What’s for dinner?

Every day when the kids and the husband get home the first thing they ask is what’s for dinner? Being a stay at home Nana with 5 grandbabies under 5 (my dream come true-seriously!) I face the challenge of spoiling, I mean caring for the babies while having dinner ready for the troops when I take off my Grandma cape and can just be Mom.  I love to cook and I like to try new things which is quite a challenge in a house full of picky eaters. (More on that later.) I have found a handful of meals we all enjoy, are easy to make, and don’t take too much time to prep. Can you say,  “Hello, Crockpot!” I’ve been making this little number for about a year now and have no idea where I came across this recipe that I call Honey Crockpot Chicken. It’s almost too easy to believe.

3 T garlic

1 t basil

1/2 C soy sauce

1/2 C ketchup

1/3 C honey

3-4 boneless chicken breasts

Place chicken in crockpot. Mix marinade and pour on top of chicken. Cook for 3-4 hours on high (or 6-7 on low) until it shreds easily. I usually serve this with brown rice and what ever sides I have on hand.

Your house will smell so good the husband and kids will ask several times when they can eat. Depending on how many chicken breasts you used you might have some left over for lunch. Bonus!

Give it a try and let me know what you think.


Life as we know it.

Welcome! This blog is dedicated to my family and friends who are family. Since turning forty I’ve turned over a new leaf. I try do the things I have wanted to do but didn’t have the time or money when my children were small, learn from my mistakes and there have been many, and strive to make the most of life with the rest of the time I have left. Some of the changes I have made have been slow and painful (I divorced after 20 years of marriage). I have learned many new skills including teaching myself to chalk paint and making healthier lifestyle choices. And I am hard at work preparing for my husband and I’s future (I am the luckiest girl in the world to have married my high school sweetheart) while enjoying these last few years with my three youngest kids before we become empty nesters. I am excited to share my passions with you! I will be discussing books I’ve read, crafts, recipes, finances, and anything else I feel is important to pass along. I want to thank my husband for encouraging me to start this blog-You are such an inspiration!