What’s For Dinner (No. 174) & Cooking Tips, Too!

What's For Dinner

This was a pretty normal week around our house.  Oh, wait – except for the part where we had the big kids here quite a bit and watched our four-month-old granddaughter Thursday through Sunday.  I think I did pretty great at cooking since I was exhausted and we were inundated with children! Monday Sweet Potato Hash w/Eggs NOTES: This is a David creation that he makes frequently.  It consists … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 173) & Cooking Tips, Too!

What's For Dinner

Whew!  It was hot in the Midwest this past week.  Fortunately I didn’t use my oven much this week.  Most of our meals were stove top or George Foreman.  And this beautiful table setting is courtesy of my granddaughter, Ivy. Monday Turkey Burgers Skillet Sweet Potatoes NOTES: I don’t usually use a recipe for turkey burgers – I like to experiment using whatever I happen to have on hand.  This … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 172) & Cooking Tips, Too!

Oven Baked Chicken, Potato Salad

Another week and another menu.  This was a pretty typical week for a change.  However, I’m continuing to fight the battle of dinner prep interruptions.  Seems like things are always happening when I’m trying to fix dinner which means I don’t always get to do as much I planned to do.  But I still managed to cook so I must be winning the battle. Monday Oven Baked Chicken Potato Salad Baguette … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 171) & Cooking Tips, Too!

Herb Roasted Chicken & Vegetables

Some weeks just don’t go according to plan and that’s okay.  This was one of them.  I’m not sure what happened but I didn’t do much cooking.  I did make a menu and we did eat, but the meals were pretty much thrown together.  I’m hoping for a more normal week this week. Monday Leftovers Tuesday Herb Roasted Chicken & Vegetables NOTES:  Things have been happening on the nights that David … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 170) & Cooking Tips, Too

Dinner Table

I did NOT wing it this week!  I actually sat down and made a menu plan and grocery list and it felt awesome!!! Monday Smoked Sausage w/Vegetables & Rice NOTES:  This was one of those meals we threw together using ingredients we had on hand.  It was actually delicious! Tuesday Salmon Quinoa Steamed Broccoli NOTES:  This is one of my go-to meals for gym nights.  David teaches … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 169) & Cooking Tips, Too

Chicken & Pasta Veggie Bake

I’m sorry to say this was another week of winging it.  You can probably tell that I’m winging it since my meals aren’t very interesting!  I’m telling you – I’m not good at this.  I need a recipe and a menu plan!!!  I did, though, much to my surprise, create a meal Thursday that turned out pretty darn good.  So maybe I’m getting better at this! Monday Leftovers NOTES:  David made a salad using … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 168) & Cooking Tips, Too


Winging it for grocery shopping and menu planning is getting to be a bad habit with me lately.  I have to STOP doing it, though!  It’s working okay but it’s stressing me out.  I need a plan! Without a plan, here’s what I came up with this past week: Monday Baked Tilapia Quinoa Sautéed Zucchini NOTES:  I always cook quinoa in the rice cooker.  One cup quinoa, 2 cups of water or chicken … [Read more...]