Cooking With Midge: Country Fried Steak? Well, I tried

Country Fried Steak, Midge Style, all crunchy
Country Fried Steak, Midge Style, all crunchy

I got a little adventurous the other night for dinner. My husband was out running errands and wouldn’t be back till after five pm. Yay, creativity in the kitchen! Well, sort of. I grabbed the cook book and flipped through and found Country Fried Steak. Hm. I’d never tried to fry anything other than eggs before, this should be fun!  Continue reading

Cooking With Midge: Blue cookies?

Blue Cookies!
Blue Cookies!

I decided to make something different for dessert last night. Something I’d never made before and something the kids had never seen. I searched the internet and found this recipe for blue cookies. I was curious if my younger children would eat them or freak out over the color. For entertainment value more than anything I went with it! Continue reading

Cooking with Midge: Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast (I totally cheated)

My husband, Mr Puff, and our little albino spider monkey Mr. Monster Max
My husband, Mr Puff, and our little albino spider monkey Mr. Monster Max

Today is Father’s Day. I wanted to surprise my husband, the father of our four beautiful babies, with cooking breakfast. We’re broke so I had to stick to what we had left in the pantry. I found pancake mix! Yay, breakfast. Of course, when I’m in the kitchen when he’s home, he has to come in and make sure things are safe. Continue reading

Cooking With Midge: Overnight Crock Pot Apple and Cinnamon Oatmeal

Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oatmeal
Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oatmeal

My husband has to get up at 5am twice a week. When I was working and had to get up at 4am, my husband would get up with me, make me breakfast and coffee so that I didn’t have to spend the time to make myself breakfast and could sleep that much longer. I loved that. Despite being challenged in the culinary skills department, I wanted to return the favor. Continue reading

Cooking With Midge: Chocolate Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

I have a very brave family. They are letting me in the kitchen *snicker* now that my husband is not able to cook dinner every night, I’m going to have to learn. He had been the cook for our family for years. My older two kids even joke at school when they have a fire drill “Who let Mom cook in the school kitchen?” Continue reading