DIY – finally done!

We finally finished our custom cushions and pillows for the back porch benches we made!


We’ll stage it later to show you all the different looks we can achieve with our convertible design :)



Staying warm for dinner

Yesterday, cold weather bounced back on us and that drove me to have a quick and easy comfort food dinner!

A great grilled three-cheese sandwich and roasted red pepper and tomato soup!  

This made the bleak weather bearable!! 


Quick dinner tonight

We have been running and gunning today, which after weeks of being cooped up in the house after my knee surgery has been GREAT!

I finally broke down and went to Kroger with Trey to grab groceries for the week. I had refused to use one of the motorized carts for the last two weeks, but knew trying to traverse the new massively expanded Kroger would lead to a stranger with a crutch upside their head! Today I decided to go ahead and use a cart (which are usually full of people who DO NOT need them) and hilarity ensued. We’ll leave it with the photo of me looking like a grandmother below…

We didn’t want to be cooking and prepping for hours and hours tonight, so we just adjusted a few recipes and made it work effortlessly.

We had a half rack of ribs in the freezer that we ended up cooking nice and slow in the oven. We made mac and cheese, but spiced it up with a few tablespoons of pimiento cheese. We also made scratch cheddar biscuits with salted garlic butter on top.

It doesn’t have to be all homemade to be something “different” – just adjust and add to a few classics to make it work :)

Spoonburgers, AKA Sloppy Joes!

I’ll be honest; I’ve never tried a Manwich.  It hasn’t looked too appealing to me over the years, but that’s just me.  I grew up with homemade sloppy joes, which my mother called Spoonburgers.  This is, presumably, because you practically have to eat them with a spoon, as they’re definitely sloppy!  I love making them all the time, because they’re quick, easy, and last for a few meals.

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