Have you ever made a meal you were so excited to try and were so disappointed in the outcome? That was me last night. I am trying to get out of my food rut and I feel like I am failing. I found a recipe in my Kraft Busy Family Cookbook for Creamy Chicken and Pasta Casserole. I changed a few things in it since I am a super picky eater and only like a few vegetables. I don’t like celery, onions or cooked red peppers so I opted for fresh green beans and corn.
I was so excited the whole time prepping thinking it was going to be so good, and it was just alright. The chicken, cream sauce and pasta were good. I liked the cream sauce the most. This also happened with two other dishes I made earlier this month. It wasn’t completely horrible; it was good, but not amazing. I have some for leftovers tonight, I am looking forward to giving this dish a second chance. Maybe it was my choice of vegetables or the fact that I over extended myself in the kitchen yesterday with 3 different things going on at once. I made chicken in the crockpot for quesadillas, my apple cinnamon butterscotch chip muffins and pasta casserole.
Whatever it was I am getting tired of this ho-hum recipe rut. Maybe next time I will make this sans vegetables. Have you had any recipes that just fell completely flat for you?
Since the start of the New Year I have been seeing lots of posts about meal planning on Facebook and blogs. Has your family had any successful meal planning menus? Honestly, I haven’t been very consistent. Last week I had a great week planning wise, I even went to far as to meal plan my breakfasts! Working midnights, maintaining some kind of eating schedule is my biggest challenge. I have started working on smaller meals throughout the day. On mornings I work I try to eat breakfast at 5am and that seems to set my schedule for the rest of the day. Last week I decided that I wanted more of a variety for breakfast. I saw this recipe on Mom on Time Out and decided to tweak it for my liking. I headed off to Big Y to get my supplies!
I got sausage, precooked bacon shredded cheese, eggs and 8-inch tortilla rounds. I started off browning half of the pork sausage roll in my pre-heated skillet.
Once the sausage was browned I lined a bowl with a paper towel and set it aside to cool. Next thing I did was get my scrambled eggs ready! I made my scrambled eggs with just American Cheese. Then I let these cool before I made my wraps.
I set out my tortilla rounds on wax paper so I could wrap them easier. I have yet to master how the heck to wrap up these things, these might be a tad overloaded.
Pictured above: Sausage, cheese and egg.
Bacon, egg and cheese
Like I said I can’t wrap these things to save my life! Thank goodness these actually closed, there was much man handling and coercing for these to close. Next time I might have to watch a few YouTube videos on how this is actually done. This one actually doesn’t look too bad. I was quite proud of this one!
After I tackled the folding, I wrapped them in the wax paper, sealed them with tape, labeled them and threw them in the freezer.
To reheat these I placed them frozen in the microwave for 45 seconds, then I flipped them over and microwaved for another 45 seconds and they were perfect! I was so excited that these turned out to be so good. It’s a nice to have more of a variety to quick breakfasts than just cereal and chocolate chip muffins. What kind of quick fixes does your family do for breakfast?