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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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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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Hey guys, now that I’m no longer feeling like an extra from The Walking Dead, I have a brand-spanking new Try It for you today! This Try It is actually one my sister did (because I was incapacitated).

They’re mini pancake bites!

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Here’s what you need:

~Your favorite pancake batter

~Your favorite pancake fillings (we used chocolate chips and blueberries)

 

Preheat your oven to 350°. Mix the pancake batter according to your favorite batter’s requirements (we used Bisquick) as well as ¼ cup syrup. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray (we used a mini muffin tin) and fill 2/3 of the way full.

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Then, add in your favorite fillings:

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Pop them in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes and then serve!

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These were a HUGE hit! Huff the Babe actually ate ALL of her breakfast (something that only happens if we serve doughnuts) and I didn’t feel guilty about giving her more because I knew what was in them. Plus, there were so many that I could save them and have a quick and easy breakfast ready for her. These were AWESOME and I will DEFINITELY have my sister make them again–ha!

 

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Lately, my Pinterest news feed has been BLOWING UP with the new breakfast sensation, overnight oatmeal. I’ve had muesli before, which seems like the same thing, so I thought I’d try it!

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You can basically use any ingredients you want, as long as your oat to liquid ratio is 1:1. I chose to try the chocolate peanut butter recipe (minus a few ingredients and added a few of my own). Here’s what I used:

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~a mason jar (AKA, my brother-in-law’s “rum chalice”)

~1/2 cup oats

~1/2 cup milk

~1 tbsp vanilla protein powder

~1 tbsp chocolate chips

~1 tsp honey

~1/4 tsp vanilla

~pinch of cinnamon

~1 tbsp peanut butter (melted and drizzled on in the morning)

 

First, I poured the oatmeal, protein powder, and milk into the jar and stirred vigorously. Then I added the chocolate chips, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon.

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I stirred again, screwed on the lid, and then placed my yummy-smelling masterpiece into the fridge to set overnight.

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Then, I watched Skyfall with Huff the Hubs and fell asleep waaaaaayyy too late. In the morning, I took my oatmeal chalice from the fridge and opened it up.

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It was still pretty soupy, but I like my oatmeal like that. I don’t like dry oatmeal. Makes me super thirsty. Anywhoo, moving on… I then melted a tablespoon of peanut butter and added it to my oatmeal.

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It was….okay. I mean, I typically eat Nutrigrain Eggos for breakfast with a scrambled egg and I try not to deviate from that. I like hot breakfasts, so this was a change for me. I think it will just take some tinkering with recipes to see what I really like. I absolutely want to try this again because its a great, healthy, in-a-hurry-breakfast option!

 

Have you ever tried overnight oatmeal? What ingredients do you use?