No Margaritas Tonight

Provided that there aren’t other things happening, in our house Tuesdays are known as Tijuana Tuesday. That means serving up tacos or burritos or enchiladas – anything Mexican goes. And Mexican Food (most of the time) is accompanied by Margaritas.

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Nostalgic Hamburger Gravy Supper

As you can imagine, I get an in-box full of recipe links every day. One of the things that I’ve noticed is that site after site has a been actively promoting throw back recipes. And not just here’s something nostalgic from twenty years ago. No, these are Depression Era recipes to stretch the family food budget or recipes your grandmother swore by in the 1940s with rations and shortages.

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Ode to the TV Dinner

Here we are – singing the praises of TV Dinners once more. You would think that we’d be serving up slices of turkey, cornbread stuffing, peas and sweet potatoes, the original offerings in 1953. We aren’t – and for very good, personal reasons.

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Spirit of 45’s Meat and Potato Patties

Pretty much for the whole of the world, today marks the day Japan announced their intention to surrender. It marks the end of the War in the Pacific. Today is known as VJ Day everywhere except the good old US of A.

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Cowboy Biscuit Casserole

Good Day Monday! How are you today? On the National Front, today is Caviar Day. I don’t know about you, but these days with the soaring cost of everything, Caviar is not on the horizon. Not even the cheap “Lump Fish” variety.

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More than Just a Baked Potato

Hello there! Wishing you a Peaceful Memorial Day. I started to say Happy Memorial Day, but with all the strife and suffering in this world and the loss that Memorial Day represents, “Happy” just didn’t seem appropriate. Especially in light of what has happened in Texas. Too many families will not be celebrating a 3-Day Weekend.

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Old Fashioned Chili Mac Skillet Supper

Newspaper headlines: Society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse to hold lavish party at her Long Island home. The guest of honor, renowned explorer, Captain Geoffrey T. Spaulding, recently returned from Africa. What’s that? You didn’t hear about this high society affair?

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Crunchy Taco Pie Delight

Did you know that today is National California Strawberry Day? Now I’m assuming we are suppose to celebrate the whole idea of planting strawberries or enjoy the blossoms that might be forming on existing plants. Lord knows we aren’t harvesting Strawberries.

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Cowboy Biscuit Casserole

Have you ever noticed that if you cook up some ground beef, throw in some corn and whole beans of just about any kind and suddenly whatever else it might be, it’s now a Cowboy Dish.

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A Skillet Supper and a National Dessert

Let’s start with today is National Lobster Thermador Day. Yeah, fancy stuff. While I love fancy stuff, I’m really beginning to find more joy from simple comfort foods.

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Poor Man’s Mashed Potato Casserole

Have y’all met my husband? He’s smart, educated, traveled and yet if you were to look up Meat and Potato Eater in the dictionary, you’d probably find his picture there. His Midwestern upbringing is very much ingrained in his nature.

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In the Spirit of TV Dinners

Today is National TV Dinner Day, not to be confused with National Frozen Food Day. While Frozen Food Day celebrates the convenience of all foods frozen and has been observed on March 6th since then President Ronald Regan signed a proclamation in 1984, today is strictly all about the notion of TV Dinners.

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Beefy Midwest Macaroni Hotdish Skillet

Thirty-five years ago today, I married my best friend. It’s been an amazing adventure, filled with highs and lows, shouts and whispers. Anyone who says they have the perfect marriage or never fight are either kidding themselves or they live on different planets. Marriage isn’t about the good times, it’s about working through the rough patches with your love still intact.

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Spirit of 45 and the Greatest Generation

Today, the second Sunday of August, is National Spirit of 45 Day. We could get into a whole political debate about the Greatest Generation and what made them so great. One thing is certain, there is much to admire in those who are the Greatest Generation – the G.I. Generation. Just as my generation, the Baby Boomers, are those born between 1946 and 1964, the Greatest Generation are defined at those born between 1901 and 1927.

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The Beauty of a Cowboy Tater Casserole

Today is National Pina Colada Day. As everyone knows, Pina Coladas are a sweet, rum-based cocktail that includes Cream of Coconut and Pineapple Juice. If you are expecting a recipe, think again. While I do like Malibu Rum (coconut rum) in a tall glass with Pineapple Juice, that’s about as close as we come to a Pina Colada in our house.

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