Saturday Night Dinner

It has been a busy couple of weeks. School, work, soccer, and church activities.  I seriously don’t remember the last time I cooked.  Thankfully I had a few dishes in the freezer that helped us out in the evenings.  Saturday was a lazy family day.  Perfect opportunity to spoil my guys with a home cooked…

Football Saturday

It’s been a lazy Saturday of football games and family fun!  I did make a quick trip to our local produce market.  I seem to always leave with much more than I had intended. Here’s a peak at my basket full of goodies.  There was more, it wouldn’t fit in the picture.  Stay tuned in…

Birthday Celebration ~continued

A few weeks ago we celebrated our sons 14th birthday.  I shared in the Birthday Breakfast post, that this years birthday theme was fishing.  The day was full,of fishing in the pond, an upcoming fishing trip as a birthday gift, and a low country boil. This celebration favorite was started with a shrimp and crab…

Birthday Breakfast!

Today, we celebrate our son’s 14th birthday!  Over the years, we have done many things to celebrate.  From surprise party’s to secret destinations.  Daily celebrations for a week, to quiet family dinners at home.  We always try to have theme that everything revolves around. This year, it is fishing!  After a late night of games…

Ta Da!  Hurricane Party!

As we wait for Hurricane Hermine to move through our area, I thought it was appropriate to share a few hurricane preparedness tips.  Everyone knows the needed supplies.  Bottled water, batteries, flashlights, candles, etc… But, what else is part of your hurricane survival kit? As I roamed the aisles of Publix earlier in the week,…

Oven Fried Okra

  Stopped by the local farm to table store this week, where I was enticed by this beautiful okra.  Zach loves fried okra, but the mess was more than I wanted to clean up on a week night.  My SIL shared with me a helpful tip of cooking okra in a cast iron skillet, in…

Sausage Biscuits

School has started and we are full speed ahead.  Thankfully I made a few sausage biscuits and put in the freezer, last weekend. They have been a life saver for sleepy mornings.  Freezing biscuit sandwiches are quick and easy. You could make biscuits from scratch, or take the simple way and use frozen biscuits.  While…

Cooking for the Freezer, continued

Last Saturday I shared a post on prepping ready made meals for the freezer. Well, here’s another super simple meal that freezes and warms well, Baked Ziti.  Browned hamburger (I used some that I had in the freezer from our last trip to Sam’s) Favorite Spaghetti Sauce Pasta of your choice (ziti, rigatoni, spaghetti, macaroni); cooked…

Quick Friday Eve Dinner

Ever have one of those days where you really don’t want to  cook  dinner?  Clean the kitchen before you begin cooking, followed by cleaning the kitchen after your done?  You have no idea what to cook?  You’ve thought too hard and made too many decisions all day, that cooking dinner is not at the top…

$5 + 20 minutes =  fancy dinner

Stuffed Scallops, Pasta tossed in Garlic and Olive Oil, with a Caesar Salad. This is the quickest, and cheapest dinner, I’ve made in a while.  The guys thought I’d worked hard at preparing it. Little did they know that I was relaxing and enjoying the quiet while they were at the pond fishing.  Publix has…

Cooking for the Freezer

This past week I realized our freezer was emptier than I had thought; which led us to the drive thru lane more times than I’d like to admit. With school starting in a week, I knew I’d  better get a few things ready for evening meals, and work day lunches. Therefore, I spent a few…

Back to School Lunches

With school starting in less than 2 weeks, we’ve started preparing ourselves for a change in routine. With that comes the task of packing lunch.  I love to cook, but packing Zach’s lunch, every night, is something that I don’t look forward to.   The excitement of a new lunch box, thermos, and containers will…