I have spent decades supporting Farm Aid. I shop farmers’ markets in the summers and, for the most part, keep little processed food in the freezers. However, even with feeding three hungry boys, I had yet to purchase a bulk meat order from a family farm. Over the course of this pandemic of worrying about food shortages and seeing empty shelves at Costco, the time felt right to make the commitment.Read more
They Need To Eat
For some reason these children want to eat three meals a day, EVERY day. So I attempt to feed them when my amazing husband isn’t home to cook.
I have the worst sweet tooth in the morning. My go-to breakfast is usually something sugar-based such as a donut, coffee cake, muffin, waffles, french toast…..yum! There are also times that savory is the way I want to start my day and my weakness is egg-bites. At almost five bucks a pop for this on-the-go breakfast, I don’t indulge very often. Then I realized I could make these at home…Read more
Last Thanksgiving my parents decided they couldn’t host. On top of that, my husband was on-duty, which meant that if there was going to be a turkey, I would have to be cooking. If that wasn’t scary enough, I would actually have to go out and shop for food. This was more than a few frozen bags of veggies and some poultry. We’re talking turkey, dressing, vegetables, dessert. I was panicked. Then a miracle happened. Martha & Marley Spoon emailed me.Read more
Meatloaf has to be one of my favorite childhood meals. Add a vegetable side, some butter noodles (with the meatloaf drippings splashed over the noodles) and it’s an instant flashback to my 1980’s dinners at home. What I didn’t realize in my younger years was how long it actually took to make – well over an hour in the oven. Read more
I really do not have much creativity when it comes to cooking. My real goal is for it just to be edible. Tonight at 4:45pm I realized that I really needed a plan for dinner. All I had as a starting point was frozen chicken. This was not a plan. Here’s how my Instant Pot came to my rescue. Read more
I finally broke down and purchased the highly acclaimed (in our mom circle) Instant Pot. I have been thinking about buying one for a few months now – more so after a said moms starting give the kitchen appliance rave reviews. To validate my new toy, I felt the need to make something in it. I owned it less than 24 hours before I tried our meal for the boys – here is the rundown on my first attempt at spaghetti. Read more
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My husband enjoys cooking & creates amazing meals for our family. He also works every third evening – which means the firefighters are probably eating better than we are. I do have my go-to meals: spaghetti, porcupine meatballs & a few other favorite dishes, but when you’re the only parent trying to get home from work, manage homework & shuttle between various after-school practices the “go-to meals” usually turn into fast food.