Egg Enchilada Casserole

Lately we have been on a Mexican food kick around here. For breakfast yesterday I decided to cook up my take on my Grandmothers egg enchiladas.

She always used diced green chilies and Taco Bell mild sauce but I’m going with Las Palmas Green Chile enchilada sauce.

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I have always saved and saved any packet of Taco Bell Mild sauce to make these and still do, but today I had the Green Chile enchilada sauce left over and wanted to use it. (Plus i kinda don’t like the chile skins and seeds in the diced green chilies)

So here goes!

Egg Enchilada Casserole

8 Eggs
1/4 C. Heavy Cream
6 to 10 corn tortillas
1/2 Large can Las Palmas Green Chile Enchilada sauce
2 C. Grated Cheese
Salt and pepper

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• Cover bottom of a baking dish with the enchilada sauce and cover with corn tortillas.

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• In a bowl, beat 6 eggs with heavy cream, salt, and pepper.

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• Scramble eggs over med/low heat until almost set.

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• Mix 1/2 C. Grated Cheese and 1/2 C Enchilada sauce into your eggs. Combine and warm until warmed through.

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• Add to your baking dish layered on the corn tortillas

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• Cover with more cheese (if desired, I didn’t) and corn tortillas.

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• Top with enchilada sauce and cheese.

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• Bake uncovered at 350. For 20-30 minutes, or until the cheese is throughly melted.

Can serve with Bacon, breakfast potatoes (I will post these soon), or your families favorite breakfast foods.

Enjoy!

Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

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Egg Muffins: Quick, Easy, Healthy

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Wednesday I made these breakfast egg muffins to have a high protein, low calorie breakfast already made for work mornings! Here’s how i did it:

Egg Muffins with Spinach and Potato

• Cut up 1 large Potato ( small cubes), 1/2 an Onion, 1 C Spinach.

• Sauté potatoes and onions with 1 TBSP Olive Oil. until they start to soften and get color.

• Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, and a tiny bit of Chili powder.

• Add spinach and sauté until wilted.

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• Beat 8 eggs with 1/4 C Milk, a little salt, and pepper.

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• Prep a muffin pan with liners and little olive oil spray.

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• Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with egg mixture.

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• Distribute Potato/veggie mixture evenly between cups.

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• Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until eggs are set.

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These are so versatile, You can fill them with anything you want! Bacon, sausage, cheese, ham, any veggies… Heck maybe even pieces of pancake (I don’t know if I’d do that but it could be awesome!)

And they are only 84 calories each!

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Have you made these before? What have you or would you put in yours?

Also check out:

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

High Protein Breakfast

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! I hope everyone has a beautiful day!

So…
Last night I cooked up some ground turkey I love the stuff! That morning I had gone to Costco (almost completely ran out of TP, not good), and when I’m there I try to pick up ground turkey. It’s cheaper there, At the store it’s usually $4.50 – 5.50 for 1.25 Lbs, at Costco it comes in a 4 pack for $15-17. I bought two 4 packs, so 10 pounds. I really do love ground turkey as you can tell.

After I cooked it up with simple seasoning, I separated it into 4 oz servings as its 160 calories for 4 oz.

Here’s my breakfast using the left over ground turkey.

• Grab 1 or 2 Eggs, (I used two)
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• Start scrambling them over low heat20130214-011406.jpg

Once it’s mostly cooked,

• Add 4 oz ground turkey. and stir it in.20130214-011427.jpg20130214-011436.jpg

• Next I added 1/4 Jasmine Rice that was leftover as well. 20130214-011638.jpg20130214-011649.jpg

• Season to taste. ( I used minimal since my rice and turkey were already seasoned)

• Once everything is warmed through, plate, and enjoy!! I also sprinkled a little dil on top after playing. 20130214-011824.jpg20130214-011833.jpg

This breakfast is great, 380 calories, 35.5g Protein, 17.5 g Carbs! 20130214-012740.jpg The only thing bad is the 17 g fat. Though egg whites would take that down to, 8 g fat and 290 calories!
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What’s your favorite healthy breakfast?

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Skinny Banana Cookies

Last night after I dragged Lindsey and Echo on a 1.25 mile walk with me I decided to try creating a recipe for a lower calorie but still satisfying cookie!

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Here’s what I came up with:

Skinny Banana Cookies

3 Bananas (Mashed)
2 TBSP Oil (I used blood orange olive oil)
2 Eggs
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 C Flour
1 1/2 C Oats
3/4 C Puffed Rice Cereal
1/4 C Mini Chocolate Chips (I used 1/2 C which was a little to much)

• Add banana and oil, mix.

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• Add 1/2 C Sugar, mix.

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• Add 2 eggs, mix.

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• Add Vanilla, Cinnamon, & Nutmeg, mix.

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• Add Baking soda, Baking Powder, & Flour, mix.

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• Add 1 1/2 C Oats, mix.

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• Add 3/4 C Rice Cereal, mix

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• Add 1/4 C Mini Chocolate Chips, mix.

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• Scoop onto parchment lines cookie sheets, Bake at 350 for 8 minutes!

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Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Chickens first egg!

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There’s an egg, there’s an egg!!! My neighbors probably think I’m crazy (which I probably am) since I just kept saying that in the back yard, but I was excited.

After 6 months we finally got the first egg from my girls. I think it was Starla (my Barred Rock) but I really don’t know. The other two need to catch up!

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Echo thought this was all very interesting, she wanted it.

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Now I can use the adorable porcelain egg crate I got from Crate and Barrel a while back. (This also makes me very happy (I’m a nerd, I know)

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How old we’re your chickens when they started laying? How many eggs do you get in winter vs summer?

PLEASE NOTE, this is all my personal opinion, ‘Crate & Barrel’ is not compensating me nor do they even know who I am. This is NOT a sponsored post.

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Labor day weekend and Sunday afternoon Chilaquiles

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This weekend we didn’t go out of town, we decided to spend it here at home going out to dinner and enjoying random things the south bay has to offer.

Saturday we went to get coffee with friends, swam for a short time, then decided to go to Mulligans and play Mini Golf. Which turned out to be a lot of fun!

Here’s the guys riding the go karts.

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Sunday we spent more time at home, I made pancakes for breakfast (because I wanted to use my fresh farmers market blueberries), made chilaquiles for lunch, and saw 2016 Obama’s America.

So on to the chilaquiles, I had never had chilaquiles until about 6 months ago. Now I have had it a few times and I really like it. I decided to make mine with some extra veggies i had from the farmers market.

#1 – Cut up veggies ( I used mushrooms, bell pepper, and squash)

#2 – Sauté with a little oil, season to taste. ( I used salt, pepper, garlic salt, and chili powder)

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#3 – While that is sautéing, whisk eggs with a little salt and pepper and set aside.
(I love these Rhode Island Red eggs I got from the farmers market)

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#4 – When the veggies are cooked to your liking remove them. (they will be added back in later)

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#5 – Add a little more oil to your hot pan.

#6 – Add day old tortilla chips. Sauté for 3-5 minutes in the oil.

#7 – Add your favorite tomato sauce or salsa and cook 3-5 more minutes.

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#8 – Scooch the chip mixture over in the pan…

#9 – Add your eggs. Carefully scramble.

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#10 – While doing that I added a little hot sauce to the chip side.

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#11 – Keep gently scrambling eggs till set.

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#12 – Now that the eggs are set, mix with chips mixture.

#13 – Add the veggies back in, and mix.

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#14 – Add lots of cheese and mix in.

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#15 – Top with more cheese and a little fresh green onions.

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#16 – Enjoy!!

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How did you spend your Labor Day weekend?? Share as a comment or link up your blog post!