Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Life Updates & Wednesday Meal Plans #7

I have been avoiding this blog for a little over a week or so. It has been intentional and I should feel bad about it but I don't.

The not so pleasant parts of life have come to a bit of a head for me. Well, for us really but Emma is oblivious and Troy is way more easy going and less analytical in matters like this, so I have been feeling the brunt of it.

It hasn't been anything big or serious, just a series of teeny, tiny unfortunate events and situations. It just so happens that when enough of these teeny, tiny insignificant yet annoying things occur, it wakes up those bigger things that I tend to shove deep, deep, deep down to avoid thinking about. I can't be the only one who does this, right?

The good news is that we have a healthy, happy toddler who is growing like a weed and a healthy, happy baby who is also growing like a weed! We have all of our basic needs met and supportive families and friends. We are more blessed than most and I am working on shifting my focus to that.

Speaking of blessings, here is what we are/have been eating this week!

Monday- Pork Sausage, Zucchini & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
*inspired by my sister in law, Sarah!

Tuesday- Turkey Sausage & Zucchini Crockpot Lasagna

Wednesday- Chicken Quinoa Enchilada casserole

Thursday- Veggie Pizzas

Friday- Shredded Chicken Tacos

Saturday- Chipotle night

Sunday- PHX for a family birthday party

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Turkey Sausage and Cheddar Quiche

Hello y'all. I feel like I need to address you all as y'all since I am sharing a Southern recipe today. I considered replacing 'hello' with 'howdy' but the yankee in me got a bit uncomfortable.

I made a quiche so easy, so delicious I just couldn't wait to share it with y'all! In fact this post is so rushed that I only took one picture of the entire process. You see I had planned to throw together a quiche and didn't think much of the whole process. I mean, what is simpler than a quiche, right? A quiche is the perfect thing to throw leftover meat and veggies in to make a quick and delicious meal. That was exactly my plan. I never intended to share the recipe via the blog. Plans changed, however, after serving Emma and myself up a piece of quiche. We could not control the 'mmmm...'s' that were emminating from our bodies. I jumped up and snapped a photo of a partially eaten quiche.

This is embarrassing, yes. I am confident though, that you will understand after making it for yourself.

Sausage and Cheddar Quiche, Y'all

1 refrigerated pie crust

1 lb mild turkey sausage

4 eggs, beaten

1 tbsp flour

splash of cream

1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese

salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

In a 9 inch pie plate, roll out your refrigerated pie crust. Pre-bake your crust for 10 minutes.

In a skillet, over medium heat cook your turkey sausage until all the pink is gone. Drain.
If you want to add fresh diced onion to your quiche, reserve about a tbsp of the turkey sausage grease and saute your onion at this time. Might as well add some freshly minced garlic for the last minute! man, I wish Troy liked onion... womp.

While the sausage is cooking, beat 4 eggs with a fork in a medium bowl. Add a splash of cream, whip.

Add the spices and cheeses to the egg mixture and combine.
I do not actually add salt because I feel the quiche has plenty of saltiness from the cheddar and parmesan.

By this time your crust should be done in the oven, as well as your sausage.

Put the sausage in the bottom of the crust and pour the cheese and egg mixture over the top.

Put the quiche back in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes, until the eggs are set.

Let the quiche cool for about 5-10 minutes before serving up.
Try not to eat all the flaky bits of crust that fall off while you are cutting into the quiche.

I ate mine with a salad, but I am dreaming of eating it again with some roasted veggies. I like to roast a big batch of seasonal veggies with olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh garlic at the beginning of the week. That way I can snack on them all week long for lunch or alongside dinner.
This quiche is screaming... 'take a chance on me, despite my appearance!'

If you make this quiche, spend a little extra time on the crust for presentations sake. Or don't... obviously I didn't and it still tasted divine.


Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday Meal Plan #7 & Weekend Wrap Up!

People, I am so ill prepared for this week.

Troy and I had such a productive weekend... my most favorite kind of weekend! Uncle Wawa and Aunt Mimi took Emma on a zoo adventure Saturday and Troy and I started on operation 'make room for baby Bogle'. We had high hopes for what we could accomplish and we accomplished everything we wanted and more! We definitely wouldn't have made so much progress with out Josh and Amy. Emma had a blast giving them a slice of the parenting life and I think they actually enjoyed it. I can hear the wedding bells ringing now!!
Emma loves new bedding almost as much as her mama does!

On Sunday we took a spontaneous trip up to Mount Lemmon with our nature girl. It had rained the night before so the mountain was cool and damp from the rain. It was gorgeous weather for exploring and Emma loved every bit of it! We did, too.
After coming back to the heat, napping, grocery shopping and organizing some more (I am totally nesting), we went to have family dinner with my family and wrapped up the evening with a play date with Miss Addison!

We had a really fun and productive weekend. I did not once think about my weekly menu... boo.

I am warning you, it is pretty repetitive and lacking new recipes. I feel totally unexcited to share it with you BUT I often fall back on familiar favorites when pressed for time. I can't be the only one who does this, right? I am hoping that all the cute baby pictures will make up for this boring meal plan!!

Here is what we are eating this week...

Monday- quiche

Tuesday- chicken apple skillet, fried egg noodles

Wednesday- (crock pot) beer chicken burrito bowls

Thursday- chicken salads (made with leftover beer chicken)

Friday- Troy

Saturday- out to eat

Sunday- family dinner

Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday Meal Plans #6

Happy Monday!! This post is going to be short and sweet... got my babe down for a nap AND I am all caught up on laundry and cleaning *gasp*! I still have a list of things I need to get done but I am going to take some time for me. I really want to start the series 'Call the Midwife' on Netflix and I am hoping to squeeze an episode in.

This week we are eating...

Monday- chicken apple sausage skillet

Tuesday- pasta fagioli

Wednesday- crock pot chicken gyros

Thursday- meat lovers quiche

Friday- white bean mac and cheese

Saturday- out to eat

Sunday- family dinner

I am not quite sure which recipe I will share later on in the week with you. It will be a surprise!

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