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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!

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Sausage Gravy

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Those biscuits I made the other day, they tasted very good with this gravy. I usually end up with extra sausage that we haven’t ate. Usually the day before. I’ve been known to skip the sausage and use bacon grease too. It works either way. Gravy is simple. All you need is grease, flour, milk, salt and pepper. It’s very good.

It’s my comfort food. It’s one of those guilty pleasures that you just know you need to stay away from. It’s loaded with calories, carbs, and all those other yummy bad for you foods. Cooper was disappointed that we weren’t having chocolate gravy for breakfast, but he was very happy all the same that he was getting a cooked breakfast. I don’t always get to make my boy hot meals every day, even though I’d like to. It’s difficult.

1/4 cup sausage crumbled, with grease

4 tablespoons of all purpose flour

2 cups milk

salt and pepper to taste

Brown sausage, keep grease. Add flour and cook for at least a minute. Add milk. Cook until thick. If too thick add more milk. Add salt and pepper.

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Biscuits

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It’s simple. I always used to make these gross flat little biscuits. Cooper gladly would eat the flat biscuits, because I made him some yummy Chocolate Gravy. He always thought they were so good. Recently, I’ve realized my biscuits just really suck and buying those biscuits in a can or frozen just don’t cut it like the homemade goodness. I tried new recipes, they tasted like cardboard. Finally I realized after watching a few episodes of well every cooking show on Food Network, I was rolling my dough too thin.  Once I plumped up my dough width, suddenly I was making beautiful little tasty gems of biscuits. Finally after all these years, I did it! You need to try these biscuits!!

2 cups self rising flour

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons shortening

3/4-1 cup milk

Put flour in a bowl. Add butter and shortening. Mix with fingers or a pastry blender until it resembles crumbs. Add milk. Sometimes I have to add more, sometimes less. It really depends. You want it to be stick. Flour a surface and hands. Roll dough into about 3/4 inch thickness. Cut with round dough cutter. Put on sprayed cookie sheet. Bake at 450 until lightly brown on top. Usually about ten minutes. Pay attention to biscuits after about 5 minutes.

Breakfast

Banana Crumb Muffins

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I suck at making crumbled top anything muffins. I’m serious. Look at the top of my muffin?! Some of them had holes in the middle. My crumble looked like my batter. Honestly, I think it’s because of the butter I used. I know better, but I insist on dragging out the country crock. Honestly, I prefer butter-butter, but lately I’ve just been buying country crock, because it’s my favorite alternative. I use it for most stuff. Which I hate, but love. It’s funny, considering I’m so big on healthy options. Not saying country crock is unhealthy, but 100% butter is healthier. Make sense? Maybe….I don’t know.

I guess it doesn’t matter much, Cooper thought it was good. He loved them. Next time I make these I’m actually going to freeze some. A problem I have is I waste more than I’d like to waste. He eats them for two mornings and then the left overs get tossed. I was reading that you can freeze muffins, so I’m going to try my hand at it. I try to make muffins once a week, simply because I like to change up the recipe and use something new, but there are times that I’m just behind and in a hurry. This could turn out helpful for me. When I try freezing it, I’ll update this post.

1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 ripe bananas, mashed

3/4 cup white sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon cut into bits

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers. Mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Beat together bananas, white sugar, egg, and melted butter in a bowl. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture until just moist. Spoon batter into tin evenly. Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and the remaining flour into a small bowl. Add butter bits and stir with a fork until resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle over the muffins. Bake until center is clean when you insert a toothpick. Generally 18-20 minutes.

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Cinnamon Roll Casserole

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My kid has to be a sugar monster. I sometimes think if kids could get away with it, they’d eat pure sugar every day. If we didn’t say no, we all as adults would be CRAZY. Something about these processed sugars and even red food dye can mess with our children. My own personal experience is my child goes insane. He has the worst attitude and behavior if he has too much. My son is in cub scouts and even some of the other parents who come in always say “We have to be careful of the food dye and sugar. He doesn’t have an allergy, but…” I never realized how much of an issue it really is. What I’ve started doing is limiting the amount of processed foods we have. That way when we do have something like this mouth watering, stuff it in my face faster please cinnamon roll casserole, I don’t feel near as guilty. Generally, I only make things like this once a week, once every two weeks, or once a month. It’s really about what I find. However, as a general rule, my max is once a week.

2 tablespoons of melted butter

2 cans (12.4 oz each) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing

4 eggs

½ cup heavy whipping cream

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons vanilla

¼ cup maple syrup + 1 teaspoon

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Pour melted butter in a 3 quart baking dish. Cut cinnamon rolls into 6 pieces each and put into the pan. Reserve the icing. In a bowl, mix eggs, cream, cinnamon, and vanilla. Drizzle over the cinnamon rolls. Drizzle with 1/4 cup of maple syrup. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the lids of the icing and microwave for a few seconds to thin the icing. Stir with the left over 1 teaspoon of maple syrup and drizzle over the cinnamon rolls.