Day 12–Baked Ziti

By: | 1 Comment | On: July 15, 2014 | Category: 4 Star Meal, Blog

I have another confession to make…there is no ziti in this dish. I searched high and low and my favorite supermarket does not carry ziti…I found plenty of penne, rigatoni, and other pastas but no ziti! A quick Google search showed me that penne and ziti are very similar and... more

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Day 11–Slow Cooker Pineapple-Pork Tacos

By: | 3 Comments | On: July 14, 2014 | Category: 4 Star Meal, Blog

Ahhh…..Sunday. A day of rest for body and soul. If you are a ministry family, however, Sundays can be anything but restful! Around here, Sunday afternoons are spent taking long naps after church. Therefore, there is usually not a lot of time to get dinner prepared. I have decided to... more

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Day 10–Broccoli Cheese Soup

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 13, 2014 | Category: 4 Star Meal, Blog

Well, this was an interesting meal. Not that it was bad, but dinner was interrupted by an impromptu trip to the ER (which is why this post is so late!) We had just sat down to dinner and I told Jacob to go tell his grandmother to come to dinner.... more

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Day 9–Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

By: | 2 Comments | On: July 12, 2014 | Category: 3 Star Meal, Blog

It had to happen eventually. I’m surprised I made it more than a week before it finally happened. Just so you know, I’m nothing if I’m not transparent with people and I plan on publishing both my successes and my failures. This day just so happened to be a BIG... more

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Day 8–Mr. John’s Meat-Stuffed Bell Peppers

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 11, 2014 | Category: 3 Star Meal, Blog

This is the first time I’ve ever stuffed a bell pepper with anything, and it turned out fine. Emily is away at college orientation so she did not get to try this…and I bet she would have taken one look at it and turned back around to leave if she... more

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Day 7–Swedish Meatballs

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 10, 2014 | Category: 4 Star Meal, Blog

Today is the one week mark. Hurray! I’ve had several people ask me where I am getting my recipes or how I am doing this “cooking thing.” It’s simple…I surfed the internet and went to several food sites and just plucked recipes that looked interesting to me off of the... more

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Day 6–Salmon Cakes

By: | 1 Comment | On: July 9, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

Anybody else know what capers are? I just used them in a most amazing dish and I still have no idea what I just used! Maybe by the end of this post I can provide a little education and we both will come out smarter!   I don’t want to... more

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Day 5–Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

By: | 2 Comments | On: July 8, 2014 | Category: 4 Star Meal, Blog

Tonight’s new recipe was one I wanted to try for myself…since I love pesto! This was the first time I’ve had a red pesto, with the sun dried tomatoes taking over the color in place of the basil. In fact, the kids made comments that if they would have tried... more

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Day 4–Better Than Best Fried Chicken

By: | 1 Comment | On: July 7, 2014 | Category: 4 Star Meal, Blog

Happy National Fried Chicken Day! I am about to make a shocking confession, so listen up….I have never tried to fry chicken at home. While we were eating this and I told everyone that this was my first time deep frying chicken, my mother-in-law asked me why I have never... more

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Day 3–Shepherd’s Pie

By: | 2 Comments | On: July 6, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

So, this was a special request by my 15 year old who is very into things like Dr. Who and other British TV. I would have never tried this otherwise! Be prepared to pay more for this meal! I almost had a heart attack when I went to buy the... more

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Quote for the week:
“There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky