Week 6 – Chicken Parmesan


This took about three hours from start to sit down – but it was really delicious – I’ve never made chicken this way (pounded thin with a mallet) and it is so deliciously tender – it earned 4 out of 5 stars so that’s always a good thing!











Week 5 – Meatball Sliders


This was a yummy recipe!  I went to an honest to God’s butcher shop to make sure i had the right kind and best quality i could have! much to my delight – the mean was a dollar less a pound there – so I was very happy about that!  The butcher shop reminded me of Alexander’s Market in Lincoln – which isnt even there any more – but i went to many times as a kid with my mom and grandma a few times too, i think!  I will definitely be shopping there (Humphrey’s Market) more often!

So… here is the highlight reel from yesterday 🙂

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I added a wedge salad with homemade buttermilk dressing for a side – very tasty!

Have a great week everyone!

Week #4 – Drip Beef


Yesterday I made Drip Beef – it was very yummy! The recipe on her website tho, was different than the one i used – i used the one from her cookbook… but either way you try it – you wont be sorry 🙂 I will definitely make it again! I started with this DELICIOUS looking roast… salted and peppered

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seared it on both sides, in 2 T of butter and 2 T of canola oil, added rosemary, and two cups of beef broth and one cup of water…then a small jar of pepperoncinis

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then simmered it for 5 hours on low….

in the meantime – i decided to try out my new mandolin – so i sliced up about 4 potatoes and fried them up (also got the idea from PW – who else? lol)

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seriously – dont these look completely delicious?

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they were! 🙂

I was pretty happy with the results.  And so was Wyatt 🙂  which is the most important factor – he gave it 4 out of 5 stars 🙂

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Have a great week!



Week 3 – sloppy joe’s


Week three I made PW’s sloppy joes…and something extra this week – I made a dessert – pots du creme – WITH home made whipped creme – and YES it WAS a delicious as it sounds! I am really loving this challenge – I really really am enjoying the cooking! my scale isn’t as appreciative of my new hobby but – c’est las vie! Next up is drip beef – as a side I’m going to attempt home made potato chips – yummm – have a great day!





Its Monday


Yesterday I made the three meat lasagna. It was REALLY good but also VERY filling!  Just look at this heavy skillet full-o-meat!



Although it has a lovely heat/bite to it – i might cut down on the red pepper flakes by half next time i make it – and there will be a next time! Yummo!  Look how beautifully it came out:



All in all i think it was so easy – it took a while to put it together, but there was nothing complicated about this recipe at all.

Needless to say – it was a good way to stay busy until my phone call from my son came in 🙂  I Hope these next 80 days go by really fast!  I miss him so much.  I hate not being able to talk to him.  But all at the same time I’m so incredibly proud.  This emotional roller coaster is taking a toll on me I’m afraid!  I’m just exhausted.

Next Sunday is sloppy joe’s 🙂   Talk to y’all soon 🙂

Happy Friday!


Last Sunday I started my “13 weeks of Sunday Dinners” plan (trying to help pass some time till my son gets home from basic!) and here is the first recipe i created – it was (my very favorite) The Pioneer Woman’s recipe for Spicy Whisky BBQ sliders. They turned out great!  Here is a photo of mine 🙂



Next Sunday is Three Meat Lasagna – i cant wait to try it 🙂

Have a great weekend folks!

I miss blogging! So here we go again…


Welcome back to me! I used to write off and on, on a different blog site… and I’ve decided that I miss it.  Its been since December of 2012 since I’ve written anything…. and since its a new year – my resolution is to try to find more things about the old me that make me…  ME… if that makes any sense.  Blogging is one of them.  So today is my first day back and i’m very happy! Here’s to a great year!