Tag Archive: Comfort Food

Aug 24

Banana Bread Bake

Although I cook every day, it’s rare that a recipe actually makes it to the blog these days. I thought I’d share this banana bread bake, because it’s delicious!

My Mom brought us a loaf of banana bread she had made. We didn’t finish the whole loaf before it started getting stale. I couldn’t let it go to waste, so I put my trusty breakfast casserole recipe to use with banana bread instead of white/wheat bread. Banana Bread Bake Banana Bread Bake Banana Bread BakeRecipe:

1 loaf of banana bread, cubed
4 eggs
Splash of whole milk
1 tsp cinnamon

Spray a small glass baking dish. Cut up the loaf of banana bread into cubes. Line the bottom of the baking dish with bread cubes.

In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, splash of milk, and cinnamon.

Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until eggs are set.

** This can also be made the night before. Cover with foil and refrigerate. Place in a 350 oven until warm (about 15 minutes)

Enjoy!!

Feb 14

Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentine’s Day edition]

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air around here. Not only is it the day of love, but it’s Barkley’s 4th birthday too! It’s hard to believe he’s been with us that long. Poor Barkley, his sweet face didn’t even make it on to this post. Maybe next time, buddy.
I didn’t have time to decorate for Valentine’s Day this year, but I’m still feeling in the spirit. Eric and I aren’t big on Valentine’s Day celebrations….every day is a day for love, right?! We’re going to order some steaks from the butcher, rent a movie and have a nice date night in. Sounds like a pretty solid evening.

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Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentines Day edition]

ONE– Of course I did a Valentine’s Day photo shoot! Duh
She is an active one these days, so all of the pictures are fuzzy…
My Mom got Charlotte the CUTEST outfit, stuffed animal and card 🙂 Thanks, Grandma Haug!
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TWO– My fortune last week. It was precisely what I needed in that very moment. God is good!Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentines Day edition]

 

THREE– I made this Mexican Lasagna Wednesday night. ACTUALLY, I prepared it Tuesday, put it in the fridge, and baked it last night for dinner. I had to work late, so Eric was on daddy duty. To make life a little easier on him, he just had to pop this in the oven and dinner was ready when I got home. I’ll have the recipe up soon. It was devine and the leftovers are equally as good.Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentines Day edition]

 

FOUR– I mean, really. How did I get so lucky to have these two sweet faces in my life? Some of the best moments are spent right here on the living room floor, any night of the week. Eric makes Charlotte laugh and smile more than anyone on this planet. Their connection makes my heart so happy. Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentines Day edition]

 

FIVE– I made this wooden sign for the basement the other day. It makes for a great edition to the giant, blank walls down there. Between this and the tree wall art, we’re making headway on basement decorations!Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentines Day edition]I hope you all have a great weekend! I know we will be enjoying the warm(er) weather!

Aug 18

Make-Ahead Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Make Ahead Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Lately, I’ve been really into make-ahead meals that I can freeze. I’m trying to get prepared for maternity leave! I think it’d be really nice to have some meals all ready to go in the freezer rather than making something or spending money on going out. With that said, I made some delicious breakfast burritos the other day that I thought I would share!

I’ve realized that everyone likes different ingredients in their breakfast burritos. That’s what I like about these guys- you really can throw in whatever your heart (and stomach) desires. I made a mixture of sausage, breakfast potatoes, egg and cheese for ours. Next time, I plan to make bacon, potato, egg and cheese. Veggies would be great in there too, like onions and peppers. Yum!

Make-Ahead Frozen Breakfast Burrito Recipe:

1 lb Spicy Jimmy Dean Sausage, browned
8 Eggs, Scrambled
2 Cups Shredded Cheese
Shredded Breakfast Potatoes, browned in the skillet
A couple dashes of Hot Sauce of your choice

Prepare each ingredient above separately and then combine in a large bowl. Heat up 4 tortillas in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to soften. Butter one side of the tortilla. Add your desired amount of the burrito mixture. Roll up the tortilla and wrap tightly in foil. Place in the refrigerator or freezer.
As for reheating the burritos: I found that if the burrito is refrigerated, it takes about 1 1/2-2 minutes in the microwave. If frozen, it takes closer to 3 1/2 minutes. This all depends on your microwave settings and how hot you want the burrito.
Enjoy!

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Aug 06

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

 

There’s something about the flavors of blueberries and lemons together. They really are the perfect combination, in my opinion. (Other attempts at lemon blueberry recipes- Blueberry Scones, Lemon Blueberry Pie)
On Sunday morning, I was in the mood for a little something different, so I decided to try these lemon blueberry pancakes. I found a few recipes online, but didn’t follow any one exactly. No one wants to follow a strict recipe first thing on a Sunday morning!
They were delicious! Eric’s comment for the pancakes? “These might just be the best pancakes I’ve ever had”. Now that’s a winner, people.

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

I decided not to add any sugar to the mix like most of the recipes called for, because neither of us like sweet dishes in the morning. I found that even without adding the sugar, they were just the right combination of sweet and savory. Score!

 

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Lemon Blueberry Pancake Recipe

2 Cups Biquick
1 Cup Milk
1 Egg
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Lemon Juiced and Zested
1 Cup Blueberries

Combine all ingredients above until there are no lumps. Grease skillet.

For the Syrup, I smashed about 10 blueberries in a small bowl, added syrup and warmed it up. And that, my friends, is blueberry syrup!

 

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