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I’m all about making my mornings easier. Especially on the days I work at the Mother’s Day Out program at my church. Because getting me and two ankle-biters ready for an entire day away from the house is basically like preparing for a weekend away. So, if I can make my breakfast easy (and healthy!) I feel like I’ve got my ish together. That’s why, while we were out shopping yesterday, I scored this:

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Now, I’ve actually tried overnight oatmeal before. But I prepared it. And it wasn’t that great, to be honest. So I thought I’d try this out because all I had to do was remember to put milk in it and stick it in the fridge before bed. In the morning, breakfast was already done!

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This was SO MUCH better than the one I made, y’all! Seriously–I’m probably going to make this my staple breakfast from now on (see ya, Jimmy Dean Delights!). It was delicious, super filling, AND–since I used almond milk–less than 300 calories! That’s the kind of breakfast I can get behind!

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With my kids’ picky pallets, its hard to get them to eat fruits and veggies (unless they come in a pouch!) so I have to get creative. I usually drink a spinach smoothie every morning so I thought I’d try to see what else I could sneak the leafy greens into to help my kids have more nutritionally sound meals. Thankfully, Pinterest has my back! I found an awesome spinach pancake recipe and decided to try it out on the kiddos!

Here’s what I used:

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  • 2 Cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk

 

First, I mixed up the spinach and milk in a blender:

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Then, I added the spinach/milk mixture and the rest of the ingredients into a bowl and mixed well:

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After that, I poured the batter onto a pre-heated skillet and cooked as normal. Next came the hard part, getting the kids to eat them!

 

I don’t think Huff the Babe actually ate any. Pretty sure he just picked up the bits I gave him and threw them on the floor until I gave him his banana. Sigh. 

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Huff the Tot refused to eat green pancakes because, and I quote: “Mommy, its not Saint Patrick’s Day. I only eat pink pancakes.” Double sigh. I had to add pink food coloring to get her to eat them (sidebar: because pink and green don’t mix well, the pancakes ended up looking like off-brand bologna, lol.)

 

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But, whatever. it got her to eat them! She ate three pancakes! Mommy had two–ha! I even had some batter left over so I can reheat them in the morning. I honestly couldn’t tell that the pancakes had spinach in them. To be quite honest, I think you could probably just mix spinach and milk together and then add your normal pancake mix and it’d be okay, too.

Have you ever tried this? Have you snuck veggies into another dish? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

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This Sunday was “Waffle Home” at church (this is basically when you invite a friend to your Lifegroup and also bring food! Because, we Baptists love our potlucks). I wanted something easy and tasty. Then I remembered a dear family friend made a yummy dish at our annual New Year’s Eve  party, and I searched the interwebs for the recipe! I found it super quick–thanks, Pinterest!

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Here’s what you need:

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1 lb. sausage (pork or turkey–whichever you like!)

1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese

2 pkgs crescent rolls

Salt and pepper (just a dash or so)

 

 

First, brown the sausage and drain. Sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper. Then, add in the cream cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.

 

After that, unroll one package of crescent rolls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Be sure to push the seams of the rolls together to seal them. Next, spread the sausage mixture evenly over the crescent roll dough. Leave about a 1/2-inch border around the sides.

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Finally, unroll the other crescents on top of the sausage mixture, pressing the edges together to seal.

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Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until crescent roll dough is golden brown. Then, cut into small squares and enjoy! I used a pizza cutter and it worked wonders!

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OH. EM. GEE. This was soooooo good! I’m pretty sure I ate about six little squares and could’ve eaten more if I didn’t have to share with my Lifegroup-ha! I will absolutely, definitely be making these again!

 

Have you ever made these before? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

 

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Y’all, this smelled AWESOME. It was like I was cooking hot cocoa! The next morning, I awoke to this:

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Yeah, it did not look appetizing. I scraped off the top and the under part actually looked okay! I plopped some peanut butter on top and decided to try it.

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It was…alright. It was pretty bland, TBH. I ate a serving of it and it was pretty filling, though not very tasty.

Have you ever tried this recipe? Or a recipe close to it? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

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Y’all know I love trying new products, especially when they are healthy and make my life easier. So when I spotted these while grocery shopping, I HAD to try them!

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I’ve always been a big fan of Jimmy Dean Delights products and was hopeful for these! After all, two of these frittatas pack 14g of protein, less than 300 calories, and are made with spinach and bacon! 

All you had to do was pop them in the microwave for 1 minute 45 seconds and BAM! Breakfast is served.

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I won’t lie, I was a tad disappointed. They had an odd, sweet taste to them that kind of ruined it for me. Huff the Hubs liked it okay, but said it probably wouldn’t be something he ate everyday. I think I’ll stick to my egg cups! 

What about you? Have you tried these? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

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I love trying new products. And thanks to Try It Tuesday, I have an excuse to by all of these cool items I see at the store that I normally wouldn’t buy! Enter, these two new treats!

I looooove Pop Tarts and I have such an intimate lover affair with bacon that one of my nicknames is Bacon Face. So, yeah, when I saw these, I was SO. FREAKING. EXCITED.

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I normally don’t heat up my Pop Tarts (I know; I’m weird) but this one was begging to be toasted. Y’all, it smelled AMAZING as it was heating up in the toaster. Fo’ reals. It was like bacon was sizzling on the griddle. I couldn’t wait to try it!

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The smell, however, was the best part of this. I couldn’t really taste the “bacon” and the maple was really overpowering. Sigh. 

 

I’m a big fan of Laughing Cow cheeses. They are so yummy! They have always been one of my favorite snacks. A Laughing Cow wedge + whole wheat crackers = A Happy Jessie. I was shopping at WalMart the other day and saw these:

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It was like freaking Dunkaroos for adults! And let me tell ya, these did NOT disappoint! It was so tasty! My only complaint was that there was a lot of leftover cheese and not enough sticks to dunk (ironically, I always had the opposite problem with Dunkaroos, lol). Other than that, this was a yummy snack and only has 100 calories! Goldmine!

 

Have you tried either of these products? What new products have you tried that you like? Any you don’t care for? Share in the comments below!

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Not only did I get an awesome gift for Mother’s Day (two gorgeous chaise loungers for the backyard so I can layout and get some sun on these vampire-white legs) but Huff the Hubs made me a DELICIOUS breakfast!

Earlier last week, I saw a segment from our local news station about a Mother’s Day breakfast of brownie waffles, so I asked HtH if he’d make it for me. He. Did. GOOD.

Here’s what you need:

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~Brownie mix

~bacon

~eggs

~whipped cream

~strawberries, sliced

~vegetable oil (HtH used EVOO)

~chocolate syrup

 

Mix the brownie mix according to the instructions, adding an extra egg. Pour the mix into the waffle iron. While the waffle is cooking, prepare your bacon. Huff the Hubs put his in the oven so it would all cook at the same time and not spatter everywhere.

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When everything is finished cooking, its time to assemble your masterpiece. (Huff the Hubs stacked mine like in the video, but he liked the picture of his waffle better, so I’ll describe that one). Cut your waffle into fourths (our waffle maker basically does this for us). Place your waffle pieces on your plate and cut four strips of bacon in half, making eight pieces. Dollop whipped cream on top of the waffle pieces and place two small pieces of bacon on each quarter of your waffle. Then, add strawberry slices and drizzle with chocolate syrup. When you’re done, devour your tasty masterpiece!

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Y’all, this was AH-MAY-ZING! I think this is going to be my go-to Mother’s Day/birthday/special occasion breakfast from now on!