Ham and Bean Dump Soup

The temperature is down to the 60s and 70s suddenly. From record breaking heat to comfortably cool, it’s fall. Fall doesn’t last long here; winter moves in fast. Snow in October isn’t unusual. Up North we dig out our coats, boots and gloves and shrug. Life goes on, it just takes us longer to get dressed.  We wear layers because it might be 70° during the day but it can drop to 30° as the sun goes down.. Continue reading

Hot Meatloaf Sandwiches

One of the things I don’t mention often is our dining out habits.  4 days a week my P.S. (Perky Spouse) and I both work fairly long days and don’t have time to cook dinner.  He has to be in bed by 7 pm as his day as a bread man starts at 3 am.  We also have lunch on Wednesdays when we’re both off and on Sundays when we’re running household errands.  That’s a lot of not cooking for a food blogger! Continue reading

Wild Rice Grain Bowl with Chicken

After having a wild rice bowl at a local restaurant I told my P.S. they’d be easy to make at home.  I wouldn’t have any problem chopping and layering a great grain bowl.  P.S. (Patient Spouse) was interested in the idea since he hadn’t ordered the bowl.  He’s more of a rice blend person than I am and was looking longingly at my meal.    Later I looked up ideas online to see what combinations looked best to make it a meal dish. Continue reading