Monday, November 12, 2012

Sausage & Gravy Breakfast Casserole

So yummy!! I made this to sell in the cafe at our church to raise money for my husband and daughter's mission trip to Ninos de Mexico.


1 lb Spicy Breakfast Sausage
2 pkgs of Hashbrowns (raw) (I used 4 C dried from food storage...they work great)
1 stick butter, melted
4 C Cheddar Cheese
6 Eggs
1/2 tsp salt
2 C milk
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup (Sub homemade...even better)


  1. Crumble and brown the ground sausage. Drain and discard excess grease.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  3. Spread hashbrowns into a 9x13 pan; pour melted butter over the top.  Sprinkle with salt.  Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. 
  4. Remove from oven, sprinkle the browned sausage and 3 C of shredded Cheddar cheese on top.
  5. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until smooth; add 2 cups of milk, 1 can of soup and whisk until evenly blended. Pour the egg mixture over the the top. Top with the last cup of shredded cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until firm and golden brown, about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Can be prepared and refrigerated overnight.  

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March & April Meal Plan 2012

March & April MP

I have added lots of links and will continue to add thru the month. Some recipes are mine but most have been found on other awesome blogs. I have tried many but not all. I hope to have reviews/notes/etc on all by the end of April :) Let me know if you try anything or are interested in joining me for a bulk cooking day. Especially if you are GF.....a new venture I am starting this month.


Sausage Gravy & Biscuits x2

Sausage Gravy & Waffles x2

Sourdough Waffles & Bacon

Fruity Baked Oatmeal x4

Apple Butter Overnight Oatmeal x2

Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes & Sausage

Buckwheat Crepes - Cottage Cheese filled w/fruit compote

Scrambled Eggs & Apple Ring Pancakes

Rstd Veggie Quiche & Cheesy Pie x2

Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches x3

Banana Bread & Smoothies

Eggs, Toast & Bacon x2

PW Cinnamon Rolls & Smoothies

Frugal French Toast Casserole x3 & Yogurt

LinkCaramel Apple Breakfast Casserole x2

Greek yogurt & Soaked granola parfait x2

Brown Sugar Kielbasa & Scrambled Eggs x2

Leftover Roast Hash, Eggs, Zucchini & Mushrooms


Grilled Cheese & Fruit

Grass-fed Hot Dogs & French Fries

Cheese & Chicken Quesadillas

CP Baked Potatoes & Fixins

Muffin Pizzas

PB&J Sandwiches & Pretzels

Ham, Tuna & Waldorf Chicken Salad

Homemade Mac-n-cheese x4

Ham, Cheese & CC Roll ups, & Pickles

Deviled Eggs & Fruit Salad

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Apple sauce & homemade Lara bars

GF Chicken Nuggets & tator tots x3

Chipped Beef on Toast

Pretzel Roll Turkey & Havarti Sandwiches, Pickle & Potato Salad

Strawberry-bruschetta & Ceviche

Cobb/Chef Salads

Hot Turkey Reuben Sandwiches


Peanut Butter Protein Balls x2

Green Smoothies

Kettle Corn

White Cheddar Popcorn

Chocolate Bean Fudge

Peanut Butter Bean Fudge

Sourdough Soft Pretzels x4

Apple Sauce

Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Homemade Larabars

Dandelion Fritters

Banana Bread x8

Zucchini Bread x2

Cheesy Chips x 3

Carrot Cake Muffins x2

Almond Coconut Oil Truffles x2

Dehydrated Strawberry/Banana Chips

Grassfed Beef Jerky



Kefired Lemonade & Apple Juice

Coconut milk tonic


Meatball Sliders x2 (sub oats for bread crumbs), roasted asparagus, apple sauce

Greek Salad, Spaghetti (squash) and Meatballs (same as sliders), garlic knots

Meatloaf x2, Mashed Potatoes/Cauliflower & Green Beans

Feta Zucchini Ribbon Salad & Stumpified Tator Tot Casserole

Antipasto/Greek salad & Pepperoncini Roast Sandwiches x2

Caprese pasta salad, Cheese Burgers, Fries

Sweet & Sour Kielbasa, Braised Cabbage & Carrots, Mashed Cauliflower

Reuben Mac-n-cheese, Sauerkraut, Marble rye Rolls

Ham Steak, Grilled pineapple & Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Garden Salad & Chicken Pot Pie

CP Lemon Pepper Chicken Legs/Wings, Squash casserole

Chicken (4#) Zinger Melts x4, Chips & Salsa, Spinach Dip

Bourbon Chicken (4#), Rice & stir-fry veggies x2

Roasted Chicken & Apple/Cranberry Green Salad

Whole CP Sticky Chicken, apple peeler Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli x4

Chicken Cheese Enchiladas, Roasted Sweet Potato Coins

Chicken Taco Soup, Fritos & Sweet Cornbread x2

Chicken Broccoli Fettuccini Alfredo

Cobb/Chef Salad

Ahi Poke & Sushi Rolls

Spicy Shrimp, Angel Hair (spaghetti squash) & zucchini

Shrimp Prosciutto and Pea Risotto

Pizza – Triple Pepperoni, Pineapple/ Pepperoni, Veggie (mushroom, red pepper, zucchini)

Calzone/Roll ups

Chicken, Steak & Mushroom Fajitas

Taco Salad x2, Soft Tacos x2, Nachos x2

Black Beans, Rice & Kimchi

Loaded Baked Potato Chowder


Cherry Clafoutis

Grain Free Apple Crisp

Buttered Sweet Asian Pears

Sneaky Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Fried Banana & Nut Butter Tacos (use buckwheat crepes)

Fried Cinnamon Sugar GF Yeasted Donuts

Lemon Meringue Cookies

Creme Brulee

Bulk Cooking


Sourdough Bread - 2 baked, 4 dough (frozen)

Sourdough whole grain Pizza Dough x4 (frozen)

Sourdough Pretzel Dough x4 (frozen)

Baked Goods

Sourdough Whole Grain Biscuits x40

Sourdough Whole Grain Waffles x30

Buckwheat Crepes x40

PW Cinnamon Rolls (gonna try to soak)

LinkBanana Bread x8

Zucchini Bread x2

Lacto Fermented

Lacto Fermented Salsa

LF Apple Butter - Basically what I do except I use the crockpot. Can be done with both fresh and dried apples.

LF Green Cabbage Sauerkraut

LF Granny Smith Applekraut

Soaked GF Granola

Desserts & Snacks

Chocolate Bean Fudge

Peanut Butter Bean Fudge

Homemade Larabars

Almond Coconut oil Candies x4

Dehydrated Strawberry/Banana chips

Sneaky Brownies

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Raw Chicken (50#Boneless Breasts)

Chicken, Bourbon, Zinger, Fajita, plain grilled, GF Chicken Nuggets x10lbs (ea) (frozen)

Whole Sticky Chicken x4 (frozen)

Lemon pepper chicken legs/wings, 4# x2

Cooked Chicken

Chicken Taco Soup x4

Chicken/Cheese Enchiladas x2


Cookie Dough, CC, PB, Snickerdoodle (frozen)


Quiche – Rtsd Veggie & cheese x2 (frozen)

Frugal French Toast Casserole x3

Caramel Apple Breakfast Casserole x2

Fruity Baked Oatmeal x4

Squash Casserole x2


Homemade Mac-n-cheese x4

Reuben Mac-n-cheese x2 (sub rice pasta, GF flour, swiss for Gruyere)


Taco Meat (2# & 1 can) (Salads, tacos,

nachos) x6

Meatloaf x4 (2ea) – 6#

Slider Meatballs x80

Stumpified Tator Tot Casserole x2

Sausage & Gravy (2#), x3

Grassfed Beef Jerky

Boiled water canning

Apple Sauce qt x8 (canned)

Double Berry Apple Sauce (canned)

Blueberry & Apple Fruit compote (canned)

Pressure Canning

Chicken, Beef & Shrimp Stock (canned)

Pizza Sauce, qt x4 (canned)

Roasted Spaghetti Sauce x4 (canned)


Kefired Lemonade & Kefired Sodas

Pizza Cooked (1 ea)

Sweet Tea Syrup (use combo sucanat & stevia & decaf tea)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I think I am ready to do thanksgiving this year. Last year I was very sad....very very sad and I couldn't even get out of bed. On the actual day I got a horrible flu as well as basically crying every moment I was awake. I have had a LONG year of growth and healing. Still working thru a lot but I think I can take on Thanksgiving.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE thanksgiving. I love everything about it....fall, apples, pumpkins, cranberry, turkey....all the favorite things in my life.

So...the plans are beginning....deep in my head. I started a Pinterest board and will use this post to make notes as I come up with ideas.

Menu Ideas

Deviled Eggs - of course!!
Cheese Ball and Crackers
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms - cause I LOVE them.
Shrimp Cocktail cause everyone loves shrimp

Maple Ginger Turkey w/Riesling Gravy

Side Dishes
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Cauliflower Mash
Honey Roasted Carrots & Parsnips
Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Cranberry sauce

Paleo Apple Crisp
Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Coconut Peanut Butter Balls


2 cups peanut butter
2 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers or brown rice krispies
2 cups coconut milk powder
1 1/2 cups raisins (or other dried fruit)
3/4 cup raw honey

Mix everything together in one bowl until well combined.

Shape into walnut size balls and refrigerate until serving.

Freezes well if you flash freeze on a cookie sheet and then bag up once frozen.