Friday, December 11, 2009

Breakfast of Champions

Sausage Balls

1 lb. Owens Breakfast Sausage
1 bag (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup pancake mix (I used walmart brand)

You gotta get your hands dirty on this one. Take your jewelry off and use the best 2 tools you have in your kitchen. Once mixed, roll into pecan size balls and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Snack of the Day


I have been on a fruit kick lately and raspberries are at the top of my list. Not too sweet or too sour. Just wash and eat. What a perfect snack!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lunch Break

Chicken Salad

1 large can of chicken.  I prefer all white meat but whatever you like is fine.
2 heaping tablespoons of sweet relish
3 or 4 scoops of mayo - about 3 tablespoons
Salt and Pepper to taste

Mash chicken and stir in other 2 ingredients.  
Possible add-ins:
chopped pecans, sliced grapes or chopped apples

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What's for dinner?

Breakfast for Dinner

I usually try to have breakfast for dinner on Wednesdays.  That's what we had growing up and I like the tradition.

Tonight's menu:

Egg and Sausage Casserole

1 lb. breakfast sausage
4 slices of bread, crust cut off
6 eggs
1 cup shredded cheese
1 cup milk
1 tsp. salt

I forgot the milk in this picture.  Sorry!

Brown your sausage.

Whisk together eggs, cheese, milk, bread and salt.

Once sausage is cooked, mix with egg mixture and pour into 9x13 baking dish.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.

Easy peasy!

To make it more interesting, use cookie cutters to make designs instead of cutting plain ol' squares.

Serve with biscuits and jelly!  Yummy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Snack of the Day

Homemade Popsicles

Who doesn't like a popsicle?  We go through a lot of them during the summer but this year will be a little bit different.  Instead of feeding my kids the sugar-filled, tie-dyed junk pops I'll be serving my version of the cool treat.

Yogurt Pops

1/2 cup Plain Yogurt, full fat (low fat and fat free usually have added sugar)
5 Frozen Strawberries or berries of your choice
1 Tbsp. Honey
1/4 cup milk
Plastic popsicle holder thingy (I bought mine at Wal Mart for about $2)

Put everything in blender and pour in holder and freeze.

(as you can see in the picture, we couldn't wait for them to freeze so we had a smoothie)

I've also used Capri Sun Waters and that was a hit!  1 pouch made 3 cheap is that?!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lunch Break

 I call it a TAC roll up.  

2 slices Turkey lunch meat
1/2 Avocado, mashed
1 slice of cheddar Cheese

This portion size makes a great lunch or you can half it to make a snack.

Assemble like so

Roll up and enjoy!  

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Snack of the Day

Today I'm snacking on my new favorite thing...
Cream cheese, all fruit spread, and triscuits!!  Yum!

I just learned about all fruit spreads.  If you've never bought any before I suggest that you try it.  It is a great alternative to sugar-filled jelly.  What I'm eating today is Polaner brand strawberry spread.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What's for dinner?

Pecan Crusted Chicken

6 chicken tenders
1 stick butter
5 oz. pecan halves

Blend pecan halves until it resembles a coarse meal - just enough for it to stick to the chicken but you still recognize the pecans.  Unless you have a picky eater that doesn't like pecans in which case blend it as much as you want!

Melt your butter.

Dip chicken is butter and then roll in pecan meal to coat and place on baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 35 minutes or until chicken is done.  How easy was that?

While that is baking saute half an onion and 2 yellow squash.

I added some fresh green beans and ta-da!
Dinner is served

With the encouragement from some friends, I finally have a little spot in the blogging world.  My goal is to bring you easy, cheap, and most importantly, kid friendly recipes and ideas.  Having two small children of my own, I know first hand the challenges many moms face when it comes to feeding our families.