We are so excited to be reaping the benefits of our new life living on a farm. Its so amazing to be able to get fresh ingredients that you know the energy put into their creation! Yesterday morning, in my excitement, I pulled together these breakfast quesadillas and wow – I’m in love!
1 – 3 Gathered eggs from our beautiful free range chickens
2 – Freshly picked lettuce from our garden
3 – 1 freshly ripened tomato from our garden
4 – ground turkey sausage
5 – homemade salsa
6 – Mexican corn tortillas from the store 😉
7 – Blueberries from local farm
Brown the sausage in a medium sized fry pan. When the pink is nearly gone, add salsa. Stir in and simmer. Move the mixture to the side of the pan. Add 3 eggs and season to your liking. Scramble the eggs in the pan but wait until cooked before mixing with other side of turkey mixture. When eggs are done, mix with turkey mixture.
Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 20 secs so they don’t break when folded. Add 2 tablespoons of mixture to the middle of the tortilla. Top with cheese and fold in half. Grill in a warmed up pan with olive oil until brown on both sides and cheese is melted. The rest is history!
My sushi creations continue – this time with real yummy sushi! I was inspired to create something extra special for Valentine’s day this year, and what’s more perfect than strawberries, which are naturally a heart shape on the inside. It was a little tricky to roll, and you have to make sure to set the strawberry correctly in the roll in order for it to cut like a heart. When I make this again, I will trim off some sides of the strawberry so its not so big, which makes it a little hard to manage during the rolling.
But my kids loved it and at them all!
My children’s grandma (tenderly referred to as MeMe to us ) developed this amazing recipe. Its been awhile since we’ve cooked it here in our household, and thankfully a little whisper in my ear said, “hey you are craving chicken roll up filling!” I ‘try’ to eat a more Paleo style diet so the croissant wrap is not on my regime, but the filling is close enough for me.
Cooked shredded chicken (You can cook a whole chicken, or a pound of chicken breasts.)
8 ounce package of cream cheese
4 Green Onions, chopped
Heat the cream cheese for 30 seconds to make it easier to stir. Mix the chicken, cream cheese and onions together.
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of white wine (optional) or 1/4 cup of chicken broth (optional), otherwise reduce with water or milk.
Mix all ingredients in a saucer and heat on the stove on medium heat. Reduce heat to low.
Now you are ready to make the roll ups!
Preheat the oven based on the croissant dough requirements.
2 packages of croissant dough
Dab of sauce
Take a piece of the croissant dough and add chicken filling. Dab with a tsp of sauce. Roll up like the instructions for a croissant. Place on an ungreased pan. Continue until all the chicken filling/dough is done. Back for 15 minutes or until the croissants are golden brown.
Serve on a plate and add more sauce to the top. Delicious!!
For a more Paleo like roll up, I just eat the chicken filling with some sauce. Its not completely “Paleo” as there is dairy and the chicken soup, but you do eliminate the bread from the meal.
The Finished Roll Ups
This recipe is so super easy and fast, even your children can improvise on this one! Its fresh and nutritious and tastes so good!
Heat a saucer kettle with water. Add chicken or veggie bouilon and stir. As the water heats up, add sliced green pepper, frozen corn, carrots, mushrooms…whatever fresh veggies available at the time.
Heat in kettle until mixture is steaming and boiling. Turn heat down and add dry rice noodles. Allow the noodles to cook until soft, then serve. Yum!!
Asian Lettuce Wraps
You will need:
Broccoli Cabbage slaw mix
Asian Ginger Dressing
Separate lettuce into individual pieces and arrange on a plate. In a bowl, mix chicken with dressing and almonds. (Add enough dressing to cover chicken and almonds.) Heat in the microwave for 3 minutes. Top the lettuce slices with broccoli cabbage mixture. Add the chicken mixture at the end. You can pick up each lettuce wrap for easy and delicious eating. Yummy!
We enjoyed decorating and creating fun recipes for our annual Halloween party! This year’s theme was “So Simply Fun It’s Scary” which we setup by our pool, and included a fog machine, star show lights, and a great time for kids young and old! Check out some of our highlights:
Gel window clings from the dollar store add a nice touch to any Halloween Party. I edited a stylistic photo of our doorway with a free software program called Pixlr.
Witches’ broomsticks and hats are easily created with peanut butter cups, preztels, cookies and kisses. We stuck the kisses onto the cookies with green frosting.
Party favors displayed nicely in Halloween Treat bags. We sectioned out into Adults and Kids for special prizes.
A pan of chocolate graham crackers, topped with melted white chocolate and sprinkled with Halloween Candy goodies. Break apart in sections for delicious munching!
A great way to recycle your empty milk cartons! We decorated with ghost and jackolatern faces, filled with water and a glow stick to make them come alive. We lined up our driveway with these fun creations!
Our pool was lit up with an awesome light show, made possible by a gadget called Star Shower Laser Light.
Wrap up hot dogs in crossaint dough and bake. Add mustard eyes at the end for cute lil mummy delights!
Eye ball pudding parfaits. Yum!
Decorate a table with your milk carton lights.
We spread fake spider webs around the house and added paper spiders. Photo edited with Pixlr.