So ~ how ya doin’? It’s been a few days . . . but I warned you all earlier that this was going to be a busy week for me. I was serious. It’s been hectic to say the very least – and I have a ton of things I can’t wait to share with you!
First of all, though, I’d like to show you what I did today. For some reason, I was a cooking FOOL today. I blame it on 3 things.
1) I went to the grocery store yesterday with Danika…so there was actually food in the house to be cooked.
2) I really really wanted to bake these.
3) I started using E-mealz (there is a little banner on the left that you can click on if you are interested in checking it out – I’m holding off on my review of it because I’ve only been doing it for 2 weeks…I want to give it a fair chance before I talk about it)
So ~ for some reason only God knows, everyone was awake and downstairs by 7:30 am…everyone except DH, that is. I decided that I was just going to start cooking.
We started with Breakfast Pizza:
First ~ we used a Boboli Thin Crust Shell
Topped it with some bacon – I fried a bunch this morning for both the things I’m gonna show you.
Next, top it with some Italian Blend Shredded Cheese
Slice some tomatoes and arrange them around the pizza.
Beat together 1/3 C. milk and 1 large egg.
Drizzled the egg/milk mixture over the pizza and bake in a preheated oven @ 425 for 20 minutes (mine was done in about 15 mins)
Here is the finished product. We ate it for breakfast with some strawberries and cantaloupe. Mmmmm….yummy.
I think that I’ll add some fresh basil once it starts to grow outside. I like basil, especially when it’s paired with tomatoes…which reminds me – this would be a really yummy way to use up some homegrown tomatoes, too!
Next, I made the Chocolate-Chip Bacon-Pecan Cookies.
First, I had to make sure I had my recipe…
…and my favorite helper!
I was really excited because it gave me a chance to use my hand mixer! I never use my hand mixer – I hardly ever bake from scratch! If you are interested in the recipe, head on over to No. 504 Main where I found it when I visited her on her SITs day!
Here’s the batter…with the chocolate chips, pecans AND bacon in it.
Cookies headed into the oven…
…can you see the bacon in there?
Finished product – yummy and not at all strange, really. They are good. Not amazing or incredible, but good. To tell you the truth, it’s kind of hard to taste the bacon. I would probably put less pecans and more bacon to really make it more noticeable. They were good enough that I would try bacon in other desserts, though.
For lunch – I made crescent rolls with ham and cheese in them and Caesar salad. (I didn’t take pictures, though.) Jerry actually told me that I don’t have to make dinner! We have enough leftovers to finish up and the kids can have something they like that is easy to fix. Whoo Hooo!
I am looking forward to a great week! I have book club tomorrow (we read The Help by Kathryn Stockett) and Mommy Group on Friday! I’m going on a field trip to the library on Tuesday with my pre-school kiddos! I’m also going to give Marla 1 week to convince me that I should wear shoes all day long…I usually don’t wear shoes when I’m at home, but I’m willing to give it a shot. I’ll keep you posted.