Monday Mentionables: Garlic Cheese Bread, Baked Bacon & Scrambled Eggs

Hi everyone, happy Monday to you all. 🙂

So glad that spring is officially here and there are actually green leaves growing on the trees outside our house. Hope there are signs of spring in your neighborhood, too.

Today’s mentionables are all food related. I’ve been trying to make easy, no hassle meals that the kids (and we grown-ups) will like eating. I thought I’d share some of what I’ve tried with you.

1. Garlic Cheese Bread. Who doesn’t love fresh from the oven bread? Top off a store bought loaf with some butter, garlic and cheese, add a bowl of soup or salad or pasta and you’re good to go! I made my own two versions of this recipe I found online – one with just cheese and the other with cheese and crab meat. I think they both would have tasted better with garlic, but the kids have the taste buds of a vampire, so I left it out just to be safe. They still turned out quite yummy.

The top row is cheese + crab; the bottom row is just cheese.

The top row is cheese + crab; the bottom row is just cheese.

2. Baked Bacon. Breakfast foods are the best, don’t you think? There’s something for every kind of eater, whether you prefer savory or sweet things. The kids love to order bacon when we eat out for breakfast, so I thought we’d have our own breakfast at home – for dinner. One night last week I made a meal of scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns and mini hot dogs, which the kids devoured. Okay, devoured may be a strong word to use here, but let’s just say they ate more than usual. 😉 For the bacon, instead of frying it, I found directions online for how to bake it (and save yourself the effort of slaving away over a hot stove). It turned out nice and crispy and less greasy.

3. Scrambled Eggs. Speaking of eggs, for some reason when I have made scrambled ones at home, they don’t turn out quite as fluffy as the ones from a restaurant. So I did what any person would do – I went online to do some research and found the key to making restaurant/hotel style eggs. The secret ingredient? H2O! I added one tablespoon of cold water for every egg and voila – fluffy eggs! Even E said they were good, which means they were GOOD. 🙂

Now back to the drawing board (aka. internet) for more recipes to try out this week! If you have any suggestions for easy, kid-friendly meals, please please send them my way! 🙂

Have a good Monday!

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