Friday, June 20, 2014

DUCK EGGS!!! They're delicious

Haven't had much opportunity to cook with duck eggs until they showed up at a Costco near us.  They are wonderful.  They are slightly larger than chicken eggs, but only slightly.  They are a much more robust egg, and they hold together really well- and make awesome sunny side up eggs.  They look like the best picture of a sunny side up egg you've ever seen.  Who knows, maybe they use duck eggs for those pictures.  I scrambled some to use on a bacon egg breakfast pizza (pizza crust- used a kit, red sauce, turkey bacon freshly cooked and diced, cheese and eggs.)


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Breakfast Pizza- easy, delicious, relatively good for you :-)

Doesn't that look good?

It's so easy.  I buy the pizza kits at Costco- they are not refrigerated- you get 4 pizzas, and 4 packets of sauce.  If you don't have those, any standard prep for a pizza will do.

I sauteed a large pack of Costco organic ground beef last night, with taco seasoning (because we had tacos last night).  I saved about a cup of meat.  I sprinkled that over the pizza.  I also sprinkled over it 3 eggs, which had been scrambled well, with taco seasoning.  Then I topped the whole thing with about 1/4 cup of Trader Joe's Mexican blend cheese.  After the cheese was melted and the crust was browned, I served each slice with a dollop of guacamole and a spoonful of salsa. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Cocoa Molasses Cookies- using up that ginormous Costco tin of Starbucks cocoa

 Using the molasses cookie mix I showed you on Saturday, June 7th, I added 4 heaping tablespoons of Starbucks cocoa to the mix.  That made the cookies amazing!!!!!  Take a look at these delicious bites of goodness:

All you need is a packet of mix, a stick of butter, 1 egg, and 1 TBS water!  So easy.  So wonderful.  I added about 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts to the mix- just because we love walnuts.

Talking Sausage (no, the sausage doesn't talk- it's just me, making sausage suggestions)

Think 5 pounds of sausage is too much?

Don't worry about it!

I cook mine up in a large stockpot- 1 pouch at a time (there are 4 pouches).  Then I cool the sausage, and bag it, and refrigerate one, and freeze the others.  It freezes perfectly!  And you'll have sausage for breakfasts, or quiches, or sandwiches- or whatever you want!  Costco big packs are an amazing deal.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Talking Turkey- Bacon, that is

Bought 40 oz of Columbus' peppered turkey bacon at Costco, and prepared it the three ways suggested on the package: microwaved, baked, and fried.  Hands down the baked was more like real bacon.  The microwaved tasted liked warmed, dried out, ham.  The fried was like fried ham.  But the baked was AMAZING.  And it was the easiest!  Baked the slices on a non stick cookie sheet at 400- until the strips looked like cooked bacon.  It took about 15 minutes- a little longer for the first batch.  We ate the strips right out of the oven, and then I sliced and diced some for a quiche.  Fantastic!