Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (September 2016)

I haven’t seen the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus since I was a little kid.  I was 10 years old in the picture below.   The circus has changed a little since I was a kid, but most of the stuff was still the same.  This time though I got to take my own kids to their first circus and they got a … Continue reading Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (September 2016)

Chores Overwhelming?

Are you overwhelmed by household chores?  Too often I hear people say there is not enough time in the day.  They can’t get everything done around the house with kids around.  The little kids are always in the way or destroy what you just worked on.  I can definitely understand this mindset.  When I was serving in the Air Force, my wife was working full … Continue reading Chores Overwhelming?

Venezuelan Asado Negro with roasted vegetables and tostones (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Tonights meal is brought to you by Home Chef. NOTE: This meal only takes 30 – 40 min if you are serving 2 people.  This meal is being prepared for 6, so make sure to change the ingredients based off the number of people being served.  I also had to substitute this recipe a little based off of my Gas Stove. TIME TIP: While this is going on, … Continue reading Venezuelan Asado Negro with roasted vegetables and tostones (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Tacos (30 Minutes)

This is an easy one for Taco Tuesday folks.  Just regular old soft shell tacos.   Ingredients: Flour Tortillas (forgot to include in picture) 2 lbs Lean Ground Beef 1 Onion 2 Green Bell Peppers Taco Seasoning Minced Garlic Crushed Pepper Shredded Lettuce Shredded Cheese Optional: Sour Cream Salsa Chop up green bell peppers and onion.  Place in a frying pan on medium high heat. … Continue reading Tacos (30 Minutes)

Whole Chicken Cooked in Crockpot

This is such an easy meal to make.  Best part is that you can prepare the meal and leave it alone for several hours while you take care of other things around the house.  I used part of the recipe from Family Fresh Meals.   Ingredients: 1 Whole Chicken, insides removed and washed/patted dry 1/2 tbsp of Paprika 2 tbsp All Purpose Seasoning 1/2 tbsp … Continue reading Whole Chicken Cooked in Crockpot

Homemade Personal Pizzas (30 minutes)

Every Friday is Pizza and Movie night in my home.  Typically we order pizza’s, but this Friday we let everyone create their own.  Our movie nights have grown into 3 families now, the more people the merrier.   Main Ingredients: Miniature Pizza Bread Pizza Sauce Mozzarella Cheese Cut up any other ingredients you want Preheat over to 425 degrees.     Spread the pizza sauce … Continue reading Homemade Personal Pizzas (30 minutes)

Bone-In Pork Chop with Honey Mustard Cream (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Last nights meal is brought to you by Home Chef. NOTE: This meal only takes 45 – 55 min if you are serving 2 people.  This meal is being prepared for 6, so make sure to change the ingredients based off the number of people being served. TIME TIP: While this is going on, here are some things you can have the family complete while you are … Continue reading Bone-In Pork Chop with Honey Mustard Cream (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Earthquake Cake (1 hour 30 minutes)

Most of the time for this is the baking portion.  Made this for a desert the day before our Family Pizza and Movie Night.  Our weekly tradition has now grown to 3 families, which makes a Friday night fun for everyone.  This recipe will make a 9″ x 13″ pan.  I made each pan one at a time.   Ingredients: 1 box of Chocolate Fudge … Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Earthquake Cake (1 hour 30 minutes)

Oldest Son’s Driver’s License

It’s official folks, today my oldest son got his Driver’s License.  Watch out world.  He has had his own car for several months now, but hasn’t been allowed to drive it on his own yet.  Then of course I had to take it to the auto hobby shop for repairs before taking him to have his driving test done to get his license.  Well he … Continue reading Oldest Son’s Driver’s License