Friday, August 31, 2012

A Labor Day Menu for Friends and Family

All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast. ~André Maurois

I hope you all have a lovely Labor Day weekend.  My two boys started college classes this week, and my daughter is starting middle school on Tuesday, so it's been a busy week and we're ready for some relaxing.  We are thinking about heading out to Lake Michigan for a walk on the pier, which my husband and I have been doing together for over twenty years now.  We always go later in the day, and stay to catch the sunset:)

I put together a Labor Day menu I hope you all will enjoy.  It includes:

Grilled Chicken Wings & Legs
Spicy Grilled Burgers
Red Potato Salad
Savory Coleslaw

You'll find the article here:

Drive safely this weekend and enjoy yourself!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Easy Weekday Casseroles

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

When I wrote the newest article for Old Fashioned Living  it had cooled off a bit here in Michigan, and my thoughts were drifting towards autumn days.  Now it's back up to 90 and humid, and I'm avoiding the oven again.  The nights are still cooler than they have been though and I know those autumn days really are on their way.  Casseroles are great weekday dishes during the cooler weather, and I've shared a few recipes and tips in that newest article.  You'll find:

Easy Pizza Bake
Ham and Noodles Casserole
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini
Salmon Noodle Casserole

You'll find these recipes here: