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Breakfast Casserole

25 Jan

1 lb pork sausage
1 8oz pkg refrigerated crescent roll dough
8 eggs, beaten
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tsp. oregano

Cook sausage over medium-high heat until browned, drain, crumble, set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish. Line bottom of dish with crescent roll dough, sprinkle with crumbled sausage. In a large bowl, mix beaten eggs, both cheeses, and oregano. Pour mixture over sausage and dough. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Raspberry Crescents

25 Jan

– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup butter, cut up
– 1 (12 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature, beaten to make it fluffy
– 2 1/2 cups raspberry preserves
– 1 egg white, lightly beaten
– 3/4 cup finely chopped almonds
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  1. Stir together flour and salt; cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.
  2. Stir in cheese until blended.
  3. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.
  4. Cover and chill 8 hours.
  5. Pat each ball on a lightly floured surface into a 2 1/2-inch circle.
  6. Spoon 1 teaspoon raspberry in center of each circle.
  7. Fold circles in half, pressing edges to seal making sure no air is inside.
  8. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
  9. Brush with egg white.
  10. Stir together 1/2 cup sugar,cinnamon and almonds; sprinkle evenly over crescents.
  11. Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Protein Shake

25 Jan

Six large strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/2 to 1 whole banana
1/2 cup milk (or water, but I like it creamy)
1/2 cup yogurt (any flavor, or plain) – or you can skip the yogurt and use a tablespoon or two of honey
1 scoop whey protein powder (or soy, if preferred) – vanilla flavored (you can skip this, too, if you’re not into protein powder)
ice cubes according to how slushy you like it – I usually use a cup to a cup-and-a-half

I’ve found that my blender works best if I dump the liquid in first, followed by the fruit, then the protein powder. Blend on high until smooth.