What’s For Dinner????

What are you cooking? Mom! What’s for Dinner?!!

Those are constant sentences in my house and I am sure the same is heard in homes all around the world.  I have become obsessed with meal planning. Well I am obsessed with anything I can plan and write and create. (Can you tell that since I quit teaching I need a certain amount of time to create plans, calendars, anything!!!)

At the beginning of each month I sit with my dry erase calendar and begin planning my month of meals. It really helps me to cut grocery costs, plan meals, and stop the what’s for dinner questions.  I leave room for leftovers and when I know we will be in town due to activities.

However I am tired of my same old, same old meals.  What I need is your help with something new. So help me out. Here is my calendar help me fill it up. Now be prepared I may ask for your recipe. Also we are ranchers, so meat must be in every meal. LOL


  1.  Meatloaf cupcakes (disguised with mashed potatoes for icing)
  2.  Chicken Pot Pies
  3. Hamburgers, deviled eggs, salsa, chips
  4.  Fried Chicken bites, honey mustard, and BBQ dipping sauce
  5.  Salisbury Steaks, mashed potaotes, peas
  6. Chili, cheddar cheese, frito chips
  7. Smoked pork chops – lunch  Spaghetti, garlic bread-Supper
  8.  Chicken Gnocchi Soup
  9. Tacos
  10. Teriyaki Kbobs
  11. Steak, Baked Potatoes, Asparagus
  12. Spinach Salad, deviled eggs are my contributions to Easter Dinner
  13. Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed potatoes, corn
  14. Hamburgers, Baked Beans, Onion Rings
  15. Steaks, garlic mashed potatoes, Green Beans
  16. Pulled pork Sandwiches (from the freezer)

So please help me out. I am open to just about anything. Kid friendly is a must.



Sausage Pinwheels! A breakfast Must


I am from the south and one thing that you find everywhere around the holidays is sausage balls. These are made with sausage, cheese, and Bisquick. Then rolled into balls and baked. They can be stored in the fridge and popped in the microwave whenever you need a little snack or a quick breakfast.

My mother always detested these creations. She mentioned more than once that they tasted like flour. I however adore them. Mom changed things to her liking.  I don’t remember when she started making these pinwheels, but they are really delicious. When I make either this recipe or the sausage ball recipe I make a double or triple batch so that I can freeze them. If you have to make a mess it might as well be a big mess!


Sausage Pinwheels

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 tube crescent roll dough
  • 6-8 Swaggerty’s sausage patties
  • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

Unroll the package of crescent rolls. Pinch all seams to create a large rectangle.Place and flatten the sausage onto the dough


Sprinkle the cheese all over the sausage. Beginning at the long side roll it up. Go slowly and pinch any seams that are ripping open as you roll. Pinch the last seam to the roll securing it.



Slice it using a serrated knife about 1/2 inch thick. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown about 10-15 minutes.