Left Over Turkey – What to do with it!

Two week ago we celebrated Thanksgiving with our Bible study and we were in charge of the turkey. I cooked a 27lb bird for 16 adults and 18 kids… we ended up with LOTS of leftovers! I’m not complaining! We had some for dinner that week and I froze some for future use! Continue reading “Left Over Turkey – What to do with it!”

Warm Spinach Salad with Cooked Pork and Mustard Vinaigrette

As greens are still being harvested by the bunches I’m always looking for a new way to serve them as the CSA is filling my fridge to overflowing with greens, greens and more greens! Even my salad lover, Tonchi, made the comment this last week “Salad again?!” And that is a rarety for him. He will often take seconds on salad over a hot dog or sausage or other scrumptious foods! He LOVES his greens! Continue reading “Warm Spinach Salad with Cooked Pork and Mustard Vinaigrette”

Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

We just love the corn tortillas hat Trader Joes sells. They have four ingredients (corn, lime, water and salt). We usually have quesadillas once or twice a week even though it isn’t paleo! It’s easy and on school days or busy days it’s fast and easy and ready in seconds and is always a hit! Continue reading “Southwestern Breakfast Casserole”

Thai Chicken Basil

This dish has been one of dear hubby’s favorites over the past few years. There is also another friend of ours that always talks about the time we had this dish together. It became one of his favorite meals and most times when we were together it was brought up one way or another! Continue reading “Thai Chicken Basil”

Paleo Pizza Peppers

Paleo Pizza… how can it be? Paleo by definition means no carbs or no grains and no dairy, so how in the world could you even attempt to create anything that even resembles pizza and be paleo at the same time? Continue reading “Paleo Pizza Peppers”

Veggie Rogan Josh

The other night Brian and I went out on a date night for dinner! That hasn’t happened in quite a while. A dear friend kept our kiddos safe and happy while we enjoyed a rainy cold night together! Brian planned it all out and we tried out a new Indian restaurant called Punjabi Junction. Continue reading “Veggie Rogan Josh”


Community meals are really important to us. Sharing fellowship and a meal with friends is one of our favorite things to do. Free conversation flows over a good meal and friendships grow deeper and connects made over food and drink! Continue reading “Mafe”

Broiled Pork and Pineapple

This dish was absolutely fantastic. As you’ve heard me bemoan the fact that I’ve been less than inspired lately, this meal hit the spot. Not only that, but the entire family raved about it. The kids had been announcing the fact they were SO SO SO hungry for the last hour before we ate. Must have been true! They licked the entire bowl of pork, pineapple, scallions and rice completely clean! I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading “Broiled Pork and Pineapple”


Many of my friends know of our Sunday tradition… it’s a day of rest and I really LOVE how the pioneers really took that literally and didn’t cook, wash, or do any work of any kind! Now I do think it kinda went to the extreme, but I also think we do not take it seriously and don’t truly rest on the day of rest! I’ve certainly been known to throw in a load of laundry on Sundays. Continue reading “Popcorn”

Char Siu (Roasted Chinese BBQ Pork) and Cucumber Salad

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any recipes for dinner that are super fantastic.  I’ve posted other food stuffs, but no new dinner ideas.  I have made a few, but nothing worthy of posting here.  I’ve been less than inspired lately and have resorted to some older recipes and haven’t been ultra motivated to come up with something new or alter something inspiring. Continue reading “Char Siu (Roasted Chinese BBQ Pork) and Cucumber Salad”