Turkey Cranberry Rolls

If you have followed my Instagram page, you may have noticed we’ve done a lot of swim practice. My son no longer finishes his sandwiches. I don’t blame him, he’s probably super bored of it. The problem is, it’s super easy for me to pack the night before or early in the morning. When I changed the shape and form, he’s back to eating. This is a twist to my strawberry cheese rollups, less work because there’s no cooking required.

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Chicken Tonkatsu

I know many of you have children who love chicken nuggets. As some of you are aware I’ve coined the term “nuggetarian” for those chicken nugget lovers. I’m always looking for other alternatives to the household favorite. Contrary to popular toddler belief, their parents can’t possibly eat them everyday. Here’s a fantastic alternative. Best of all it has a yummy crunch to it.

tip: You can also use chicken breast, but make sure it is thin.

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Chicken Tonkatsu

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 c. panko bread crumbs panko bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • teriyaki sauce (optional)
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Flatten chicken thighs, we use this pounder
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste
  3. In a bowl, add flour
  4. In another bowl, whisk egg
  5. In a third bowl, add bread crumbs
  6. Dip chicken one by one into flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs
  7. Repeat in egg and panko one more time
  8. In a large pan add about 2 tbs-3tbs of oil
  9. On low, add each coated chicken piece until brown and cooked
  10. Drizzle teriyaki sauce on top and serve with rice
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Hash Brown Egg Cups

I’m leaving the boys for a few hours to have some much needed alone time as my Mother’s Day present.  When I do, I always try to leave something fast an easy for them to snack on. Hash Brown Egg Cups on PlateWhile egg quiches and low carb egg bites are sometimes the way to go, this has potatoes. I decided to add some carbohydrates so it’s more of a complete meal.

I put a few cups in the freezer to see if it freezes well. I’ll update this post when I reheat them.

Hash Brown Egg Cups

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 c. thawed hash brown potatoes
  • 1/2 c. chopped turkey bacon
  • 1/3 c. shredded cheddar cheee
  • 1/4 c. peas
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together
  3. Spray a muffin tin thoroughly with cooking spray, or use muffin liners
  4. Add hashbrowns
  5. Add egg mixture in each muffin tin hole
  6. Cook for 15-20 minutes (depends on muffin tin size)
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I packed it in a Yumbox (affl. link)  so I had a quick snack if I got hungry.

Strawberry Rose

A quick tutorial on how to make an easy strawberry rose. See video below!

Strawberry Rose

Ingredients

  • Strawberries

Instructions

  1. Using a knife, cut "petals" slightly angled towards the center, but don't cut all the way through. Use the knife to bend outward.
  2. Cut another side in between the first row of petals
  3. Continue until the top
  4. Fan out remaining "petals"
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Mat is an EZPZ mat that suctions onto your table! for mess free meals. You can find more info here: EZPZ

 

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Frozen Food Recall

Hello Everyone:

I wanted to let you know about a huge recall. As a former tv reporter, I feel it is my duty to tell you.

Frozen food sold at Trader Joes, Costco and other nationwide stores may be contaminated with listeria.

A company called CRF Frozen Foods announced that its expanding its
recall of frozen vegetables and fruit with best by dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018. This includes organic and non organic several products sold.

For photos of some of the recalled products click here –> Recalled Product Photos 

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The Washington based company issued the recall because the products might be contaminated with listeria. The CDC says listeria can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections in older adults, pregnant women, newborns and individuals with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, stomach pain and diarrhea.

People from three states have become ill and were hospitalized due to listeria. Some of these illnesses have been linked to consuming CRF-manufactured or processed products.

The recall includes about 358 consumer products sold under 42 brands.

Products include organic and non-organic broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, corn, edamame, green beans, Italian beans, kale, leeks, lima beans, onions, peas, pepper strips, potatoes, potato medley, root medley, spinach, sweet potatoes, various vegetable medleys, blends and stir fry packages, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, peaches, raspberries and strawberries.

For a complete list of affected products and for the UPC codes visit the FDA Website.

 

Chicken Afritada – Tomato Chicken Stew

I’ve always given my son the same food our family was eating. If the dish contained a lot of salt or sugar though,  I’d skip it. For the most part we eat as a family. I also love to introduce him to a variety of food so his palate is diverse. I consistently give him food that I grew up eating because we eventually want to visit the Philippines again.

Chicken Afritada

This is such a yummy dish you’ll have to try! Whenever a family member passes down a recipe, there really isn’t a recipe to pass down. Each and everyone consistently say, “a little of this and a little of that.” I totally understand because I do the same, and taste as I go. This however, should come close.

Chicken Afritada

I used my new Lodge Dutch Oven shown above for this recipe. It’s perfect for cooking roasts and stews like this, but also very versatile. You can cook almost anything in it and it regulates temperature well. I have yet to try it, but you can even fry food and cook bread in it!

Pictured above is also the EZPZ mat. It suctions to the table so plates don’t fly everywhere. We love it and have used it since my first son started solids.

Chicken Afritada

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 1lb chicken thighs
  • 2 tbs of Tamari or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp of fish sauce (optional)
  • 1.5 tbs of minced garlic
  • 1 onion minced
  • 3 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 cut potatoes
  • 1-2 bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbs brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat a dutch oven pot or deep pot with oil and garlic.
  2. Brown chicken, add soysauce, black pepper, and onion
  3. Add tomato paste, then cook for 2 min, add water, add fish sauce, bay leaves and sugar
  4. Add half bell pepper, potatoes, and carrots then cook for 25 min on low
  5. Add remaining bell pepper and cook for 5 min
  6. Add salt to taste
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Stuffed French Toast Sticks

“A twist to your classic brunch favorite from the comfort of your own home.”

Stuffed French Toast Sticks Mother’s Day is around the corner. This mama loves french toast. In honor of all the mothers out there, I made my favorite. While the original delicious treat is amazing as it is, I jazzed it up a bit and added a surprise. Every bite has delicious cream cheese and sweet strawberries.

Stuffed French Toast This recipe is incredibly tasty and takes a few minutes to make. It’s also easy for the kiddos to grasp since I made it into sticks.

Tip: I’ve found that stale bread works best. But it will work either way. I used the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet if you’re wondering!

P.S. I’m excited to be a collaborate with one of my favorite blogs How Does She and contribute this recipe and video.

Stuffed French Toast Sticks

Ingredients

  • Texas Toast (thick bread)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cream
  • 1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp. Sugar
  • Strawberries
  • Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tsp Butter

Instructions

  1. In a shallow dish, mix egg, cream, cinnamon, and sugar. Stir until well combined and set aside.
  2. On one side of the bread add cream cheese and top with strawberries.Add another piece of bread on top.
  3. Cut into sticks if desired.
  4. Dip into egg mixture, shaking off excess
  5. In a pan, on medium heat add butter and place each french toast stick to cook
  6. Brown each side
  7. Serve with maple syrup if desired.
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