Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!!
Cheerios has done it again with this cute Mother’s Day “Morning Wake Up Call Commercial”
I like it because for the little ones that can’t cook it’s a perfect breakfast to make for Mom on Mother’s Day. However, if you’re a Mom that likes to wake up to something hot (not dad), and a little bit more filling, (not dad) then try this recipe for a Slow Cooked Breakfast Casserole, it’s easy to make and cooks itself overnight.
- 1 – 12 oz package frozen hash browns
- 1 – package breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
- 12 oz shredded cheese
- 6 – *scallions chopped
- 8 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper – a few more dashes when layering the hash browns
I purchased Jimmy Dean fully cooked turkey sausage and *Safeway brand frozen potatoes with onions and green peppers so I didn’t use the scallions. I originally made this back in December after seeing the recipe on Brown Eyed Baker’s blog. Like she said, it was hard to stay asleep because around 5:00 am, the smell and aroma that generated from the kitchen woke me up!
On Saturday night’s I’m usually up late watching television and working on my blog, so this is a perfect recipe to start late for an early morning Sunday breakfast.
After spraying the crock pot with cooking spray, layer 1/3 of the hash browns, sprinkle on some pepper, add 1/3 of the sausage then sprinkle on some cheese. Repeat until all ingredients are used making sure the last layer is the cheese.
In a large bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, milk, garlic powder, and pepper. Pour this over the hash browns, sausage and cheese in the crock pot.
Slow cook on low for 6-8 hours – try to get some sleep because the smell will definitely wake you up before your alarm clock does!
Pour a cup of coffee or tea then enjoy your early morning breakfast casserole in bed! What do you think, is this something you would enjoy waking up to?
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Jennie-O.com for which I received compensation, all opinions are 100% my own.
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
As a family we don’t eat pork nor a lot of red meat so most of the time my meals are made with either chicken or turkey. Before becoming a member of the JENNIE-O Switch Circle, I had always purchased Jennie-O bacon and breakfast sausage which my son loves and I use the ground turkey in my lasagna and tacos.
This partnership is perfect because now when I receive coupons and merchandise from Jennie-O, it gives me an opportunity to try new recipes and then share them with you.
Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is
Spinach & Feta Cheese Frittatas with Turkey Bacon
- 1 package #JennieO Turkey Bacon
- 7 eggs
- 1 cup fresh spinach chopped
- 1/2 cup onions chopped
- 1/3 cup Feta Cheese
- 1/3 cup milk
- pepper to taste
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cold skillet with cooking spray then prepare JennieO Turkey bacon according to package instructions and set aside.
Rinse and remove stems from spinach leaves, chop them and 1/2 of the onion into bite size pieces
Saute both in same skillet used to cook bacon until spinach is wilted
Whip eggs, feta cheese, milk and pepper before adding spinach, onions and bacon. Cut bacon into bite size pieces, I use kitchen shears to make the job easier.
Because we drink Ricemilk I recently starting cooking with it, and find that foods tastes just as good if not better than when made with whole milk.
Spray muffin pan with cooking spray to prevent sticking then pour or spoon mixture into each cup approximately 2/3 full.
Bake 20 minutes, then watch out because they smell wonderful and my son couldn’t wait to try them!
Grab a cup of coffee or tea then sit back, relax to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or an afternoon snack.
What I like about this recipe is that I can make the Frittatas the night before, then hubby and the boys can warm them up the next morning in the toaster oven.
How about you, have you tried #JennieO turkey products or would you make the @SwitchToTurkey?
Jennie-O has offered to send $20.00 worth of coupons to one of my lucky readers! Just click JennieO.com and check out their product line, then come back and leave a comment telling us what Jennie-O Turkey product you would like to try and how you would prepare it?
1 winner (US only) will be randomly chosen by me, the contest ends next Friday, April 18th at Midnight
Have a fantastical Friday ~ See ya back here at 6:00 p.m. for the #WWDParty!
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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
Last Friday I was blessed to have celebrated my 52nd birthday. I want to thank each and everyone of you for your birthday wishes, greetings and blog shout-outs, it touched my heart and I truly appreciated it.
It wasn’t too long ago that I would start my birthday day with a scheduled appointment for a mani/pedi, a spa treatment, out for a nice lunch then ending it with a shopping spree at the Mall. This year I started my birthday day with a scheduled doctor appointments/medical tests, a bagel and latte at a local cafe, a sidewalk sale then a meeting with my son’s case manager. It’s amazing how my priorities changed as I got older.
One thing that never changes is the excitement of getting Birthday cards sent via USPS – I still love getting cards in the mail.
I received a few from family and friends…
…but this was my favorite one from #1 son…definitely a keeper!
I went to Whereabouts Cafe for breakfast and ordered an Oregon Chai Latte with an Egg Bagel and a Lox Spread.
Rugged Wearhouse was having their annual Sidewalk Sale and everything on the outside tables was $1.00. I couldn’t resist picking up a few pieces of costume jewelry, spending a whooping $7.00, how my priorities have changed!
When son #2 arrived home from school he and I went in town to Verizon Wireless where he helped me choose a new Smartphone. No, it wasn’t the Apple iPhone 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 a b c or d, instead I upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S4 which I love – older eyes need bigger phones!
Before heading home, I stopped in at Cochran Liquors where they were hosting a taste testing for Bacardi’s new Light Strawberry Daiquiris. With the first sip my mind was immediately transported back to an island in the Caribbean, it was a wonderful mini mental vacation. (BTW my son was driving). I decided to purchase a bottle of Bacardi Light Pina Colada to toast my 52nd birthday.
Later that evening hubby came home with a beautiful white floral arrangement containing Roses, Carnations, Lilys, Daisys and Baby Breaths. This made for a perfect ending to perfectly blessed birthday day.
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
Is your palate stuck in a rut…do you find yourself always ordering the same foods…pizza, cheese steaks or Chinese takeout? Do you want something different while supporting a new local business, then I suggest you try Swahili Kitchen on Main Street in Middletown.
Swahili Kitchen specializes in East African cuisine, specifically recipes from Tanzania, and although the menu is new it’s actually the second part of Manhattan Bagel, also owned by Rishen Patel and his wife Heeral.
The concept of adding a different offering in an already thriving breakfast business was a great idea, Rishen stated that after 2 p.m. no one was coming in to buy bagels so he decided to offer his native foods. In Middletown you can find every type of food except African style which is what motivated the Patels to open Swahili Kitchen.
On Sunday, hubby and I stopped in and decided to try the chicken and beef items from the promotional menu, which also included Pork Kebabs, but you know we don’t eat pork. If you like mildly spicy foods you will definitely enjoy the Chicken dishes, especially the marinated leg quarters called Sekela. There was just the right balance of seasoning including curry and the chips weren’t soggy even with the veggie topping. The promotional prices, currently $5 and under were very reasonable considering the portion sizes which were more than enough for leftovers.
The Chicken Mishkaki is listed as being served on a skewer, but since we had take out it was simply placed in a Styrofoam container. The Tamarind Sauce was a perfect compliment to this dish of very tender chicken cubes, potatoes, green peppers and onions slices.
What are called “chips” in Africa are actually what we call “fries”, and they are topped with a veggie mix of shredded carrots, cabbage and red onions and a perfect blend of spices.
Chicken Pili Pili is a spicy BBQ leg quarter served with white rice and coleslaw
Dinner was excellent and the side sauce added just the right amount of “fire” for me!
So this weekend if you are in the mood for something different head over to Swahili Kitchen which is located at 400 W. Main St. and their hours of operation are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
My sons are continuing their quest to “eat me out of house and home” and the foods that I featured in the Summer Snacks post are not filling enough! During a recent shopping trip to Shoprite I came across two items that may keep them satisfied until dinner!
Philly’s Best Steak Co., Inc. Halal Lamb Sandwich Slices
They can make cheesesteaks, Gyro’s, Stir Fry or I can use them to make Moroccan Lamb Couscous. These steak sandwiches are also available in Halal Beef and Chicken.
Perdue Sweet Italian Chicken Sausages
They can boil, pan fry or throw these sausages on the grill to make a hoagie, a wrap or simply eat them with eggs and grits for breakfast.
Add a salad with black olives, goat cheese, mixed greens and cucumbers and they should be alright until dinner!
The search continues for more in-between-meal snacks for my mini-men – any suggestions?
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Have a fantabulous day!
Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!
Before I begin, I want to say that I am thankful for my Bloggy friends, for their kind words and understanding of yesterday’s post it was truly a blessing – THANK YOU! Life is so precious and fleeting that we should all stay focused on the positive, spreading kindness and love as we are more alike than most would care to admit.
Now today is a brand new day and mine started with a Green Smoothie made with spinach, almond rice milk and a banana but I must also have 20 ounces of coffee for the road. I am not a coffee snob nor a Starbucks drinker and have purchased coffee at WAWA, 7-11 and Dunkin Donuts, but the best is my homemade, flavored Java, this morning it was Melitta Hazelnut.
What is your must-have morning beverage?
20 ounces of Java in my WAWA coffee cup
Black and White with a pop of Green
Expressions NYC Purse – Ross // Fioni Peep Toe Shoes – Payless // Bracelets – Flea Market Vendors // Necklace – Payless
Watch – Traci Lynn
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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Resurrection Sunday
Wishing You and Yours a Blessed Day!
I was up at 5:30 a.m. but was still late for Sunrise Service because it started at 6:00, why I thought it began at 6:30 is beyond me. I got there just in time for offering and hymns but most importantly didn’t miss the sermon. Church service was good and we had several visitors from local churches and a great breakfast downstairs afterwards.
The weather although dry was cool, wore a cardigan over sleeveless sheath dress.
Breakfast with my grandmother’s best friend, Christine
Loved her white cowboy hat from Walmart
After a breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon, biscuits and coffee!
Kim Henry, church soloist
God Bless the Children
Have a blessed afternoon – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Saturday, I hope you are having a pleasant day.
I was up early this morning after a late night of house cleaning but it felt good to wake up without chores and the ability to have a leisurely breakfast with my men. I do however, need to get into my closet to remove the avalanche of clothes currently on the floor. Today’s outfit is a pair of jeans that were altered to give it a Boho look, which was a DIY project that was posted here in March.
Top – Rainbow Shop // Belt – closet staple // sandals – gift from Africa // necklace – jewelrymax.net
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Have a great afternoon – Smooches!
I love smoothies and this week I decided to have one each day as a breakfast meal substitute. I don’t use measurements, I just put in a few handfuls of greens, fruits, enough liquid for smooth blending and a dash or two of agave.
Monday – Blueberries, Vanilla Rice Milk, Kale, Agave
Tuesday – Banana, Vanilla Rice Milk, Spinach, Agave
Wednesday – Spinach, Kale, BlueBerries, Vanilla Rice Milk, Agave
Thursday – Spinach, BlueBerries, Banana, Vanilla Rice Milk, Truvia, Instant Coffee
Friday – Banana, Spinach, NonFat Vanilla Yogurt, Fresh Mint Leaves, Agave
Walgreens had a great coupon deal this week on eggs and bacon – $.99 each, limit 3. I almost missed it but was able to get there this evening after dinner. All my men are home for the summer and this definitely helped my grocery budget.