Monday, July 16, 2012

Super Easy French Bread Pizza

I am sure that most people know this one, but I was at the store yesterday trying to find easy lunches for the upcoming visit from the other CreativeMamma and I saw a sale on french bread. I first thought about all the recipes that I have been pinning off of Pinterest, but why not just make it really easy on everyone.

When my friends come to visit all I want to do is talk and hang out, not spend time searching on the Net for that one Pin I remember from 3 months ago. So I thought "Why not pizza?". I bought 2 french bread loafs, pepperoni, salami, cheese, and some sauce. I had plenty of veggies at home already from my garden so I was ready.

So here we go. Slice the loafs length wise and top with whatever you like. I broiled mine for about 1-2 minutes but I think next time I will bake it for a few minuets to warm all the way through.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

DIY Frozen French Toast Sticks

I don't know about you but the mornings in my house are not fun and smiles like they are on TV. I wake up early because there is no way my hubby is going to get the baby up and ready to go. (Hubby is great, but mornings are not his thing either). So to make things easier on me, I am usually buying fast breakfast items for the toddler that I can throw at her while I am still getting ready for work. I know I am a horrible mother for not making her a healthy, from scratch meal....Wake up people, not everyone has that life.

So I was thinking, why not make my our frozen breakfast meals. I have to admit this trick was shown to me by a friends mom some time ago and I can't think of why I didn't do it before.

When bread is on sale I usually pick up a few loaves and freeze them. I went grocery shopping and noticed how pricey breakfast items are getting (and with the baby the only one in the house who eats breakfast, its getting to much), I thought of doing my own. I made my mom's French Toast recipe (see below) and then cut the slices into strips. I then "Flash Freeze" the strips, fancy term for sticking the sticks on a cookie sheet and putting them into the freezer for about 20 minutes.

Just pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute and you have great French Toast Sticks. Or leave them as slices and just pop them in the toaster!

My Mom's French Toast Recipe:
(This recipe did a whole loaf of bread)
1 loaf bread ( I like a lighter wheat bread)
6 eggs (scramble)
3 cups milk
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
a pinch of salt (important!)
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together (not the bread) and make sure that all the eggs are broken up.
Heat skillet or griddle on the stove and spray with a non-stick or use a tablespoon of butter.
Dip bread slices into mixture. Coat both sides and put onto griddle.
Cook about 1 minute on each side or until the middle of the slice is not mushy anymore.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken

If you are anything like me, you are addicted to Pinterest. I can not stop searching for things that I want to try, but to be honest sometimes my results are not that great. But this tome is different! I found this recipe for rotisserie chicken in a crock pot. Now, I love crock pots and I would use them every day but I am hesitant on cooking things that don't require liquid in them. Cooking a chicken with nothing else was a bit weird for me.

The recipe I found was on the blog . I altered the recipe a tad, mainly just the amounts of spices. But everything else I followed. And it was AMAZING!

The only thing that I regret was not buying more chicken's today at the store because they were on sale! Next time I am going to try a more Italian flavor!