Simple Strawberry Shortcake

Good morning!

I have missed you guys! Having a puppy in the house really does cut into your time and energy.

I have been getting up at all hours of the night with her to make sure she does well with potty training.

I feel like Sundae has been one of the easier dogs we have had, when we picked her up she was already whining and fussing to go out to use the bathroom. Which is one of the hardest things to train a dog to do.

We have had a couple of accidents in the house because she didn’t whine but we are doing better and better each day. We took her to the vet yesterday and she weighs a total of 4.4lbs! So cute.

But let’s talk about this recipe really quickly.

If you need a last minute recipe for a holiday like today I have the perfect one.

I love this recipe because it is easy to have on hand and it takes little to no time to prepare.

If you want to have homemade pound cake you can definitely do that, this is just if you are in a crunch or have little to no time to make a quick dessert.

All of the ingredients are kept refrigerated and can be purchased ahead of time so you aren’t finding yourself in the grocery store instead of poolside with your family.

Ingredients:
a tablespoon of granulated sugar
1 container of strawberries
a can or container of whipped cream
1 container of Sara Lee Pound Cake [in your frozen section]

Toppings: [optional]
Sliced Almonds
Chocolate syrup

Directions:

Cut your strawberries into quarters, toss in sugar and keep in refrigerator. You can always add more sugar depending on how many strawberries you decide.

Cut your pound cake into cubes or slices depending on how you’d like to serve them. I like to cut mine into cubes so serving in a glass or plastic cup is easier.

Once you are ready to serve go ahead and put whipped cream into the bottom of the glass you are serving in, top with strawberries then pound cake cubes, and repeat until your desired amount per glass. Once that is done you can put on additional toppings.

You can add more toppings depending on who you are serving and their needs.

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I Made Meatloaf

You guys!

I. Made. Meatloaf.

Okay, this may be a very small accomplishment for most people out there but for me it is HUGE!

If you know me, you definitely know that I didn’t grow up hanging out in the kitchen with my parents and boiling rice, wasn’t my forte.

Growing up, I had a easy bake oven and I loved it.

I loved being able to throw something I mixed together into a “oven” then tossed it into the microwave — as sad as that sounds. But the best part was when my brother would enjoy them as well. He would always encourage me to make cakes because he always loved eating them.

My parents both shared the responsibility of cooking in our house, but my dad was the main cook in our household.

My dad would get home earlier than my mom and so he would stop at the grocery store, pick up whatever it is that they were cooking and get things started. My mom would get home and help him in the kitchen and then we would eat.

On occasion I would help cut up some things at times but I was too “slow” for my dad and he would just usher me to the side so he could finish cooking.

When it was time to be a wife and cook things on my own, I was happy that I lucked out and married a guy who grew up in a household of cookers and loved to cook himself.

But then he found a job that required him to work nights and the responsibility of cooking fell on me, I knew making sandwiches wasn’t going to get me too far or him for that matter.

I was a horrible cook, besides cutting up “seasoning” onions [that was an issue in itself], cilantro, and tomatoes. It was possible that I could potentially kill you with a meal.

I couldn’t even boil rice y’all and to this day I absolutely hate cooking rice on the stove top, I honestly prefer to do it in a rice cooker.

If you follow me on social media you are aware now-a-days, it is a bit different and I have come a long way since my burnt rice and easy bake oven days. I have upgraded to an actual oven and I am decent in the kitchen.

I love finding new recipes on Pinterest and while this may show my age, I really love getting new cookbooks as gifts, or things I steal from my friends [with their knowledge, of course].

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Lobster & Havarti Cheese Melts

Simple Dinner - Lobster & Havarti Cheese Melts

hello loves!

Can you guys believe that we are almost into the 3rd month of the year?  I can't believe.  

Next month: is our 7 wedding and I swear the moment you graduate high school time flies at the speed of light, I guess we both have kept our relationship a little hectic over the years so there's that too. It somehow still feels like we are in the dating stage and still haven't figured out this whole marriage thing. 

I'm definitely not cooking dinner for this occasion. 

Anyway, back to the recipe.

When it comes to cooking I look for simplicity, ease and taste.  I won't make this super long or eccentric because, why?

Ingredients:
Sliced French Bread
2 Lobster Tails
2 1/2 tablespoons of Unsalted Butter
Havarti - all I had use whatever you like that melts well
1/2 tablespoon of Fresh Thyme
1 tablespoon of Minced Garlic
Garlic and Onion Spice Blend

Cook the lobster, and set aside to cool.

Then create a butter sauce from the minced garlic, fresh thyme, and unsalted butter. 

Side note: I have a garlic onion spice blend if you have something like that mix it into the butter sauce if you are going for a Cajun flare you can also add some seafood seasoning as well. 

Brush the butter sauce on the bread and toast in oven with the broil setting on low.  

While these toast cut up your lobster and mix in the shredded cheese or sliced cheese of your choice.  

Once the bread is slightly toasted on each side add the lobster and cheese mix on top and broil until cheese is melted. 

Be careful do not broil it for too long because it will over cook the lobster. 

Once the cheese is melted plate and serve. 

We served ours with Tomato Basil soup and it was yum!  

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Easy Turkey Breakfast Bowl

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Good morning my loves!

I am so excited to get back to blogging and reaching out to the people I love. Honestly as much as compliments are few on here from my readers and family I love hearing them but I also love your feed back whether it is good or bad.

So if you want me to keep my food recipes or post I can't really say recipes then let me know, if you want them gone let me know!

Today's food post is all about breakfast, the most important meal of the day and most of the time like all mom's my breakfast is coffee in a tumbler, or sippy cup of I'm being real. But on the weekends when E is actually home we make breakfast.

This recipe is simple cut up all of your veggies, I did yellow bell pepper, onions, and garlic but you can add red bell peppers, green, and orange to add color totally up to you.

Cut all of those up and set them aside, because you'll want to cook your ground turkey, or beef if you prefer. We are trying to eat leaner so turkey is best.

Once your meat is cooked add in your vegetables and let those get tender, once those are tender make a hole in the middle of it all to add your eggs. This allows your eggs to cook in the middle without mixing it into your meat which will make it harder for the eggs to cook evenly.

Once your eggs cook somewhat then you can fold in your meat and veggies, I made the mistake of adding my eggs and mixing everything into them and it took much longer to cook the eggs. E loves soft scramble eggs so those weren't achieveable when you mix everything together initially.

I buttered some french bread slices and then toasted them in a nonstick skillet and added them to the bowl. Topped with spicy sauce of your liking and enjoy.