Wordless Wednesday: What Might Have Been

On what would have been your 41st birthday.  It still doesn’t seem real.  Happy Birthday Dear Jennie.  You were so greatly loved and are so greatly missed.


Spaghetti Pie to Feed a Crew

Every planting and harvest season, I’m responsible for one night of feeding our field help.  That means I cook for 10 guys, 3 kids and my Grandma.  Grandma doesn’t help in the field but I do like to take her a meal so she can take a night off from cooking for herself.  And then my kids get a chance to visit with their Great-Grandma as well!

Start by beating an egg and spreading it in the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.

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Cook some spaghetti.  I usually cook a big box and then make two casseroles.  I think in this picture I ran out of spaghetti.  So I added egg noodles!

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Brown a pound of hamburger (or 2 if you are doubling the recipe) and add a jar, or two, of spaghetti sauce.

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Layer the spaghetti, meat sauce and then a package of mozzarella cheese on top.  Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.  That’s it!!

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Since harvest usually last 2 months for us, I end up making supper 7-8 times.  This meal is almost always the first meal I make of the season.  It’s cheap, filling and the guys really like it.  Or at least they tell me they do!

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What’s your favorite meal to fix for a crowd?  Spaghetti Pie tops my list.  But what about yours?


A Grateful Pumpkin


I’ve always wondered what we should do with our pumpkins once Halloween is over.  We don’t usually carve them.  The kids haven’t been old enough to have free reign with sharp objects yet.  And I never process them to make pumpkin because The Farmer doesn’t like pumpkin and won’t eat desserts made from it. So […]

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Wine Review: When I Disagree with the Judges

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I like to see results of wine competitions.  It’s interesting to see what medals the judges award to wines.  And as someone who markets a pretty huge, major, really great wine competition, I find a lot of value in getting the wineries to enter their wines so they can win some awards! But there’s always […]

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How to Get a Wife – According to a 4 Year Old

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If you are a 4 year old boy, girls usually have cooties and are gross.  Unless you are my Little Man.  He thinks girls are awesome.  He has an extreme fondness for one little girl in his daycare. This little girl stopped by one day.  She has a sister the same as as my Monkey […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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I love breakfast.  Biscuits and sausage gravy, grits, scrambled eggs with bacon and fried mush are a few of my favorites.  But none of those foods are helping shrink my waistline.  And I am making an effort to shrink some parts of me.  So I’ve been on a hunt for some quick and easy breakfast […]

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A Missed Preschool Fieldtrip. And Lots of Tears

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My Little Man has the best preschool teacher.  I know we all think our kids have the best, but honestly, his teacher is better than your kids teacher. Why?  Mrs. Walters has taught all three of my kids for preschool.  She is fun, laughs with them, teachers them better than I ever could, Godly, and […]

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Fitness Friday: Running in the Leaves


It’s been a month since my last run.  Ashamed to say that.  But time to get honest with myself. I got out to my trail this week.  And the run was worth it. My trail.  Full of leaves.  I could feel the stress melting off of me and the crunching of the leaves was so […]

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Giveaway: Indianapolis Children’s Museum Haunted House

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I don’t like to be scared.  I’m a super-jumpy person.  Ask anyone who walks into my work office without knocking.  I jump out of my skin.  The Farmer thinks it is hilarious to sneak up on me.  I’ll jump a milk.  And the kids constantly are trying scare me.  It’s not hard! I’ll also admit […]

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Wine Wednesday: Kokomo Wines 2012 Merlot

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Sing with me… Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take you to Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama Key Largo Montego, baby why don’t we go Ooh I wanna take you down to Kokomo, we’ll get there fast and then we’ll take it slow That’s where we wanna go, way down in Kokomo. I’m not sure […]

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