When I was a kid, my mother was the bread-winner in the family. My dad was battle a drug addiction problem so he wasn’t exactly present despite being right in front of us. My mother worked long hours and even though she did cook a lot from scratch, she had her moments when oven was best. One of my favorite things was the frozen pot pies. I didn’t really know then how not-so-good those little doozies were. But, they were comfort food. [Read more…]
Summer has left the building. Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Fall is in full swing. We were teased here in MI as the temps were still lingering in the 80s here and there. I was holding on as long as I could. The weather app tells me it’s going to be in the 60s for the rest of the week so I have a feeling cold salad season is over; at least for me. [Read more…]
I can’t believe we’ve made it through half the summer. I noticed my sister-in-law posted Monday about how her kids started back to school already in AZ. Kiddo doesn’t go back until September, after the holiday. So we’ve still got a few weeks left. I’m thankful for that because that means more time for grilling. I am big on the outdoors and I love grilling, swimming and just sitting around enjoying the fresh air. Sadly, even though we are rural, we live on a very busy road so a lot of our peaceful outside time ends up in screaming matches between the traffic to the tourist town next door, the semi trucks, and the motorcycles. [Read more…]
It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day!
I’m excited. Can’t you tell? Kiddo didn’t go see her mom or siblings over the weekend so we decided to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day since her father and I will be celebrating all day long on Tuesday while she goes to school and hangs out with grammie and/or her friends.
New year. New recipes. Healthier me. At least that is the idea anyway. As the last few days of 2014 slowly passed me by, I found myself at a crossroads. It wasn’t pretty. I knew I had to make some changes in life, so I collected myself and started to chip away at the things that I needed to do in order to create a new path. One of the things I need to chip away at is my weight. Carrying this extra weight around isn’t doing me (or those around me) any good. I considered going back to Weight Watchers as I am a Lifetime member and would love to be another success story. Problem is, the weather is going to turn to crap at some point. I have been fortunate that my area hasn’t seen but a few flurries here and there. I know I won’t go to meetings. I tried a few years ago and once it got cold, I stopped getting up to go in the mornings. I tried the online program a few times and would just not log my food. I’m a little old-fashioned. I lost my weight with WW so long ago, they didn’t even have etools! [Read more…]