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Bacon Cheddar Burgers

I love watching Man Vs. Food. However, it also can make me very hungry. LOL The other night he was showing hamburgers and boy did they look good! It made me want a good hamburger. So I decided to make some. I didn't measure the seasonings or sauce but this should get you close. Add more or less according to your preference.

Bacon Cheddar Burgers
2.5 pounds of ground round
8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
8 oz of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 egg
1-2 tbsp of A1 sauce
1 tsp of season salt

Mix all ingredients together and form hamburger patties. Then grill or cook on the stove top until done.

These were fantastic! The picture doesn't do them justice at all. It was the tastiest burger I have ever made. I used the bacon that is precooked but made it nice and crispy in the microwave. I cooked these on the stove top because we don't have a grill but these would be fabulous on the grill! This recipe definitely Works for Me!

Happy Eating!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I probably won't be posting much this week if at all. I'm sorry I haven't posted a whole lot in the last week. I haven't tried many new recipes in the last week so I am going to have to try something new this week. :)

I hope you all enjoy your families this Thanksgiving! I'm so thankful that God has blessed me with such a wonderful family and friends!

On a side note, Monkey is finally potty trained! He is 4 1/2 years old and he finally got it! No accidents and wakes up dry! I'm praising the Lord on this one because I thought he was never going to give it up! :)

God bless you all!
Amanda

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

My family loves chocolate chip pancakes. In fact, I have very rarely made any other kind. One morning, when we lived in Ohio, I had made chocolate chip pancakes. My husband was talking about them at work later that day and most of those he worked with had never had chocolate chip pancakes. Those poor things!

I don't recall ever making pancakes from scratch. I've always used a mix. Today I wanted to try homemade since I was so happy with the homemade waffles.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar (I used brown this time)
1 1/4 cups milk, warmed slightly in the microwave
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted
chocolate chips

In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Then toss in some chocolate chips. Lots if you like a lot of chocolate chips and less if you want to go sparingly. I always eyeball it. Then in a small bowl, add milk, egg and butter and whisk together. Add wet ingredients…

Southwestern Egg Bake

I wanted to make a savory egg dish to take to Thursday morning coffee with the ladies, but couldn't decide on what I wanted to make. I didn't have any sausage and was kind of in a mood for something mexican/southwestern. So I created this! It was delicious and it disappeared! The six of us ate the entire pan. Very yummy!

Southwestern Egg Bake
10 eggs
1 can of tomatoes with green chilies (I used Del Monte brand), drained
8 oz of Colby and monterey jack cheese
1 onion, diced
1/4 tsp of red chili pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
salt to taste
1 tsp butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish. In a small skillet, add butter and let it melt. Then add onions and saute until translucent. You just want them to soften a bit but still to have some texture to them. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine eggs and seasonings and whisk well. Then add, tomatoes, cheese and sauteed onions. Pour into greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes. Mine was done at 25 minutes and I pr…

Easy Meatloaf and Fried Cabbage

I decided to use Rocket Boy's Texas plate. :)


The best meatloaf recipe I have tried (I haven't tried many yet because I like this one so much) is using Hunt's Seasoned Tomato Sauce for Meatloaf. It always turns out perfect for me. It's super simple and super tasty! I served it with boxed potatoes (ran out of time to do fresh) and fried cabbage (well not really fried but wasn't fully steamed either LOL).

Hunt's Meatloaf Recipe
1 can (15.25oz) Hunt's Family Favorites Seasoned Tomato Sauce for Meatloaf
2 pounds of lean ground beef
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup of quick cooking oats, bread crumbs or crushed crackers (I used half crackers, half oats)

Preheat oven 400 F.

Combine half of Hunt's Seasoned Tomato Sauce for Meatloaf with the ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, onions; mix well. Place mixture in loaf pan. Bake uncovered for 1 hour. Remove from oven; drain. Top meatloaf with remaining sauce. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.

Thrift Store Shopping

Do you ever check out your nearby thrift stores? I hadn't much until one of my friends, Wendy told me about a couple of neat ones in a nearby town. We rode with her one day and went and then went again yesterday.

Check out what I found.

A neutral colored Martha Stewart (still in the package) tablecloth for $3


A new fabric show curtain (the tag says Kohls, it was out of the package) $3


I also got Princess a couple of pairs of nice fuzzy warm socks for $1 each and found her a brand new pair of jeans for $4.

I always thought of thrift stores as used items and some are. Which isn't a bad thing, I have no problem buying used. A thrift shop like this is such a neat find though because they carry things from Kohl's, Kmart, etc. Most things are still with tags or in the package. And you can find some awesome deals.

So do you have any thrift stores in your area? Have you explored them yet? If you haven't, I can't encourage you enough to do so! You just never know what you migh…

Apple Butterscotch Muffins

Yesterday I decided to make the Apple Butterscotch Bread into muffins. I didn't do anything different except to double the recipe. That yielded 24 muffins. I baked them at 350 for about 14 minutes.

They were a bit dry which I think could be solved by pulling them out of the oven a bit early or maybe adding some extra moisture to the batter like some applesauce.

My kids loved them! I had to actually stop them from eating more after Princess and Rocket Boy actually ate three each. I will definitely be making these often for them. It's a great after school snack!

Happy eating!

Homemade Waffles

I tried another recipe before this one that just didn't work out. So I decided to try again. This time I got delicious results! Everyone loved them! I highly recommend these waffles!

Homemade Waffles
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups of milk (warmed slightly)
4 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Break up any lumps of sugar and combine well. In another bowl, beat eggs well. Then add milk, butter and vanilla extract. Mix well and add to flour mixture. Whisk together. I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to make my waffles. I have a square waffle maker that does 2 at a time and 1/4 cup to a little over did well for me. It will vary how much you use per waffle depending on your waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Enjoy!

Placing these on a cooling rack will help them stay crisp after cooking. I usually just lay them in a plate (with soggy results) and this time decide…

The Voice That Calls You Home- Book Review

I was contacted to complete a review of the book, The Voice That Calls You Home by Andrea Raynor. More than happy to read a new book, I completed it in about two days.


The Voice That Calls You Home
by Andrea Raynor

About The Book:
As a hospice chaplain, cancer survivor, and a chaplain at Ground Zero following September 11, Andrea Raynor has gained a keen perspective on the meaning of life and death, comfort and grief. Through her own experiences, Raynor reminds readers that even in the most dire of circumstances, we still have the opportunity to recognize beauty, to be inspired by the tenacity of the human spirit, and to feel connected to something greater.

Raynor acknowledges that we may not be able to prevent the difficulties that come in life, but we can always choose the way in which we face them. She urges us not to "live with our heads down, our eyes closed, and our hands in our pockets." Instead, she prompts us to remain open to the blessings that are all around us and t…

Apple Butterscotch Bread

We have a Great Harvest Bread Co. here and I love their caramel apple bread. However, it is very expensive. I think $5 or $6 for a loaf and I just can't hardly justify that expense right now. Their's is a yeast bread but I thought maybe I could make a quick bread that maybe had hints of that taste. I know they use butterscotch chips in theirs so I decided to make Apple Butterscotch Bread! It was really good!

I made it for our Thursday morning coffee time. My friend, Wendy, has several ladies over and we each bring a dish and just have a wonderful morning. Most of the time we all stay until sometime in the afternoon and we just have a great time of food, fun and fellowship. Sometimes we have several ladies, other times it's just a few. Today there were three of us and we pretty much ate this entire loaf of bread between the three of us. It is just really yummy! It comes together very quickly as well.

Apple Butterscotch Bread

1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 …

Cream Cheese Bars

I can't even begin to describe how good these are. They are so yummy. One of the ladies at MOPS always brings these to every meeting. They always disappear. These are really easy. Especially if you use the new uncut crescent rolls that is just a sheet of crescent dough. That makes it super simple! Please try these soon. You will be very glad that you did!


Cream Cheese Bars

2 cans of crescent rolls
2 8oz bars of cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1 tsp. cinnamon

Spray 9x13 pan with Pam. Mix cream cheese, one cup of sugar and vanilla in a mixer until well blended.
Roll 1 tube of crescent rolls in pan and press seams together.
Spread cream cheese mixture onto dough. Unroll 2nd tube of crescent rolls onto mixture. Pour melted butter on top (I used a brush to brush it around and make sure it got everything coated). Mix 1/2 cup of sugar with cinnamon. Then sprinkle on top of the butter. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

These could work for bre…

Guys Night Out

How often do your husbands have a night out with their friends? If your husband is like mine, not very often if at all. Guys just don't always make time for that kind of stuff. Or they might want to but just never set it up and organize it.

Well, we got approved for for the Microsoft's Windows 7 House Party. So I knew it was a prime opportunity for a guys night out (or technically in since they all came to our apartment). We actually received a free copy of Windows 7 to try out and demo and so far we've really enjoyed it!

By the way, I highly recommend signing up for House Party. It's a word of mouth kind of advertising. There are various house parties that you can sign up for. You usually receive a free product as well as coupons and goodies to give away at your party. There's no selling involved it's just a way to try a new product.



So he invited a few guys over and I made some food. I made the Peanut Butter Cup Trifle and Buffalo Chicken Dip.



The guys had fun tr…

Cooking With Friends: Making Tamales

Have you ever had or made a homemade tamale? They are absolutely yummy. I had never made tamales before but last week I did. Two of my friends make tamales together and asked me to join them last week. It was so much fun! It's a lengthy process so it's great to do with friends!

I don't have any recipes to share. I didn't make anything here, just assembled. I know the tamale dough recipe comes from the bag of tamale dough mix. Then one of my friends made a red sauce and a green sauce to use with the pork butt that had been cooked in a crockpot. If I have a lot of interest for the recipe, I will see if I can get it.

Here's the dough after being mixed by Wendy....


shredded pork with green sauce...


shredded pork with red sauce....


Wendy patting her tamale dough out on the husk...


Filling the tamale...


Rossy patting out dough...



Working together....


Ready to be cooked in the pressure cooker....


Silly me forgot to take pictures of them after they were cooked. I guess I was just…

Breakfast Casserole

I had some sausage I needed to use up so I decided to make a breakfast casserole. This turned out very tasty!

Breakfast Casserole

1 bag of frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed (I used 30oz package)
1 lb of sausage, cooked and crumbled
1 onion, diced and sauteed
2 cups of shredded cheese
1 can of evaporated milk
10 eggs
1-2 tsp of Mrs. Dash
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish. In a very large bowl, mix together sausage, onion, hashbrowns, and 1 cup of cheese. Mix well and pour into baking dish. Then in the same bowl, add eggs, milk and seasonings. Mix well. Then pour over potato mixture in the dish. Bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour and then add 1 cup of cheese to the top and bake for about 5-10 minutes longer. Enjoy!

Make sure your middle gets done. I had trouble with that. I ended up baking mine a bit longer. I think next time I might use less hashbrowns as well. That might help it bake faster in the middle. Mine was pretty thick.

This was definitely a…

Pepperjack Roast Beef Sandwiches

On Saturday, I cooked a roast in the slow cooker. No real recipe. Just cut up a bunch of red potatoes and carrots and placed them in the bottom of the crockpot. Placed the roast on top of those and poured in about 2 cups of beef broth. Then salt and peppered the roast. Cooked all day in the slow cooker.

Then I removed the roast and veggies and used the liquid to make a gravy. Just heated it in a sauce pan on the stove and added some corn starch that I had combined with a few tablespoons of cold water. Add corn starch mixture when the cooking liquid has come to a boil.

It was a large roast and I had leftovers. Only I was in the mood for something with a bit of spice. So I created Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwiches covered with Pepperjack Cheese! It was delicious! Sorry that the picture didn't come out well. It was night out when I made this and I couldn't get good lighting.

Open Faced Pepperjack Roast Beef Sandwiches
leftover roast
leftover gravy
sliced sourdough bread
sliced pepperjac…

Another award!

I want to thank Geri from Heart N Soul Cooking for this new award! I am always so excited to receive one!

Neno's Award—-Rules and Regulations

1. As a dedication for those who love blogging and love to encourage friendships through blogging.

2. To seek the reasons why we all love blogging.

3. Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it.

4. Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award.

5. Answer the award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging.

6. Tag and distribute the award to as many people as you like.

7. Don’t forget to notify the award receivers and put their links in your post.

I absolutely love blogging. I am proud to call myself a blogger and hope that I am always able to blog. When you're a mom, it can help to have an outlet to express yourself. Blogging is great for that. It can be a way to help others by learning a new recipe, learning how to live more frugally, or just sharing a life experience. It draws us in to one another and creates …

Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

This is so good! I got this recipe from a lady from the Chef Success forum. It is addictive and very yummy. It's also pretty economical and feeds a lot. It's great to take to a get together. It also helps that it's super easy to put together!

Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

1 box brownie mix (plus ingredients to make these)
2 small boxes instant pudding mix (chocolate fudge or chocolate)
3 cups of milk
1 cup peanut butter
16 oz. Cool Whip
8 peanut butter cups

Make brownies according to box instructions, cool
Melt peanut butter microwave safe bowl, stir in pudding mix and milk (3 cups rather than 4 for a thicker result).

In Trifle Bowl, layer 1/2 brownies, 1/2 of the pudding mixture, then 1/2 of the Cool Whip - repeat. Chop up peanut butter cups and place on top. Enjoy!

I have used low fat brownie mix, light cool whip and 2% milk with wonderful results!

Happy Eating!

This is being shared at:
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday

Innkeeper Pie

My friend, Wendy, asked me to come over yesterday and bake a couple of pies with her. She wanted to try a new recipe and asked me to join her. It was a lot of fun. I love baking and cooking with friends.

First we made homemade pie crusts. I had never made one before so it was a nice learning experience. We used a different recipe than the one with the pie recipe and I will share it at a later date. I am going to try to do a step by step tutorial at some point.

She found the pie recipe in the Hershey's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook. It looked very yummy and interesting in the picture and it was hard to tell for sure what the texture of this cake was going to be. We were very surprised when it forms a cake like top and then a fudgy filling on the bottom. It reverses during baking. I always think recipes that do that are so neat!




This is delicious and I highly recommend that you try this recipe! It was so good and definitely different!


Innkeeper Pie

Ingredients:

* PASTRY CRUST(recip…

We have a winner!

Good morning everyone! Hope you all are having a great day! We have a winner for the cookbook giveaway!

The winner is fivewinks. I have emailed you.

Thanks so much for the interest in my giveaway and for it being my 100th post! I appreciate each and everyone one of my readers and the comments I receive! Thank you all!

God bless,
Amanda

Fried Chicken Breasts with Roasted Red Potatoes and Peppers

This was a very yummy dinner! I didn't use a recipe for the chicken but will tell you round about what I did. Sorry for no exact recipe.

I got a package of boneless skinless chicken breasts at Kroger and asked them to butterfly them (only separated completely). I hate touching raw chicken so I was thrilled that they would cut the chicken for me!

I rinsed the breasts and then put the between pieces of wax paper and pounded them a little thinner. Then patted them dry with paper towels.

In a bowl I put about 2 1/2 cups of flour and sprinkled in some italian seasoning, season salt, salt, and pepper. I didn't measure any of these just eyeballed it. Mix well.

In another bowl, I pour in about 1- 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk. Then added about 1/4-1/2 cup of buffalo sauce.

I first dipped the chicken in the buttermilk/buffalo sauce and then in the flour mixture.

In a medium nonstick skillet I had about 1/4-1/2 inch of oil heating. When it was heated I fried the chicken a few pieces at a time un…

Beef Pot Roast with Maple Sweet Potatoes & Cider Gravy

This looked so tasty on Cooking During Stolen Moments that I just had to make it. I decided to do it in the crockpot instead. This seemed like a perfect meal to do in the crockpot.

You can view the recipe here.

Here's what I did to change it to a crockpot meal.

I used the chuck roast that I got from Food Lion. I seared both sides and then placed it in the crockpot. I added the cut sweet potatoes on top of the roast and around the sides.



In the pan, I added the salt, pepper and some italian seasoning (because I was out of thyme) and the chopped onions to the pan. I sauteed those until tender.




I added the broth and apple cider and let that cook for a couple of minutes, making sure to get up all of the bits on the bottom of the pan.

Then I poured this on top of the potatoes and roast in the crockpot.




I cooked it on high for about 5 hours and then turned it down to low for about 2 more hours. It turned out perfect.

I made the sweet potatoes (I started to use a potato masher but then switc…

Grocery Saving Tip: Watch for meat markdowns

Yesterday I went to our local Food Lion. I hadn't been in awhile and decided to check out their meat department. They had several packages of beef marked down and I bought almost every package.

I got:
Top round steak (I think 2.20lbs had sliced into stir fry strips) $3.93
London Broil (1.8lbs) $3.58
Chuck Roast (2.9lbs) $4.96
2 NY Strip steaks (1.6lbs) $3.48
2 packages of cubed steak (about 1 pound each) total for both $4.25
Beef kabob or stew meat (.90lbs) $1.63
For a grand total of $21.83

That should provide at least 7 meals (and should be leftovers for several of those). So if I said 10 meals (including leftovers) that would be around $2.20 meat cost per meal! That is an awesome deal!

Here's a picture of my receipt. Sorry it's not better quality. It's kind of hard to photograph a receipt! :)




It's best to go early and check your stores. Now, I was at Food Lion at about 11:00am but usually most stores have the most markdowns early. So make sure and check your stores and se…

Chocolate Crescent Rolls and 100th post giveaway!

Wow! This is my 100th post! In honor of this momentous occasion I am going to share a yummy, chocolaty recipe. You must make these soon. They are so easy and so yummy! I got this recipe from a friend of mine. She also has a blog and here is her post about these yummy Chocolate Crescents! She thought of these herself one day when wanting to have something chocolaty. She's one smart cookie because these are delicious!

I used Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls. They ran these on sale really cheap with coupon awhile back and I had been debating on what to make with them. Last night I needed some chocolate and made these!

Chocolate Crescents
1 can of crescent rolls
mini chocolate chips
powdered sugar

First I unrolled the crescents into their triangles. I think the container had 8 in there.



Then I sprinkled the mini chips over the triangles, leaving the tip uncovered. I also pressed these in a bit per Jena's advice. It helps them stay in place a bit more.



Just roll up as usual and bake …

Being content.....

I've mainly posted about recipes, food and great deals lately. This post is going to be a bit different today. It's something that has been on my heart for awhile and I'd love to share it with you. I decided to write this post after reading one of my favorite blogs A Simple Walk. See her post about Community in her home.

She mentioned being a bit jealous at the bloggers who have gotten free trips lately. I too have felt those twinges of jealousy. Granted I am not near the established blogger that many are. But I still felt very similar feelings. After I read her post Paul and Philippians came to mind.

Philippians 4:11-13 (NAS) "Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.
I can do all things through Him who…

Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

I went looking for a muffin recipe to make on AllRecipes. I know I can always go there and see what people's feedback on recipes are. I really enjoy that. So I went with this one and made some changes. You can find the original recipe here.

Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup of applesauce (unsweetened)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 ripe bananas
4 tablespoons instant coffee granules, dissolved in 3 tablespoons hot water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup Milk chocolate chips
milk, if needed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Blend butter or margarine, sugar, egg, banana, dissolved coffee, and vanilla with a hand mixer for 2 minutes. Add flour, salt, baking powder, and soda, and blend just until flour disappears. At this point I had to add about 1/4 cup or so of milk. Toss chocolate chips with a little flour to help prevent sinkin…

Blog Award!

A very sweet blogger named Kay at Cooking with K nominated me for an award! Be sure to stop over and check out her blog. She has some wonderfully yummy recipes!

A few rules accompany the award:
1. Place the logo on the blog.
2. Link to the person who nominated the blog for this award.
3. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
4. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
5. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
6. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

What's Interesting About Me:
1. I have lived in Tennessee (born and spent most of my life here), Ohio and Indiana.
2. I love anything related to cooking!
3. I collect cookbooks. I am now at well over 100 cookbooks.
4. I am a discussion group leader for MOPS.
5. I am a child of God.
6. I am a sucker for romantic movies.
7. I love to be surrounded by friends and family!

The Nominees Are:
1. Cooking During Stolen Moments
2. Crafty Mom of 4 Boys
3. Thrifty Ways and Ideas
4. Finding Joy in my Kitchen
5…

Bargain Meal of the Week- Food Lion

Click on the image to go find your Bargain Meal of the Week!

Welcome to the Bargain Meal of the Week. I am enjoying this and hope you all are too. Check out even more great recipes and bargains at $5 Dinners!

Food Lion's ad is available online so be sure to check your local ad.

Here are some things that caught my eye....
Boneless breasts or tenders 1.79/lb
10 pound bag of russet potatoes 1.99
Smithfield Center Cut Ham Slices 50% off(reg price is 4.99/lb)
General Mills Cereal B1G1F
Keebler Chips Deluxe B1G1F
Campbell's canned Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soups .59
Orville Redenbacher's Microwave Popcorn B1G1F
Progresso Canned Soups 3/$4
Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides 10/$10
Barilla Pasta 5/$5 (this is my personal favorite pasta)
Ore Ida frozen Potatoes (french fries, etc) 4/$10
Sweet Potatoes .59/lb

3 Day Sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday only
Edy's Ice Cream $1.99
Scott or Cottonelle Bath Tissue 12 rolls $4.99
Gain Detergent 100oz $7.99
Kraft Shredded cheese or chunk cheese B1G1F (the ad says re…

Chicken tortilla Soup and an apology

Time has certainly gotten away from me this month. My intentions were to blog. But every week at least one person has been sick. Nothing too bad thankfully but just enough when you add in other things that I have not been able to blog like I would have liked. So I am sorry I have been missing. I have a very yummy recipe to offer up to help make up for it. :)

I had some friends over the other night and my intentions were to make a salad and dessert. However, the weather has started to cool down this week and I wanted to take advantage of that. I wanted to make soup instead. So I decided on Chicken Tortilla Soup in the crockpot. It was the first time I've made it and it was delicious!

Chicken Tortilla Soup
2 onions, diced
5 cloves of garlic, minced (I used my garlic press)
2 tbsp of oil (I used canola)
4 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
2 28oz cans of crushed tomatoes
2 cans of chicken broth
2 1/2 cups of water
1 16 oz bag of frozen corn
1 4oz can of green chiles
1 can of mild rotel (I used Kroger …

Breakfast to go and much cheaper than McDonald's!

Yesterday, a few friends and I got together like we do pretty much every Thursday morning when school is in. We fellowship and everyone brings something to share. Yesterday I decided to bring Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagels. And you'll be amazed at how much I spent. First lets get to the recipe.



Baked egg squares
12 eggs
1/2 cup of water
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease baking sheet liberally with butter (I used a 15x10x1 heavy sheet pan). In a bowl, whisk eggs, water, salt and pepper together. Then pour into buttered sheet pan. I have to add in here that I mixed the eggs the night before so that I just had to pour them in the pan in the morning. Just store in the fridge till you're ready to bake. Then bake until set. Mine cooked for about 20 minutes. Slice into squares to use on breakfast sandwiches. Yields: 12 squares
The eggs did have a couple bubble up spots. I just poked them down with a fork and that worked just fine.

I made 6 sandwiches. So here'…

Apple Crisp

I had some apples that weren't quite good enough to eat raw so decided to make an apple crisp. I have to say, I ended up messing this one up a bit. I had a friend over for lunch and was trying to hurry so that it would be done before we had to go pick our kids up from school. So I accidentally left out the brown sugar. I realized this when I pulled it out of the oven. So I just mixed in the brown sugar and baked it a little longer. It was good after that. I think this would have really been good if I had did it right the first time. Apparently I just can't bake under pressure (see my pumpkin pie incident). LOL

I only made half a recipe and agree with some reviews that the flour needs to be cut down. I had never made apple crisp before and felt overall this was a pretty good recipe. Next time I will make sure I add the sugar! LOL I'll also cut down the flour a bit.

Apple Crisp IV

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon…