Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

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Woot Woooooot it’s friday! Let me tell you- the first full week back at work after all the holiday shenanigans is H.A.R.D.

fo realz- I barely made it through. Especially since my teacher hubby-to-be had a snow/cold day off of school on Wednesday and it was sooo hard to wake up and go out in the -30 degree temperatures and drag my butt to work that day.

Jake and I have been KICKING BUTT on the wedding checklist this week! For those of you who may not know, I’m getting married this up coming June and I’m reaching the point I can no longer push things off until later and need to get them done now! Tuesday we shopped around for the guys suits and think we found what we are going to do, just need to try on a size (which they had to send to a location near us) on Monday and then most likely order those. Wednesday we shopped around for wedding bands and 90% sure we found what we like and will buy. We also created and added (some not all) items to our gift registry and I almost, almost booked a hair/makeup person for myself and my ladies for the big day of the wedding but even though I’d reached out to the person over a month ago (and she only got back to me a week ago) and we’d been talking all week, she wrote to me (5 hours after I told her I wanted to book her) that she’d just booked someone else for that day. Talk about frustrating!!! Seriously?!? how about a courtesy call or text saying “hey someone else is interested in your day and I just want to know your answer before I talk to this person. You know, since we’ve been talking for over a week”…….

I’m frustrated about it, mainly because a) that’s rude b) I’m super picky about make-up and hair and I’d FINALLLLLLY found someone willing to travel to my wedding place and who I thought was talented. So the search begins again. Buttttt- enough complaining! We got so much done this week and things are really coming together and I’m getting VERY excited for June to be here! Not mention my Italian adventure afterwards 🙂 I plan on sharing more wedding related ideas and details in the coming months buttt….before I do, I have to share this amazingly delicious and fast breakfast (or anytime of the day:) ) pizza with you!

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Breakfast Pizza
Ingredients:
– Pizza Crust (Homemade or store bought)
– 1 cup jarred Alfredo Pasta Sauce (I like this one)
– 1 package breakfast sausage
– 6-10 eggs
– 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
– desired pizza toppings (I like mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes….really anything!)

Instructions: 
– Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or whatever your pizza crust directions say)
– Cook breakfast sausage according to package directions until browned and broken into small-ish pieces. Drain fat and set aside.
– Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk to combine. Pour into a nonstick (or greased) frying pan and scramble. Don’t break into tooo small of pieces. Set pan aside.
– Spread the Alfredo sauce over the pizza crust and top with your eggs, sausage and whatever toppings your heart desires and finally sprinkle some cheese on top.
– Bake for about 10-15 minutes (depending on your pizza crust) until golden brown and crispy. Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes before digging in!

Isn’t that so easy? It’s the perfect quick thing to make for guests on the weekend too! Serve with some fruit and you’re like a rock star. My mom usually makes this a couple of times throughout the year on a Sunday morning when all the kids are home and there’s no way waffles or pancakes is happenin’

DSC_7890Also loving how these pictures turned out! Nothing beats bright natural light! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Stay warm if you’re in the Midwest (brrrrrr so cold right now). Thanks for checking out the blog!

 xoxo

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Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings

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Happy Friday!

I’m back from vacation and I had an amazing time! Hopefully I’ll do a post soon with pictures and details 🙂 So last week was a week I was scheduled to pick up my CSA but as you know, I was on vacation. My aunt and uncle picked it up for me and I told them to help themselves and I would take whatever was left. So I don’t have my bi-weekly CSA post ready yet 😦 and might just combine with the next week. But in the mean time, feast your eyes (and bellies!) on these beautiful and delicious Apple ‘Dumplings’.

They require a little bit of work, but the outcome is worth it. I promise.

Ingredients:

    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 3/4 cup shortening or butter
    • 2/3 cup milk
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 3 cups shredded, peeled cooking apples (3 to 4 medium); Golden delicious, Rome, Granny Smith or Jonathan apples

 Instructions: 

Sauce:

In a large saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar, water, butter, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to boiling. Boil 10-15 minutes; set aside (should be a liquidy syrup consistency)

Dough: In large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt. Using pastry blender, cut in shortening or butter until pea-sized clumps of dough form throughout. Make well in center of dough and add milk all at once. Stir just until moistened. Knead dough on lightly floured surface 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth- don’t over kneed it. Roll out to 12×10-inch rectangle (I found I needed a little extra flour and to wet my hands before this 🙂 )

Filling:

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon; set aside. Sprinkle apples evenly over dough. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Roll dough into spiral, starting from a long side. Pinch seam to seal. Cut into twelve 1-inch thick pieces (a serrated knife works best). Place in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Pour sauce over dumplings. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 50 minutes or until golden. Cool 20-30 minutes before serving.

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Yeah- soooo good. And not drenched in a frosting or glaze, which I really really liked.

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What do you think? Pretty right? Give it a try and come back and tell me how yours turned out! I love to hear from my readers.

xoxo

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