Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Country [Breakfast] Skillet

 Nothing warms my heart more than cooking a big meal for my family. We have six children (ages 15-24) so cooking LARGE was the only way to do it! Now that we are down to just 3 of us at home, I no longer need to make the huge meals! This meal is just too versatile to pass up; although I've had to scale back on how many potatoes I use. :)

Skillet meals are tasty, hearty, and so so simple! My country skillet could be classified as a 30 min meal, I suppose, but it all depends on how well done you like your 'taters & meat and if you choose to make it a breakfast skillet! So once again, from my kitchen to yours, I present to you the "Country [Breakfast] Skillet"!

Breakfast skillet with egg & cheese
Country [Breakfast] Skillet
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20-25 mins
Feeds 2-6 people (depends on portion size)

5-10 medium potatoes (russet or red will work) 1 package kielbasa (I prefer venison ring bologna) 1-2 onions (depends on size) 2-3 tbsp cooking oil Pepper Seasoning Salt 2-6 fried eggs (optional) 1 pkg shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

On medium heat, warm oil in nonstick skillet Dice up potatoes, leaving skins on Slice onions into bite sized chunks Add onions to the skillet, sautee 2-3 mins Add diced potatoes to the skillet Season with seasoning salt & pepper to your liking
Stir thoroughly Slice kielbasa into bite sized pieces Add meat on top of the potatoes but do not stir again just yet Cook on medium heat for 15-20 mins (don't touch-I promise you'll thank me later)
Stir & cook another 5-10 mins until potatoes are to your liking To make it a breakfast skillet, in a separate pan, fry 1 egg per person
Sprinkle cheese on skillet once plated, add fried egg on top (shown in picture). Serve immediately. Feeds 2-6 people depending on portion size.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Crock Pot Favorite

This is a family favorite-easy, cheesy, creamy! When gathering at my cousin's home for the holiday's, we always end up with a Facebook event invite. This gives us the opportunity to receive the specifics of the upcoming holiday: time, date, what to expect. We also take this time to decide who is going to bring what.When it gets to me: corn. If I don't bring corn, I have some unhappy family members :-)

So, from my family to yours, enjoy!

Cheesy Crock Pot Corn

6-8 12 oz bags frozen sweet corn 1 - 8 oz block cream cheese 3/4 cup white sugar 1 cup half & half 1 stick butter 12 Velveeta cheese slices

Pour 3-4 packages corn in large crock pot. Add in half of each ingredient Lay 6 cheese slices across the top. Repeat, ending with remaining 6 slices. Cover. Cook on high 4 hours. Stir often.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Today, I was human.

It's fair season, we all know what happens during fair season. We eat. A lot. And I myself fell victim to the smells of the yummy, tasty, but fattening, greasy foods at the Waseca County Free Fair of 2016! There are two fairs I attend each year, and the first of the two ended today. Now I can get back to my clean eating & rid my body of the toxic grossness I plagued myself with the past 24 hours.

Cheese curds-my absolute weakness. A MUST for me to have each year. The ooey gooey goodness of these perfectly golden deep fried artery cloggers is something I can't pass by. I'm human.

My dear friend Connie has her own soft pretzel truck at the local fair. Soft isn't even the word for it. The dough is perfectly seasoned, and definitely perfectly fried. So, so delicious. Again, I'm human.

I once found a caramel pecan funnel cake, and when I say once, I mean I have yet to find another stand that offers it. Personally, I feel it's a blessing in disguise because I think I would attend that particular fair daily just to get my quota in for the year. Again, I'm human.

So now that I've had all of this crap, I attest to you-I. Am. Human. Were you human this weekend?