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Are you ready to start another week? They just keep rolling by at record speed, am I right! I swear, the older you get, the faster time goes by. Just yesterday I was pushing a stroller with twin babies in it, and this morning I woke up to a houseful of teenagers. Not sure how that happened and no one living here can explain it either. It just is, how it is. Which is really great, fun, hilarious at times, super frustrating during others and extremely rewarding. When I started this blog more than 5 years ago, I used to share a lot of stories about my kids. I’ve stopped doing that as much because, well…they are older and don’t care for having the ins and out of their daily life reported here. Who can blame them. 🙂  I read an article this week (at Home Sanctuary) about mothering older kids. I loved it and thought it worth passing on to any of you who are in my same boat. Here’s the link. No pressure, just something I enjoyed and thought you might too.

I have some great recipes lined up for us all this week! Hope you find something to love!

Black Day #1
Chicken Enchilada SoupChicken Enchilada Soup (Crock Pot)
Serve with cheddar cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips and cilantro

Black Day #2

Hawaiian Pineapple ChickenHawaiian Pineapple Chicken
and white rice

Black Day #3
the endGround Beef Burrito Casserole

IMG_1016Cheesy Spanish Rice
and lettuce and tomatoes

Black Day #4

Meatball Sub Sandwich from Jamie Cooks It Up!Meatball Sub Sandwich
Green Salad and Potato Chips

Black Day #5

Bruschetta Chicken and Pasta Salad from Jamie Cooks It Up!!Bruschetta Chicken and Pasta Salad
This is one of my favorite recipes of all time. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. 🙂

Black Day #6

Chicken Chow MeinChicken Chow Mein

Black Treat of the Week


Strawberry White Chocolate PieStrawberry White Chocolate Pie
Have you found any good strawberries yet this season?
They are scrumptious at Costco, my friends. Just wanted to throw that out there, in case you are headed there this week.
Make this fabulous pie, you won’t be sorry. 🙂

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  1. Jamie: thank you for the link to Home Sanctuary and the piece on parenting older children. I am a GM and am watching my children struggle through this time with my grandsons. There is not enough time in a life to forget that time with my own children, either. However, the author is correct- time has a way of making it all work out! My children are wonderful adults with great educations, good jobs and they are fantastic parents and adult role models plus, at times, they are SO FUN!! Hang in there, parents and GP of teenagers–this too shall pass!

  2. As always these are some terrific recipes. It’s seems like you can read my mind or something, I always seem to have been craving the recipes you post! All are quick and easy and easy clean up, leaving time for the more important things, but still eating good. Thanks!