Camping Dinner Ideas

I’m just back from a week camping up near Cassel, CA. We had a great time! I’m learning to fly fish, which is fun. The first time I stepped into Hat Creek I stepped into a hole that was rather deeper than I expected–but I did not go down!  There was much more water than […]

Easy Chili Verde Recipe, Cilantro Rice & Pinto Beans

Our Sunday dinner last night was based on the easy chili verde recipe I’d promised to make for my youngest. I also made a skillet upside down cake with fresh cranberries.  All the leftover chili went home with my kids for their lunches. I had the rice and beans with salsa and cheese wrapped up […]

Family Weekly Menu Plans: February

Here are some winter weekly menu plan ideas, for February or other cold months. Week 1 Lentil and Potato Curry, Rice Easy Broiled Salmon Steaks, Red Potatoes with Herbs, Spinach Worcestershire Baked Chicken, Roast Asparagus, Beef Stew, Biscuits Breakfast for dinner: Omelets, Fried Potatoes Chicken Divan (Chicken and Broccoli) Casserole) Week 2 Polenta and Sauce, […]

Menu Planning – Free Downloadable Planner

Menu planning always simplifies things.  It probably doesn’t save me money as much as others because I’m just not in the habit of getting takeout if I haven’t planned dinner.  But if you are then menu planning will save you money as well as simplifying the dinner hour.  For me, I usually just end up […]

Sausage, Fried Potatoes, Apples and Onions a la Little House on the Prairie

This is one of our all time favorite dinners and almost as easy to make for one or two as for a larger group.  If I’m making for one or two, I sacrifice everything being really hot at serving for the convenience of a single pan to clean. 😉  I’ve cooked fried apples to go […]