Chicken and Bowties (Recipe Swap: Favorite Fall Food)

I love Autumn. It’s one of the best things about the Midwest. And one thing that I will miss once we move. When the trees turn colors, it’s just beautiful, and every year is different. Dependent on the weather, the leaves vary in their vibrancy. A couple years ago the foliage was full of vivid […]

Menu Planning This Week and Next

Since we are heading West in less than 2 weeks, I’m dancing the fine line between frugality and making sure there’s enough – but not too much – food in the house. I don’t want to waste money on things we won’t eat before we leave. I’m a little sad to see the cupboards become […]

Bean and Meat Crockpot Enchilada

I made this for lunch last week, and FishBoy11 and Papa were just so pleased. Super easy and very good, especially with the yummy toppings!

Links of Love: Meal Planning

Long ago, I adopted the “food and clothing” philosophy –that if everyone got clean underwear and a full belly, it’s okay to let other things slide. And since, food is SO much more fun than matching socks, I thought I’d share some meal planning helps on the web. Hillbilly Housewife – The name is kind […]

Meal Planning Monday

We love to eat over here at the FishHouse. And my children keep no secrets about what they like — and what they don’t. It’s a good day for the FishMama when they’re all humming at the dinnertable. Seriously. They hum. They eat and they hum. They all do it. It’s amazing. Can’t wait to […]

Baby Greens with Nuts, Cranberries, Turkey, and Blue Cheese (Recipe Swap: What’s Your Favorite Post-Baby Indulgence?)

Do you know how much the food rules have changed since I had my first baby? In recent years I’ve been amazed at the growing lists of taboo foods: no alfalfa sprouts, no soft cheeses, no caffeine, no tuna fish, no hot dogs, no lunch meat, etc. etc. My goodness! Most of those were encouraged […]

This Week’s Meal Plan

Thanks to my sister, generous neighbors, and my freezer, dinners should be easy this week. I’m also hoping to get the older two doing some of the food prep. We’re into crunch time now that September is here. The new job starts Oct 1. How WILL we pull this off???? Sunday – cinnamon rolls (from […]

Auntie Jamie the Chef

I have been blessed by a family that loves food. Both my sisters and both my brothers are fantastic cooks. I have been further blessed that one of them is here with me now to act as chief cook and bottle washer (as well as housekeeper and nanny) while I have a baby this week. […]