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…

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…

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…