Pay Attention: Life Lessons Learned In The Kitchen

It is ironic that the convenience of a meal kit brought Lukas and I to the conclusion that we need to continue to embrace the old fashioned in our lives.

In the miracle of creation there are no accidents.

We just have to pay attention. 💚 … More Pay Attention: Life Lessons Learned In The Kitchen

MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER SOUP: A SIMPLE PLEASURE

In times of uncertainty, such as during a pandemic, relying on wholesome, home cooked food is both comforting and nourishing. When I plan out our weekly menu, I plan a few quick meals for spontaneous changes in our schedule, work days that turn into work nights, and evenings when I do not have enough energy to prepare entire meals. On these evenings, soup helps fill in the cracks. A bowl of soup can help stretch leftovers (especially with a pre-teen in the house) and it can be partnered with a salad or sandwich for a meal … More MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER SOUP: A SIMPLE PLEASURE

CONFETTI SALSA: A CELEBRATION OF FLAVOR

“…And don’t you hearthe goldenrod whispering goodbye,the everlasting being crowned with the firsttuffets of snow? The pondstiffens and the white field over whichthe fox runs so quickly brings outits long blue shadows…”-from Song for Autumn by Mary Oliver I have always thought of October as nature’s last extravagant party before the mighty Michigan cool down. … More CONFETTI SALSA: A CELEBRATION OF FLAVOR

AUTUMN HARVEST: CREAMY CHICKEN SOUP WITH ROASTED JALAPENO

  “Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter’s deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, … More AUTUMN HARVEST: CREAMY CHICKEN SOUP WITH ROASTED JALAPENO

Goal Setting: Making Human Connections in the Classroom — Glitter and Dog Hair

If you would have told me back in the middle of March when we closed up our school buildings due to a rising pandemic that our lives would still not be back to normal by October, I would not have believed you. Though, what does that mean anymore? While I admit that I am growing tired … More Goal Setting: Making Human Connections in the Classroom — Glitter and Dog Hair