November 21, 2017

Meal Plan Update and…


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Working as a waitress for seven years during high school and college, I perfected one of my restaurant’s specialties – the Breakfast Skillet. It’s a favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner meal in our home, and so economic.

Purposely, whenever I make baked potatoes, I put extras aside so that I have some for this dish.  Start with diced potatoes sauted in a little butter or olive oil, make an opening in the potatoes and crack in some eggs. Then add what ever you love in a breakfast dish – ham, peppers, onions, cheese, etc and keep frying until everything is done. Do you love a Tex-Mex twist? Then try a little salsa with a dollop of sour cream – what ever you love works.

Yes, very professional directions, but they work. 🙂

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Dinner – this burrito bake was delicious (even though it looks sketchy with this late night, under the microwave picture.)

I just layered tortillas, taco seasoned ground beef, sour cream, salsa and cheese, then baked it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Best thing about this is that everything was bought with coupons. 🙂

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Lasagna skillet is always an easy one dish meal. Use your traditional lasagna ingredients, but throw them all in a skillet for a quick alternative to the layers and the clean up mess. Notice that I didn’t have enough of any one kind of pasta, but it sure doesn’t change the taste at all.

Paired with whole wheat french bread and salad, it makes a delicious dinner.

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But food for this weekend is going to have to be grab and go with left overs leading the way. (Have you seen a theme? We love left overs in our home (but often I do try and recreate then  into something new.)

The reason?

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I am now trying to decide on fancy, grown up food. Some foods that I typically don’t come in contact with because they definitely doesn’t come under the category of good ‘ole comfort food.

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And this was just foods that I was looking at with in the first hour of landing.


Because I am here…can you guess where?

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Does this help?

Can I tell you that when I saw this site, I was reminded of all the patriotism wrapped up in this glorious landmark.

statue of liberty_opt

So, I get to hang with some wonderful women,  learn about an amazing company and their product, all while gawking at beautiful settings such as this…

four Seasons hotel_opt

So check out what The Happy Housewife and Cooking with Stolen Moments have been doing for additional inspiration, because the pics I will be sharing over the next 24 hours will be just eye candy.

Check out Rachel’s Meals with My Deals

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  1. Good Morning Jen!
    We love breakfast skillets at are house too! I usually make them for supper. :o) The other day when I was at the store, I noticed that they have a variety of these bagged up in the freezer section and are fairly expensive. There is nothing to them, but I was thinking I would try to make some kits up to have in my freezer during my next bulk cooking day. Have you done this and if so how did it work?


  2. The skillet lasagna looks so yummy! Recipe please!! Hope you have a fun time :)!


  3. I LOVE NYC! I’ve only been there once, but it was so much fun I would love to go back! You be careful and have a great time. And if you get the chance to go to Junior’s on Flatbush Ave, well, take it! Their desserts (cheesecake in particular) are to. die. for!


  4. Have fun in NYC! I had to laugh about your comment on leftovers… the other day, I figured out why they called it gumbo..
    I had so many leftovers that I threw in and my boys absolutely loved it. and they didn’t even know it was all the leftovers in the fridge…
    But your breakfast skillet sounds really good, I’ll have to try it sometime for hubby! Thanks for a new idea!


  5. The food looks delish! I just made PW’s french puff muffins and as I say, not a keeper:(

    Have fun and I feel the same way about the Statue of Liberty:)


  6. We had potato skillets last night after I read your post and then saw the gigantic bag of potatoes in my kitchen! And it’s definitely something that could have enough variation to eat fairly often!


  7. Can’t wait to see all the cool pictures you got! What a fun trip. (And you are such an amazing woman. I am inspired as always!)


  8. Were big fans of anything surrounded by potato and eggs. Now that spring is close we can’t wait to add in fresh garlic chive, parsley and spinach.


  9. The potatoes at the beginning of this newsletter sounded good; also the lasagna skillet recipe sounded great. The picture was New York City right? I noticed someone here said something about the Statue of Liberty.


  10. Is that an eggplant pita?? Oh please please find out the recipe and post it! I love eggplant, but I need more things to do with them. Thanks for linking up!!


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