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Breakfast O’Brien Casserole

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Every once in  a while I decide I want to make a breakfast. I woke up at about 7:45AM but I was feeling bad, so I went back to sleep. It was about 9 when I woke up again. I came downstairs and got some stuff out of our deep freezer….ONLY….

…get this…

it decided to not work. Luckily, we know a great repair man, so he’ll be here this evening.  That made me annoyed, because I did lose some stuff, but at the same time I’m sooooo thankful. I literally have probably 1000.00 worth of food in that freezer. I’m feeling pretty thankful that it all remained good, except those minor few things.

So anyway, I rush around and help hubby get the stuff in our freezer on our fridge and then get the rest ready to go to his mom’s house. While he and Coop got our other food to hubby’s mom’s.

We sit down to eat and Coop says mom is there gravy in this? I thought man this kid is kinda’ observant. lol…He’s a good kid! I love him so much!

1/2 bag O’Brien potatoes, cooked per directions

1/2 lb ground sausage, cooked

1/2 can cheddar cheese soup

4 scrambled eggs

2 cups cheddar cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste

Layer cooked potatoes in bottom of casserole dish. Spread on cheese soup. Top with sausage. Add cooked scrambled eggs. Top with cheddar cheese. Salt and pepper each layer as desired. Cook 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted. CAN DOUBLE RECIPE.

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Banana Split Oatmeal

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I’ve finally been feeling like half a person. I’ve not cooked in weeks. My husband has done all the cooking (or takeout sigh…). I ended up having surgery on Friday, so it’s been hit or miss on how I feel. Luckily, I see things getting better with me and I’m hoping my post-op appointment Monday will leave me with the doctor saying the same thing. It’s been a nightmare ya’ll! I’ve learned a lot from this experience. I’ve left with a new sense of self. I’ve made a lot of changes in my life in the last three months that this has been going on.

Ok enough sickness talk! As you know my main man started school again this week. I’m one of those moms that likes to make a good healthy, fun, exciting breakfast every day. I want him to go to school with his tummy full so that he can learn as much as he can. I was searching healthy breakfast ideas when I came to Good Housekeeping’s 65 easy healthy breakfast ideas. Of course I had to take a look. I see this banana split breakfast recipe and thought, my kiddo would love this!! He did! I had to tweak the recipe, because it really didn’t work. It made the oatmeal about half done and just gross.

Feeds 3~

1 3/4 cup milk OR water

2 cups oatmeal

a healthy pinch of salt

2 bananas

3 tablespoons chocolate chips

3 cherries

Heat the milk in a sauce pan to boiling. Add salt. Add oatmeal. Stir, cover. Keep stirring until oatmeal is tender. Once done place in bowl. Cut banana into bite sized pieces and layer in the side of the bowl. Add chocolate chips to the corner. Top with one cherry. ENJOY YA’LL!!

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Cinnamon Rolls

This dough is fantastic. It’s really not terribly sweet. It’d make the perfect roll too! I’ll say that this dough turned out better than my dinner roll recipe. It’s not as heavy, that’s for sure. It proves for sure that my last one had too much flour.

As time gets closer, I’m getting more worried about my kiddo going to school. It’s a new school, new teachers, new students…..I hope that he has a good year. He may succeed in this new school. It may be what he needs. Who knows!? We are going to have to get him school clothes here pretty soon. He’s also going to need a crazy truck full of supplies.

I really love watching my son grow up into a handsome, loving, caring young man. Sometimes I do wish that I could shrink him back to that newborn age. I loved those baby years. Even when he was a little older. I’ve loved every thing about his childhood. I’d change some things, but overall he has given me the best gift. Motherhood has been the best thing I’ve ever done. Quiet possibly the only thing I’ve done right. Ok this post was a bit silly, but it’s been so heavy on my mind lately….

Basic Dough Recipe

1 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter

2 3/4-3 1/4 Cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 package dry active yeast

1 egg

In a small sauce pan bring milk and butter to simmer. You need a degree of 120-130 degrees for the liquid. In a mixer mix the warmed liquid, 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and an egg at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Stir in remaining flour until soft dough forms. Knead for two minutes. Place dough in a oiled bowl. Cover. Let rise for 45-60 minutes until doubled in size. Punch down. On a floured surface toss dough until no longer sticky.

Cinnamon Rolls

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Mix the sugar and cinnamon Set aside. Roll out dough into a 18×15 rectangle. brush butter on dough. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Start rolling from longest side. Cut into 15 pieces. Place in a greased pan. Cover and let rise for 30-45 minutes. Bake 375 until brown. Approx. 20-25 minutes.

To do brown and serve: Bake at 275 for 25-30 minutes. Remove from pan once cooled. Store in fridge (up to 2 days) or freezer (2-3 months).

Icing:

2 Cups Powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons butter

3-4 tablespoons milk

Mix all together and ice cinnamon rolls.

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Blueberry Muffins

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Last night at 10pm I decided that I wanted to make my little some muffins. He’s always loved muffins. I can remember when he was 2-3 years old we’d go to the grocery store and he would see those great varies of those Martha White muffin mixes. He’d grab one and waddle over to me and say mama, muffins! How can you resist that cute little face of an angel who wants a muffin. It’s not candy, right? I ended up buying it of course.

As he got older, he usually wanted muffins at least every other week. I decided to try my hand at homemade muffins. They were a HUGE hit. I have tons of muffin recipes that I use. What I really love about this particular recipe is the fact that they are pretty low sugar compared to some of the other recipes I have. Usually when I make Coop muffins he gets a yogurt parfait with it. Those are really simple. You can make some granola and put some fruit on it. I usually purchase frozen fruit to keep on hand, just in case I don’t have fruit on hand. You can also freeze yogurt. That’s always an option too. I usually don’t keep it more than 1-3 months. I do try to use it up within that time frame.

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

1/4 cup oil

1 cup blueberries

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you live above 3500 feet only use 1 teaspoons of baking powder

Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl or large measuring cup add egg, milk, and oil. Mix into the flour mixture until moistened. It will be lumpy don’t worry! Add the blueberries and stir to incorporate. Be careful not to over mix. Put into a muffin tin. Bake 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees. Makes 12!

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Breakfast Pizza

I’ve been trying to be a better mom lately. I’m reducing the take out, trying to do as little processed as possible, and actually waking up at a decent time to make an actual breakfast. I don’t always get the no processed things, but I generally am able to reduce the amount of processed foods in our life. I’ve made this a few times over the years. I probably found this recipe on some kind of random blog and then changed it to suit my own needs, but I am the worst to scribble down a recipe and not say “got it from here”.

It’s the end of the school year, which means the end of scout year for us. I’ve been so swamped that lately I think I have been doing more reviews of products than anything. What makes me so mad is that I just simply can’t keep up with my own needs. I’m having to take 5 minute showers, which ya’ll that’s hard work and getting clean too! Psssht…for the birds! I’ve been working from sun up to sun down cleaning house, cooking, organizing events, getting Coop ready for EOG time (I’m so against EOG..another story- another day though),  trying to get last minute ends tied up for summer planning, working to get the calendar ready for next year, and then that’s just half of it folks. It’s just very overwhelming. I look forward to the end of the school year. It means everything is going to be done and I can just rest! Right now, Coop and Michael are lucky to have clean underwear!

1 can of crescent rolls

gravy (Find it here)

5-6 eggs, scrambled until just set

Cheese (use own discretion)

Spray pizza pan with some pam. Spread out the crescent rolls and mash into a circle. Dot with a fork. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and spread gravy on. Top with eggs and cheese. Bake another 5-10 minutes. Remove let and cut with a pizza cutter. Serve! ENJOY!

 

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Sausage rolled in French Toast

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Facebook gave me the idea. I wont lie. I seen some recipe where they made this recipe. I didn’t like the recipe, because it was pretty sugary. I’m not very crazy about those high sugar items. The only sugary part of this one is the syrup. What I did was I was too lazy to buy the uncooked sausages, so I bought the cooked one. I cut off the crust to texas toast and just flattened it with my hands and rolled it around the sausage. I didn’t use all the extra tools and such. I’ll say Coop loved it. He right away says “mom can we have this tomorrow too?”….LOL! That tells you he liked it just fine. There’s not much that he doesn’t eat.

Precooked sausage, heated

texas toast,, same amount as sausage, crust removed

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

butter

Flatten bread and roll around sausage. In a bowl combine sausage and milk. Dunk the sausage bread mix into the eggs and milk mixture. Put butter in a frying pan. Once melted add the bread and brown on all sides.

 

Enjoy!!

 

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Easy Breakfasts…

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I really struggle with food in general. Most of the time I don’t want to eat breakfast at all. I’m not a huge fan. My son thinks that he’s required to basically eat all the time. I don’t know how or why he feels this way, but I have to watch out for him. He has very little self control. Usually we just do a light breakfast, or no breakfast, because he can’t wait until breakfast, so he eats before we wake up. Every once in a while, I really enjoy to give Cooper a great meal. This is simple, but it’s definitely a meal that makes him happy.
Croissant

Sausage

Egg

cheese of preference (provolone and Monterey jack are our favorites)

Cook sausage until done. Scramble egg until done. Take a damp paper towel and cover the cut in half croissant (like a sandwich). Layer the sandwich with the sausage, cheese, and egg. Enjoy!