This Week's Menu

MAPLE SAUSAGE AND WAFFLE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ from Cassie Craves website)

8 frozen waffles
1 small onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 pound maple sausage
1-1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
6 eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup
1-1/4 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

1. Toast waffles in a toaster until browned. Meanwhile, brown sausage in a skillet until no longer pink and drain on paper towels. Transfer to bowl and set aside.
2. In the same skillet, sauté onions and peppers until softened. Transfer to bowl with sausage.
3. Coat an 8 x 8 inch square baking dish with non-stick spray or butter. Arrange 4 waffles in the bottom and sprinkle with half the sausage/vegetable mixture and half the cheese. Repeat layer, with remaining waffles, sausage/vegetable mixture and cheese.
4. Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl with the syrup, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over the waffles layers. Cover with plastic wrap and set a weight on top (like a baking dish holding a couple cans of food). Refrigerate overnight or for at least 1 hour.
5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, uncover casserole and bake 45 to 50 minutes until edges are puffy. Cool 5 minutes and serve.

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BUBBLE UP ENCHILADA BAKE
(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ BunsInMyOven)

1 package Pillsbury Grands! biscuit dough
10 ounces enchilada sauce
1 pound ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
4 ounce can diced green chiles
1 cup grated cheddar
1 cup grated pepper jack or monterey jack
cilantro, for garnish
avocado or guacamole, for serving

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Open the biscuits and slice each biscuit into 8 small pieces. Add to a medium bowl and pour the enchilada sauce over the top. Stir to coat.
Brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Drain the grease and stir in the taco seasoning and 2 tablespoons of water. Stir in the green chiles.
Pour the biscuits and enchilada sauce into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with the ground beef. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top. Top with bits of cilantro if desired.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the biscuits are cooked through and the cheese is fully melted.
Serve with sliced avocado or guacamole.

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SLOPPY JOE CORNBREAD CASSEROLE
(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ BunsInMyOven)

1 (8 1/2-ounce) box corn muffin mix (Jiffy works great)
1 cup shredded cheddar, divided
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
24 ounce can sloppy joe sauce (or homemade), divided
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 sweet onion
1 bell pepper, any color
1/4 cup diced green onions

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium sized bowl, add the cornbread mix, 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, milk, egg, and canned corn. Stir until well combined. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 15 minutes or until just set.
While the cornbread is baking, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter.
While the butter is melting, chop the onion and bell pepper into small pieces. Add to the pan and cook until just beginning to soften.
Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until no longer pink. Drain the fat.
Add all but 1/2 cup of the sloppy joe sauce to the pan with the meat to warm.
Remove the cornbread from the oven and use a fork to prick holes over the cornbread. Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of the sloppy joe sauce over the cornbread.
Spoon the meat and sauce over the baked cornbread and top with the remaining cheese. Return to the oven for 15 minutes.
Top with the green onions before serving.

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CROCKPOT PIZZA TORTELLINI
(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy)

12-oz dried spinach and cheese tortellini, uncooked
1-1/2 lbs ground turkey, browned and drained
8-oz can sliced mushrooms
8-oz can sliced black olives
1 packet sliced pepperoni
3 (14-oz) jars pizza sauce
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced green pepper
14.5-oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
2 cups water (enough to cover the mixture)
Shredded mozzarella cheese

Mix all ingredients together in crockpot.
Cook on low 7 hours.
Top each serving with a sprinkle of mozzarella.
Serves 6-8

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GOOEY BUTTER CAKE
(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ SmallTownWoman)

1 yellow butter cake mix
1/2 cup butter melted
3 eggs
8 ounces cream cheese (1 box)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Mix cake mix, melted butter and one egg. Pat gently into the bottom of the pan with your clean fingers.
Mix cream cheese, vanilla, 2 eggs and powdered sugar with hand or stand mixer until well blended. Pour on top of the bottom layer. Do NOT mix the two layers together. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
NOTES: Cool completely before cutting.

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