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Teriyaki for Life

One of our most treasured lake traditions may sound a little unusual for lake life, but oh boy – do we talk about it all year long, counting down the months, weeks and days to this special meal. It is Teriyaki Night. I love that Grilled Teriyaki is a long-standing family meal during our yearly week at the lake. Let me tell you how this tradition started. Continue reading

Turkey & Cheese Melts ((It’s what’s for dinner))

Sounds simple right? Turkey & Cheese melted on something. Oh but trust me, they are a pleasure – both to eat & to make. Busy summer nights are tricky for sit down family dinners. If it isn’t because of game time at the ball field, or the fishing pond calling, then it’s the yard that needs to be de-jungled.

Let’s face it, there are a thousand things pulling our families away from the table. That little statement could easily shove a soapbox under my  Continue reading

Davy Crockett Stew

Do you know all about Davy Crockett and his stew making capabilities? You don’t?? Well, time to be informed:

Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
Greenest state in the land of the free
Raised in the woods so he knew how to cook
Kilt him a b’ar ((and turned it into stew)) before he could read a book
Davy, Davy Crockett, cookin the wild frontier
Off through the woods he’s a-marchin’ along
Makin’ up stew an’ a-singin’ a song
Stirrin’ or’ a f’ar an’ feedn’ his foes
He carries him a pot where ere he goes
Davy, Davy Crockett, the stew makin’ buccaneer

See – Davy Crockett makes stew. Amid fighting off the enemy and the vicious wild animal, he makes yummy, hearty man-pleasing stew. At least that is the story I told my boys 5 or 6 years ago to Continue reading

Taco Bowl Night! ((and the very best seasoning blend for taco meat))

Friday night. Those simple words illicit happy thoughts, freedom from the schedules and responsibilities of the week & a time to slow down and enjoy some of the things that have been rushed for too long. At least that’s what Friday Nights mean in our home! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate all the things Friday night offers, than to have Taco Bowl Night!

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