Comforting Grilled Cheese

One of my favorite Fall and Winter meals is grilled cheese and tomato soup. I actually checked out a cook book from the library solely about grilled cheese and it was amazing, but I still like to keep it pretty simple. Another sheet pan meal in this house. I baked all the bacon first andContinue reading “Comforting Grilled Cheese”

Apple Pie Cookies and Spiced Pear Muffins

Since I had a plan this week, baking has been happening. The girls were so excited to help out and this recipe is really easy to let them. It takes a bit of doing, so they lost interest after a while, but it was fun while it lasted. They made for a wonderful bedtime snackContinue reading “Apple Pie Cookies and Spiced Pear Muffins”

Getting in the Mood for Fall

It doesn’t usually take this much effort to get me into the fall mood. Well, maybe it’s more accurate to say it’s taking more effort than usual to get me to do fall things. I thought a good sheet pan meal would be the place to start. Diced red potatoes and baby carrots on oneContinue reading “Getting in the Mood for Fall”

A Bunch of Ripe Avocados

What do you do when you have a bunch of ripe avocados and you’re the only person who really eats them in the house? I have one a day. While waiting for the girls and their dad to get home, I made myself a snack. I mixed up some chicken salad and topped it offContinue reading “A Bunch of Ripe Avocados”

Feel Good Dinner

This evening was a nice relaxing finish to a busy day. Our dentist called and could fit our middle one in today. So off we went and my daughter was amazing. She’s usually really anxious, but was fantastic through it all. Then home again to switch off kids with my husband so he could runContinue reading “Feel Good Dinner”

Meal Planning Makes Cooking Possible

We still have a lot of setting up to do in the kitchen and some key furniture pieces to get to really have a functioning space. There just isn’t really anywhere to keep our dry foods and flatware and cups in the actual kitchen. We knew it was small, and I’m really enjoying a smallerContinue reading “Meal Planning Makes Cooking Possible”

Rice and Beans and After-school Snacks

It has been a long time since I’ve made rice and beans. It use to be one of our staples when I was a stay at home parent and when I was so busy working that I had to have meal plans or we would never have the right groceries or eat anything decent atContinue reading “Rice and Beans and After-school Snacks”

Dinner Was a Disaster

Well, cooking dinner last night was an interesting affair. I had it all planned out in my head. It was going to be perfect and it is sort of one of my fallback recipes when we’re low on food and energy. Easy peasy, right? Oh my goodness am I good at making a mess ofContinue reading “Dinner Was a Disaster”

Quick Dinners and a New Way to Snack

A variation of Chicken and Waffles. I believe this is a bit more along Southern style lines with the breaded chicken. I think it’s usually fried chicken. I’m not an expert. What I’ve come to know as Chicken and Waffles in Pennsylvania is shredded chicken in gravy over mashed potatoes on top of a waffle.Continue reading “Quick Dinners and a New Way to Snack”