Bacon, Egg, and Biscuit Casserole

I was getting ready to make breakfast this morning with my typical fanfare when I remembered I had a can of biscuits and wondered if I could do a little “monkey bread” style breakfast casserole. This certainly isn’t something I made up, but I did put it together myself and it turned out pretty dang good!


1 5-count can of biscuits

4 large eggs

4-5 slices of bacon

Milk

Shredded cheese

2 tbsp melted butter

Cook the bacon slices and as that is going, beat your eggs and milk together, along with some salt and pepper to taste, like you are making scrambled eggs. Tear apart the biscuits into quarters and add them in. Then add some cheese to taste. When the bacon is done chop it up and add that. Pour the mixture into a greased round baking dish and then drizzle the melted butter on top. Bake at 350ยบ for 20-25 minutes, or until tops of biscuits are brown.

Bacon, Egg, and Biscuit Casserole

Take Your Grilled Cheese to the Next Level

Admittedly, this is not my own. I saw it on Imgur, and I had it for lunch that day. A grilled cheese is pretty classic. I’m not one to pair it with tomato soup, but it’s still an easy lunch staple. Here’s a unique way to elevate it with an egg! 

3 slices of bread

1 egg

2 slices of American cheese

Butter

Grab your non-stick pan and melt some butter. Use a small glass or round cookie cutter to cut a hole out of one of the bread slices. Set that slice in the pan and crack the egg into the hole you made. Give it a little salt and pepper. Typically, I crack the yolk too, but to each his own here. Flip and finish cooking and toasting. Then set that slice aside. Here’s what you’re going for: Now just make a grilled cheese like you usually do. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Stick on in the pan, add a slice of cheese. Now add your slice with egg. Then another slice of cheese. And then your last slice of bread. Toast, flip, toast, enjoy!


It’s pretty awesome! And by the way, the egg-in-toast by itself is a pretty handy, quick breakfast too!

Take Your Grilled Cheese to the Next Level

Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs

Over the last few years I’ve purchased pre-made jarred and boxed groceries less and less, finding that it really isn’t all that much more to make it myself, PLUS I know what is exactly going into my food. Spaghetti sauce is one of those I’ve flat out not bought pre-made any more. This past weekend I decided to go all out and scratch made sauce, meatballs, and noodles. There are so so many recipe variations out there. I looked at some and found common ingredients and whipped up my own thing.

Spaghetti Sauce

  • 2 15oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp basil

Simmer all the ingredients in a saucepan for a good 30 min or more. Let the flavors really infuse. If you want even more tomato-y taste, add some more paste. If you like chunky sauce, then sub a can of the chopped tomatoes. Also, you can get the paste in a tube so you can re-seal and use later.

Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 C Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 C grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper

Throw it all in a bowl and dig in with your hands! I then used a small cookie scoop to roll them out on a nonstick pan. Baked at 425 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Freeze what you don’t eat! They are quick to pull out and defrost for your next pasta night.

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Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Is it cool if I kinda change gears for my blog and add hefty dose of fun cooking ideas? It seems I’ve taken to posting mainly biblical musings, with a few rambling posts over the years. But I sure do like sharing stuff like this too.

So without further ado, my first entry will be something super fun and quick to make those Pillsbury cinnamon rolls a little adventurous. Typically I’m going to shy away from pre-made, store-bought foodstuffs like this, but in this case I’m making an exception. Seriously, this could not be easier. You’ll need a waffle iron. Set it on the lowest heat setting and preheat as usual. You’ll probably want to spray it. Pop open the can of cinnamon rolls and place them on the iron. Out will come gorgeous wafflely cinnamon rolls. It doesn’t take long! My first batch was over done, which is why I recommend lowest setting. I scraped the icing out into a glass bowl and microwaved for 10 seconds, then poured them all over.

Cinnamon Roll Waffles