3 Ways with Country Style Pork Ribs

Country Style Pork Ribs are on sale this week at Fred Meyer. I had some of these last week in the freezer and brought them out and served them 3 time with 3 different meals. And remember I am feeding teenagers. After this success I will be buying these again this week. Check out what […]

Smoky Pork Pappardelle for Company

I made this dish a year ago and loved it so much. I was excited to try it again as a company dinner because there is nothing I love more than having the whole meal done and ready when company arrives. For the most part this meal delivers. I got the recipe from Food and […]

Menu Planning for a Crazy Week/Weeks

This is my menu plan for this week and on into next week, because it’s one of those months. Not only that but we are fully into track season which means long late days of track meets. So here is my attempt to feed those left at home and those of us on our way […]

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

I make this often, but since I don’t have a “recipe” it’s always a little different. But I think I mastered it in a way worth writing down and sharing. The best part about Chicken Tortilla Soup is, if you choose, you can hide quite a few veggies in it, and I can show you […]

Menu Plan Monday January 3

I won’t say I will commit to this on a weekly basis, but I want to show you what I am doing to help not only budget my meals better, but try and keep from making 4 trips to the store in one week.  It’s true you always spend more when you go more often. […]


These are a very favorite recipe of mine.  Please don’t hate me because of one of the ingredients that I use, I promise it is so good. I got this from a friend while living in Germany. It has become a “go to” meal every winter for the last 15 or so years.  It was […]

Butternut Squash Bisque

I love this soup.  It does not hurt my feelings that no one else in the family will eat it, because I make a huge batch and throw it in the freezer and have it for my lunches when I am home alone.  So good. I will give you the recipe then I will show […]

40 Simple Ways to Use Chicken

Looking for easy, tasteful, tested recipes for chicken?  If so, I have just the recipe book for you. For those of you that follow Frugal Living NW you will know that she has been working with a company that sells 40 lbs of chicken at a great price.  She did a giveaway to three lucky […]

Shoyu Chicken Easy and Delicious

This is going on my rotating list of “quick fix” meals.  It’s simple, easy and delicious. Shoyu Chicken 3/4 cup Soy Sauce 3/4 sugar or packed brown sugar 1/2 piece of ginger, peeled and sliced 2 garlic cloves minced 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs Hot cooked rice Put the first 5 ingredients in a skillet, […]

Menu Plan October 18

My menu plan this week will probably change since I am doing my shopping trip in a few days.  Last week was my first week trying a menu plan and for the most part I used it, that counts right?  I have to admit it was helpful, so I am going to try again this […]