Too Hot to Cook (June’s Meal Plan)

It’s been a few months since I’ve written a Meal Plan post. Based on the success of my recent monthly WinCo trips, I’ve had enough foods in the freezer and pantry to not have to buy too much. So I’ve been winging it; making what I can find. Occasionally, I’ve put together some meals like this hearty chicken and pasta dinner.

I always keep frozen salmon filets in the freezer. Last month, I bought a 5 lb. bag of chicken breasts (admittedly not from WinCo). Sure, it cost nearly $17, but with 20 breasts, that’s less than $1/piece.

So my … read the rest. . .

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Louie, a fellow creative writer, would be upset if I used his death as an excuse to not keep with my self-promise to blog every day.

We’re still working our way through the pain. Dot’s best friend had his graduation party today, which helped. Except that he, too, was good friends with Louie. At any given moment, one or more of the seven graduates in the room could be found crying, surrounded by the rest.

It’s an extremely surreal experience and I never wish this agony on anyone.

I don’t want to write. But Louie wouldn’t want me to use … read the rest. . .

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Recipe: Goulash

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

This is an old family recipe. I don’t remember not eating this as a kid. The great part is, my daughter loves it now, too. The first time I made it, she went back for seconds… and thirds. Now that’s saying something!


1 to 1.25 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
8 to 12 oz. macaroni or pasta shells, cooked
1 can tomato soup
1 can vegetable soup

On stove top, cook the pasta. Separately, brown the ground beef and onion. Add both soups to meat, mix in cooked pasta. Can thin with read the rest. . .

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