In The Vegetable Garden

With the flower beds in front of the house looking so much better I was feeling pretty good about the work so far this summer Even after getting rid of the weeds and planting the first round of new flowers there was still work going on out there. But in the vegetable garden things were not going well at all!

In the vegetable garden

In the vegetable garden

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

When I woke up I knew it was going to be a lazy day. The sun was already well up in the sky and when I looked at my clock it was nearly 8 a.m.! I decided instantly to make Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches. They’re delicious and they don’t take a lot of effort so they were perfect for a take-it-easy kind of day!

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Patriotic Pasta Salad

What could be more patriotic than a red, white, and blue pasta salad at your Memorial Day or 4th of July barbecue? Serve a simple, classic pasta salad and an all-American side dish when you make Patriotic Pasta Salad!

Patriotic Pasta Salad is a familiar taste with a colorful new look!

Patriotic Pasta Salad

Gardening on My Mind

For the couple of days the weather has been so much milder that I am getting excited about spring! I’ve been walking around singing a song in my head. Well, my version of a song anyway. The melody is Georgia on my Mind but the title of my song is Gardening on my Mind!

Gardening on my mind

Gardening on My Mind

Creamy Mushroom Pork Chop Bake

Lately I’ve been too fatigued to even think of getting something started early in the day in my slow cooker. And I don’t want to have to watch three or four pots while standing over the stove either. But if I do a little pre-cooking I can put everything together and have my meat, potatoes, and vegetables all in one. That’s why I love Creamy Mushroom Pork Chop Bake!

Creamy Mushroom Pork Chop Bake

Creamy Mushroom Pork Chop Bake

Bam’s Tuesday Casserole Updated

Back in April I posted my recipe for Bam’s Tuesday Casserole (which isn’t really a casserole). I’d been making it the same way since my sons were very little. I really like it, don’t get me wrong. But I thought it was time to make a couple of changes. Get ready for Bam’s Tuesday Casserole Updated.

Bam's Tuesday Casserole Updated

Bam’s Tuesday Casserole Updated!