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Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos are a quick breakfast to make ahead and freeze. I usually only make about a week or two worth at a time. Then I freeze them.  My husband normally takes these to work for his mid-morning break. I like to put them in the fridge the night before to thaw.

Breakfast Burritos
6 eggs
6 flour tortillas (taco size)
1/2 cup cooked and crumbled sausage
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 slices pepper jack cheese, crumbled

Scramble and season the eggs as you normally cook them. Mix the sausage, eggs, and cheese together. Place a rounded 1/3 cup of the mixture in each tortilla and roll up burrito style. Wrap in paper towels, then place in a sandwich bag. Freeze.

I add a little red pepper flakes to my sausage when I cook it to make it a little spicy. You can customize these however you like to eat your breakfast eggs.

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Salisbury Steaks

Salisbury steaks are one of my favorite meals. Especially with all the sauteed mushrooms I can pile on top. It's very easy to make and if I have leftovers, I sometimes crumble up the steaks and make hamburger gravy to serve over mashed potatoes. It's basically the same thing, but a different delivery and it helps stretch the leftovers a little bit more.

Salisbury Steaks

1 pound of ground beef
1/3 cup of dry bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp season salt
2 cups of beef broth
3 tbsp of flour
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 8 oz can of mushrooms

Mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, beaten egg together gently. Mix salt, pepper, garlic powder, and season salt together in a separate bowl and add to the meat mixture. Gently mix.

Form into patties and place in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until browned on both sides, even if middle is slightly undercooked. (They will finish cooking later.) Remove from pan and keep warm.


Bear Beach Birthday Cake

My nephew turned 3 today and he has been at our house for a couple of days. He already had a birthday party last week with the rest of the family, but we decided to make a cake today for fun! It was fun and it turned out adorable.

This would be a great cake for any summer party. And it was so easy to make!

We used Teddy Grahams for the bears, and Air head candy for the beach towels. The little red balls were made out of part of a Swedish Fish. We made the umbrellas with scrapbook paper and toothpicks.

The icing is Pillysbury Funfetti icing. It was already blue and included the fish sprinkles.

We used shredded coconut for the white caps on the waves.

The sand was crushed up graham crackers.

The only things that we purchased specifically for the cake was the icing and the Swedish Fish. Everything else was stuff I had on hand. 
So for your next birthday party, why not try a home made cake? The kids loved watching me make it and it turned out so cute. It's a definite money saver!

Slow cooker green beans, ham and potatoes

I'm going to tell you about a meal that can be made really cheaply! My mom would make green beans, ham and potatoes a good bit growing up and so it is one of my comfort foods. This time, I picked green beans out of my garden and used portion of ham that had been given to me. We had already used the bone so I bought some smoked ham shanks at the store. I'm not sure what the price was per pound but I paid 3.45 for 3 small shanks. They didn't have a ton of meat on them but you are getting the delicious flavor from the bone. I used the largest one and saved the other two for the next time I make this dish. This is a great recipe for the summer since it won't heat up your kitchen.

I don't have an exact recipe for this although I'm sure you could look one up. These are all approximate amounts.

Slow Cooker Green Beans, Potatoes and Ham

2 pounds of fresh green beans
1 large potato, cut into large chunks and peeled
A ham bone, preferably with a good bit of meat
3 cups wa…

Oven Roasted New Potatoes

I am really enjoying my garden. I had several potato plants and so I dug up some potatoes and roasted them for tonights supper. They turned out wonderful! The outside was browned and slightly crispy and the inside was soft and tender.

This recipe must be made using new potatoes or very small ones. The temperature is high but it is needed to get that beautiful outside.  I peeled them but you could leave the skins on if you want. This recipe serves about 2.

Oven Roasted New Potatoes

8 new potatoes
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1/4 tsp each or salt and pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
Optional 1/2 tsp dried parsley

Peel and cut potatoes so that they are all pretty uniform in size. Mix oil and spices together and gently toss with potatoes. Place on baking sheet sprayed with non stick spray. Cook on 450 for about 20 min. I finished by broiling them for 3-4 minutes to get them a little more brown.

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