Breakfast Chicken

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Looking for something a little out of the ordinary for breakfast? If so you will have to give this recipe a try. ūüôā

Please take some extra time and check out the link below:

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7-8  Eggo Waffles toasted

1/2 pack of bacon Fried and crumbled

1 C. shredded cheddar cheese

3-4  eggs

1 C. flour

maple syrup

Directions:First fry bacon and set aside. Toast waffles golden brown in toaster (this can be done while frying bacon). Next rip waffles in large pieces and place waffles, cheddar cheese, and bacon in food processor. Process until mixture turns into the texture of bread crumbs. Set aside. Next wrap 1 chicken breast at a time in a piece of wax paper and flatten each one using a rolling pin or meat tenderizer until they are each about 1/4 inch thick. Place 1 cup of flour on a paper plate. set aside. Scramble 4 eggs in a large bowl and set aside. Place waffle crumb mixture on a third plate. Turn electric skillet on to 350 degrees and wait till it gets hot. Now drizzle skillet with oil and while oil is getting hot dip each chicken breast one at a time in flour, then egg, then waffle mixture. Cook on skillet until cooked completely through, about 5 minutes on each side. Once fished drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy. This serves about 4.

Breakfast Burger

 

The other night I asked my  husband what he wanted for supper, he said something with beef, easy enough, right? So I looked in the freezer and saw  a pack of frozen hamburger patties and some frozen hash browns and this is what I came up with.

He told me this was the best burger he ever ate. Easy to make + budget friendly = a win for me! ūüôā

** Next time I make this I will add bacon!

Ingredients:

2 frozen hamburg patties

2 slices of cheddar cheese

3 pieces of bread ( I used Italian)

2 cups frozen hash browns (seems like a  lot but they shrink when they cook)

butter for toasting the bread

vegetable oil for the bottom of the pan

1 egg

spicy sauce ( recipe below)

Directions: 

It is easiest to use 2 frying pans for this, once has to be a cast iron skillet so it can go in the oven later. In a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and a little vegetable oil ¬†start your burgers because they will take the longest to cook. In a second frying pan over medium high heat and a little vegetable oil start frying hash browns, fry them until them until they are browned and add some salt and pepper to them. Next take hash browns out of pan and set aside. Using same pan that hash browns were in begin to toast the bread. take 2 pieces of bread and butter and toast both sides until golden brown. With the third piece of bread butter both sides but only toast one side. The un-toasted side will be the bottom of your burger and will get toasted when burger is assembled. ¬†By this time burgers should be done. Add 1 piece of cheese to each burger and once it melts it is time to assemble your burger. Turn ¬†burner with burgers (which will be the cast iron skillet) off and turn oven to 350 degrees while assembling burger. Lay the the piece of bread that was only toasted on one side down first, un-toasted side down. Spread spicy sauce on toasted part. Then lay 1/3 of hash browns down, 1 burger, piece of toasted bread, spread spicy sauce on bread, 1/3 hash browns,another hamburger, 1/3 hash browns. Turn oven off and turn broiler on high.¬†Now ¬†its time for the tricky part…the egg! Turn oven off and turn broiler on high. There should be enough grease in the skillet for the egg, if not you can add a little butter so it doesn’t stick. ¬†Put the assembled sandwich on one side of the skillet and crack an egg on the other side. Cook egg until it is firm enough on the bottom to lift up with a spatula and place on the burger ( this usually takes about 1 minute on my stove). Make sure to salt and pepper your ¬†egg. Using spatula carefully place egg on top of the burger. ¬†Now take the entire skillet and place in the oven under the broiler. This also takes about 1 minute. Just leave under enough for the egg to get firm but not so long the yolk cooks and you have no dippy. Take sandwich out of oven and top with the last piece of bread. Enjoy!

This spicy sauce that I use is a recipe that I got from a former co-worker.

Spicy Sauce:

3 Tbsp. Mayo

1/2 tsp. ketchup

Tabasco sauce (as much or as little as you like)

Mix everything together, it should be slightly pink in color.

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Pesto Pizza

pesto pizza

My in laws came in for the weekend, now normally when they come to visit they want OIP (original Italian pizza, a local restaurant that is out of this world good!) for lunch which means I don’t have to cook. We are down to one vehicle temporarily and my husband had to take it to work and my sister in law took my in laws van to visit a friend. OH No! No vehicles and nothing planed to eat! what do I do?! I frantically raided all my cabinets, I had plenty of things to make as side dishes but no meat, ¬†and the meat I did have had no time to thaw! Then a light bulb went off, I suddenly remembered a recipe I had once seen online using goat cheese and arugula. Although I didn’t have goat cheese I had plenty of mozzarella, and this is what I came up with.

Ingredients:

2 pre baked pizza crusts

4 Tbsp. store bought basil pesto (Classico is my favorite)

2 tomatoes sliced thinly (6-9 slices of tomato on each pizza )

1 C. shredded mozzarella

about 10 slices fresh mozzarella (5 for each pizza)

olive oil

cracked black pepper ( I bought some at Aldi’s for 99 cents!)

2 handfuls of baby arugula (or spinach, arugula mix)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

drizzle olive oil on front and back of pizza crusts (about 2-3 tsp.) and using hands rub all over the front and back of the pizza crust. Lay crust on a pizza pan and spread 2 Tbsp. of pesto on the crust evenly. Next sprinkle with about 1/2 C of  shredded mozzarella cheese and top with sliced tomato and about 5 slices of fresh mozzarella. Sprinkle the pizza with some crack pepper and drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted take pizza out and let cool for a few minutes. Next top with a handful of baby arugula, a sprinkle of sea salt and a couple drizzles of olive oil.

yields about 18 small slices

and for dessert….

This delicious pesto pizza¬†along with these decadent red velvet cup cakes from a local baker down the street from me made for¬†a perfect lunch¬†for my in-laws. ūüôā

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Buttery Shrimp

Buttery Shrimp

Ingredients:

1 – 32oz bag shrimp cooked peeled and deveined
3 garlic cloves diced
2 sticks butter
1/2 tsp lime juice
1/2 red bell pepper diced
1 TBS parsley
1/2 green bell pepper diced
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
2 pinches salt
4-5 dashes black pepper

Directions:

In heavy frying pan on medium heat add Butter, peppers, salt&pepper,garlic cloves,lime juice,parsley and lemon pepper…once butter is melted add shrimp to heat through. Place shrimp on a serving plate and pour butter mixture over the shrimp. Serve over your favorite pasta or as an appitizer with cocktail sauce as follows:

Cocktail Sauce
Ingredients:
1 C. Ketchup
2-3 dashes lemon pepper
1-1/2 TBS horseradish
5-6 dashes lime juice

Directions:
Mix all ingrediants together and enjoy!

Chili Pasta Casserole

chili pasta

This is one of my favorite recipes! Anytime I make Chili I always double the recipe so I have enough to make this amazing chili pasta casserole.

Ingredients:

2 1/2-3 Cups left over Chili

8 oz. block of Monterey Jack cheese cubed

8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese shredded

1 Tbsp. butter

1 1/2 Cups heavy whipping cream

1- 1lbs. box penne pasta

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package minus 3 minutes. Drain pasta and set aside. In a medium size sauce pot over medium heat add butter, cubed Monterey jack cheese, chili, and heavy whipping cream. Cook until cheese is melted. Next pour pasta into chili mixture and stir so sauce evenly coats all noodles. Pour chili pasta into a greased 13X9 pan, cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Take chili pasta out add an even layer of shredded cheese and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Fried Tomato Sandwiches

Fried Tomato Sandwiches

Ingredients:
2 fried tomatoes per sandwich
2 slices of bacon per sandwich
2 thin slices of fresh Mozzarella per sandwich
French or Italian bread which ever you prefer
1 tablespoon pesto mayo per sandwich
Pesto Mayo:
1 cup mayo with olive oil
1 tsp. prepared basil pesto
Fried Tomatoes:
1-2 tomatoes depending on the size of tomatoes and the amount of sandwiches made
2 eggs beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
1 Cup flour


Directions:
Pre heat oven to 250 degrees.
First start with the fried tomatoes. Cut tomatoes into thin slices and set a side. Next using either a griddle or frying pan set heat to medium high and melt 1-2 tablespoons of butter. Once pan or griddle is hot and butter is melted, dip each tomato into flour, egg, then bread crumbs and fry on stove top or griddle till brown. Place fried tomatoes in a cake pan in the oven to keep warm. Next mix together 1 cup of mayo with 1 tsp. basil pesto and a pinch of pepper. Fry bacon, remember you want about 2 slices per sandwich. Place fried bacon on a paper towel to drain grease. Now its time to assemble your sandwiches. Butter outsides of sandwiches and spread about a 1/2 tablespoon of pesto mayo on each slice of bread for the inside of sandwiches. Once mayo is on laying one slice of bread butter side down place bacon on top of pesto mayo , cut two slices of fresh mozzarella to go on top of bacon, lay fried tomatoes on top of fresh mozzarella and lay the other slice of bread on top mayo side down. Place sandwich in frying pan or griddle toast sandwich till golden brown on each side. Enjoy! ūüôā

*** I use less pesto because thats the way my family prefers it. Just remeber its your sandwich so make it to suit yourself. ūüėČ ***

Mac & Cheese

2 C. macaroni
1/2 bag mexican blend cheese
salt,pepper,garlic powder to taste
1/2 bag yellow mild cheddar cheese
1 tsp. ground mustard
1 1/2 Tbsp. Flour
5-6 slices bacon cooked & crumbled
1/2 C. Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1 1/2 tsp parsley
3 Slices white Am.cheese halved
1 1/2 C milk
1 Tbsp. Butter
1 C shredded montery jack cheese
1/2 green pepper sauted
1/2 onion sautéed
1/2 red bell pepper sautéed

Directions:
cook macoroni according to package. Saut√© peppers and onions with tsp butter till transluscent.set asside. In medium sauce pan over medium heat add milk,flour,montery jack cheese,garlic powder,salt, pepper, and ground mustard until melted. Add cooked macoroni to mixture and mix pour mixture in a greased 13×9 sprinkle with mild cheddar and mexican cheese. add white American slicecs evenly . Add sauted peppers and onions,bacon and bread crumbs evenly over the top. Place 5 small squares of butter over the top (about 1 tsp. in size).
BAKE: 350 for 25-30 mins.
helpful hints-
* saute peppers and onions ahead of time and freeze, pull out and use for many different recipes.
* COOK YOUR BACON IN THE MICROWAVE! This is much quicker then using a frying pan and no mess! lay 2 papper towels on microwave safe plate lay your bacon in single layer no more than 5 or 6 slices at a time,lay 2 more paper towels on top and cook for about 3 -4 minutes. This can also be crumbled and stored in the freezer for another recipe so making extra is certainly worth it!

Buffalo Turkey Sliders

Buffalo Turkey Sliders

Grilling up the buns!

South of the Border Dorito Crusted Chicken

South of the Border Dorito crusted chicken

Ingredients:
1 Cup of Mexican rice ( I use the Olde El pasos Mexican rice in the 60 second pouch)
1 1/2 Cups crushed doritos
1 small clove of garlic minced
2/3 cups classic Cacique Queso Fresco cheese (this is found at wallmart in the back with the cream cheese)
1/8 cup mild green chilies enchilada sauce
1 cup South west Ranch dressing ( I use kraft taco bell brand)
3 boneless skinless chicken breast butterflied

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
cook rice according to package. In a medium bowl add rice, minced garlic, Cacique Queso Fresco cheese, & green chilies sauce. mix well. Then to butterflie your chicken lay the chicken breast down flat on a cutting board, place one hand on top of the chicken breast and the other hand using a knife slice through the chicken breast until almost completely through then take knife out and open the chicken flat. Divide the rice mixture in 3 even sections (one for each chicken breast) then with chicken breast laying flat spread rice mixture evenly on one side of the chicken breast close the chicken breast. Next using your hands lather each chicken breast in the south west dressing and dip in crushed doritos. Next pour some of the left over green chilies sauce in the bottom of a 2 qt baking dish. only enough to coat the bottom.. a couple tablespoons should do. Place chicken breasts in the baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 40-50 minutes until chicken is done. serve with sour cream and salsa! Enjoy!

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