Breakfast is what’s for supper!!

One of my family’s favorite meals for supper is breakfast! Doesn’t matter what it is… eggs, bacon, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, donuts, sausage, hashbrowns, toast, my grandma’s homemade jelly we LOVE it all!  When I was pregnant with my son my husband would take me out to eat for breakfast 2-3 times a week there for a few months and I was ADDICTED to chicken fried steak, but that’s not all.  I would get chicken fried steak, hashbrowns, 2 scrambled eggs and toast or a biscuit that may or may not have been covered in butter and honey!!! But it’s not just me, my whole family can put back some breakfast like it ain’t nobodys business.

So, I am definitely trying to start cooking a lot healthier for the fam but at the same time I refuse to throw out perfectly good food that may be bad for us.  I’m not buying anymore bad stuff, just going through the bad stuff that I still have. We had a couple of cans of crescent rolls left over from Thanksgiving so I decided to make a breakfast cassorole, but I was craving veggies and maybe a little bit of spice so of course I have to make two separate cassoroles but no biggie!  I made the kids: cresent roll on bottom, cooked sausage and cream cheese mix next, top that with 4 eggs, then some shredded cheese and finally cresent rolls on top.  Cook for 30 min at 350.  Pretty easy, but I’m thinking I want something to go with it and I’ve really been wanting to try this recipe I found on Pinterest.  Click on the link to check out the Baked Pears with Walnuts, but sadly I had no walnuts! 😦 Still pretty good though and the kid I thought would love it didn’t like it and the one I would have bet money on hating it, loved it and ate 2 along with most of the kids casserole… I really don’t know how she’s still moving!

Now on to my casserole, it actually came out looking like a fritatta.  I’ve never made a fritatta but I’ve seen pictures of them and I think might be similar?!?!  Anyways, I cooked up some green bell peppers and onions  in oil. Removed from pan once soft.  Added sausage, cooked til done then put the cream cheese in to pan to mix with it. Added onions and peppers back to pan with sausage mix to reheat.  Put sausage mix in dish.


Added 4 beaten eggs on top of sausage mix.

Topped with shredded cheese and quartered cherry tomatoes!
Baked at 350 for 30 min. Turned out pretty good, I topped mine with some green salsa because I have a new found love for it! Not too bad for something just thrown together. Now we’re all full, happy and enjoying Christmas movies by the fire. So blessed for what we have and our amazing family. Thank goodness my kids are willing to try moms new recipes with few threats of what would happen if they didn’t! 🙂 Hope everyone has a great night!



Black Bean Enchiladas

Very yummy!!

I was very excited about this recipe, like a little too excited!  I love Mexican food, enchiladas being one of my favorites to personally make.  They are super easy and you can change-up the ingredients in so many different ways… this usually works to my advantage because once again I forgot my grocery list at the house!  One thing I changed was the amount of enchiladas I made, the recipe called for 8 and I only made 6, I knew that this pan would fit 6 perfectly from all the other times that I have made enchiladas.  I still made the same amount of ingredients for the filling as the recipe called for because I love eating the leftover filling all by itself.. one of the perks of being the cook! 😉  I used the La Tortilla Factory 80 calorie tortillas that I could only find at Kroger, OF COURSE none of the local grocery stores had them!  Ok, so I was at the grocery store in the freezer section (for those of you who haven’t looked at the recipe already, it calls for a cup of frozen fire roasted corn) and I’m looking (without my list) at the fire roasted corn and I’m thinking, “yum that looks good, but what would I cook with it?”  So instead of getting the fire roasted like I should have, even if it was just because it looked good, I got the plain!  Sometimes I surprise even myself at my stupidity!! So, point of the corn story is that I had to improvise.. I used a cup of the plain corn I had and I mixed in a half can of Rotel to give a little more spice (which I like).  And since the recipe called for chunky salsa, I figured it would all workout just fine!  When it finally came down to chow time I was very pleased.  Even though it didn’t have meat in it, it was still very filling and had a great taste to it!  I definitely will be making these again, I have found healthy enchiladas and I’m super excited… I just have to remember that just because they are healthy that doesn’t mean I should eat the whole pan!


Cranberry Swirl Bread

I bought a new recipe magazine the other day, Taste of Home Fall Baking. One day I will write a post about my obsession with recipe magazines, but that will take a while so not now! Back on subject.. this magazine has LOTS of recipes that I can’t wait to try, the first one I started off with was the Cranberry Swirl Bread! First of all let me start off by saying that when I went to Kroger (45 min drive from my house, I live in the country for those who didn’t know) to buy the items I was going to need to make this, cranberries WERE on my list… but somehow I came home with blueberries instead! I have an obsessive need to make list’s for everything because I have a horrible memory… so much so that I forget to look at my grocery list while I’m in the store(most often I forget it in the car) and therefore NEVER get everything I need while I am there. SO, that being said I made Blueberry Swirl Bread which turned out very well thank you!! 🙂 This bread without the optional glaze/drizzle toppings is more like a coffee cake, which is one of my favorite things… you just can’t beat coffee and dessert bread in the mornings! The bread itself was not dry, it just wasn’t that sweet. So if you want it to be pretty sweet I would put the glaze/drizzle on it as it describes in the recipe. Now, I am by no means a good photographer so bare with me! I just wanted to show pics of some of the different steps in making the bread just to give a visual. This bread was pretty fun to make, but kind of messy… but I am a “messy baker”!

Yes, I knead my dough on a lightly floured CLEAN countertop!

I greased my bowl with shortening.

After an hour of rising, recipe says 40-45 min, but I had to feed and water horses. Took a little longer than I thought, oh well on we go to the next step!

Dough rolled out to a close 20″x10″ rectangle. I couldn’t draw a straight line if my life depended on it, I definitely can’t roll out dough in a perfect rectangle!

By the grace of God it made it into the pan, that sucker is heavy with the filling in it!

Not as good of a pic as the original recipe, but I think their 9×5 pan wasn’t the same as mine..I needed like a 10×5 or something MY PAN RUNNETH OVER! Oh well, still not too bad!

Gotta love that swirl, so pretty!

Well, like I said this was a pretty fun bread to make and it was very delicious!  I have to share my desserts with my family so I don’t eat the whole thing myself and they can collaborate my story! 😉 Hope you give this recipe a try, might even try it with cranberries..could be pretty good too!

Chicken Parmigiana

I found this recipe (click here) on Pinterest and I have to say, I was VERY impressed! Parmigiana is the authentic Italian word that pretty much translates into parmesan. So, don’t let the title throw you off from trying the recipe. I’ve never been a real big fan of traditional chicken parmesan, the tomato sauce was always too thick and there was way too much of it! This reicpe was really quite easy to make with the help of a food processor. It made a little bit too much tomato sauce, but it was okay… I just used as much as I needed! I paired it with Betty Crocker Basil Pesto Pasta Salad, which was also very yummy. I forgot to take a pic of the dish after it came out of the oven so the one on here is after I reheated it for lunch the next day and it was still very good! I will be making this one again, hope you give it a try too!

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