kitchen staples @ a blossoming life.

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. vs. 25

Today I am a guest blogger at  Amy’s place…A Blossoming Life. She is not only my blogging partner but also friend and bridesmaid. She likes to create new things and make homemade masterpieces. So please, check out this post I wrote for her blog: Kitchen Staples.

Also, the giveaway is still happening until Sunday night. If you don’t know what I am referring to, check out my post $100 gift card giveaway!

A final note: My hometown, Harrisburg, Illinois, was hit really hard by a tornado. It is currently a disaster area. Please pray for me and all the families who a lost loved one and for anyone that was left without  a home due to the storm. God is still sovereign.

rise and shine casserole.

Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. vs. 11

Rise and shine readers! Today I’m going to share with you a recipe that is great whenever you open up your cupboard on Saturday morning and think, “Oh my gosh, I need to go grocery shopping because I don’t have anything to eat this morning!” (or evening if breakfast for dinner tickles your fancy).

There won’t be as many step-by-step photos with this recipe because it’s really about utilizing the food you have (whatever that may be) and making it into a delicious casserole.

Here are some important ingredients:

-Milk

-Eggs

-Bread

-Cheese

-Salt/Pepper

(most people normally have these in their home on any typical day).

Here are some extra ingredients that will make this even more tasty:

-Cooked bacon

-Green peppers

-Mushrooms

-Onions

-Ham

-Sausage

-Basil, Rosemary, Thyme

-Brocolli

-Corn

Here are the basics to make this casserole: (I halved all of this so it would save me some ingredients).

(for a 13 X 9 casserole dish)

1. Oven should be on 350 degrees.

2. 6-10 eggs beaten

3. 6 slices of bread in cubes

4.  2-3 cups cheese (I used cheddar).

5. 2 cups milk

5. dashes of salt/pepper

* Mix all of these ingredients together. Add more cheese for the top. Cook in the oven for about 50 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

Nothing special really. Just a mixture of foods that taste good together. The Mister really liked this meal.

*This is part of the Homestead Barn Hop.

*This is part of Fingerprints on the Fridge link party.

 

what’s in your fridge?

She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household… vs. 15a

So last night my roommates shared with me this wonderful website that solves all of my problems! Well, kinda.

I love to plan weekly meal menus. However, whenever I do that, I find myself wanting to get recipes that require ingredients that I do not currently have. Well, I often want to do those recipes so badly, that I can’t stop thinking about it. So I just buy the ingredients (which in turn means I spend more money than I need to, when I have food in my refrigerator/pantry/freezer already!).

This website is called My Fridge Food. On the home page, you can do a “quick find,” where you just put main items that you have. Or you can click on “Use detailed kitchen” and put in pretty much any item you can think of that you have in your home. Then whenever you click the magical “Search for recipes” button it will bring up all the recipes that you can make with the food you already have! It will also pull up recipes that you have most of the ingredients for and let you know the one you are missing (in case you think you can substitute or for something or leave that ingredient out). Is that a miracle or what? Okay, maybe I’m a little too excited about this. However, there are SO many benefits to this:

Benefit #1: If you didn’t have time to make a menu for the week yet, simply put in your ingredients and quickly find something to make for your meal.

Benefit #2: You can actually utilize the items you have in your home.

Benefit #3: You can learn new ways to cook. You may think something like, “I didn’t know I could make that using that!”

Benefit #4: It’s organized. And you all know how much I appreciate that.

Benefit #5: It’s suspenseful. Okay, yeah this seems kinda silly. But as I was putting in all the food I had, I found myself getting impatient and excited all at the same time wanting to know what the magical search button would come up with.

Benefit #6: It’s free! I mean, what more could you want?

So props to whoever made My Fridge Food. I wish I would have patented it myself.

Let me know if you try it and if you like it!

Coming soon: Monkey Bread post….a recipe spontaneously found on My Fridge Food!

 

lemon breaded chicken.

She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family vs. 15a

Need something quick and easy for dinner tonight? This is the perfect meal!

Lemon Breaded Chicken.

I added roasted potatoes and steamed garlic brussel sprouts with it. It was a good relationship.

I got this recipe from Tasty Kitchen.

I modified it slightly based off of what I had in my kitchen.

The cast of characters are…

(for two servings)

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Pepper
  • ¼ cups Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • ¼ cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 pinch Onion Powder
  • 2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

In a bowl, combine the melted butter, a clove of garlic minced, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

On a plate, combine the italian bread crumbs, panko crumbs, and a dash of onion powder

Then set up a little dipping station with your chicken, buttery bowl of goodness, and crumbs…

Dip your chicken in the butter bowl, then the crumb bowl…
Bake in the oven on 350 degrees. The recipe says 25 minutes, but I actually left it in about 35 minutes. Add some parsley for a nice look.
Serve and enjoy! What are you cooking for dinner tonight? Maybe you can add this simple meal to your menu!
*This is part of Slightly Indulgent link party.