• Week Ten Coronavirus Hiatus: Uhhh?

    Well, I am sort of at a loss here. Week TEN? Seriously? I said it last week, I have no new words of wisdom or fun projects to suggest because at this point we are all trying to just make it work right? Balance every last thing and still keep the house clean? I have to be honest, this truly hasn’t been bad for us, not at all. I LOVE that we are all home together and we have enjoyed the baking, the crafts, the outdoor play, the family movie nights, the small home projects… but we miss our family and our friends. School, dinners out, movies at the theater…

  • Week Eight Coronavirus Hiatus: The Corona Kitchen File

    Week EIGHT. That feels really bananas. That means, in the house, we have had weeks and weeks of cooking. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. We have only had a handful of take out nights- those nights really feel like a vacation… and we should probably do it more. We have already discussed the ins and outs of getting groceries delivered a few weeks ago… I think it has gotten easier to get everything you need delivered! (Read here: Week Five Coronavirus Hiatus: Grocery Games) I have been receiving a lot of questions about what I am cooking and pleas for ideas.  So here we go… this time has given me the…

  • Wild Rice Salad

    I posted a photo on my Instagram Stories the other day of an old school Wild Rice Salad that I have made for YEARS. My DM inbox blew up with requests for the recipe. Okay, people love wild rice! Honestly, it is difficult to write this one up because I don’t measure for this one. I just make it with what I have around and taste as I go. The good news is it means this recipe is VERY flexible. A wild rice blend, artichoke hearts, vinaigrette and mayo (yes, mayonnaise- I know this can be a polarizing ingredient!) are the back bone of this one! Play around with the…

  • Week Five Coronavirus Hiatus: Grocery Games

    Okay. Week FIVE. I know we have a long way to go, but how crazy is that? I haven’t been in a store for two whole weeks (yesterday), and that was actually just a pick up, not even a full shop. Since obtaining groceries seems to be my main stress point, I figured I would write up what is working for us. That and I have had a lot of requests for tips and tricks on the matter! Let me be clear, I am WINGING IT,  but whatever, it’s working.  On the note of procuring groceries being my main stress point. It is layered – as all of our reactions…

  • Tangy Lime Dressing

    We love a taco around here… and I love being able to make a vegetable side for tacos (or to put in tacos!) which my kids will actually eat! Coleslaw or a chopped kale salad is always a win! This dressing is PERFECT on cabbage or shredded kale… even raw brussel sprouts. Actually, a raw broccoli salad with a little red onion would be awesome too! Don’t forget it as a marinade… I threw some on chicken for the grill tonight- so good!         Please note: A Modern Housewife LLC has affiliate relationships with multiple brands. A Modern Housewife LLC will earn a small commission on any…

  • Week Four Coronavirus Hiatus: Cut Yourself Some Slack

    Week four, that seems really unbelievable. I read a great NY Times article last week about relaxing on the “To-Do List”; easing up on the need to feel productive. I couldn’t agree more. We have enough pressure and stress on ourselves right now, do we REALLY need to have our house in perfect order too? Learn a new language (I laughed out loud)? Or learn how to make puff pastry from scratch?   If those things relax you then by all means become multilingual and clean out every last closet. Some days cleaning helps me, some days I just want to binge watch TV after we’ve completed our eLearning because…

  • Cocktails: Quaranita

    I came up with this one on our rocking Saturday night… I don’t care for super sweet drinks so this was perfect for me. Feel free to add a little simple syrup if desired! You can easily reduce the recipe down to one or two cocktails or save the leftover juice/tequila mixture in a mason jar in the fridge for the next night!  Also, in case you missed it in my March Favorites post; I have found a liquor delivery service that is SO EASY, and purchases from local stores! Spirits, wine and mixers! Win win. Check them out here: Drizly!         

  • Week Two Coronavirus Hiatus: Gratitude

    Okay, here we are… rolling in to week two of this thing. It will be be a lot longer, we know that. That is OKAY. We are all OKAY. I know I have spoken about gratitude a lot in the past 18 months. The shifts that happened in my life after I lost my brother… the changes in my perspective are incredibly helpful here. This is a scary time. We are scared about what the future holds for our communities, small businesses and our country as a whole. We have to remember just how lucky we are as a small little family. My family, my immediate family & extended family,…

  • Smashed Crispy Potatoes Family Style

    This is comfort food to the max, and we all need a little right now, am I right? So funny story… everyone got that text/email about the 2 week mandatory national shut down that was “from a legit source”, right? We got it at 9:38pm on Sunday night and Matt flew off the couch and ran to the store before I could utter a word. These are stressful and uncertain times, so I get it. He wants to keep everything as stable as it can be for our kids and that definitely means not running out of milk. But it was amusing when he returned with copious amounts of bacon…