Cream Cheese,Garlic, & Veggie Bagel Spread

 Bagel Spread




Cream Cheese, Garlic, & Veggie Bagel Spread 
My sister and I love going to Lewisburg, PA when we get the chance. Lewisburg is home to Bucknell University, so it’s a cute little college town! One of our favorite places to visit is a little bagel shop. This bagel shop makes the most amazing bagel spreads. They have everything from sweet Oreo cookie spread to a more savory vegetable spread. I recently tried the vegetable spread and fell in love! I knew I needed to recreate the recipe and that’s exactly what I did! In my opinion, it’s even better than the bagel shop. Not only is it delicious, but it has a super yummy superfood blend in it. That totally cancels out the fatty cream cheese and carb-filled bagels, right? So, not only does this taste good, but it’s sort of good for you due to the superfood blend.
This spread has become a staple in our home. My husband has been asking me to make it constantly. Thankfully, it’s super easy to make so I don’t mind. And, if I’m being honest, I’ve been craving it just as much as he has! Plus, I like that I can make a batch of it at the beginning of the week and have breakfast all week for everyone. At this point, we might have to buy some stock in a bagel company. It’s so good that we’ve been eating it for both breakfast and late night snacks! I will warn you though – this cream cheese will give you some wicked breath! You might need to brush your teeth directly afterward! The other downside to this recipe is that since it’s so amazing, my husband is constantly toasting bagels. That means that he’s also messing with the toaster dial! There are two things that are totally non-negotiable in a marriage – no touching the toaster dial, and no touching the thermostat! That may have even been in my wedding vows! Just kidding!
I hope that you enjoy this delicious blend of cream cheeses, superfood, and garlic!


Make ahead Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burrito

Make ahead Breakfast Burritos

Keeping some of these easy Make ahead Breakfast Burritos on hand will make your mornings extra enjoyable. I love knowing that I only have one mess to clean up from breakfast, for the ENTIRE week! And the mess is really not that bad. Usually, it consists of 1 electric skillet, a cutting board, a bowl, and of course, a few utensils. See, easy peasy, not even enough to fully load the dishwasher 😉 Paper plates also help to keep the mess minimal.

Now, I know I said these are Make ahead Breakfast Burritos, and they are, but my mom also had another great idea. She suggested that if I had overnight company I could make these up the night before, place them seam-side down in a greased cake pan, and bake them in the morning. I’m not sure what temperature these would have to cook at because I have never tried it. If you googled it I am sure you would find something on it. Gotta love google, right!?

* I saw many different methods of wrapping and freezing the burritos but I liked the one I used int this recipe the best. I can not find the website where I saw this, I might even have seen it on youtube. But I want all my readers to know that the recipe is my own but the freezer method is not. If I happen to come across it again I will be sure to link it. If you choose to make these burritos for yourself do some research on the different freezer methods, you may find something you like better. For example, I saw some people wrap them in foil. This would be a nice method if you chose not to use microwaves, you could probably take them straight out of the freezer and bake them in the oven with the foil still on. =)


11 Before School Breakfast Ideas


11 Before School breakfast ideas

With all the stress of a new school year starting, there is no room to stress over breakfast. I’ve got ya covered in this round-up of quick and easy breakfast recipes. Make your mornings delicious, not stressful,  with these 11 recipes; the kids will thank you! =)

Recipe’s from – Ally’s Sweet & SavoryEats:

1.) Make ahead breakfast scrambles… for the FREEZER!

2.) (10 minute) Blender mini muffins  

 

Recipe from – Mama Likes to Cook:

3.) Pumpkin overnight oats 

 

Recipes From –  Living Sweet Moments: 

4.)   French toast waffles

5.) 2 ingredient banana pancakes 

Recipe’s from- Freebie Finding Mom:

6.) Easy breakfast Pizza 

7.) Homemade cinnamon spice coconut oil granola 

 

Recipe from- Become a coupon Queen:

8.) Bacon egg and cheese crescent ring

 

Recipe from-  Thrifty Jinxy: 

9.) French toast muffins 

 

Recipe from – Virtually Yours: 

10.) Healthy blueberry orange muffins 

Recipe from – Mom Foodie:

11.) Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie 


Bottom of the Pan Patties

Bottom of the pan patties

I made these patties for my mom. She loves the crusty stuff that sticks to the bottom of the pans (meatloaf, roast chicken, roast beef, etc.) or as we call it, the “goop”. I made this recipe to sort of resemble that flavor. I made some of these up a few days ago and gave my husband a plate to take to work for the guys… The man who we bought the sausage from told my husband he has been around sausage for 40 years and never tasted something that good, that’s when I was sure this recipe was a keeper. =)

Bottom of the Pan Patties

Ingredients:

1-1 1/4 pounds ground maple sausage, COOKED (I have used ground beef, and different types of sausage before too)
4 Slices of bread cut into cubes
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. Mayo
5 Spinach leaves rinsed and finely chopped
1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 C. bread crumbs
oil for frying

Directions:

Skillet- set to medium-high heat.

After you have fried and browned your sausage dump it into a bowl and let it cool 5-10 minutes. Next add all of the above ingredients and mix well. Use hands to squeeze the mixture (like you would when making meatloaf), then form into patties. When making the patties you have to be a little rough when forming them. Gently place in an HOT skillet that has been drizzled with oil. Cooke till brown on both sides. You do not want to flip these too much before they are fully cooked or they will break apart, I usually lift one up with a spatula to see if they are ready to be flipped.

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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! 🙂

** 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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