Kitchen Challenge Day 8: Bacon makes everything Better

Bacon does make everything better.  We can all use something a little “better” right now.  Want to make veggies taste better?  Add some bacon.  Add a little crunch to a sandwich?  Just add bacon. It also happens to be something I tend to always keep in my fridge- both uncooked and a big bag ofContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 8: Bacon makes everything Better”

Kitchen Challenge Day 7: The Musical Fruit (AKA Beans)

Beans, beans- The musical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot, the better you feel. So, eat your beans for every meal. We don’t eat beans every meal but they are a big player in our house and I often make at least a batch once a week. ItContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 7: The Musical Fruit (AKA Beans)”

Week 3 COVID 19 “Plan”

I use “plan” with quotations because if I’ve learned anything over these last two weeks that anything and everything we plan could (and probably will) change- from what time kids Zoom meetings are, to whether everyone is feeling up to learning more in the morning or afternoon, whether we will get pulled into a lastContinue reading “Week 3 COVID 19 “Plan””

Kitchen Challenge Day 5: Cook Something with Fruit In It

It’s Saturday and hopefully your week has slowed down now like mine has. I slept a little later, although sleeping late is still about 7:30 or 8 since the littles don’t get the concept yet. I’ll take what I can get. It’s been a great slow day with a nice rain/hail shower to go alongContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 5: Cook Something with Fruit In It”

Kitchen Challenge Day 4: Cook one of your grandmother’s recipes

It’s Friday. I’m actually surprised I can remember what day it is in the middle of this COVID19 haze we are all in. However, I remember for one main reason- it’s grocery delivery day at our house. After my last trip to Kroger, surrounded by everyone else that could not seem to keep their distance,Continue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 4: Cook one of your grandmother’s recipes”

Days 8 and 9- I’m the energizer bunny that seems to need re-charging

We’re on tail-end of Week 2 of our COVID19 experience with the four kids here.  I’m still going but I feel like I’m starting to run low on batteries at this point.  I’m actually starting to feel more like the wind-up little chicks that a lot of us had as children.  Every day I windContinue reading “Days 8 and 9- I’m the energizer bunny that seems to need re-charging”

Kitchen Challenge Day 3: Make a baked or fried breakfast or snack food you’ve never made

Kitchen Challenge Day 3 is about to begin: Make a baked or fried breakfast or snack food you’ve never made Thursdays at our house used to be “donut day.” I was reminded of this by my kids multiple times last week and I told them the Donut Palace was closed due to COVID19, whether that’sContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 3: Make a baked or fried breakfast or snack food you’ve never made”

Kindness Counts- Our Attempt to use the Carrot vs. Stick to get our four kids to be kind

Although the posts I’ve been posting may seem overly positive, there are lots of moments that everyone is NOT kind to each other.  In fact, sometimes it’s downright ugly.  We finally had a family meeting last night and brainstormed how we can all help each other with kindness.  They like the idea of a chartContinue reading “Kindness Counts- Our Attempt to use the Carrot vs. Stick to get our four kids to be kind”

Kitchen Challenge Day 2: Use the can or box of food in your pantry that is oldest, but not expired

Like I said yesterday, I’m trying to “think outside the box” as we cook (almost) every meal at our house for the next couple of weeks. Check out Day 1’s post and what I made. Today’s kitchen challenge: Use the can or box of food in your pantry that’s oldest but not expired Let meContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 2: Use the can or box of food in your pantry that is oldest, but not expired”