Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sausage Egg Pizza

Sausage Egg Pizza, Farmers Wife Original

It's really no secret that we like breakfast foods in our house. If you're a long time follower of my blog you will already know this. I'm constantly experimenting with different recipes to make for breakfast, or in most cases breakfast for dinner. But this recipe actually isn't new to our family, I've been making it for years, but because I only make it about once or twice a year I tend to forget about it.

This recipe is one of those that was born out of my desire for a fairly quick and easy dinner and very little in the house. (If you ask me sometimes those are the very best recipes.) And it was such a huge hit I often wonder why I don't make it more often... Oh right... The Calories. Let me tell you, I've done everything I can to cut the corners and make this slightly less fattening, but it really is one of those meals you just have to forget about your waistline for a little while and enjoy. Plus it is very kid friendly, and when you have a picky eater sometimes all that really matters is getting them to eat semi peacefully. This comes together so quickly, and it's one you can get the kiddos involved in making too. My son just loves helping squish the crescent dough into the pan for the crust, and the kind of gooey sticky feeling of it all. lol! So next time you're in a bind, I hope you'll give this a try. It goes great with a cup of coffee and some hash browns!! YUM!

1 lbs. Bulk Pork Sausage (don't get maple flavor)
1 8 oz. Tube Crescent Rolls (I like the reduced fat)
6 Eggs
2 Tablespoons Milk
1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
Dash of Dried Parsley
1 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar

In a skillet cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, drain off fat. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degree. Unroll crescent rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 pan, press dough 1/2 inch up the sides and seal the seams. Sprinkle with the sausage. In a bowl beat eggs, add in the milk and pepper, pour mixture over the sausage. Sprinkle with the cheese, then bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until crust is golden and the eggs are cooked through.

This is a big hit in my house, even my little sous chef eats it!!! It's a nice change to the normal pizza night in our house, and if you're like us and never get to actually eat breakfast together, it's nice to have breakfast for dinner every once in awhile. This is great with a simple fruit salad on the side and a big cup of coffee! 5 stars.

Happy Cooking!

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Farmers Wife Original

There are some recipes that you make so often that you forget not everyone know about it. I admit to having some of those in my repertoire. This is one such recipe. I invented it several years ago when I was pregnant with my son (who is now 4!!! AHH!!) as it was easy and didn't require hardly any work for this worn out momma. And it was such a huge hit with family and friends that I've kept it around all these years. Now this isn't some fancy recipe by any means, really nothing impressive here. However it's simplicity and flavor make it a keeper in my book, and I'm so glad to finally be sharing this with you all!

This BBQ Chicken is fantastic for parties (like July 4th!!), or a busy work day. I can't tell you the numerous times I've made this for a semi last minute guest, and all the many ways I've used this chicken in leftovers. I've used it as the base for my BBQ Chicken Pizza, Calzones, I've even made a new recipe that has yet to be shared with you all BBQ Chicken Muffins! Those were pretty amazing! I hope you enjoy this simple meal as much as my family does!

6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (I use frozen)
16 oz. Barbecue Sauce (I like KC Masterpiece Original for this recipe)
Your favorite Hamburger Buns

In a large crock pot place the chicken, cover with the sauce so that it fully covered with extra to spare. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Once chicken is cooked shred, place back in the crock pot (can add more sauce if needed) to simmer for another 30 minutes. Serve warm on buns.

I told you it was simple! lol! Nothing major or complicated about this recipe but I can assure you it is a crowd pleaser! This also freezes beautifully. 4.5 stars.

Happy July 4th!!!

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