I hope you all had a nice, relaxing and restful Labor Day Weekend! I blinked and ours was over...really, just like that...over. I can't even tell you what we did because we were just going and doing everything from yard work, shampoo carpets, laundry, laundry oh and yes, some laundry, cleaning cars, and filling boxes of miscellaneous items for Goodwill donations.
I think in the back of our minds as we are starting to see our trees turn yellow and orange so rapidly, we know winter is not far behind (although with 97 degree days we've been having, it's hard to imagine that is ever coming). So, with that, we are getting the house and yard ready a little bit every weekend.
We did manage to squeeze in a quick road trip "daycation" day to Breckenridge and enjoyed beautiful scenery and a great lunch. Such a sweet little town and reminded us of Main Street in Disneyland. Perfect day for playing tourist.
The rest of the weekend was trying out new recipes and preparing meal planning for the week. I'm always trying to get ahead of the game, as it were, to have breakfast and lunch ready to grab-and-go for us out the door on weekday mornings. I have been guilty far too many times of not being prepared and then I am stuck with eating a travel size bag of "gorp" (nuts, raisins, sunflower seeds and M&M's) to last me through the day...which never works out well for anyone. Mama comes home "hangry" (not a pretty sight).
I learned a new way to make a lot of eggs at once. I'm sure I'm late to the game on discovering these, but better late than never...and I have never been so thrilled to have a new go-to in my arsenal.
Yes, I know these really are just the homemade version of McDonald's Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit from their breakfast menu (or could also turn into an Egg McMuffin), however, I must admit, these were really so incredibly good. Perfect little present to start your morning off right or also great for a morning tailgating event or camping weekend.
Mama Z's Breakfast Biscuits
(12) Buttermilk Southern Biscuits and/or English Muffins
(12) Large Eggs
(6) Colby/Jack Cheese Slices, cut in half
(12) Cooked Bacon Slices (or) Cooked Sausage Patties (or) Cooked Canadian Bacon Slices
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 count muffin tin with non-stick spray.
Add one egg to each muffin tin opening. Bake the muffin tin with eggs in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Depending on your egg size, start checking them early to make sure they are cooked through.
Once eggs are ready, add them to your favorite biscuit or muffin and top with meat selection of your choice and a really good cheese. Endless possibilities!
One Year Ago: One Pot Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Two Years Ago: Mushroom Marsala Ravioli
Three Years Ago: Garlic Chicken Skewers
Four Years Ago: The Flavornator (a.k.a. Bacon Explosion)