Homemade Mix

This is a fabulous coating for chicken and pork...and homemade makes it better!Ingredients:Dozen Club crackers--crushed to fine2 tsp paprika3 Tbsp season salt2 Tbsp flourSalt and Pepper to tasteDirections:Combine all ingredients in a large closable plastic bag.  Add pieces of rinsed chicken or pork and shake to coat evenly.  This will coat 4-5 pork chops or pieces of chicken.Enjoy!!!...more

Frugal Friday

This Frugal Friday is more of a lifestyle hack.  There's a website my son found that really helps use up what you already have in the house!Head over to:  http://myfridgefood.com/You'll see a checklist.  Check off everything you have on hand and the website will give you recipes using only the ingredients you already have!...more

Wahoo Wednesday!!

It's Wahoo Wednesday!!I have so many to shout out this Wednesday I don't even know where to begin!To my friend, L., I don't know what I would do without your unwavering love and support.  You are my backbone, the earth under my feet, and the wind beneath my wings.  I love you!!To my son, T., you have made me the proudest mother ever!!  You are a kind, empathetic, honorable young man and my heart overflows with pride and joy!...more

The Freshman Fifteen

The freshman fifteen...the curse of every college student.  What they don't tell you is that it doesn't just hit the kids...I didn't start college until age 50.  The last thing I expected was to put on weight!  Now how do I get rid of it????I barely have my work and sleep schedule figured out...when am I going to fit in a workout?  I know I need to...but I am so tired.......more

What A Week!!!

Last week was my first week employed after college!! I am so fortunate to have found a job right after graduation in my actual field.  I was given a guardian angel as one of my graduation gifts and I'm pretty sure she's on the job!!I didn't get lost getting to work.  I found the parking lot I'm supposed to use.  I packed my lunch every day and didn't starve all week. ...more


My waiting game is over!  Less than two weeks since I graduated...I have a job!!I start this morning.  I am beyond excited to be starting a new phase in my life. According to popular media and marketing, I should be on the downhill slope of life.  Ha!!!  I am living proof that you can reinvent yourself at any age. About a year ago, I taped a segment for Mutual of Omaha for their "aha moment" campaign.  I believe this is the perfect time to revisit that moment.  Enjoy!...more
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Italian Chicken

My son made this recipe for dinner this week...it was fabulous!!!  He has become an excellent cook!!Italian ChickenIngredients:1 can tomato soup1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts1 tsp garlic powder1 tsp Italian seasoningGrated cheddar cheese...more

Lest We Forget

As we approach this holiday weekend...please remember:With heartfelt gratitude to those who sacrificed all that we may enjoy this precious freedom.Love,Jerri...more

The Waiting Game

I've earned my degree.  I've already had a couple of job interviews.  Now the waiting game begins.Interviews are terrifying.  Period.  Hands are sweaty, nerves are shot.  I think they are even worse when you're older and realize that those few minutes can have such a profound effect on your life.  The interviews went well as far as I can tell...but the waiting game begins....more

I'm Back!

Hi everybody!!!I am back!!  After 64 credit hours and 16 months, I am the proud graduate!I am hoping to get this blog back on track as soon as possible.  I've heard from many of you that you miss it and I miss all of you!!Here's a pic for today!Love,Jerri...more