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Easter, Easter, Easter!

Happy Easter

 

Easter for my family was fairly low key which was nice. I actually haven’t been home in a while for Easter and I feel like I kind of forgot what the celebration was like. I woke up this morning around 7 and started making some goodies for breakfast. The star of the meal was by far the Apple Cider and Rum French Toast, that was topped with chunky applesauce from Trader Joe’s. YUMMY.

Apple Cider French Toast

 

Ingredients:

4 Slices of White Bread 3 Eggs
1/4 Cup Apple Cider 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Bacardi Rum

Directions:

1. Mix up the eggs, apple cider, rum and cinnamon until well blended.

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2. Soak the bread lightly in the mix on both sides and cook it on a skillet sprayed with non-stick spray over medium heat. Brown it on both sides.

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And ENJOY! These were such a hit. You could really taste the apple cider in the french toast, with a hint of rum. the chunky apples sauce on top really tied it together.

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I also made some soft, hard boiled eggs. Doesn’t make sense…but it will! I am a BIG fan of these guys and I felt like they were appropriate for Easter considering they are shaped like an egg still. If I had thought about it a little more, I may have added a little dye to the water to color them 🙂

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So fun right??! They are super easy. Boil some water and place the eggs in for 6 minutes exactly. When you take them out, place them right into a cold bowl of water. When they are cool, peel them and enjoy! Love them!!

We enjoyed all of this with some bacon and fresh berries. I’d say a solid showing for breakfast.

After breakfast, we headed out to church.

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Then started getting ready for the main event. I took on the job of just one of the appetizer plates. I decided on a festive Bunny Veggie Platter. I had previously made a cornucopia for Thanksgiving and wanted to do something similar for Easter.

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The bunny is simply made of Pillsbury Breadsticks.

Directions:

1. Take a two pieces of tin foil and shape them into the body and the head of the bunny. Place them next to each other on a greased cookie sheet. Start by placing the bread sticks over the bread sticks over the tin foil, making sure you tuck a portion of each stick under the tin foil. This makes sure that there is something to hold up the bunny once your remove the tin foil. Add on a piece for the nose and ears. I had some leftover, so I made a carrot as well.

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2. Mix 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of water in a small bowl. With a brush, generously paint it on the bunny. Season with salt to taste and garlic powder to taste. Bake the bunny (and carrot in our case) in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes, or until they are nice and browned.

 

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3. Once the breadsticks have cooled, flip them over carefully and peel out the tin foil. This is why it is important to tuck the breadsticks around a bit. It won’t have anything to stand on if you don’t.

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Once the tin foil is out, you are done! Place chopped veggies around it to make it look nice. I used two olive slices for the eyes because the dough ones moved a bit when it came out of the oven. One of the eyes baked onto the ear. Not a good look for a bunny.

I think this turned out really well. So festive 🙂

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We had some family come over and had little easter egg hunt for the little girls. It was a lot of fun to watch them run around the yard looking for eggs and getting all excited. I was thinking that maybe we should hide beer and have an adult easter egg hunt. That may just happen next year…

Over all, it was a really fun Easter. Nothing too crazy, but exciting enough!

What is your ideal holiday?? Low key with family or wild and crazy?!

 

Eggtastic

This past week, all that I have been snapping pictures, making mental notes of things that need to go up here, and just never really biting the bullet and getting down to it. This week I ventured to Shreveport, LA for a meeting and spent my Tuesday and Wednesday in the airport. NOT FUN. Shreveport, by the way, is really out there. It’s the north west corner of Louisiana and is REALLY close to where Duck Dynasty is filmed.

We went on a St Patty’s Day run and had some green beer to celebrate. Then went to the St Patty’s Day parade in Southie in Boston. For everyone that isn’t from Boston, Southie is the area of Boston notorious for their Irish population. This is also the place, along with Charlestown, that you see in the movie, The Town. Phenomenal. (Pictures of all of this to follow.)

So, waking up this morning, I decided to start chipping away at my long list of things that I wanted to share. First, and yummiest, are these delicious Cajun Turkey Breakfast Cups. They are the easiest thing in the world to make, but look quite fancy.

Cajun Turkey Breakfast Cups

 

Ingredients:

6 Slices of Turkey 6 Eggs
Cajun Seasoning

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. In each cup, put a slice of turkey lining it.

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2. Crack an egg in it.

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3. Put it in the oven for 20 minutes or until the egg is cooked through. As soon as it comes out of the oven, tip it with cajun seasoning to your liking.

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I used the Louisiana Cajun seasoning that I had received as a gift. It tastes a bit differently than the cajun seasoning that you would get anywhere else. If you have ever had it, you know what I’m talking about. It’s got a bit of salt in the flavor as well.

But, this is the second time that I have made these and am already brainstorming on the different ways that you can spin this. I love how easy these are and how fancy they look. They would be perfect for a brunch or breakfast party. You can make a ton of them at a time and they are yummy.

What are some other ways that you can make these Breakfast Cups??

 

I’m thinking Ham and Cheese may be a good option.

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For lunch today, I made a greek inspired pita pocket. It turned out really well, and was even better than I had thought it would be.

Greek Scrambled Pita

 

Ingredients:

1 Wheat Pita 2 Scrambled Eggs
2 Tablespoon Feta Cheese 1/3 Cup Chopped Cucumber
2 Tablespoons Sun Dried Tomato Humms

Yummy.

This afternoon, I took care of some projects that had been calling my name for a while. One of which, was doing something about my WALL, of cookbooks. During the holiday seasons especially, there are some cute little cookbooks that show up at the check out counter at Publix. Every once in a while I grab one. Well, every once in a while has turned a little shelf into these little cookbooks. I decided to trim it down a bit and consolidate them into 1 binder of everything.

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I used pocket dividers for each section, so I can easily add in magazine clippings and things like that. I’m always finding things that I want to give a try, and this is going to be a really easy way to keep it all in one spot. It also made my shelves look just a bit more organized!

Only a few more hours until the big race! I’m chugging water at the moment to make sure I’m hydrated enough. I always seem to get extremely dehydrated after running and I’m hoping to avoid that tomorrow.

See you after the big race!!

What have you done in the past to organize something that just seems to take up too much room??

 

 

Celebrating the Milestones!

This morning I woke up and finished something that I don’t think I would have ever thought possible. After my little freak out earlier this week when I was looking at a 10 mile run, I conquered my fear and completed an 11 mile run! Whoot Whoot! This was the 1st time that I have run this distance (intentionally) and I couldn’t be more pumped.

I started the run with the mind set of, Let’s just finish it. My pace was slower than what I normally start out at for sure but I actually found myself thinking about how many miles I had left. After only a mile, I was thinking only 10 more to go! I can’t tell you how depressing that sounds mid jog.

My mindset for the remainder of the run was really casual. The run wasn’t over strenuous and it was fairly relaxing. Weird I know. When I hit around the 7 mile mark, I could feel myself getting a bit more tired. BUT, I had noticed a little old man hobbling down the sidewalk towards me. A car driving by honked hello at him and he jumped and waved excitedly. When I reached him, he looked up, stepped off the sidewalk and gave me the biggest double thumbs up, while shouting keep going!

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Haha! I couldn’t make this up. He put a little extra pep in my step for sure.

I did start to struggle when I was about a mile and a half out. My entire mid-section was started to cramp up and I could tell my body was just really feeling it. I walked for about 25 yards and just decided to power through. I mean, what’s 1 mile in the midst of 11?!

When I got back, I sat on the couch and drank more water than any person should ever consume at one time. Eventually I recovered enough to head to the kitchen and make something for breakfast. Laziness kicking in again, I made my microwave eggs. Side Note: 1 minute and a half works perfectly. I had some comments that their eggs were blowing up a bit with 2 minutes 🙂 I think I just have a really old microwave!

I chopped it up, and put it on top of a cranberry english muffin. I’m really starting to LOVE these english muffins. The cranberries are so refreshing.

YUMM. That obviously wasn’t enough so I killed about half a container of raw almonds to go along with it.

For the rest of the day, I’ve got some work to catch up on, the dogs to get to puppy boarding and some major cleaning. Busy, Busy, Busy.

Have you ever come across something unexpectedly that motivates you or gives you an extra boost of energy??

Slow Cooked Buffalo Chicken and a Breakfast Scramble

I meant to post this yesterday, but I guess today will do as well!

Yesterday I had woken up and ran 7 miles. It actually felt really good. The morning was cool and I just seemed to power through it. After the run, I was looking for something that was high protein, lean and fairly light. I wasn’t much in the mood for a high carb meal. I ended up making, what I like to call, A Breakfast Scramble. In a Breakfast Scramble, there is just about anything that you have lying around. There are no real ingredients, just what you happen to have sitting around. Yesterday, was a Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Scramble.

Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Steamed Broccoli 2 Eggs, Lightly Scrambled
1 Tablepsoon Shredded Cheddar Cheese Salt and Pepper to Taste

I had some leftover broccoli in the fridge that I steamed in the microwave for two minutes. I topped it off with some cheddar cheese and placed the lightly scrambled eggs on top. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on there and you have got a yummy, high protein breakfast. Perfect.

Brent was actually on his way over to drop Bacon off before work and I had made some buffalo chicken for him this weekend in the slow cooker. Even though I am vegetarian, I told him that if he bought the chicken, I would prepare it for him. Buffalo chicken is by far his favorite, so that’s what ended up happening.

For lunch, I made him a buffalo chicken sandwich.

Ingredients:

1.75 Pounds Chicken Breast 1 Cup Buffalo Wing Sauce
1 Hamburger Bun 1/4 Cup Lettuce

Directions:

1. In a crock pot, place your three chicken breasts and cover them with a cup of buffalo sauce. Cook on low heat for 7-8 hours.

2. After 7-8 hours, drain all of the sauce. Using a fork, break apart the chicken into shreds.

I ended up just putting it into the fridge afterwards because it finished up at 830 on Sunday. I plan on using this chicken throughout the week in as many recipes as possible. On the sandwich, I stirred in 1 Tablespoon of buffalo sauce into the single portion and put it on the hamburger bun.

Brent HATES blue cheese, so if that had not been the case, there would be some blue cheese on there. Or maybe some Muenster cheese?! He LOVED the sandwich though. Some of my other plans would be a salad and a flatbread. So stay tuned!

Today, is another day in Melbourne. I just finished up Jillian Michaels Yoga DVD, jumped in the shower and am now starving. I swear, there aren’t enough hours in the day.

What’s your favorite Buffalo Chicken dish?? Sandwich? PIzza??