Work, work, work


That is all it seems that I have done today and the day isn’t over with yet.

This morning Hubby and I got up and took the pups for a walk.

Hello sunrise

What a beautiful sunrise it was this morning.  I always enjoy seeing those.

Gizzy was all about running this morning.  All she wanted to do was run and run and run.  For a little dog I think she could run 5 miles without getting tired.  It amazes me how much energy she has for such a small dog.  When we got back from our walk, it was time for breakfast.  I felt like something sweet and savory this morning.  So what better to have then:

Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup

Yep, I  made whole wheat pancakes with homemade blackberry syrup.  With a side of coffee of course.  They tasted great and hit the spot for what my tummy was craving.  In fact I think everyone in the house was craving them.  They were gobbled up in no time.  After breakfast we did some work on the basement.  Then it was lunchtime and the Kiddos cooked the meal.

Chickie cooking onions and garlicBubba doing the layering

They made Chicken Enchilada Casserole.

Topped with lettuce, tomatoe and greek yogurt

It tasted great. 
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
  • 2 cups + 2 T water
  • 1/2 chicken bullion cube
  • 1 c. yellow cornmeal
  • 1-16 oz can refried beans
  • 1 t olive oil
  • 1/4 small onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
  • 1-10oz can red enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese, divided

1.  Preheat oven to 400°.  Bring water & bulliion cube to a boil in a small saucepan.  Remove from heat and stir in yellow cornmeal.  Spary an 8×8 oven-safe dish with non-stick spray, then press cornmeal evenly into the bottom.  Set aside.

2.  Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat.  Saute onions & garlic, seasoning with salt & pepper to taste, until onions begin to soften, 5 minutes.  Stir often to preven garlic from burning.  Remove skillet from heat & add in cooked chicken, 1/2 of the enchilada sauce & 3/4 cups cheddar cheese.  Stir to mix.

3.  Spread refried benas on top of cornmeal in an even layer.  Top with chicken mixture, remaining enchilada sauce, & remaining cheese.

4.  Cover the dish with foil & bake for 20 minutes.  Remove foil & cook for an additional 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted. 

Served with a side of corn

It was delicious and the kids did a great job.  It is always nice when they help out in the kitchen and theya re finally at the age where they actually want to help.  After lunch it was so, so nice out.  In fact it reached 75° today.  YEAH, Spring is finally here.  Well since it was so nice out it was time to get the patio furniture out.

Patio furniture?

Yep, this is what we started with.  Two months ago when of the stores was having a ridiculous good sale on patio furniture, of courese it is last year’s model but I don’t care.  It was a deal that we couldn’t pass up since we moved into our new house in August we didn’t have any.  So the kids and I got to work.

So after 2 hours of working in the sun, we finally got it all put together.

Done

Yep, we now have patio furniture to sit and eat at.  I don’t think the kids and I did to bad of a job.  So what reward do the kiddos want for doing such a great job? Ice cream? Pop? T.V.?  Nope- –

The Box

Yep, that’s what they wanted.  The biggest box we had.  It is amazing all the toys out there in the world and the kids always want the box to play in.  They actually played in this box for 1 1/2 hours.  No clue what they were doing but they were having a blast doing it.  I worked on doing some yard work while they played.  I think I would rather have played in the box.

After all that work and playing, it was time for supper.

ABC (Apple Bacon Cheedar) Frittata.  Yep that’s what we had.

Ingredients are:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 8 whole eggs
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese
  • salt, to taste
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Ground peper, to taste
  • 2 apples
  • 1 T flour

That's a lot of eggs

 

In a bowl combine whole eggs and egg whites.  Whicsk to combine.

Add half of the cheese to the egg mixture & stir to combine.  Add a pinch of salt & pepper, to your liking.

In a medium cast-iron skillet or nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat the butter over medium heat.

Add egg mixture to the skillet.  Sprinkle the bacon crumbles evenly over the eggs.

Gently arrange the apples on top of the egg mixture, in a circular pattern.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Move the skillet from teh stovetop to the upper rack of oven.  Bake at 450°until frittata is firm in the center & cheese is browned, about 20 minutes. 

Use a flexible spatual to loosen the frittata from the pan.  Carefully slide it onto a cutting board.  Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing into wedges.

ABC Frittata

Hubby and I thought it was good.  The kiddos did not care for it at all.  Of course, they don’t like cooked apple so that may have been the reason.  But I need to try and get them to eat them so every so often I make something with cooked apple and make them try it.  Well now it is time to make some granola that I have been craving for the last 3 days and then I will watch the Country Music Awards.  Have a great night.

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