Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snow Globes

Every time Christmas comes around you start to see those cute little snow globes in the stores. (I like them. I never buy them, but I really like them!) Every time I see a snow globe it makes me flash back to 3 years ago in the Christmas isle at Walgreen's..... 

My son was 6 at the time and he grabbed a snow globe from the shelf to shake.  "Here, let me do that.", I said for fear of him dropping it on the floor and having to stand and watch in embarrassment as an employee cleaned it up. 

No sooner had the words left my mouth that the snow globe left my hands, went flying through the air and busted on the floor. 
My son just looked at me in shock with his mouth hanging open. "Mommy, you told me not to break it and you broke it!" 
"Shh! Be quiet", I said in a low voice. Trying to avoid any attention.
Oh, the humiliation. I have to be honest. The thought of walking away and telling a clerk, "Someone broke a snow globe in the Christmas isle", did cross my mind.(for about 30 seconds)

After a moment of temptation, I knew I had to do the right thing.  So I told a worker about the mess, walked the broken snow globe up to the front of the store and offered to pay for it. Hoping all the while that my son would not let them know that it was his mom that broke it.

So every time I see a snow globe I chuckle a little....
and then I'm super careful!

Food for Thought.....

We don't have to look far to find someone in need, but I hope this season you are blessed with a special moment when your heart and eyes are opened to someone who needs what you have to give. 


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What's for Dinner is taking Christmas Orders through December 18th!!!!

Christmas Dinner Menu

Roasted turkey or spiral ham
Mashed potatoes & gravy
Stuffed mushrooms
Green beans with bacon

Your choice of dessert:

Warm apple crisp
Chocolate bunt cake with strawberries
Chocolate fudge squares
Order your Christmas dinner or dessert on the seasonal page!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

New Weekly Dinner Subscriptions!

What's for Dinner just added a weekly dinner subscription!
Choose how many dinners per week you would like delivered.
List the day and time each week you would like your meals delivered in the "Special Instructions" box.
You will receive an email to confirm your order and specify which dinners you would like. 
Feel free to request your favorites!!!

Special Instructions:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gift Certificates are now available at What's for Dinner!
This is a great gift for anyone on your list!!

Gift Certificate Amount:
Please send Certificate to:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Family Meal Deal

Right now Families who order 3 dinners can get a 4th dinner free. That's $21.00 per meal. 

All meals are fully-cooked and delivered in oven-safe containers straight to your door. All you have to do is heat, serve, and enjoy!

This is a great opportunity to try What's for Dinner and see how changing the way we do dinner can make life so much easier.

Please email me with any questions at

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Hometown Hero......

Born in 1907, joined the Navy in 1929, sent from Springfield, Illinois to San Diego, CA. to train.  He became an Aviation Electrician aboard the USS Saratoga.  The Saratoga was the very first fast aircraft carrier in the United States Navy.

In the early 1930's he met Mary, the love of his life.  In 1934, after being promoted to Chief, he asked Mary to be his wife and they were married in the home of their friend.  No big wedding needed - they just loved each other.

He fought in "the Battle of Leyte Gulf", the largest naval battle of WWII, survived a kamikaze attack by the Japanese, and traveled the world to Europe, London, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and back to the Pacific again.

After 24+ years in the Navy, his youngest son was born in Guam & he decided to go home with his family.  They moved to Lemon Grove, CA. where they enjoyed time with friends.  He and Mary spent the rest of their time together there in Lemon Grove until she passed away in 1971.  He later passed in 1993.  His children placed a funeral notice in the newspaper.  3 men who served with him some 53 years earlier, saw the notice and showed up to say some words. They had received no invitations, but after all those years.... they stood with him again.

He was an example to the boys in his neighborhood and a faithful husband. I was told that he always kept his Navy uniform ready in his closet in case he was called up again.... and he was.  After returning again, he was recruited by the CIA and turned it down for his family.  He managed to keep the respect of those who served with him and under him.

What makes a man stand in harms way?  Where does he get the courage to stand between danger and someone else?  I guess my grandfather knew the answer, because this is his story.

Give thanks to someone this week for their service and their family's sacrifice & pray for all service people everywhere.

Thanksgiving with your family, not the oven....

roasted turkey
candied yams or skin-on mashed potatoes
baked apple stuffing
green bean casserole
your choice of 
pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie 

$5/ person

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall Flavorful Pies

Cranberry-Bottom Apple Pear Pie. Just one of the flavors available for your Thanksgiving Dinner :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New personal recipe!!

Available upon request
This is supposed to be a brunch item, but I wouldn't blame you if you ate it for lunch like I did. :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

All New Healthy Menu added!!

Spinach lasagna with ricotta and mozzarella cheese
Whole-wheat dinner roll

Chicken Breast with Ricotta and Parmesan

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Sweet Onions and Garlic

Vegetarian Fajitas with Bell Peppers, Green Beans, Onions, and Tomatoes servied with Wheat Tortillas

Friday, November 4, 2011

Calling all pumpkin lovers

Just some of the pumpkin desserts being ordered this season:

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake
Praline Pumpkin Cake
Pumpkin Hazelnut Torte
Pumpkin Truffle Pound Cake with Browned Butter Icing
Pumpkin Apple Crisp
Pumpkin Brownies
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Squares

Yum!! :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Check out What's for Thanksgiving Dinner!

roasted turkey

candied yams

skin-on mashed potatoes

baked apple stuffing

green bean casserole

one pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie

Thanksgiving at my house- 2010

$5 per person and, as always, you can request your favorites!
(6 person minimum) Get your order in by Nov. 20th!!