Kids and virtual friendships

Here is proof that I put my week-long depression behind me with a recent selfie taken this morning. See? I’m upright, showered, dressed, awake.. 🙄

Does this look like a person who has not eaten any chocolate today?? 😂😂😂😛

Never mind. Let’s talk about something else… 😎 Continue reading “Kids and virtual friendships”

Pandemic cooking – stretching few ingredients into a family meal

Yesterday I taught my 12 year old how to make a full meal for a family of 4 with a frugal ingredients list. Continue reading “Pandemic cooking – stretching few ingredients into a family meal”

More creativity out of the pandemic kitchen

Please excuse the poor quality of the pictures. My phone obviously needs its eye cleaned…

I don’t have much fresh stuff in the house anymore (it’s been 7 days we’ve been staying home) and I feel too uninspired to venture out so I created a new salad with what I still have on hand.

Clearly, I’m not social distancing from my fridge as per my previous post… (ha).

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More creativity out of my pandemic kitchen

So we’re keeping sane being under house arrest. Mostly by doing creative things. Like cooking. And art. And perfecting the art of Call of Duty gaming. (I don’t know…ask a teenager.)

Rice and corn casserole topped with cheese. Missing, greens…

It’s funny, really, I read about lock-downs in many places across the globe and they’re all talking about school work being assigned to children.

MINE have NONE.

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Stretching meat to save money and boost flavour

I stretch meat when I can, since I’m feeding meat eaters here…But I do it for two reasons: get more meat for our hard-earned buck, and to boost flavour and nutrition. Continue reading “Stretching meat to save money and boost flavour”

Sunday chit chat

Did you notice I made my blog private today? It was me, not WP, and it was an accident. I was goofing around with something else, and managed to screw things up.

This is my head space today. Yay.

Anyway. It’s Sunday evening and I thought I would send out a ramble to entertain the internet. Nothing exciting has happened, so just some idle chit chat. Feel free to skip and ignore at will. 🙂 Continue reading “Sunday chit chat”

If it takes a fight then so be it

I made them dinner last night even though their dad wasn’t coming home to eat. Typically on those days, I let them fend for themselves or throw together leftovers.

Making dinner was relatively easy as I had pizza dough in the fridge, a foresight from two days ago to double the recipe. I am the queen of recipe-doubling! Ask me how many packages of ready-to-eat Mexican beef, pasta sauces, or meatballs I have in my freezer. 🙂

While I rolled out the dough I made them sweep, vacuum and de-clutter the entire open concept area around me. Continue reading “If it takes a fight then so be it”

Healthy(er) eating in time for spring

Sam inspired me today. (Well he often inspires me but today I actually ended up doing something about the inspiration…) 🙂

He lives in Michigan which isn’t too far away from where I live, across the border, so we experience similar weather. As he said, this winter was brutal…but signs of spring are finally, slowly, emerging if the constant gushing of water out of our basement sump pump is an indicator at all. I mean, there was a LOT of ice and snow that had to melt and seep into the soil (and basements)…

We waterproofed the house a few years ago (and are still paying for it) but we have a dry basement. At least the teen’s PS4 is safe…😂

ANYWAY.

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