Tag Archives: dinner

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Memorial Day is an important holiday to me. It’s about more than just a day off and great food. My Grandfather’s funeral was on Memorial Day. My Grandfather was very important to me. He and my Grandmother lived within walking distance of my teenage home. I spent many hours with my Grandparents. My Grandfather took …

Continue reading

Baked Squash Casserole, food from my garden

Squash casserole is one of my favorite comfort food dishes. When I was a teenager, my Mother and I would go to a restaurant called “The Black-eyed Pea” and order veggie plates. Plates full of broccoli rice casserole, fried okra, cheese-y broccoli soup and the most amazing squash casserole. It was one of our favorite …

Continue reading

Chicken Taco Salad

Taco Salad, remade.   When I was young,  my mother made taco salad all the time.    Ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, pinto beans, Catalina dressing and Doritos.   We had this version of taco salad almost weekly. When I married and became the “cook” I began making the salad too. It’s very kid friendly, it’s …

Continue reading

Slow Cooking Monday, Back to Basics

Back to Basics This week, I want to focus on basic slow cooker uses like cooking frozen meat. Many times I use my slow cooker to make full meals, other times I use my slow cooker to cook frozen chicken. The slow cooker makes cooking frozen meat so easy. I sometimes shop in bulk, I …

Continue reading

Irish Stew

Stew is one of those meals that feels like a hug in a bowl. My family is Irish, Scottish, German. Our varied heritage means we embrace a little bit from each piece of our backgrounds. Well, mostly we embrace the Irish and the German. I should work on the Scottish. Irish stew is one of …

Continue reading

Texas Sized Turkey Egg Rolls

Yes, I said turkey. We love egg rolls! I recently tried my hand at making my own egg rolls, it went so well that I tried it again, this time with ground turkey. Egg rolls trick my “Veggie Resistant” teenager into eating cabbage, carrots and onions. The process is a little time-consuming, but well worth …

Continue reading

The Tale of Two Salads, this week in FAIL

I am working on adding more greens and whole grains to my families diet.   Not that we don’t love nachos, chicken fried steak and creamy, dreamy gravy….because we do. It’s more about making wise choices about the food I feed my family. I made two salads recently with two very different results. The first salad …

Continue reading

Pork piccata

This is a Weight Watchers Recipe. We’re working on trying out some healthy new recipes. Pork Piccata We enjoyed the pork dish, although it was a little too lemony for some of the family. The next time I make this dish I will use less lemon. Here is the ingredient list…. 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour, …

Continue reading

This week in FAIL….fishy edition

I had one heck of a week last week. 3 visits to the doctor’s office, an x-ray, an MRI and a shot. One doctor’s office visit was for my daughter, who stayed home most of the week with a sinus infection.The other 2 doctor’s office visits, the x-ray, the MRI and the shot were mine. …

Continue reading

Slow cooker Monday

Pot Roast is a big favorite in my house. I’ve made roasts in the oven and in my slow cooker, I much prefer the taste and texture of the roast when it is slow cooked. I used my slow cooker to make a wonderful roast, then I took the roast to a whole ‘nother level …

Continue reading

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 133 other followers