I took my life into my hands and waltzed into Publix on Saturday with the goal of buying a smallish turkey and spiral cut ham (with all the trimmings, of course!) Wandering the aisles in no hurry, for once, I browsed the choices and compared prices. Too many leftovers would only sabotage all the hard … More Preparing for War
It did this mama’s heart so good. All seven of us, together in the same room as Daddy lit the first hearthfire of the season and we marked it with a feast, a liturgy and laughter. Chicken pot pie was the main dish, an easy dinner that brought everyone to the kitchen. Green beans were … More Hearthfire and Frost: Finding Joy in the Gifts of Autumn
Summer went out with a hissy fit. The last few days were hotter than blue blazes. We sat, melting, on the sidelines of a soccer field and I drank a half-gallon of water within an hour plus I got a sunburn. Just a week later, on the heels of a thunderstorm, Autumn moved in. I … More How to Simply “Fall”
Two recipes in a row? Well, yes, because I wanted to be sure to share this while it’s still cold outside and our bodies are craving warm foods! My mom makes the BEST Chicken and Noodles. I grew up with this as a holiday staple and just started making it myself in the past couple … More My Mama’s Chicken and Noodles
Ok, y’all. You are going to laugh, maybe even smack your head and say, “Duh,” but all I know is this simple little “recipe” made my kids happy on a snowy January day. Get ready… This will be so easy. You just need a can of Campbell’s Broccoli-Cheddar soup, about a cup of leftover steamed, … More Idiot-proof Broccoli-Cheddar Soup
We interrupt your weekend preparations with a recipe sure to make your mouth water, you pants tighter, and your family rise up and call you blessed! Belgian Waffles, just like the ones found on a food truck in the Market of Stockel in Brussels, Belgium. Our family took a trip to Belgium a few years … More Belgian Waffles. Real ones.