Wednesday, September 14, 2016

BPT Pizza



I am a sucker for easy I repeat quick and easy week night meals! I think most people are I mean by the time you get everyone home and settled down and going on homework or getting ready for whatever activity you have that night spending several hours on supper just isn't a happening thing! Thus is why I love this pizza, the toppings are super easy to prep ahead of time and if you want you can use a premade crust you could literally have supper on the table in less than 15 minutes! 

Now I love a good BLT, just as soon as the tomatoes start to ripen you can bet that I am going to fixing BLT's. And this pizza is just a rift on a BLT but instead of the lettuce (L) I used jarred pesto for the sauce. It added such a fresh flavored to the pizza and married perfectly with the tomatoes. Even the hubs who is not a lover of basil (the main ingredient in pesto) thought this pizza was delicious! I can't say the same for my kiddo but that is kind of the nice thing about pizza night is I can make her a pepperoni pizza pretty easily without feeling like I am making her a seperate meal. I am not a short order cook after all, I remind her of that frequently! Anyway if you want a really tasty pizza that is a departure from the norm give this one a try! 

BPT Pizza

1 pizza crust rolled thin (either make your own or purchse one)
1/4 cup Pesto (you could make your own here too!)
8 peices of bacon (cooked and crumbled)
1 Cup Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
2 Roma Tomatoes
1/4 Cup Parmsean Cheese Grated

Pre-Heat oven to 400 degrees. Parbake your pizza crust so that when you have it topped it will only need to cook for about 10 minutes more. Once your crust is ready spred the pesto over the entire crust try not to get it to thick. Top with bacon crumbles, followed by mozzarella cheese. Thinly slice your tomoatoes and place over the pizza, then finish with sprinkling the parmsean over all of it. Bake pizza for an additional 10-12 minutes or until crust is crisp and cheese is nice and bubbly. ENJOY! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

An Afternoon at the Fair


This is my last recap of the Missouri State Fair 2016 since it has been over for nearly month I feel it's fitting that finally get around to wrapping it up! Ha! These are all pictures from an afternoon I took and left the hog barn with both kiddos just to check out the fair. The hubs wanted to continue watching the shows that were going on so we headed out and explored.

First stop was with Auto the talking car for some reason I couldn't locate my phone so of course no picture was taken. But I will say my kiddo loves auto she proceeded to see him three more times before the end of the fair. Then lo and behold I found my phone while we were checking out the highway gardens. Just as I found it I saw this occuring, super sanitary no, but super cute of her kissing barrel bob yes!

I tried to do a little photo shoot in the highway gardens, which are absolutely beautiful. I got a few cute shots not perfect but hey most of life isn't perfect!

A really kind lady offered to take my picture with the kiddos as well. I look a lot sweaty but I love having this photo to remember this day by!

After the photo shoot Charlot was ready to go check out the Ag. building because she knew the corn man would be there! First we checked out the corn play area in this building, such a cute and fun place for little ones.

Look at that smile the corn man (who I find a bit creepy) was located!

To wrap up our little trip out of the hog barn she got to see the fire dog, he was so cute and asked her to scratch his ear. Which she loved!

I'm so thankful to be raising my kiddos to love the state fair the same as I did as a kid. And we will be ready to make new memories at next years fair.






Friday, September 9, 2016

3 Months....


Mr. Conrad turned a wopping 3 months old yesterday! I know everyone says it but seriously these three months have flown by. Last nights photo shoot was a little diffcult as he didn't really want to look at me with the camera he was more interested in what his sister was doing as you can see in the above photo. The love I get to witness between the two of them each day is amazing and fills my heart with so much joy!

Also I had dressed him yesterday in a cute little John Deere shirt and jeans because I thought it would be super cute for the photo shoot...well apparently he didn't have the same feelings. When I walked into Telpha's (our sitter) yesterday he was in his cute little spare outfit. I guess he felt a blow out of epic porportions was necessary, poor Telpha.

This was the shot I took of him telling me all about his day at Telpha's and the blow out. Seriously this guys talks all the time, cooing, giggling, squealing, all of the above. Sweetest sounds ever.

And this is the face a a little boy who decided another blow out was necessary, I think he was telling me he was sorry!

But after a quick bath we are all smiles and giggles again! 
Oh Conrad you are so so loved and make our little family even more awesome each and everyday.





Monday, August 29, 2016

Missouri State Fair...Recap #1




This will be my first of at least two posts about the 2016 Missouri State Fair. We had an absolute ball! It was eight very full days that we were there with seven very patient hogs I mean they dealt with 5 year old laying on them and brushing them all the time. I basically included some of my favorite pictures from the first few days we were there in this post. The above picture ranks pretty dang close to the top for me! My dad, Charlot and I all showing in the same class. Of course Charlot beat both of us!

Conrad enjoyed taking in his first fair as well. We really were luck to have good weather for the fair so it made it easy to bring him along.

The hubs showing Conrad the joys of the fair.

Oh she was earning her keep, that's what she told me at least. Everyday she would sweep and shovel and scoop the woodchips for hours at a time!

That smile melts my heart in an instant!

Notice she nearly didn't have time for a picture with momma because she was busy brushing her pig.

Here's the little miss with Agatha and Agnes two of her hampshire gilts, she was so proud of them and did an excellent job showing both of them!

Thanks for the little smile sweetie!

Christopher and her are quite a pair and their mutual love of SnapChat showed during the fair.

I borrowed this picture off the fair photographers website. I just love how entent she looks driving Miss Mimi, and I love that my dad is in the back ground!

More from the fair tomorrow these were just a few of the highlights and some of the best pictures.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Freezer breakfasts...2 recipes!!!

                                       
Please don't judge the picture I wasn't really planning on this post! But I posted on Facebook earlier today about my productive afternoon, and kind of got a bigger response than I expected. A few people asked me about my breakfast recipes, well they will be included in this post.
First off let me say that breakfast prep has completely changed my morning eating and provided much less hectic mornings around our home! I took a break from these while prego mego because eggs and mornings just were not my friend! But I am so glad I prepped these for us during the state fair and for my first week back at work life savers! Or saved me from eating something cruddy! 
My number one reason for freezer breakfast prep for me is better eating in the morning. If I have a protein fueled breakfast that is filling my eating for the entire day is so much better. The other reason is simply time! If I spend an hour or so fixing these once every few weeks I save myself so much sanity during the week! 
So let me tell you some of my tips! Wrap things tightly in foil. Reheat/defrost in the oven each morning at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes.(I throw them in when I get up and they are ready when we leave) Keep things simple but flavorful. Put wrapped sandwiches/burritos in gallon ziplock bags. I sure hope these help some of you!

Breakfast Burrito-252 calories each 
Makes 30 burritos
2 lbs turkey breakfast sausage
22 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup salsa
1 tbsp hot sauce
4 oz shredded cheese
30 soft taco sized tortillas 
In a large skillet brown turkey sausage seasoned with salt and pepper. In the meantime whisk together eggs milk and hot sauce season with salt and pepper. Once meat is cooked through drain. In the same skillet pour in the egg mixture and stir until eggs are soft set. Add meat and salsa into eggs. Cool filling. Set up an assembly line, tear sheets of foil, have. A stack of tortillas, filling and a bowl of cheese place a tortilla on the foil stack fill with approximately 1/4 cup of the egg mixture, roll the tortillas then wrap with foil. 

Breakfast Sandwich-244 calories each
12 English Muffins (I buy the great value 12 pack, the bag works great to store sandwiches in)
12 Slices Candian Bacon
12 Slices American Cheese
12 Eggs
Heat oven to 350. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Crack an egg in each well, then take a fork and scramble each one. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until set. When done cool for a few minutes. Start building sandwiches. Tear foil and stack. Separate all muffins. Assemble by splitting cheese slices into three one on the top of the muffin one on the bottom one I between the meat and cheese. Build and wrap sandwiches! Store in muffin bag or ziplock!