Paleo Breakfasts!

Paleo Breakfasts!  I didn’t realize they were so easy!

Eggs!  Fruits! Veggies! And some bacon and sausage! 

I have found three receipes I want to share.  I will be trying these next week and will give reviews on them at that time.

1. Apple Pie Omelet

2. Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups

3. Banana Nut Muffins

What are some of your favorite Paleo Breakfast Recipes?  Share links with me in the comments!

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The Paleo Diet

So, yesterday….I received a call from my doctor regarding my blood test results from last week. You know, the ones my work required to get a discount on my insurance. Apparently, I have all sorts of things out of whack. Some of it pisses me off just a tad.

Here’s the thing, I haven’t had pop since March 4th. I have been very limited on fast food and pizza. I have dropped a clothing store and I am feeling the best that I have in a long while.

Well, my glucose levels were high. I was told to fix this with more exercise. I asked the nurse how much exercise I am suppose to be getting and she stated 30 minutes five days a week. I said okay, this is what I do…blah blah blah…listed off my exercise and she stated ‘oh that’s more than enough…hmmmmm’. Then I was told I would probably need to change my diet….

I have been researching for a while and I have now decided I am going to try the Paleo Diet. Honestly, what could it hurt? Starting May 5th, I am going to a little self challenge and self study about the Paleo diet and all it encompasses. Hopefully, this will help my body reset and maybe actually drop a little more weight.

And three were also some other messed up results, but I’m not going into those at this moment….

Mother/Daughter Tea

 

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Alli and I had the pleasure of attending an awesomely put together Mother/Daughter Tea at Belvoir Winery

When I first got the invitation, I was most excited about the theme!  Kentucky Derby!  Who wouldn’t be excited about that?  And my first thought, WE HAVE TO MAKE HATS!   Alli’s was a purple themed hat.  There is a really good pic of it on my Instagram account.  You should check it out there. 

I went to the Thrift Store and picked up two straw hats for about $4 a piece. Then, I headed to the craft store and spent way more then that on ribbons, feathers and flowers. 

Alli and I took about an hour one night and made the hats glorious!

The Tea was very well put together.  The food was wonderful and we enjoyed every bit of it. We listened to two speakers:  Ms. Janice Kliethermes from Etiquette Kansas City and Ms. Missouri 2012, Jenny Temple.  I definatley learned a few new things about Etiquette.  I probably have a whole lot more to learn also!

I won one of the raffles.  Two free games of Putt Putt golf. 

After the tea, Alli and I went to explore the Winery.  You know, it is haunted after all….

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Alli with Ms. Missouri 2012, Jenny Temple

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Easter Recipes

 

 

I made a few dishes for Easter this year that were incredibly simple and super yummy. I took pictures of two of them, but the third I didn’t get to before it was half eaten, so no pic for that one.

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Lemon Pepper Garlic Potatoes

Ingredients:

3 lbs of Yukon Gold Potatoes

4 Tablespoons Butter

½ Tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning

½ Tablespoon Minced Garlic

Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Halve then quarter all of the potatoes. They should all be in equal sized pieces. Put into a shallow baking dish. Top with a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. Melt butter, and then add lemon pepper seasoning and minced garlic. Mixed thoroughly.
  4. Toss potatoes in the mixture then put back in the pan.
  5. Bake in oven 40-50 minutes or until potatoes are cooked thoroughly.

 

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Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

1 cup Cheddar Cheese

1 stick of butter, softened

1 ½ cups of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of sugar

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon minced garlic

A splash of almond milk

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mixed softened butter and cheddar cheese together. Make a fairly smooth mixture.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and form soft dough.
  4. Make biscuits as large as you want. (I made 14 medium sized ones)
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

 

The last thing I made was Homemade Mac and Cheese, but I didn’t get a picture of it.

2 cups of cooked elbow macaroni

1 tablespoon melted butter

2 cups of milk

1 egg

½ cup of bread crumbs

2 cups of any kind of cheese + another cup of any kind of cheese for the toppings

Mix all ingredients in a shallow baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes covered. Add cheese for topping and bake until melted.

To this recipe, you can also add a number of type of seasonings. Dry Mustard, Garlic, Pepper, Salt, Onion Powder, use your imagination and enjoy.

I caught the Easter Bunny….

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An easy and fun Easter gift and decoration!

Catching the Easter Bunny!

Supplies Needed:

Ball Jars ($9.98 for a set of 4 green tinted ones at Target)

Easter Grass ($2.49 a package at Target)

Chocolate Bunny ($1.49 each at Target)

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs ($1.00 per package at Target, purchased 2)

Easter Grass goes in first, then the chocolate bunny. Make sure you have a bunny that will fit in the jar. Mine was a close call, but it made it in the jar. Add the chocolate eggs and you are finished. Decorate the outside of the jar with Ribbons and I had bunny stickers I put on the lid. Easy and Simple and the kids loved it.

A List of the Awesome Summer Things We Are Going to Do!

The BEST Summer List of Things to Do!
• Create a Memories Album
• Go on a random roadtrip one weekend.
• Make Tie Dye Shirts
• Go to the Drive In
• Go Blue Berry Picking (theberrypatch.com opens in June)
• Make Blue Berry Jam
• Make a Blue Berry Pie from Scratch
• Go to the King Tut Exhibit in August
• Go to a T-Bones Game (7/22/14)
• Go to The Wizard of Oz at Starlight (6/11/14)
• Make Water Marbles
• Memorial Day Weekend trip to St. Louis
• Picnic Lunch
• Go to Cave Springs Historic Site
• Visit a Fish Hatchery
• Visit a Drive Through Zoo
• Go see the Penguins at the KC Zoo
• Get rid of things we don’t need
• Visit the Liberty Memorial
• Go See 311 & The Urge on july 3rd at the Crossroads
• Pay off the Credit One card!
• Keep saving the monies!