Category: Family Dinner

Tuesday Night Hamburger Steak

Tuesday Night Hamburger Steak

As you probably know by now, we own a farm.  Not a big one with fields of wheat and barley but a smallish farm where we have a BIG garden and raise beef, pork, and chicken – ourselves. There are so many things you can […]

Smoked Chicken

Smoked Chicken

We are now in year 4 of raising our own chickens. We started with layers only as the wife grabbed any ‘dent and ding’ bird that was around and with COVID, there were all kinds of folks getting into the chicken game and then just […]

Macaroni and Beef

Macaroni and Beef

One of our favorite “Midwest” pasta dishes is this super simple macaroni and beef recipe. I suppose sometime I will write up something fun about casseroles, bakes, and other pot luck style dishes made famous in the heartland of our great country but for now […]

Eating Dinner as a Family

Eating Dinner as a Family

I was fired up awhile back. I started this post in 2014 and haven’t come back to it because frankly I forgot about it.  So the other day when I was going through my blog “drafts” I noticed it, reread it and got re-amped up […]

Fajitas – 3 Ways

Fajitas – 3 Ways

Here are three super easy, super quick, relatively painless, and somewhat unique ways to make fajitas with your skirt, hanger, flank, or sirloin steaks! For all – 2 lbs skirt, flank or sirloin Fajitas 1 – Limey 2/3 cup soy 1/4 cup lime juice s […]

Salmon – Two Favorites

Salmon – Two Favorites

Salmon is probably my most favorite of all fish. We are spoiled in the PNW as we have beautiful salmon available to us almost all of the time. We do NOT have to buy farmed here (although many are still sold) and it certainly does […]

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Today is my dad’s 78th birthday! We went over to pick him up and bring him over to see our new farm and spend a few days with us. He loves our new farm, and he always loved his birthday. One of his favorite meals […]

Penne a la Vodka

Penne a la Vodka

I don’t know a lot of history here except that tomatoey “vodka sauce” must be popular as you can now find it in jars at your local supermarket. Every brand seems to have a version of this so it must be good…right? Well I think […]

Burger Month Part 3 – Condiments

Burger Month Part 3 – Condiments

Condiments. Some classic. Some random. Probably always rooted in ritual. Like I had mentioned before, my pal Phil and I decided to take on this task for you, God, and country.  You might remember our first conversation where we debated the stacking effect, how one […]

Burger Month Part 2 – Toppings Debate

Burger Month Part 2 – Toppings Debate

If you have been following, Phil and I have been doing the heavy lifting for you this month in the burger debate that I am sure you are all having somewhere or at some time. Last week we discussed the stacking effect. We covered the […]