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I REALLY Need An Intervention!!!

The Food Network is like crack.

I know it’s bad for me, but I keep going right back to it time after time after time.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I like to cook. I love to cook, actually. But, watching the Food Network makes me yearn to cook like they cook. Nothing else will do.

I look at my cooking scenario and nearly scream,

The Great Meatloaf Project

The Great Meatloaf Project
by Gina Valley

I’d planned to make meatloaf for dinner, but my day had gone anything but as planned.

My family loves meatloaf.

I know that’s weird.

Most kids think meatloaf is nasty stuff, right up there with fruitcake and Brussel sprouts on the desirability scale.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley The Great Meatloaf ProjectI remember, when I was a kid, thinking of meatloaf as some sort of bland,

Top 10 Great Things About My Kids Helping Make Dinner…Gina’s Favorites

Top 10 Great Things About My Kids Helping Make Dinner…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley
Two of my sons made dinner for us a couple nights ago. It was delicious, but our kitchen still hasn’t recovered, and I’m still having meatloaf-based nightmares. So, I figured my Top 10 Great Things About My Kids Helping Make Dinner post would be perfect for Throwback day this week.
Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Top 10 Great Things About My Kids Helping Make Dinner

Top 10 Great Things About My Kids Helping Make Dinner
by Gina Valley

My kids are helping make dinner tonight.

Right now 12 and 13 are browning meat for tacos.

Yes, I made sure the fire extinguishers are ready to go.  No, I haven’t had a nervous breakdown.  Yet.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley 10 Great Things About My Kids Helping Make DinnerI’m trying to smile and to remain positive.  I think I’m actually grimacing and developing an aneurysm.

Is The Kitchen On Fire…Again?

Is The Kitchen On Fire…Again?
by Gina Valley

This has been a long, exhausting week.

And, as I begin to type this, I’ve just noticed it’s only Tuesday night.  Sigh.

I texted The Professor this afternoon that I would not be making dinner, as I was swamped with work and our kitchen was looking like a swamp.  He clearly didn’t take time to consider his answer before he sent it,