Muffins!

These are not healthy, but mighty tasty!! I am having some girls over for a Saturday brunch… My Lucy as I prepared the muffins!

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I found this tasty treat from:: http://velvetlava.blogspot.com/2009/02/i-am-now-in-muffin-loop.html?m=1

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A week behind. Life happens.

A week late, sorry for the delay. Last weekend was tax free weekend which meant my normal cooking day was moved and therefor a few days late which turned into a week behind. So yes, life does happen!! Here is the menu for this week. Next week: baby food!

Breakfast:

Egg and Spinach Casserole

Lunch:

Chicken salad sandwiches

Dinners:

Buffalo Chicken Tacos (my husband’s fav!)

Macaroni and cheese–added spinach. This is my attempt to make mac and cheese healthy!

Green enchiladas

5 minute Italian Chicken

***Fun note: I bought one bag of frozen chicken tenders and used it for four meals! thrifty right??

Lucy watching me cook…and munching on a green bean 😉

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A little Italian on my mind..

Well Italian with a little Mexican that is… Here is our week!

Here is the menu:

Breakfast:

Granola bars

Mini Quiche

Lunches:
Turkey and cheese sandwich– I premake about 5-7 sandwiches with turkey, cheese, lettuce and tomato. Leave the dressing off so it does not get soggy! Put them in baggies and they are ready to go for the week!
Old fashion PB&J– put in the freezer and by the time they are ready to eat, it is still cold but thawed!
Avocado & cranberry salad

Dinners:
Green chili burritos
Turkey meatball sandwiches
Baked ziti
A fun snack:

Corn chips

Grocery list:

Dairy:

butter

eggs

half and half

cottage cheese

Deli:

shredded cheddar cheese

crumbled goat cheese

crumbled feta cheese

lunch meat

sliced cheese

1 package shredded mozzarella cheese

parmesan cheese (fresh is the best)

Produce:

1 potato

basil

parsley

1 bag of spinach

1 yellow onion

1 small tomato

2 avocados

5 garlic cloves (I buy a jar of minced garlic so it does not go to waste)

dried cranberries

pine nuts

fresh fruit–always easy to cut up and add to each meal

Frozen:

Box:

bread crumbs

1 penne pasta

Can:

1 green enchilada sauce

1 Ortega chilies diced

1 refried beans

2 tomato sauce

1 diced tomatoes

Sauce:

salsa

ranch

peanut butter

jelly

honey

Meat:

1 package breakfast sausage

1 pork shoulder

1 pound ground turkey

1 italian sausage

chicken breast (if wanted for salad)

Baking:

flaxseed

oatmeal

vanilla

chocolate chips

sugar

cornstarch

Spices:

Olive oil

salt

garlic powder

pepper

red pepper

oregano

Bakery:

corn tortillas

flour tortillas

hoagie buns

Off to cook!

Lucy herself… She seems to be bored with cooking. Reading will do!

Enjoy!

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Quiche bites

Seriously amazing! I made these for the first time on Easter this year with friends. Each time they get even a little better, and they look fancy 🙂

 

What you need:
2 tbl melted butter
1/2 bread crumbs
4 large eggs
1/3 half and half
1/2 tsp salt
1 small potato- cooked, cooled and diced
6 oz breakfast sausage- cooked and crumbled (4 patties)
1 tbsp of chopped basil
1 cup shredded cheese
2 oz crumbled goat cheese
Pepper

What to do:
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Cook breakfast sausage on medium heat
Dice and peel potato; boil until soft

Spray muffin tin and put approx 1/4 tablespoon of melted butter in each tin

Pat about 1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs in each tin to create the crust

In a mixer combine: eggs, salt, half and half, sausage, potatoes, and basil

Spoon into muffin tin evenly and top with goat cheese

Bake on the lowest rack for 15-20 minutes

Top with chopped green onion

After cooling put in freezer bag and label. You are set for a quick breakfast this week!

Enjoy!

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