Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Slab Quiche

Quiche is one of my favorite foods. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it fits the bill for all, and what's not to love about the cheesy, eggy, goodness.

This Bacon-Cheddar Slab Quiche was a new one for me.  Nothing fancy or different in ingredients, just a slightly different format.  One benefit of the thinner quiche is shorter cooking time, making this dish more appropriate for after work windows of time (especially if you pre-bake the crust).

I used my pre-cooked Kirkland bacon and a combo of cheddar/swiss/Parmesan cheeses.  Yuuuuuuuuuuuummm.

This was a hit with the whole family, and we've also been enjoying the leftovers for breakfast.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Forget to start dinner?

It doesn't happen often, but it just last week I forgot to start dinner cooking before I left home.  In all the crazy that was last week, it's really no surprise, but I did have to adjust on the fly.

And what an adjustment it was!  Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. So good.  This German Pancake with Butter Syrup is everything you want in a regular breakfast, dinner, or other meal, but especially in a last minute choice.  The pancake itself was not much different than other recipes, but that butter syrup was all kinds of amazing.  I want to find more reasons to put it on top of all my breakfasts.

So, next time you forgot to put dinner, never fear.  This recipe is the perfect solution.  You might even want to forget to start dinner on purpose.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Easy Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast casseroles are yummy.   Something about the combo of eggs, cheese, and breakfast meat, is always delicious.  So often, though, they take an overnight of prep.  Not great on a short timeline.

Lucky for me, I found this Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole, that also managed to use up quite a bit of the potatoes O'Brien I overbought.  Although the recipe doesn't call for potatoes O'Brien, it's the perfect substitute!  I browned the sausage, and then as it was almost done, added in my potatoes.  Then I stirred in the cheese and added the egg mixture.  It eliminated one step and worked perfectly.

This recipe was a winner with my family.  So much so, that they didn't notice it wasn't what was on the menu.  Shhhhhhhhhh.  😜

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sitting in the Sun

Ah, warm sunshine and a few spare minutes to enjoy it.  I won't lie, I've been basking.  And lucky for me, the weather and my menu synced up perfectly.

These Fall Off the Bones Ribs were easy, and fantastic.  What could be better?

I let them cook all day on low, whipped up the sauce at dinner and then fought to keep them all together on the grill.  They were so yummy, and the whole fam was pleased as punch for it to be rib season again.

To top things off, I threw together these No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bar.  I couldn't believe how fast I was able to make them, and they were excellent (even with my swap of Crispix for corn flakes).  I also liked the small recipe size.  Sometimes by the time three of us make it through a 9x13 pan of something, I am heartily sick of it.  These were just the right amount to enjoy a few times and then finish.

So, there you have it, two recommendations for an easy summer supper.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

All Rolled Up

The finish line of school is in sight.  A few final obligations to school, a big week with several commitments to see through, and then finally, I think I can settle into summer mode. I can't wait.

Tonight's recipe was pretty easy, mostly assembly rather than actual cooking.  I've been looking forward to this Ham and Swiss Stromboli, and it didn't disappoint.  I really liked using the refrigerated French bread as compared to crescent rolls.  It still has a distinctly refrigerated dough flavor, but it's not as dominant as the crescent roll flavor.  It was also pretty easy to work with.

I used Black Forest Ham, shredded Swiss, green onion, and added some cooked fresh broccoli.  One of the commenters on the original post shared that idea and since I had broccoli on hand, decided to give it a shot.  It was excellent!  The perfect compliment to the other ingredients.

This recipe was nothing fancy, but it was good.  The leftovers will make an outstanding lunch or breakfast too.  That's a win rolled up right there.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Derby Time

We aren't huge Kentucky Derby fans around here, but I do love the reminder to try a new Hot Brown recipe every year.

This year's installment was Kentucky Hot Brown Mac and Cheese.  It's all the familiar Hot Brown flavors wrapped around delicious pasta.  We loved the rich creaminess of this dish.  It was a delicious mac and cheese and then some.

I felt like a had a lot of irons in the fire when making this.  Nothing hard, just several things going on at the same time.  Make sure you save this recipe for a time when you concentrate and aren't trying to move around in a rush.  If you've got some time leading up to the Derby on Saturday, this is perfect.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Loaded.  As in Loaded Baked Potato Pizza.  Nothing sinister or wealthy.

I've been totally looking forward to making this recipe since I pinned it.  I love loaded baked potatoes, and I love pizza.  It's a match made in heaven.

This was an easy recipe, especially since I used refrigerated pizza crust in my cast iron skillet.  I used regular sharp cheddar cheese, my trusty Kirkland bacon pieces, and the Lighthouse Homestyle Ranch Dressing. Fabulous.  One word of caution, make sure your potatoes are as done as you want them before you slice them for the pizza.  They won't get any more done in the baking process.