Foil Pack Dinner

Growing up, whenever we went camping, one of my favorite meals was the night we did foil pack dinners over the fire pit. My mom would have plates of potatoes, onions, peppers, meats and then any type of seasoning you could imagine. We would all fill our foil packs and then wait for what seemed like hours for them to cook over the fire. Once they were finally done, the taste was bliss. Everything came together perfectly and tasted like Summer.

Since it’s freezing here in the mitten, there is no fire pits to cook on this time of year, but for dinner the other day, I was craving the taste of those foil pack dinners.

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Seasoned b.sprouts from Trader Joe’s, I couldn’t resist and they weren’t terribly expensive either.

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Kielbasa flavored Tofurky! This was my first time trying this flavor and I have to say it was almost spot on with the “real” kielbasa.

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Spray the foil with non-stick spray and wrap it up.

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Cooked at 400 for 30 minutes.

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And served over noodles.

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Not quite as good as cooked over an open fire pit, but this will do the trick until Summer.

Mama Pea’s Crack Wrap

AKA – Best lunch of my life.

When I first heard about Mama Pea’s Crack Wrap in her cookbook, I wasn’t too interested. Hummus and I weren’t the best of friends yet. I have dabbled in different tasting hummus, but hadn’t met my soul mate yet. P.S. I found him, and you’ll get to meet him in a different post, but he’s creamy, spicy and goes great with everything (that’s what she said.)

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I was shopping Monday morning and decided to browse all of the hummus options and found it. I bought it and it’s almost gone…thanks to the best lunch of my life.

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Mama Pea, I have never met you, but your recipes never let me down, and this one is a definite keeper!!!

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No elves were harmed or jumped into a pool of salsa by making this post.

Breakfast Bake

It’s no secret that I am infatuated with eggs, I love them any way they are prepared. One of my favorite ways is in a casserole or a bake of some sort, but I’m the only one at our house who feels that way, so I don’t make them often. When we moved into our house in June and all of my dishes and bakeware came out of storage, I totally forgot about all of the different size ramekins and other small dishes I had. They have been sitting in the cupboards for nearly 6 months now, time to put them to use and what better way than with a breakfast recipe?

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This is a pretty basic bake recipe that I plan to change up in the future, so we’ll call this the “base” recipe.

Breakfast Bake

  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white (if using liquid egg whites, it’s 3Tbsp.)
  • Slice of muenster cheese (I broke it into pieces and used half mixed in to the eggs and the other half on top)
  • green onions
  • green peppers
  • hot sauce

I sprayed the ramekin and then put a few (X10) drops of hot sauce in the bottom then beat the egg and egg whites together and put them in the dish and mixed in the chopped onion, pepper and 1/2 slice of muenster cheese.

Bake at 375 for 25 minutes and then top with the remaining half of cheese and bake until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

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Next time I will add some salsa and maybe other toppings. The possibilities are endless!!

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Sweat

I’m a slacker. There I said it.

It’s so true, I slack off when it comes to exercising. I have all of the best intentions, and then I just don’t do it. Ask my husband, he’ll tell you all about it. I talk a mean game and even lay my clothes out the night before, I’ve even put the DVD in the DVD player and put water in a water bottle in the fridge…and then my alarm goes off and I roll over.

So far I have managed to lose 10.4lbs without exercising, but I know that in order to actually change my body which is the ultimate goal, exercise is key. Since having a gym membership isn’t an option right now -at least until that money tree starts producing money – DVD’s are the only option I have…and I have plenty of them! I have enough that I should never get bored, but it’s just a matter of actually doing them that I have an issue with.

I’m not sure why I’m posting this, I guess it’s so I’ll have some accountability. I’ll be working on an exercise plan today and will post it.

In other news, I had such an amazing lunch yesterday, and it really wasn’t that special either, just simple ingredients that came together and kept me full for hours.

Veggie burger on a whole wheat english muffin, steamed broccoli, grapes and a pickle. So simple. So good!

Any tips for me on the exercise issue?

The only tip I need is to just do it…I know.