Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Breakfast Egg Cups

This is not my recipe, I didn't even really doctor them up or change them much. I did use 8 eggs for a dozen 'cups' and used low sodium ham. I substituted skim milk for cream. Other than that I followed this blogger's recipe. These are my pictures....I highly recommend them, they were super yummy, super easy and a great 'grab and go' high protein breakfast.

1. Spray the muffin pans with some PAM.
2. 'Cup' the ham into the muffin tins.
3. Place about a tbsp of shredded cheese at the bottom

 4. Saute some veggies, I had some yellow onion and yellow pepper on hand.
 5. Add it to the ham cup
 6. Whip about 8 eggs and some milk together
7. pour into ham cups
 8. Bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes
9. Enjoy -- or put into tupperware to enjoy during the week

 To reheat, place on microwave safe plate and nuke about 20-30 seconds.
To read the actual recipe, go here to Menu Musings She has some really nice variations of this recipe and a lot of others too.

Here is the nutritional info (not bad)

Calories: 116
Fat: 6.7
Saturated Fat: 2.3
Cholesterol 134
Sodium 335
Carbs 3.6
Fiber 0.2
Sugars 0.7
Protein 10.7


Sunday, January 06, 2013

Trying to Get My Life Organized - post 1

I'm on a never-ending quest to organize my life.  By the looks of what is being 'pinned' out there, I am not alone.  I want to do it all overnight and have it in place...I told myself this would happen over the holiday break and everything would be in place January 1st.

I, as usual, was deluding myself.

Today was my first day.  I'm going to take baby steps and make this  a project that I complete over the next few months.  It's a journey, not a race.

Part of me doing this overhaul of organization, is not just me getting organized, but also figuring out what system works for my family. It's getting our finances organized, our schedule under control, eliminating what's not working and finding things that work for us. It's getting inspired by other people's organizational projects, not following them to the T and trying to fit ourselves into others moulds.  It's picking and choosing and tailoring ideas to our lives.  It's being true to myself and my family.

So, today on my day one of getting my life organized, I chose to figure out what to do with my warranties and manuals.

They were in a file bin.
It totally looks organized, but the problem was I ended up piling papers on top of the bins instead of filing.  I really hate filing. I suck at filing. I find filing abhorrent. Thus my decision to change my organizational binders.

I bought two three-inch binders and some plastic page protectors and transferred all the manuals and warranties to the binders.
Property Brothers was on HGTV at the time, so it went by quickly.
 And, I cleaned out a lot of warranties and manuals of things we don't even have any more.
I printed out some labels...just plain, there some really cute printables out there, but keeping it simple and easy on myself.
I typed out the table of contents and put it on the front of the binders
 I'm planning on putting my binders in the cabinet above my kitchen-desk.  It's a mess right now, but hopefully in the upcoming months this stuff will have a home.  That's my goal at least.
 I was so excited that I was done with my first organizational project of the year only to find out...

they don't fit....arghghelkru!!!!

deep breath....I just turned them on their side, it's not going to be ideal, but it's in its home, it's easily accessible and hopefully I'll be more likely to put stuff away.....and
it closes!

My next few organizational projects through out the upcoming weeks will also binders, so stay tuned...
I'm, of course, getting my inspiration off of Pinterest.  These are the websites off of Pinterest that I'm mostly inspired by (or you could just follow me on Pinterest):

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