Meaty Meals Archive


White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili The boys love their Halloween candy.  They have organized the candy multiple times, can name the house that gave them certain pieces, and even made some sort of candy timeline.  Don’t ask.  Needless to say the candy buyback program is not going to fly with this crew.  I decide


Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes I enjoy little kids so much.  It was only natural that I would decide to work camp this summer.  Let me empathize–with LITTLE kids.  I am not a camp counselor to tweens and teens, hell nah!  I’m working with kids ages 2-6.  Nothing against the older crowd, we just do


Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Ginger Cream

Four Hungry Boys Taste Test Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Ginger Cream I have this girlfriend and she is my BFFL or best friend for life.  For some of us, the middle school age girl in us never dies even though we try so hard to smother her.  Years ago when Hotness and I


Ham and Cheese Chicken

Ham and Cheese Chicken Plus A New Kitchen The last time I wrote a blog, in my head that is, was months ago.  Clearly, I prefer to sit on my ass once my kids are in bed and only participate in brainless activities, such as watching The Bachelor, instead of trying to


Burger Sliders

Burger Sliders and Sliding Back Into My Blog Well, I got myself a  j-o-b.  In August I re-entered the working world.  Many years and many babies later, I am receiving an actual paycheck for all my hard work.  Not going to lie, I like having the extra cash. Granted my paycheck goes


Homemade Fish Sticks and Petechiae

Homemade Fish Sticks and Petechiae Sunday morning the older boys woke up and went directly downstairs to play their precious video games. I lay in bed coming off of a parental high. You know, those rare family fun days where everyone is happy? The days when you truly enjoy living in the


Golden Child and Golden Chicken

Golden Child and Golden Chicken Do you have a child who was a great baby, skipped the threenage years, breezed through the first years of elementary school and makes your life as a mother easier, you know, a Golden Child?  If you have more than one child, you know what I am


Baked Tacos and Self-Care

Baked Tacos and Self-Care The day starts off with Boy #1 going on a play date.  Boy #2 is not happy about this. “He will probably get to play video games. That’s not fair because it is not the weekend!” I hate f’ing video games!! The constant arguing over what game to play together,


Chicken Spaghetti Tutorial

Chicken Spaghetti Tutorial Recipe tutorials are helpful when you are learning to cook, especially for the visual learner.  I love when a recipe includes a step-by-step guide with appetizing images of how the ingredients should appear in each phase of the recipe.  When I follow a recipe tutorial, I have more confidence


Where do babies come from? + Meatballs and Gravy.

Never a dull moment in this house.  This is the dinner conversation from two nights ago… How do babies get out of your belly? Do they just cut your stomach open?” Boy #2 asks completely out of the blue. ” Yes,” I respond quickly without thinking, like a knee jerk reaction. “No they don’t.