Saturday, November 30, 2013

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

I found the recipe for these Breakfast Sandwiches at Flying on Jess Fuel.
She has better step by step directions over there.
I discovered that I had these small coffee mugs that were the right size and ovenproof.
Spray the mugs with non-stick spray. Add eggs and break up yolk. You could also scramble the eggs if you like.
I cooked my eggs at 350 degrees for almost 20 minutes. Added salt and pepper.

Let the eggs cool and then put together the sandwiches. Egg first, on bottom of English muffin.

Then add Canadian Bacon or small ham slices. Then add cheese of your choice. It's best not to use a processed cheese slice, they melt too much when heated later. Top with other half of English muffin. Wrap or bag the sandwiches and put in freezer. 

To re-heat for a quick breakfast, remove from wrapping, wrap in paper towel.
I have been experimenting with the microwave times. What seems to work in my microwave, is about 90 seconds on 50% power, flip sandwich over, then 60 seconds on high power.

Fruit and Nut Kale Salad

(based on a Rachael Ray recipe)
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup mango chutney (like Crosse and Blackwell Major Grey's)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, finely minced
Salt and pepper
about half a large bag of pre-chopped kale
golden raisins
dried cranberries
dried apricots, diced
roasted sunflower seeds
(last 4 ingredients in whatever portions you like)
Blend first 5 ingredients with a whisk until thoroughly blended.
In a large bowl, toss the kale, dried fruit and sunflower seeds (just toss fruit and seeds in until it looks right to you).
Add about half of dressing to start with, toss and decide if you need more dressing. I used almost all of the dressing, but you might use less depending on the amount of kale.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Eggs Benedict Casserole

This Eggs Benedict Casserole recipe if from Taste of Home.
As usual, I can be lazy... I did not use their recipe for the Hollandaise sauce.
I used a mix in a packet.
Do you think I would put together a double boiler and check for the correct temperature of something while barely awake?
And by the way, almost forgot to mention.... Yummmmmmm!

Pumpkin Pound Cake

The recipe I used for this said it was a copycat for Starbuck's pumpkin pound cake. I've never had that, so I have no idea if it tastes like that. I just know it was delicious! I will probably make a confectioner's sugar glaze for it next time.
Go see the recipe at Something Swanky. I was lazy and didn't sift all the dry ingredients.
I don't think it mattered.

Beef Stew

I've tried a few recipes for beef stew in the crockpot over the years. I finally found one that I will make again. It was great!
Follow the link over to Mrs. Happy Homemaker for the recipe. I followed the recipe as written, except that I used baby cut carrots instead of 'big' carrots.