Pumpkin Pancakes

This weekend, like a lot of the country, we slid into fall. I pulled out my sweater and the air was brisk and cool. I can’t say I’m sad, of course, considering my long love affair with Fall. I don’t mind the cooler days and brisk nights. We leave the windows open all night long…

Goodbye June–AND the menu plan

The first third of summer is already gone.  Time flies when you’re having fun, right?  That’s always the case.  I feel like I’m digging in my heels, trying not to let one minute slip through my fingers.  The girls have been getting along so well and I’ve felt so peaceful about things. To make matters…

Rainy Day Fun and the Menu Plan

This week, the forecast is calling for warm, rainy days and that means the girls and I will be in the house more than we were last week. It’s tempting, when the weather gets iffy, to end up in front of the tv a lot. I admit to being a tv lover. I think I…

An Ode to the Battered Kitchen Table–and the menu plan

Ten years ago, we bought a kitchen table. We started out without a lot, like a lot of people do, and over the years collected handful of furniture. Some of it was the cheapest we could manage to fit our needs, some of it was hand-me-downs and some of it, we made do with things…

#100 Happy Days–and the men plan

My first happy thing photo was taken at breakfast with Big Daddy. It was taken at a little diner we’d never tried before (and probably won’t again.  It was just not good enough to justify the drive).   Big Daddy and I are in transition right now, I think.  We both feel change in the wind,…

Back from Vacation–AND the menu plan.

On Saturday morning, we left sunny blue skies and temperatures warm enough for Baby Bee, who is always cold, to wear nothing but a t-shirt out in the morning… …and arrived home to blowing snow with accumulation. For years Big Daddy and I have talked about the move south and this was the first trip…

When a plan isn’t a plan–AND the menu plan

Once upon a time, I was very rigid. I don’t handle change well. It’s genetic. Then I met this guy and he was the opposite of me. Big Daddy believes in living life on the fly. Over the years, we’ve done what we do best. We’ve melded together. I’ve become less rigid. I accept change…

Back on Wagon–AND the menu plan!

Buttery cookies and double layered cake. Potatoes in the skillet and some that you bake. Savory ham and pastry snackie things. At Christmas time I ate all of those things. Shredded pork at New Year and pretzels with cheese dip. Shrimp cocktail and briskett and roasted garlic fontina dip Have some more cookies and some…

Nearly Two Weeks–AND the menu plan

So, my favorite day of the year is screaming towards us quite quickly. This past weekend, we put up our Christmas Tree. We try to get one cut as fresh as we can and a local place has some recently pre-cut trees that look amazing for a long time. We’ve had an artificial trees most…