Meal on the Go Breakfast Sandwiches

Some days are just a little crazy and we need something super simple to make for breakfast. Sandwiches are always a hit and they are usually pretty simple to through together.

These can be served as is or with fruit, they can also be eaten on the go and made ahead of time!

If you have some leftover pancakes or French Toast then these will help use that up and keep them from going to waste!

Meal on the Go Breakfast Sandwiches

Ingredients:

Use any combination of the following to create your own breakfast sandwich creation.

  • Bread:
    • Sandwich bread, toasted or plain
    • French Toast
    • English Muffins
    • Pancakes
    • Croissants
    • tortillas
    • Bagels
  • Eggs, cooked however you like them
  • Meat:
    • Bacon
    • Ham
    • Sausage
    • Lunchmeats
  • Cheese, your favorite
    • American
    • Swiss
    • provolone
    • pepper jack
    • farmers cheese
    • cream cheese
  • Condiments
    • Syrup
    • jelly
    • mayo
    • ketchup
    • mustard
    • hot sauce
    • salt and pepper
  • Veggies:
    • tomato
    • lettuce
    • onion
    • spinach
    • peppers

Directions:

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Homemade Sourdough English Muffins

We’ve been experimenting with sourdough recipes for a while now and this one has been a favorite of ours. It’s super easy to make but does have a bit of time required for rising so we usually start these the evening before we need them.

You can mix them by hand, use a stand mixer with a dough hook, or even mix them up in your breadmaker… we’ve tried them each way and they all turn out great. I like to put the dough in the oven for its long rise… be sure to leave the light on for it to keep it comfy!

These work great for breakfast sandwiches, mini pizzas, or with a bit of butter and jelly… yum!

This recipe may look a little tricky but once you made it a time a two you could probably do it in your sleep! If you don’t have a sourdough starter you can find tons of easy recipes online to start your own or you can buy some starter like we did HERE.** (Yes, that’s an affiliate link but it won’t cost you a penny more to use it.)

Homemade Sourdough English Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. active sourdough starter
  • 1 T. sugar or honey (we prefer to use local honey but that’s not really necessary)
  • 1 c. milk (I haven’t tried using milk kefir but it would probably work as well)
  • 1 t. salt
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour (may need a little more or less depending on the climate)
  • a bit of cornmeal of flour for dusting

Directions:

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Broccoli Slaw

We love this recipe with many meals all year round… it is so good. Feel free to add your own favorite fruits/veggies or omit some if you don’t like them.

Broccoli Slaw

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 – 2 pounds of Broccoli, broken into small pieces without the large stems (or about 3 cups)
  • 2-3 carrots, thinly sliced or grated (we usually leave this out as we have some carrot haters here)
  • 1/3 c. Onion, red/green/white, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c. Raisins/cranberries
  • 1/4 c. Almonds/nuts/sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 pound Bacon, cooked and crumbled

Dressing:

  • 2 T. vinegar (we use ACV or Red Wine Vinegar)
  • 1/2 c. Mayo
  • 2-3 T Sugar, Monkfruit, or Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 t. celery seed, optional
  • salt, and pepper to taste

Directions:

The broccoli needs to be washed and dried and then cut or sliced into small bitesize pieces.

Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

Add in the remaining ingredients and toss well.

Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours to let the flavors meld together… the longer it sits, the better it tastes but we have eaten it right away and it still tastes pretty good.

A Year in Review: Top Posts from 2022

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and we pray that you have a Happy New Year! Our house is full as we’ve had some older kiddos visiting but that makes our hearts full as well so we have a good balance going on.

It’s hard to believe that this year is almost finished and a new year is about to begin. It’s definitely been an interesting year in many ways… the past couple of years have been interesting and have brought lots of hardships and trials but they have also brought us lots of unexpected blessings.

I read something earlier about letting out tears from 2022 be the seeds for 2023 and that sounds like a good idea to me. I know that 2022 has been a year of major adjustments here in our household. After spending most of 2021 in the hospital with Shyanne and away from our family, it has been quite an adjustment for everyone. I’ve also been dealing with some health issues but hopefully, I am on the way to getting better. It’s been a tough year for sure and it’s definitely been a struggle to get this far but we survived and I have faith that next year will be even better!

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Polar Express 2022

Our Polar Express Party was a huge hit thanks to all the help from our amazing family and friends! I’m so glad that we decided to give it a go even though we don’t really have our house set up the way we want it yet… its better to work with what you have right now and not keep putting things off until everything is ‘ready’ or ‘just right’ because that day may never come!

The kids had a fun time and are already making plans for next year! I’ll share some photos of the setup.

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Made From Scratch Gifts

Are you tired of wasting your money on gifts that just aren’t appreciated? Or maybe you’ve noticed that your dollar just doesn’t stretch as far as it used to?

Well, here are a few gifts that are sure to be well-loved and appreciated!

These are always a hit around our home and everyone who gets any as gifts always ask for more!

Apple Butter

Apple Pie Filling For Canning

Canned Pumpkin

Crockpot Applesauce

Crockpot Pumpkin Butter

Easy Crockpot Apple Butter

Fudge — Always a Winner!

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December 2022 Menu

I know I haven’t posted a menu in a while but I figured I could post the one I just made up. This was made using the free printable meal planner I have HERE. You will see that we have certain things that rotate on a set schedule but we do try to keep our dinners a little varied to keep everyone happy.

DayBreakfastLunchDinnerSnacksDesserts
Sunday
12/4
Eggs, hash browns, sausage, English muffins Fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans  Fruit 
Monday    Cereal/Oatmeal scrambled egg sandwichesSteak/Sweet N Sour Meatballs, Mac N Cheese, Baked Potato Fruit 
Tuesday
St. Nicholas Day
  Santa Pancakes  PB&J sandwiches, fruit  Leftovers Fruit 
Wednesday FULL MOON Muffins, Bagels, or Toast W/Eggs and Cheesy Gritssoup, grilled cheese, fruit slices, rice pudding  Homemade pizzas Fruit 
Thursday  French Toast, FruitChicken Salad, sliced tomatoes & cucumbers, lettuce  Loaded potato soup, crackers Fruit 
Friday  Cereal/Oatmeal  LeftoversSalmon/Chicken Patties, Mashed Caulitaters, Creamed Peas, pineapple slices Fruit   
Saturday   Make Sourdough Donuts or English Muffins Chicken Stir Fry, Fried Rice, Egg Rolls, steamed veggies, sauce Fruit 

Notes:

DayBreakfastLunchDinnerSnacksDesserts
Sunday 12/11  Monkey Bread, Eggs & Grits   Cheddar Chicken, potatoes, veggies Fruit 
Monday   Cereal/Oatmeal  egg salad sandwiches, veggies  Homemade pizzas Fruit 
TuesdayFrench Toast, Fruit  PB&J sandwiches, fruitTaco ring, salad  Fruit 
Wednesday  Blueberry Oatmeal Bread, scrambled eggs  Soup,
Grilled Cheese
Sandwiches, french fries Fruit 
Thursday  Pancakes, Fruit  tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies  Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Cheesy pull-apart bread Fruit 
Friday  Cereal/Oatmeal  LeftoversBacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, mashed potatoes, veggies Fruit 
Saturday POLAR EXPRESS!  Waffles, Eggs, Bacon SEE MENUFruitFudge
Cookies

Notes:

DayBreakfastLunchDinnerSnacksDesserts
Sunday
12/18
  Biscuits n gravy/Sausage/Eggs   Breakfast for Dinner Fruit 
Monday   Cereal/Oatmeal  scrambled egg sandwiches  Tortellini Soup, buttered bread Fruit 
Tuesday  French Toast, Fruit  PB&J sandwiches, fruit  Easy Bean Tostadas, Rice, Salad Fruit 
Wednesday  Muffins, Bagels, or Toast W/Eggs and Cheesy Gritssoup, grilled cheese, fruit slices, rice puddingShepherd’s pie, fried cabbage, beer bread, fried apples Fruit 
ThursdayPancakes, FruitChicken Salad, sliced tomatoes & cucumbers, lettuce  Homemade Pizzas Fruit 
Friday  Cereal/Oatmeal  Leftovers  Alice Springs Chicken, salad, baked potatoes Fruit 
Saturday Christmas Eve  Make Sourdough Donuts or English Muffins   Fruit 

Notes:

DayBreakfastLunchDinnerSnacksDesserts
Sunday
12/25 CHRISTMAS
Cinnamon Rolls, SCRAMBLED EGGS, SAUSAGE, OR BACON   SEE MENU  
Monday
  Cereal/Oatmeal egg salad sandwiches, veggiesLeftovers Fruit 
Tuesday French Toast, FruitPB&J sandwiches, fruitTacos or Taco Soup, Rice, Chips Fruit 
Wednesday  Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread, scrambled eggs  LeftoversMississippi Pot Roast, mashed potatoes or egg noodles, veggies, milk Fruit 
ThursdayPancakes, Fruit  tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggiesCreamed Spinach & Bacon-Smothered Chicken, salad, garlic bread Fruit 
Friday  Cereal/Oatmeal  Leftovers  Sloppy Joes, French Fries, Slaw Fruit 
Saturday
NEW YEARS EVE
  Cheese Danish, eggs, bacon Crunchy Chicken, Squash Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, or potato cakes Fruit 

Notes:

Some days are left blank to allow us to use up some of our pantry and freezer supplies. You can check out some other meal-planning posts HERE and HERE.

Oh No, We’re Out of Mayo!

We ran out of mayonnaise today but I’ve already placed an order for some more… Sam’s was out of our usual super sized containers though.

The delivery hadn’t arrived and we found ourselves down to the last little bit which wasn’t quite enough to finish up a batch of potato salad that I needed to make.

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Cakes and more cakes

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any cake pics but here are a few of our latest creations. Some of these may have been posted before but I figured I’d share them just in case they weren’t.

I have another post coming soon about the cute chicken cakes.

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Spice Jar Fruit Fly Trap

Fruit fly traps

You need:

Old spice container

Dish soap

Vinegar (ACV or homemade fruit scrap vinegar work best)

Directions:

Tape off all but a couple of holes in the lid.

Fill the jar about halfway with vinegar.

Add one drop of dish soap.

Put the lid on the jar.

Place in area where fruit flies have been seen and wait.

Empty every 1-2 weeks, or as needed.

You can also use an old cup with a lid and a straw that has been cut in half.

Place the vinegar and dish soap in the cup.

Put the lid on.

Secure the straw with tape so that it is suspended above the liquid.

The flies will get in but won’t find their way back out… just make sure to label it so no one gets curious and takes a sip… yuck!

Sourdough Battered Squash Blossoms

Oh my! How did I not know that fried squash blossoms were a thing?

I just happened to search for ways to use squash blossoms the other day as we have several veggies starting to ripen and it seemed such a waste for those big beautiful blossoms to just wither away. That’s when I found out that fried squash blossoms were a thing and I had to give them a try.

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Easy Chia Pudding

This recipe is pretty easy to make and I’m sure you could adjust it in many ways to suit your taste. I love that this is full of fiber, protein, and lots of healthy fats that little bodies and brains need!

I’m not sure how long this will keep in the fridge as I need to make a new batch every 3 to 4 days because my kiddos just gobble it up! Little miss loves this for breakfast or a snack.

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