Monday, October 15, 2012

Meet our two new foster girlies! :)

It is already half way through the month of October - the days are flying by! We've been "foster free" for a week or two now and have been trying to figure out if we were going to pick up another one or two from the shelter or if Irina might end up having one or two that needed a foster home already. Turns out the shelter is on quarantine for 2 weeks due to a possible parvo outbreak and Irina had 2 girls that needed a foster home as of this week - so that was the answer to that! :)

They are almost the same size, though I'm pretty sure Cindy Bear is going to grow bigger than Scottie (the terrier puppy). Cindy (the fluffly chow mix) may need surgery on her eye, so she's not quite ready to be adopted, but hopefully she will be soon. In the mean time we are enjoying the chance to love on her. I LOVE her fluffy coat - she is therapeutic to pet!! :) She's a great couch cuddler, and loves to snuggle up next to me and conk out while I dig my fingers into her fluffy fur. She's a total doll!

Scottie is a bundle of excitement! She's up and moving, then she flops down to recover. She looks like she's always got a huge grin on her face and is a happy girl who loves people!! As I type this she's conked out on the couch next to me wiggling her little paws as she dreams. What a cutie pie! :)

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Super Easy Breakfast Casserole!

This has been a "go-to" of mine probably for a couple years now. It's so easy to throw together, cook in the morning and the leftovers heat up really well too! My son loves this and enjoys having the leftovers to eat a hot breakfast even on a rushed weekday morning. :)

I originally discovered this recipe on BabyFit's website here. I tweaked it to use what I had on hand and to make it to our personal preferences (I was also using a smaller dish so initially halved the recipe). I use a 5-quart dish.

1 lb ground sausage, cooked and grease drained, or about 1/2 a package of bacon, cooked and grease drained, and cut slices into 3-4 pieces each.
6 slices bread, diced into cubes
1 - 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
5 large whole eggs
1 - 1 1/2 cups milk

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and mustard powder. Add bread cubes, meat, and cheese to casserole dish and pour egg mixture over top. Stir gently to combine.

Cover and refrigerate overnight. Place on the counter 30 minutes prior to baking. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.

Bake casserole, covered, for 45 minutes or until eggs are fully set. Cool 5-10 minutes, serve and enjoy!
It's not the prettiest thing to take a picture of, but it's hearty and filling especially on these cool fall mornings and couldn't be any easier on a busy day! :)