Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Part 1

Talk about a hardy breakfast with no morning hassle!

Talk about a hardy breakfast with no morning hassle! This is it!

I understand that we are all super busy these days and its hard to make a good nutritious breakfast and get everybody ready at the same time, so I am the hunt for make ahead recipes so that when I go back to work, life will still be run smoothly.

This is part 1, the main course so to say, Crockpot Breakfast Casserole. You are going to luv this one, its super easy and cooks while you sleep.  Its even a great way to clean out the fridge at the end of the week, cause I am sure if  you are like me you have tons of leftover bits and pieces.

Heres what you need, and you can add or substitute according to your families tastes

Heres what you need, and you can add or substitute according to your families tastes

Assemble your ingredients and start by spraying your crockpot so your potato base doesn’t stick.

Any potatoes will do, fresh, frozen, fries, tots, shredded, its up to you and your clan and what you have on hand

Any potatoes will do, fresh, frozen, fries, tots, shredded, its up to you and your clan and what you have on hand

Next meat… You could skip this all together again your choice.

I used all the leftovers from the fridge! Yea ;)

I used all the leftovers from the fridge! Yea 😉 I hate wasting anything!

Next its veggie time.

Green was apparently my theme I had green onion and green peppers on hand.

Green was apparently my theme I had green onion and green peppers on hand.

Ok now cheese, I luv the big bag from Walmart its a taco blend and is perfect for practically everything and for a lazy girl who doesn’t want to spend hours shredding cheese all month its perfect! Bonus $8 lasts all month, and super cheap!

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Next prepare your eggs. I used 8 but there are only 2 of us and I wanted to go big and have leftovers.  I would say family of 4 use 12.

Spice it up according to your taste, Salt n Pepper of course. I also added Garlic, Paprika and Parsley.  I think next time I am going to add some Celery Salt too and cut the regular salt.

To your egg mix you also want to add 1/2 to 1 c milk depending on how many eggs you use. You could also use heavy cream or half and half for a richer base. I think I will try this when its for company.

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Now just pour egg mix over the rest and turn on low for about 6 hours.

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This is how mine looked, before cooking.

This is how mine looked, before cooking.

And now the finished product…

Smelled so yummy when BF got home at 2am from work it had been cooking a couple of hours and he was like OMG can I eat it now!

Smelled so yummy when BF got home at 2am from work it had been cooking a couple of hours and he was like OMG can I eat it now!

Thats it easy peasy! Hot breakfast with no morning crazyness involved!

Check back tomorrow for Part 2, Make Ahead Muffins.

Enjoy Y’all

Lizz

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Yummy Egg Salad or Something to do with all those hard boiled eggs after Easter!

Egg Salad is great, its fast, easy, low cal, and low fat.  You can eat it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or a midnite snack. You can serve it on bread, toast, crackers or a bed of lettuce.  Talk about a versatile food.  When I was teaching we had a snack truck that would come around just in time for morning break and those ladies whipped up a delish egg salad, I just loved to grab one with a chocolate milk, I could eat half, then save the rest for lunch and I was satisfied all day.
Today I was wanting to try something different for breakfast and needed to post a food blog so as I stood in front of the frig wondering what to do I saw the mayo next to the eggs and there it was egg salad.  What how do I boil an egg? hmmm check out that learning experience here.
Since I don’t boil eggs I have never made egg salad before, I consulted the BHG bible but they didn’t have what I wanted. I decided to just wing it… here’s what I came up with,
1/4 c mayo
1 tsp mustard
1/8 finely chopped onion
1/8 finely chopped celery
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp paprika
Smash it all together.
Serve on whole wheat toast.
It was fast, easy, cheap, very yummy, and BF luv’d it ;D
Awesome morning learned how to boil and egg and make egg salad! Win WIN!
Enjoy Y’all
Lizz

Easter Decorating has turned into an Obsession!!

It all started innocently enough, wanting to share a beautiful, fun and creative family tradition with my stepkids.   I began innocently enough and then it started to grow, I realized it but had other projects and things going on so I wasn’t concerned.  Today I realized it was taking over my life and I was obsessed!

I sent my BFF a text… “Eggs have taken over my house!”  I realized it when I was editing and organizing photos for this post and could fully see my addiction… Almost 250 pics… of eggs! And yes the majority are individual eggs!  WOW!

So I have decided to shut down the project.  I will be sharing with you over the next week or so, I don’t want to blow up the internet or my laptop trying to do it all at once, but most importantly I don’t want to bore you with what might seem like the same things over and over.  They really are different I promise and I hope you really love them all.. I know I do 😉

Without further ado… Easter

Ta Dah… I made these eggs a few years for a decorating contest at work, which I won!

All these eggs are hollow, when I break one I try to use the bits and pieces to make something different, waste not want  not, as my momma always said.

 I had recently purchased a scrapbook kit and while rummaging through my supplies to try and find some idea of what to do for the contest I found it and it was a ‘aha’ moment.

I have loved Easter since I was a child its such an amazing time of year, Spring, babies animals, flowers, fancy new clothes for church…

This little cutie was from my childhood… mom always found the cutest things to place in our baskets!

This one actually used to clip on to things but I think I played with it too much as a child  but its still adorable!

I had to blur the faces but I really wanted to show you a lacy doily my momma made, and this great flower box I got  for a $1 at my fav local thrift shop!

Don’t forget to add some gorgeous color to your wardrobe too.

I Luv Spring was the theme I went with on these eggs and I presented them like this but in a basket not a silver tray. Tomorrow I will show you how we displayed them when I was a little girl.

Enjoy Y’all

Lizz