Monday, January 28, 2019

Easy Mini Meatloaves

These mini meatloaves took me 25 minutes to assemble and cook. This is a very feasible meal to make within 30 minutes of getting home. The kids really liked the flavors that the stuffing mix give these mini meatloves and I really likes how quick it is to make dinner.

Easy Mini Meatloves

1 pound ground beef
1 box instant stuffing mix
2 eggs

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Scramble eggs.
  • Mix together eggs, ground beef and stuffing mix.
  • Add 1/4 - 1/2 C water if needed*
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes 
  • Shape in to balls and pat in to muffin tins
  • Top with ketchup
  • Bake for 20 minutes

Depends on the leanness of your ground beef, if you use 75 lean you won't need water, but if you use 90 lean  you may want to add up to 1/2 C water

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

1/3 C Chocolate Protein Powder
1/2 C Honey or Maple Syrup
1/2 C Peanut Butter
1 C Quick Oats
1/2 C Mini Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Vanilla
2 T Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds

Mix everything together in one bowl.
Shape in to 1" balls.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Makes 18

Friday, January 4, 2019

FREE Take a Kid Ice Fishing Days in MN, Jan 19-21

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Jan 19-21, 2019 MN residents 16 and older fish free with children younger than 16.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas Breakfast Flatbreads

Struggling with what to make for breakfast Christmas morning? Wants something that looks like you spent a long time in the kitchen but in reality you only spent 10 minutes preparing it and 15 minutes baking it? Then these should be your go to:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Silhouette Decorated Santa Oven Mitt and Towel

We have a tradition of making some of our Christmas gifts, including the kids. These are Santa themed kitchen accessories that I had my son help with. not a bad idea to teach them how to use an iron when they are younger. 😃

This was a super simple design made on the silhouette software with the silhouette machine. All I did was use different size rectangles to create the sizes I needed, cut them out and iron them on. It was actually a good way to use up some black and gold scrap pieces.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Prepper Chili for a Crowd

2 large cans of crushed tomatoes
2 cans of chili beans (kidney beans in chili sauce)
1 can corn, drained
1 can diced tomatoes with chilies (Rotel)
1 can of stewed tomatoes
1 packet of chili seasoning
1 1/2 pounds hamburger, browned & dehydrated

Directions: Mix everything together and cook over a heat source until hot. In the case of this not being a prepper situation, put in the slow cooker for 8 hours on low.


If you recall, I told you about how we were Becoming Prepared and reading the book 52 Prepper Projects  by David Nash for book club, well, one of the projects in there was dehydrating hamburger. I have a dehydrator and thought, "Why not?!?!"

So, I decided to make the dehydrated hamburger (I've done jerky before so I wasn't concerned) and then make chili with it since I typically usually mostly canned items for this anyways. I was interested to see how the hamburger rehydrated and if there was any texture issues, which there was not. It went over very well and I received compliments on it. I was asked for the recipe as well, so I decided if I was going to type up what I did I might as well make a blog post about it.

I did cook it in the slow cooker, in case you are wondering.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Savory Breakfast Flatbread

Savory Breakfast Flatbread
1 Flatbread (Aldi's has a 2-pk)
2 T butter
4 oz softened cream cheese
1-2 T bacon crumbles
1 green onion, sliced
1-2 T parmesan cheese
1/2 c halved cherry tomatoes
3 eggs
Season with salt, pepper and parsley

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix together butter and cream cheese and. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over Flatbread. 
Sprinkle bacon, onion, cheese and tomatoes over the top.
Create 3 divets in the topping and crack an egg in each.
Season the top with salt, pepper and parsley.
Bake 14-15 minutes, until egg has set.