Feed My Family

You guys, I am making boxed Mac & Cheese for dinner... again.

I have completely given up as of late, all the good intentions? Gone. None of my regular recipes are jumping out of my recipe box, demanding to be made. I sit and wrangle with the grocery list every week- WHAT TO MAKE! WHAT TO MAKE!

It's killing me. That, and the endless routine of spaghetti! Then tacos! Then... take-out?

So, in my infinite wisdom, I am turning to the internet for solutions. You, people! You must cook things?  Serve families of your own? Well, I beg of you! Shoot me an email, or comment- give me your best recipe.

I may even just try them! And post them! Perhaps next week?

Many thanks, from the bellies of my young 'uns... and The Husband.


  1. didnt we have a cooking blog? I swear we did.... I was JUST thinking the same thing- except we venture to cafe rio... sad.very sad. and thanks for your sweet comment on the ol' blog! we MUST be friends- all my friends are moving away and/or find me boring so PLEASE be my friend:) lol! we must get together I wanna see your digs and maybe we will whip up pb and j pancakes for dinner:) and sorry no recipes... I'll ask my husband he's a better cook than I am anyways:)

  2. I have Google Doc copies of my weekly menu plans for the last year and a half (with links to the recipes). Would you be interested in those? I'm happy to send them your way if you'd like.

  3. Dinner last night at our house was beef stir fry:

    1 thin-cut shoulder steak, cut into small strips

    Instant brown rice

    1 package asparagus stir-fry mix (frozen, from Wal Mart)

    I added edamame and soy sauce, and it was done in 15 minutes, literally. The girls didn't so much care for it, but leftovers for me, yay!

    You could always serve just the rice and meat for your littles, plus whatever veggie they like.

  4. My new favorite:
    Pulled Pork Tenderloin With North Carolina Sauce
    North Carolina Vinegar Sauce
    2 cups apple cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
    1 tablespoon Texas Pete’s
    1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    1. Place all of the ingredients in a small, non-reactive sauce pan and bring to a boil. Whisk until the sugar and salt is completely dissolved, remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature.
    2. Pour the sauce into a jar or squeeze bottle and let rest in the refrigerator one day before using.
    Then, put the NC sauce in teh crock pot, add the pork tenderloin, add enough water to cover the meat, cook on High for 4-5 hours, check meat to see if cooked all the way through. Put meat on a plate and "pull" apart :), put back in crock pot to flavor even more or pour some fresh NC sauce over pulled meat. 2 - 6" tenderloins make about 8-10 sandwhiches...tangy, not too hot, not too sweet, you can add your favorite BBQ sauce if you want.

  5. These are a couple of my favorite food blogs that I check DAILY for good and easy recipes. Check them out...



    also a fan of

    (great kid-friendly recipes)

    Good Luck!!

  6. I like to go to www.allrecipes.com. They have super easy recipes and they categorize them for you (i.e. mid-week meal, instant, 15 min, 30 min and 45 mins; Sunday roasts; potlucks; and the such). Also the website shows you what you can do with left overs and people rate and comment at the bottom. I love this website. We use it all the time. Hope this is helpful.