a new week and almost a new month and I’m over turkey. This week’s menu plan features absolutely no turkey in any way. I’m sure there are tons of blogs out…

Apple Pie Tacos–AND the menu plan

As I write this, it’s too dark to take a picture, but this week the leaves on our hold out tree have turned brown and the tree is on its way to bare.  We’re moving towards late November and most of the trees have shed their leaves now.  This is the time of year where…

Perfect Pot Roast–AND the menu plan

Tree Update: Everything else is just about bare, but our little tree soldiers on and become more lovely with each passing day. I think I’ve been cooking from The Pioneer Woman Cooks since she began blogging about cooking.  I’m not totally sure that I’ve been adding her meals to our repertoire since 2007, but it’s…

Creamed Chicken in Biscuit Bowls–AND the Menu Plan

Happy November. The leaves are blowing down off of the trees.  There are a few holdouts, as usual.  The ornamental pear in the backyard is usually the last to turn and the last to drop its leaves. It stands out there now, just a quarter or so of its leaves turning reminding me that it’s…

Times Change

A little more than four years ago, Big Daddy and I departed on a new adventure.    We moved five hundred miles away from our little white house in Illinois and moved to small town Ohio.  Big Daddy set up an office off of the living room and began to telecommute full time.  The telecommuting years…

November…

October kind of went out like a wet sneeze and a shudder.  We had great weather for Trick or Treat on the 30th.  It was cool and dry, just the right kind of weather for tromping up and down the streets for candy. However, the bounty of good weather ended Friday night as Big Daddy…