Monday, February 17, 2014

Breakfast Burritos with Sausage and Peppers

A fun breakfast for Presidents Day  is Sausage Breakfast Burritos. 

It is easy to shred and chop lots of fillings and lay them out in colorful bowls for your guests to just  make their own burrito the way they like it!
chopped tomatoes

shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 of a Jimmy Dean sausage 1 pound chub.....we had leftovers so I froze it in a freezer bag. 
Scrambled eggs with red peppers......

All the fixins for Sausage and Egg Breakfast Burritos 

I use fried up and crumbled Jimmy Dean sausage and scrambled eggs with red peppers, some cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and top with salsa or sour cream.
honeydew melon 

Breakfast Burritos are a fun holiday treat!
Now I just have to decide if I'll accomplish anything today! Yum. 

Warm up the tortillas in the microwave and cut up some fruits for side dishes.  Then pour some orange juice and dig in!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter Soup Recipes

I was at the Sprouts Market near Fashion Place Mall yesterday with the hubs. We were getting lots of Farmer's Market produce because it is so fresh and delicious there. They had this most delicious looking soup bar! It made me want to go home and make soup. So I did! (after I got lots of yummy organic veggies and fruits!)
But before I did I had to sample some of their BUTTERNUT SQUASH soup. It was delicious. The veggie gourd is low in fat and high in fiber and potassium too. Yum to that, right? It had a hint of nutmeg in it.
Butternut Squash makes a delicious soup! I'll have to mess around with that one! 

Another soup I love to make is broccoli cheese or cream of broccoli.  It is easy and sosooooo yummy. The recipe is  HERE. 

I got a few yellow crook-neck squash, some zuchini and a really giant sweet onion and a giant yellow pepper!. And their avocados were GIANT! They know how to grow stuff! For sure!  I'll be making a great salad with those things. But what I really love are their fruits. They had blackberries for $2.50 a basket that were so big and sweet looking I bought 2 baskets! And the Cuties were so cute!
The recipe for this homemade chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles is HERE. It's another favorite soup of mine, perfect for the cold, rainy weather we've had lately, and especially today!

White Bean Chicken Stew

And here is my Clam Chowder Soup.  It's one of my hub's favorites.

Here is my recipe for clam chowder. You can delete the clams and add some parmesan cheese and it's a pretty good Potato Cheese soup too. 

But it got me thinking about how much healthy stuff goes into soup and how we could probably lose more weight if we just replaced a few pasta dishes with veggie soups and stews.  I'm going to make more veggie soups! Especially on a rainy day like we've had. Now if I can just stay away from the crusty bread and butter!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Spaghetti Alfredo

I was at the market the other day and I saw half pints of cream on sale for 25 cents. I thought to myself.....hmmm.....self.....why don't we make some alfredo pasta? Yum.
Spaghetti Alfredo Noodles is a great weeknight dinner.....super easy and super delicious! 

Spaghetti Alfredo  by the Weekday Chef

So I bought a bunch of different boxes of noodles and pastas, thinking that I would decide later what type I wanted to cook. But when I got home, I didn't realize one of my boxes of spaghetti had a lid that was coming apart. I picked it up and it fell all over the counter next to the stove.

So we made spaghetti alfredo for dinner.  It was yummdiddlyumptious!

Here is the recipe for Spaghetti Alfredo
1/2 cube sweet cream butter salted
1/2 pint of cream
1/2 to 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese shredded
1/2 teaspoon Johnny's Garlic Seasoning Salt
A few shakes of dried parsley
A shake of Johnny's Seasoning Salt to your taste

I just drained the pasta and then mixed this stuff in quickly while the noodles were hot. Just toss it for a minute and season it and then eat it! So simple yet so divine!
These are orange rolls made with a roll dough recipe. I got the recipe from my neighbor Barbara B. and boy are they good! 
I put a side salad with grape tomatoes and green peppers with it and freshly made ranch dressing and some crusty french bread with real butter. Yes it is not a low calorie meal, but hey, you can't have your rice crispie treats and eat them too!

Rice crispie treats with butterscotch morsels sprinkled on top while warm. 
I have loved rice crispie treats since I was a little kid. The butterscotch morsels make them quite divine! The recipes are HERE

The homemade alfredo sauce  goes great with chicken if you have some leftover rotisserie or a grilled breast. But it is good by itself too on any kind of pasta. I've done it with shrimp too. Yum. It's so easy. I don't know why we don't make it more often!


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