Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole ****  This was good.  I mean, what could be bad about it, ya know?  Eggs, biscuits, gravy, sausage...  What could possibly go wrong?  It was great, though.  Thanks to my dog, I was up super early this morning, so it was the perfect time to throw this together.  You could honestly get so much of it prepared the night before and then just combine it and throw it in the oven the next morning.  I made a few little adjustments, but nothing that would alter the end result.  I subbed the frozen sausage crumbles, Egg Beaters, and canned sausage gravy (2 cans).  It was crazy good.  I did have to cook mine for about 50 minutes, but other than that, it was perfect!  An awesome comfort breakfast for a cool fall morning!

(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ ScatteredThoughtsofaCraftyMom)

12 ounces of buttermilk biscuit dough (we used Grands, which are slightly bigger)
6 eggs
1 (2 3/4 ounce) package peppered gravy mix (makes 2 cups)
1 lb sausage, any flavor
1 cup cheese, shredded
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 13×9 pan
Brown the sausage in skillet and drain thoroughly.
Cut biscuit dough into 1″ pieces, and line the bottom of the pan.
Layer cooked sausage over the biscuit pieces,
Layer shredded cheese over sausage.
Whisk eggs and milk, add salt and pepper and pour over biscuit/layers.
Make gravy according to instructions, and pour over everything.
Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until eggs and biscuits are cooked through.
Serve warm (leftovers are excellent too!)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak ***

This was another winner for us.  There was only one little problem, but it was all my fault.  I always sub ground turkey for ground beef.  Even in meatloaf.  This is one of those recipes, though, where you really need to use the beef.  The turkey just doesn't hold up all that well in the crockpot.  But the flavor was amazing.  Next time, though, I think I want to double the sauce ingredients and throw in some fresh mushrooms.  It's not my typical easy-peasy recipe, but it's really not bad at all.  We will definitely keep this one handy.

(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ AllRecipes)

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (1 ounce) packet dry au jus mix
3/4 cup water

In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, and milk using your hands. Shape into 8 patties.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge the patties in flour just to coat, and quickly brown on both sides in the hot skillet. Place browned patties into the slow cooker stacking alternately like a pyramid. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, au jus mix, and water. Pour over the meat. Cook on the Low setting for 4 or 5 hours, until ground beef is well done.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Crockpot Swedish Meatballs****

This was so stinking good.  I didn't realize until after we were already eating it that we'd had almost exactly this same recipe before when I made the Crockpot Meatball Stroganoff. In fact, the only difference was the addition of the dry onion soup in place of the chopped onions.  I think I prefer it this way.  I always use the dry onion mushroom soup, just because I love mushrooms.  I meant to add some mushrooms to the crockpot while it was cooking, but since work has been so crazy this week, hubby has had to do the cooking for me.  I bought the mushrooms, but I didn't think to add them to the recipe notes for him.  Oops.  But it was still another winner for us!

(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ TheCountryCook)

1 can cream of mushroom (or chicken) soup, low sodium
1 can beef broth, low sodium
1 packet dry onion soup mix
2 tbsp. A1 steak sauce
1 (2 lb.) bag frozen meatballs
1 (8 oz.) container sour cream (1 cup)
1 (16 oz.) package egg noodles

In a 5-6 quart slow cooker, mix undiluted soup with beef broth, onion soup mix and steak sauce. Stir well. Then add in frozen meatballs.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 3-5 hours.
After meatball mixture has cooked, stir in sour cream.
At this time, put a pot of water on the oven to boil for your egg noodles (make according to package directions.) Drain noodles well when done.Mix noodles and meatballs together. Or serve meatballs on top of noodles.