Thursday, February 23, 2012

easy peasy breakfast

I did not actually get this one off of Pinterest. Anyone else love those breakfast sausage biscuits from McDonald's? Anyone even willing to admit it.  I do!  They 'stick to your ribs'. After one of those I don't need to eat for hours. And...breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- But I don't like how bad they are for you.  

So here's my version -- granted, still not the healthiest, but better.  Takes almost no prep time -- seriously ripping open a couple packages and throwing something into the oven and microwave. It's high in protein and a moderate amount of calories.  AND -- real biscuits.

 Have you seen these mini biscuits? They're real, you get that biscuit flavor and texture but better portion control.

The biscuits take 17 minutes in a 350 degree oven, and the sausage 70 seconds in the microwave.
 Serving size is two biscuits, we only use one.  It's enough, you get that biscuit flavor with just one.  So using one biscuit and two turkey sausages your calorie intake is 210 kcal, 10 fat gams, 14.5 protein g  & 11 carbs.
I'm not claiming it's a health food, but it's a better choice than the McDonald's sausage biscuit (430 kcal, 27 fat grams, 34 carbs & 11 g protein).  Even if you are one of those people who never ever crave them.

The kids love them too!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Corn Dog Muffins (made it off of Pinterest)

I am all about easy, I'm also all about Pinterest, it's gone beyond addiction and is a full-fledged obsession.  I have yet to 'pin' any pins about Pinterest, which means I have not crossed over to the dark side, I'm sure that's coming.

Found this very Isaac-friendly recipe on Pinterest and it was so easy I didn't even have to go to the original link...It's your favorite corn bread recipe and hot dogs.

that's it.


 Mixed up a batch of some corn bread mix, filled 2-6 muffin muffin tins half way full.  Cut some hot dogs in thirds.
 Found these hotdogs at the store...yay, guilt free -- well then looked at the fat grams and not so much guilt free....just nitrate free....but feeling less guilty about essentially feeding my child corn dogs for dinner.
 placed a third of a hot dog in each section of the muffin tins and then poured the rest of the corn bread mix on top.

 Baked at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 16 minutes....yup, that's it! super freakin' easy! Put on some broccoli to steam and cut up some pears and dinner was ready.

Isaac Approved!

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Friday, February 03, 2012

which Paul?

A while back when they were announcing who was running for the Republican candidate I heard the announcer say Ru Paul (I should pay more attention when I'm watching the news....)

What the Heck?
I wasn't sure if I was more shocked that he would be running for office or that it was for the Republicans (more the latter I think)

Then I realized it was this guy....Ron Paul.

okay, that makes more sense (I mean then Ru Paul, not necessarily for the Republican nominee)
I still giggle when I hear his name, I go back to my original mistake.  I even picture Ru Paul in the debates and start laughing.  My husband wonders why I'm laughing as I hear these guys discuss foreign policy, but I just picture Ru up there with the rest of them, behind a podium, with a blond wig, breaking out in a song or something.....

Have a great weekend everyone....I got an extra day thanks to the foot of snow that's dumping on Denver right now! YAY snow days. Love being a school nurse!