Saturday, July 29, 2023

Easy Bacon and Cheese English Muffin Sandwich


I am not a big fan of breakfast honestly. I enjoy it on special occasions and sometimes on weekends. I know I should eat it more, I am working on it. When I am looking for an easy and delicious breakfast. I make homemade breakfast sandwiches. I am not a fan of egg on a sandwich. I don’t eat nearly as much sausage as I would like, because it’s time consuming and messy. I used to buy the frozen precooked patties but it never seemed like I got my money’s worth. I love sausage biscuits and gravy but I am not very good at making them. My mom makes the best sausage biscuits and gravy. I am happy that I don’t make them well or she would have me make it. It’s something special my mom makes me. There aren’t many of those things still. 

Pancakes are good, but not with syrup. I like chocolate chip pancakes so the syrup makes it taste weird. Here’s something strange. Noah doesn’t like syrup on waffles but does on pancakes. I am the opposite. Now I love bacon. It’s one of my favorite foods so I can eat bacon all day any day, every day. I used to eat massive amounts when I was younger. I don’t really do that anymore. I created a simple breakfast sandwich that is ready in a couple minutes including prep. 

Sheila’s Bacon Breakfast Sandwich:

English Muffin

2 slices of precooked bacon

Two pieces of American Cheese ( I like Velveeta slices)

Open up the English muffin. 

Put a piece of cheese on each half of the English muffin

Cut the bacon and make a hashtag with the bacon and close the sandwich

Microwave for 45 seconds and let cool and enjoy!

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Pearberry Fruit leather recipe

Here is my recipe for Pearberry Fruit Leather:

3 pears
1 container of blackberries
1 tablespoon of honey

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees

Cut up pears and place in the food processor. Add the blackberries and purée until there are no lumps.  Add honey and mix it up. 

Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and  spread it evenly.  Bake it for about 5 or 6 hours until completely dry. 

Remove the fruit leather from the cookie sheet carefully and cut in to strips and enjoy. 

My fruit leather is really thin. It is really good this way. It melts in your mouth and doesn't hurt your teeth, like the thicker stuff does. It's also a little crunchy. We love it though. Noah tried to attack it this morning, I thought it would be great for lunches.
If you would like it thicker you could use a smaller cookie sheet or increase the amount of pears and blackberries.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Adventures of Pumpkee!

The Original Pumpkee 2013
We always carve pumpkins for Halloween. When Noah was only 7 weeks old, I carved a little pumpkin with a screwdriver. It was a pumpkin I bought at the apple orchard. When Noah was one, I tried to get him to touch the pumpkin insides, he freaked out. He ran away. He tried to protect me from it. It made for some interesting photos. I learned quickly that I had to do it all by myself. I am a horrible carver. I am left handed and well, it’s just a win when I can carve it. I tend to make very simple shapes. One year I went crazy and decided to carve a sea life theme in the pumpkin. It took me forever but it was so cool. I was very proud of it. It was a masterpiece.

Sealife Pumpkin 2011
When Noah was seven years old, I carved a face in the pumpkin and he loved it. It was very simple. He had grown very fond of it. He named it Pumpkee. When Halloween was over and it started to get mushy, it was time to say goodbye to Pumpkee. He was so distraught. He was sobbing and inconsolable. I felt horrible for throwing away Pumpkee, but I had to. I had a brilliant idea. I told Noah that Pumpkee would come back next year. 

So, the next year, I carved Pumpkee again. I recreated him exactly. Every year since Pumpkee comes back for Halloween. He still hates when it’s time to throw Pumpkee away but he knows that he will be back. Pumpkee always comes back. 

I told Noah that he has to make sure Pumpkee comes back every year for forever with his kids and grandkids. So, this year Pumpkee will be back and we will probably carve another cat. I am glad that Noah doesn’t judge me by my pumpkin carving skills.