Sometimes Ya Gotta Do What Ya Gotta Do…

Every once in awhile I have to make a dreaded trip. I dislike the drive. I dislike the area I’m going to. I dislike how it drains me emotionally. It gets harder and harder each time I go. Especially when it doesn’t seem like I will get to do anything relaxing while I’m there. Granted,Continue reading “Sometimes Ya Gotta Do What Ya Gotta Do…”

And It’s Only Tuesday…

I work in customer service. Some weeks are worse than others. This has been a rough week already. And it’s only Tuesday. I’m not sure why people think that just because they can’t see your face, you are just some robot voice on the other end of the telephone line and that it is okContinue reading “And It’s Only Tuesday…”

Eeeeeewwwww, Meatloaf.

Click here to print recipe. I remember as a kid, I hated meatloaf. I loathed it. The only thing worse than meatloaf was a cold, leftover, meatloaf sandwich in my lunch the next day. My mother was not the best cook, but she tried and maybe if she would have had a larger food budget,Continue reading “Eeeeeewwwww, Meatloaf.”

Irish Stew and Cheddar Batter Bread

Click here to print Irish Stew. Click here to print Cheddar Batter Bread. It started snowing here at 6 AM. It is still snowing 10 hours later, so we decided maybe today was a good day to just hole up and stay warm. Normally that is not what we do, we go do whatever weContinue reading “Irish Stew and Cheddar Batter Bread”

Day 2 Of The Hostage Situation

It’s been a long time since I was sick. Like, running a fever sick. I was bracing for the worst, I was sure I was going to get the creeping crud. Yes, I got the flu shot. Yes, I know there are many types of flu. No, the flu shot didn’t give me the flu.Continue reading “Day 2 Of The Hostage Situation”

Fougasse, Herbed Flatbread

Click here to print recipe! So the other day, I took a mental health day. I needed to do something to work through some stress and sadness. It was that day a good friend was being laid to rest and I had struggled with making the 4 hour trip to attend. I opted to stayContinue reading “Fougasse, Herbed Flatbread”

I’m not aging, I’m marinating!

A little while ago, I celebrated a birthday. Sometimes I forget it’s coming since it is so soon after Christmas, everyone is just coming down off the holiday rush and most times I’d really like it to sneak by. But it isn’t THAT close, it’s just far enough away from all the ruckus of DecemberContinue reading “I’m not aging, I’m marinating!”

Lunch Lady Brownies

Click here to print! I remember when I was a kid the lunch lady was the most awesome person at school. She made hot lunches that rivaled meals at home and she made DESSERT! Our lunch lady was more than willing to share recipes with the students. The Golden Child, my brother, loved the oneContinue reading “Lunch Lady Brownies”

Velcro Dog

We have a velcro dog. We’ve always had dogs, but this one is especially needy and clingy. I’m fairly certain he thinks he is a people. He is often mistaken for a Doberman but he is actually a Black and Tan Coonhound and Lab mix. And yep – he most definitely has the hound howl!Continue reading “Velcro Dog”

Smoked Pork Shoulder

Click here to print recipe! So last week I needed to pop on by the local Meiers and pick up a couple things for tacos and a lasagna casserole I was making in the next couple days. I had my list, I was just going in for 3 or 4 things. STICKING TO THE LIST.Continue reading “Smoked Pork Shoulder”