Cooking/Food

Food Fix Friday: Homemade Breakfast Pizza!

I don’t normally do well with scrambled eggs on or mixed in things but every now and then I like a breakfast pizza, This one I made the other day has sausage, egg, mushrooms, and mild banana oh and crumbled up tater tots!! The sauce, of course, is breakfast gravy which next time will have to be name brand. Some things don’t really make a difference either way but let’s face it breakfast gravy can make or break your whole meal. I also forgot to season the tots because I keep forgetting which kind we’ve bought!! Either way, it was pretty good. but my favorite is still the kind we use to get at the gas station! I really wish I knew what all they used. So I guess for my homemade pizza’s it will be mostly regular and white sauce pizza. YUM.

Here are a few pics before baking and after. Enjoy ~

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Cooking/Food

Food Fixx Friday: Chili Cheese Nachos Plus two extras!

Anyone who really knows me can tell you how much I love cheese! It’s one of those foods I couldn’t live without. So here are the nachos we had this week. (Thanks to Dad for buying in bulk!!)

Hello, Cheesy Chili Nachos!

The next dish is from my mother in law and it is absolutely delicious. They are called Swiss hamburgers, and I served them with Jasmine white rice and broccoli seasoned with butter and garlic. Broccoli is a favorite veggie in this house.

Last but definitely not least is Mama Bear’s Spaghetti with summer sausage!

Spaghetti, in general, is not one of my favorite dishes so when I make it I love to think outside the box a bit and play around with different flavors, and summer sausage has become one of our favorites to throw in. I’ve also used hot sauce, salsa, and mild banana pepper/juice. I’d love to try a taco pasta dish soon.

 the first time I made spaghetti myself it was terrible! My advice is… do not give up, to be a good cook you have to COOK!

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Revamping the Grocery List!

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Thinking of things we’d like to eat and then making a list of ingredients to make such things is one of my most dreaded tasks as a Mother and Wife. As much as I love food and love to cook you would think that it would be a happy, enjoyable event. yet here I am procrastinating again when I should be making up my list. {UGH}

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My mindset is that maybe writing about it will help to sort out the issue. One of my main problems is stressing about cost while simultaneously being horrible at math. {Not a good combo I know!} So I wanted to come up wit
h a few ideas to help simplify my list and get it done and out of the way.
  1. Try to cook from scratch as much as possible. 
  2.  Make a mental note of items you already have on hand. 
  3. Buy most used items in bulk or large sizes. 
  4. Make a list of 14 dinner meals you and your family love. 
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  5. Write down the ingredients to make these 14 meals
  6. Add any extras like seasonings, butter/oil, milk & bread.
  7. Organize your list in order by category, or at least make sure cold/frozen items are made separate. I usually have a Dry/Cold list, starting from one side of the store to the other. You could also list canned items separate if you like. 
  8. Add basic breakfast items, I like to keep this meal easy.
  9. Compare prices online or with the sale papers, this will help you make better choices and keep you focused. 
  10. Use coupons when you can, some can be preloaded to your store account. (I’m horrible at remembering this one)

Enjoy your newly organized grocery list!!

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Food Fixx Friday: Crock Pot Sweedish Meatballs

I found this recipe in a meal planning group I’m in and I haven’t tried it yet but I am going to very soon. It looks and sounds delicious. I’m sure there are different recipes out there but I chose the one that looked the best and easiest. (Mama Bear Friendly)

http://www.thecountrycook.net/crock-pot-swedish-meatballs

Please let me know if you have tried this one before or if you would suggest a better version of this dish. I personally LOVE recipes with the canned soup as an ingredient. They are simple to make and always tasty.

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