Sunday, October 20, 2013


Dinner will end when I'm dead I guess...or when all my kids leave me and I have no one to cook for! Until then...this is what's cookin' in my kitchen this week!


Stuffed Pepper Soup

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Apples and Onions

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Left Overs


Salsa Chicken


Rosemary Chicken

Enjoy...some great recipes here this week! Can't wait!!!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Karen's Coffee Cake

Tonight I pulled out an old recipe, one I have made a hundred times. But tonight I made it with some tears and a heavy heart. It was a dear friend's of mines recipe, one she was known for and was mentioned at her funeral this past weekend. I remember her bringing it to work one morning and me not being able to STOP eating it. She willingly shared her recipe some 20 years ago, and I have made it ever so often, receiving the same praise she did amongst those who knew her best. So tonight, I dusted off my recipe binder (now I always use pinterest-this binder has become lost in this house) and flipped through the plastic sheet protected recipes I had cut out from magazines and copied from friends. There it was, the recipe in its original form with her hand writing all around it. She shared her tips of how to make it better from all the practice she had with it. It's a simple recipe, doesn't call for much, but the memories from this cake and the sadness of her sudden death make it a very special recipe, one I made tonight to remember my friend. It may say Dee's Coffee Cake on the top of this recipe, but it has become Karen's Coffee Cake tonight and forever more. Cheers to the kitchen and all the memories it holds~I've literally been in it since 3:30.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Weekly Menu October 7-11th

Another week has gone by which only means another week of meal ideas and planning are already upon us! Last week we made the recipes listed and I had to give a one thumbs up and one thumbs down for the chicken family ate it all, but reluctantly...need more flavor for me, but otherwise not too bad. Never got to the one pot wonder pasta, but will attempt this week, I will include a much better version here today, one you can actually read. And I am super excited about the Enchiladas this week! Have some great dinners this week! Here we go again!

One Pot Wonder Pasta I'm adding some basil to this recipe!


Arroz con Pollo
This is a new one for us...I will not be using the olives though.

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken

Have a wedding but making these Enchiladas for the weekend for the family to feast on...
Chicken Enchiladas Recipe from
Chicken Enchiladas