When we went on vacation, I enjoyed a slice of Key Lime Pie….wait, wait, let me say that again…When we went on vacation I enjoyed several slices of Key Lime Pie…no, wait, let me try again…When we went on vacation I enjoyed a slice of Key Lime Pie EVERY.SINGLE.DAY! Yes, every single day. It was SOOOOO good. [Read more…]
This Simple Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce is so delicious, you’ll want to serve it every week. Not only is it delicious, but it’s budget friendly, packed with veggies, and kid approved. Honestly, I don’t know what else you could want from dinner…well, maybe someone to plan it, shop for it, prepare it, and clean it all up?!? Hey, a girl can dream, right? But seriously, this sauce is delish. We like it on noodles or spaghetti squash or with roasted eggplant. Served with a simple salad, some garlic toast, this Slow Cooker Caramel Pie and you have a feast.
Southern green beans are a staple around our house. They are super simple to make, but they are oh, so tasty! When I was a little girl, my uncle made a cast iron pot of green beans on his cast iron stove. He put them on very early in the morning and every time I would walk past that stove they would smell heavenly. Heavenly. I would carefully reach my little hand in and one by one I would eat green beans until someone sent me on my way. This pattern continued throughout the day and low and behold, I wasn’t the only one sneaking green beans. Because, by the time supper time came around, there were hardly any green beans left. Whoops.
Where has June gone?!? I feel like I say this every month, but really I can tell you where it’s gone: Vacation Bible School, Little Kids Camp, soccer camp, basketball practice, basketball games, haircuts, dentist appointments, etc. Basically I’ve spent the month of June as a glorified taxi driver. Anybody else?!?
Seriously though, I wouldn’t have it any other way. With one entering into high school and morphing into a man, I’m daily reminded that these days are fleeting. July promises to be much of the same, but with a few family getaways that I’m really looking forward to. Oh, and family pictures…but we’ll keep that between us. Our boys will NOT be thrilled with family pictures. Onward to this month’s menu plan…
Cornbread is a staple on any Southern table. Everybody’s grandmother has some sort of recipe that will absolutely melt in your mouth. While we always have a side of bread at our parent’s or grandparent’s houses, it’s not really the case at our house. We just don’t typically serve bread with dinner, unless it goes with the meal…like Pizza Buns. (Have you tried Pizza Buns?!? If not, run, don’t walk, to your kitchen and get busy!) But, one night last week, I served up Shredded Balsamic Beef from Thriving Home with rice, Simple Southern Green Beans, and fresh tomatoes. This meal was just SCREAMING for some cornbread.
I love tomatoes. Wait. Wait. Allow me to clarify. I love fresh tomatoes. Wait. Hold up. Allow me to clarify. I love fresh, home-grown tomatoes. Wait. One more. I love fresh, home-grown, straight from my garden, red ripe tomatoes. Yes I do. But sometimes…sometimes I get impatient. Especially when I’ve been looking at this beautiful tomato plant for 4 weeks and it looks like this…