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Mini Fritattas & French Toast Cinnamon Roll Bake = YUM!


I stayed up until 2:00am last night.  So, about 3:30 today I crashed.  Totally zonked.  Complete with drool running down my chin.

About 5:30ish, I woke up to realize NOTHING was planned for dinner AND I was out of freezer meals.   I thought about ordering DQ, but I’m much faster…and much better.  So, I got my sleepy patooty up and went to the computer.  We have chickens.  And that equals eggs.  Lots of fresh eggs.  And I had found some new recipes on Pinterest I wanted to try.  And they both called for a lot of eggs.  So, tonight, breakfast was what’s for dinner.  And it was delish!  And easy!  So much so, I decided I MUST share.


 

 

 

Mini Fritattas

These were easy and fun!

The recipe is simple as can be:

Beat 8 eggs and 1/2 cup of half and half.  Add salt and pepper as you would to scrambled eggs.

Pour eggs into a well greased muffin tin (12 muffin cups).

Add whatever fillings you like to each!!

I set up my fillings buffet style and had the kids come and create their own.  They loved it!

Our fillings of choice were:  fresh spinach, fresh mushrooms, onions, diced ham, fried bacon, Italian blend shredded cheese, Paremesan cheese, and Mexican blend shredded cheese.

I was really worried they would stick because when I scramble eggs, I always have some stickage issues!  But, I was pleasantly surprised.  The fritattas popped right out of the muffin tins.

Serve with salsa for an added zing!

 

 

 

 

French Toast Cinnamon Roll Bake

This was super duper easy as well.  The recipe called for pecans, but my boys didn’t want them, so I left them out.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup melted butter
2 cans (12.4 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
5 eggs
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup maple syrup

Directions:

Melt butter and pour into a well-greased 13 x 9 inch pan.  Sprinkle cinnamon over butter.

Cut the cinnamon rolls into small pieces (8 each).  Lay into the bottom of the pan.

Beat eggs well and add cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Mix until well blended.

Pour over cinnamon roll pieces.

Sprinkle with pecans and drizzle syrup over the top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven.

Heat the icing from the cinnamon rolls in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

Drizzle icing over the top.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Serve with syrup…. although I did NOT.  It’s already going to send you into sugar shock!

 

Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Food Fun!

 

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Monday ~ Funday!

Monday ~ Funday!

Yay for Monday!

I know.  Crazy, right??

But after having a less than best weekend, I welcome Monday with open arms.  I welcome the mundane everyday.  The routine.  The stability that it brings.  I reached my maximum stress potential before Monday ever arrived, so even when it means school work, laundry, and housework……  Yay for Monday!

In fact, I am so excited about some normalcy, I decided to share.  Yay for you!  I know you are excited.  Well, if you’re still reading.  Anyway, I have a busy day ahead.  It SHOULD look something like this………

I don’t think I’ve shared anything concerning our small family farm.  Well, it’s really more my hubby and my father-in-love’s farm, but we reap the benefits.  We have 7 goats, about 50 chickens, 10 cats, 2 dogs, and 7 cows.  We go through cycles with the chickens, so we are just now getting eggs again.

That means I’m overloaded with fresh, yummy eggs…..so you guessed it.  Omelettes are what’s for breakfast around here.  Today’s omelette was a conglomeration of ingredients we all like.  I threw them all together and it turned out great.  The kids were bickering over seconds.   It consisted of ham, onions, red and green bell peppers, mushrooms, cheese, and spinach….and of course, lots of eggs!  Eat with salsa for a splash of spice.  YUM!

While the kids work on schoolwork, I have a Christmas hat to finish knitting on the loom.  My 11-year-old started it, but I need the loom back…..and he is S.L.O.W…..and he has lost interest.  So, he wants me to finish it for him…because I’m ‘speedy quick’ at it anyway.  I think he’s just trying to get me to do his dirty work for him.  No, I’m sure of it.  It’s supposed to be a homemade Christmas gift for his dad.  And since I can’t wait to see the hubster wearing a red, green, and white toboggan all over God’s creation, I am more than happy to help him out.

Baby boy needs more time for playing Beanie Baby Football anyway.

Yes, I said Beanie Baby Football.  This weekend, we hit the Beanie Baby jackpot on our yard sale expedition.  Twenty five cents got us a practically brand new Ty Beanie Baby….tags and all.  I think we bought them out.   Don’t get me wrong, we are in no way collectors.  My boys (puppy included) LOVE to play with them.  They have now invented Beanie Baby Football.  I don’t know how it works or understand the game, but it keeps them busy for hours.

Lastly, because Mondays are usually long, torturous days….and we’ve had enough of those types of days to last for a while…..I decided today would be perfect for decorating the Christmas tree.  Yes, I know.  Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet.  I know, it’s just not fair.  Thanksgiving deserves its fair share of attention, love, and devotion.  And I DO love Thanksgiving.  But once it’s here, I find myself in a vortex of busy-ness.  Christmas looms like a lion ready to attack.  I barely have time to get packages wrapped, much less decorate the tree.

In an effort to maintain my sanity (you know if momma ain’t happy…), we decorate before Thanksgiving so we are ready for the whirlwind ahead.  So, today is Christmas Tree Monday.  This evening, after pulling all my hair out getting through the school day, we will decorate our tree.  Complete with homemade hot chocolate and Christmas music.  After my road trip last week with my church lady friends, I feel less than adequate at decorating a tree.  But I thought if I were to post a before pic of this pitiful tree, it would make my finished tree look like a masterpiece.  It’s a tall, skinny tree because we have lots of bodies, lots of furniture, and we don’t have room for lots of tree. We are calling it the Leaning Tower of Tree.  For now.  Tomorrow it will be a work of art.  Um, kind of.  Sort of.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all.

Leaning Tower of Tree

For all of you humbugs out there, don’t worry.  We will still add to our ‘Give Thanks’ board tonight.  Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled up together.  If we don’t kill each other first.  Decorating the tree can get crazy around here with a bunch of boys.  Let’s just say, ornaments get broken when they are used as hand grenades.  You just don’t decorate the tree barefoot.

Thanks, Bernie.  At least I have one for each foot…even if they don’t match!

So you see, Monday HAS to be a fun day.  I can’t have it any other way.  I WON’T have it any other way!  It’s time to get my Monday face on!  Smiles all day.  Happy Monday, Funday, ya’ll!!

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in It's my life.....

 

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What I Love About the South


I’m sitting here feeling fat and sassy after eating a big ole southern meal, sipping on sweet tea.  And it just dawned on me that everyone just isn’t as lucky as me.

Southern people just know how to do thangs right.

And no, that ain’t a typo—- I meant ‘thangs’.   I consider being from the south an extra heap of blessing.  So, for all you non-southerners….you Yanks and  Cal-eee-fornians…..I thought I would share a little bit of the southern side.  You might wanna grab a tissue cause you will prolly be drooling in envy soon!

You know you’re from the south when…..

♥ Cornbread is a dinnertime staple.

♥  Pick-up trucks outnumber cars 3 to 1.

♥  Most of those said pick- up trucks contain coolers in the back……well-stocked with cold beer.

♥  Just about anything is breaded and fried….okra, green tomatoes, Twinkies, Oreos, pickles, and even bananas…

♥  The lawn doubles as a junk yard.

♥  Dinner is not complete without a big ole glass of sweet tea.

♥  Flip-flops are worn year round.

♥  The golden prize egg at Easter could be hidden in a cow patty.  I have pictures somewhere to prove it!

♥  People actually greet each other as they go in and out of the local Piggly Wiggly.

♥  Kids are raised to say ‘yes, mam’ and ‘no sir’ and they dadgum better use it or else risk getting a good slap upside the back of the head.

♥  Every home as a porch and is used to sit and watch the world go by on a daily basis.

♥ Football is life.  Enuff said.

♥  Gravy is used like a condiment.  It makes everything taste better.

♥  Bless your heart doesn’t really mean bless your heart.  It means you’re an idiot.  Or a tragedy has befallen you.  Or both.

♥  You’re proud to call yourself a Redneck.

♥  You know what chicken fried steak is.  And you LOVE it.

♥  It’s socially acceptable to leave your Christmas lights up year round.  In fact, it’s the smart thing to do.

♥  You have more miles on your tractor and/or four wheeler than your car.

♥  A coke is not necessarily a coke.  It could be a Dr Pepper, Pepsi, or even a Sunkist.

♥  Deer meat is the preferred meat and can be prepared in a multitude of ways….usually all fried. With gravy.

♥  ‘Fixing to’ and ‘on an accident’ are understood and used frequently.  Ex:  I was fixing to clean out the car, but then I ran over the curb and busted a tire.  But I did it on an accident.

♥  You use a buggy, not a shopping cart.

♥  1oo+ degree weather goes on for months.

♥  Going to Wal-Mart is a Friday night tradition.  It’s good to get out on the town.

♥  A half inch of snowflakes that melt before 9am constitute a holiday due to the dangerous road conditions.  We can drive through 3 feet of mud and water in our four wheel drive….but don’t ask us to drive in a half-inch of snow!  School is cancelled!!

♥  Traffic jams are usually caused by a tractor on the highway.

♥  Shotgun is not just something you shoot…….it also reserves your right to the front seat.  When I say load up, they yell….”SHOTGUN!”

♥  Part of potty training boys is teaching them to pee off the porch.  A proud moment, that is, yes sirrreeee!

Which brings my What I Love About the South list to an end.  The kids are about to have a peeing contest off the front porch to see who gets dibs on calling the remote control.  Gotta go see who wins!!

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Posted by on October 15, 2011 in It's my life.....

 

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