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Crockpot chicken and dumplings

Jan. 10 – Crockpot chicken and dumplings

My wife’s streak of awesomeness continued tonight with crockpot chicken and dumplings. It was a family meal, sort of. One daughter threw a tantrum when we wouldn’t let her switch from the prepared meal (which she had tasted and liked) to leftover pizza. That led to some enforced room time until she was ready to stop screaming, Continue reading


Wait– there was garlic bread?



Jan 8 (Elvis’s birthday) – Spaghetti and meatballs, eaten with the whole family.

I’m on a lucky roll. This was the third consecutive night of dinner featuring my two favorite ingredients – not cooking, and not choosing. Although the picture may look like some inedible ingredients leftover from Justin Cascio’s Venison sausage stuffed venison backstrap roast, it was yummier than it looks. I’m quickly discovering that the yummy food in pictures is analogous to professional models Continue reading

2 secret ingredients that make any meal better


Jan. 7 – Hot dogs, french fries, caesar salad, fruit. Whole family, around 5:30pm.

There’s not a lot to say about this meal, except that I loved it because I didn’t have to make it or help decide what to have. Those are two of my favorite ingredients in a meal.1 I’ll note that caesar salad is my favorite salad. Most salads get wrecked by having something stupid in them like carrots or radishes or chickpeas or red lettuce or nuts or sprouts Continue reading