smothered pork chops-5

I’M BACK!!! Meagan finally decided to let me take over the blog for a night, although I haven’t had much time after our move and all.  It seems like every night I get home there’s something to be done around the house.  Oh the joys of home ownership.  I don’t know if Meagan was...

stuffed jumbo shells-5

I told you I wouldn’t be doing chicken this week. On to beef and desserts for this week’s menu planning.  I decided to create a fun dish while my niece was here visiting for a couple of days.  I always see fun recipes using jumbo pasta shells.  When I told my family what we...

creamy chicken and rice crock pot-4

I must be on some sort of a chicken kick! First it was tortilla crusted chicken and now its cheesy chicken and rice!  Sometimes when I am meal planning for the week all I can think about are single items.  The single item on my mind this week is clearly “chicken.”   Unfortunately after...

tortilla crusted chicken-4

 This past weekend Shaun and I celebrated YEAR ONE of being married.  Not sure about you but the time really did go by fast.  Maybe its because we have lot going on, but I really truly enjoyed every minute of it.  (You hear that Shaun?)

simple fish tacos-5

I crave fish tacos all the time. I could eat them fried, grilled, spicy or with shrimp.  Holy moly I love them.  Now I will have to admit that I am a big supporter of homemade flour tortillas, but with fish tacos you have to give justice to them and serve them the traditional...

cucumber dill salad

Hmmmmmm…… salads!  Say hi to a very fresh salad that we enjoyed last night.  We were getting a little tired with the same old salad from a bag so I put my creative hat on and put together something different for a change.

tex-mex casserole

  Rain rain go away come again another day month.  Last year we were in an extreme  drought and this summer it keeps raining and breaking records.  It’s rained for one week straight and the forecast is expecting even more rain

mendys summertime margarita

Summer is definitely here and the heat is on! Our household packed up for the weekend and went to my sister’s house outside of Austin to relax and go swimming.  Not only did we get to relax in the pool all day with my niece and nephews but we got to eat ribs and...