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Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Roll Ups

I love trying new recipes! Sometimes I will see something that interests me and I decide to give it a try…..I don’t always have a recipe to follow so I just find my own way. I’ve actually stumbled onto a few great things this way. These Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Roll Ups are on this list. My guys would agree…..they loved them!

Start with a loaf of bread. Yes, an entire loaf. I really didn’t think I would go through an entire loaf, but I did….minus the ends. I wasn’t sure how many to make for the three of us, but none of it went to waste so that was good. I will tell you that these little buggers are rich and quite filling in my opinion. Take each slice of bread and cut off the crusts. Repeat for every piece.

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Next take a roller and roll the bread quite flat.

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Smear some cream cheese on it.

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Then fill the center with chopped up strawberries.

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Roll up. I put a toothpick through each one to train them to stay rolled up. Did I just say “train”? I wonder if a roll up can be “trained”. Hmmmm……anyway, repeat this until you have all of your bread filled and rolled up.

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Next mix up your French Toast batter. Here is one that I’ve used for years:

3 eggs, 1/2 cup of sugar, sprinkle of salt, dash of vanilla, dash of nutmeg, dash of cinnamon, and 1 cup of milk whisked up.

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Dip all sides of your roll ups in the batter and put on a hot griddle that is set to 325 degrees.

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These little things stick (and you can tell they are pretty messy to make….but worth it). Make sure to turn frequently so they don’t burn.

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Cook until brown on all sides. Serve with powdered sugar, left over strawberries and a side of maple syrup. Be prepared to gobble these up. My son (Mr. Picky Eater) was looking for more. Enjoy!

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My new column & Night Calver’s Special!

What is the “Night Calver’s Special?” Well…..it’s what my husband calls a breakfast concoction I make. He thinks he came up with it before we met (maybe he did, but I can’t give him the satisfaction about that). 🙂

It’s really a fairly simply breakfast…..and I’m sure it has many names, but I like the sound of what we call it…..and it definitely rings true this time of year…..calving season. We had a storm blow in last night….I’m glad to say that it wasn’t as bad as predicted….thank goodness! None of us need a devastating storm like last fall….that’s for sure. Here is how it looked out of our north window…..not a nice sight!

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Shane has been battling a sore neck (it’s out and he needs to get to a chiropractor, but it hasn’t happened yet). I’m taking pity on him because in this business you don’t call in sick. You keep going….no matter what. He was out checking heifers and our mama cows in the calving pasture. I knew he would be cold and wet when he got back in so I decided to whip up some “Night Calver’s Special.” Here’s how you make it:

Night Calver’s Special

  • 1 lb. of Breakfast Sausage (I use Jimmy Dean’s Regular Sausage)
  • 2 large Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ½ an Onion, diced
  • 1 Green Pepper, diced
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
  • Minced Garlic, 1 clove minced
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 cups of shredded Cheese, your choice

Brown the sausage with potatoes, onion and green pepper. Make sure to break the sausage up as it browns (tiny pieces are best in my opinion). Add some salt, pepper, and seasoning salt as desired. Add the garlic (I was out of garlic this morning so I added a couple shakes of bottled minced garlic….didn’t notice a difference).

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When the sausage is completely browned add the eggs.

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Mix up the mixture and cook until the eggs are cooked though.

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Add the cheese and mix it all together. I needed to use up some Swiss cheese today so it got put into the mix too! 🙂

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Once the cheese is melted, top with whatever garnishes you want and enjoy!

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This is another one of those great recipes that makes more than one meal. Since only the two of us eat this kind of breakfast (Stone eats cereal) I package up the leftovers in foil pouches.

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We have two breakfasts here……hooray!!

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Now that breakfast is over I can move onto another exciting subject (exciting to me at least)……my column! Yesterday I got The Wrangler Horse & Rodeo News in my mailbox.

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The editor added me on as one of the columnists who are published in each edition. I couldn’t be happier!! I’m absolutely thrilled to see this in print!

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I’m happy to say that Today’s Horse has added me to their lineup as well. I will be first published in their magazine in April. Another new e-magazine has added me as well. I believe that will be launched in April as well. Hopefully, I will be added to other publications soon. I now have deadlines to be concerned with and speaking of that…..I will be writing my next column for The Wrangler today/tomorrow as it is due soon. So many subjects float around in my head….in my opinion that is the hardest thing about writing….the subject. Once that is decided the rest is smooth sailing!

Writing is truly a passion of mine and I’m so happy to finally be delving back into it…..it’s about time! It’s a great day for some writing here……it’s snowy and blowing out…..not as bad as the weather predictors said it might be though so we are happy about that. Still…..I’m keeping the coffee pot full and the blankets near…..and my laptop close by also so I can write. Have a great day, everyone! ~Cheyenne

 

Cheyenne’s Breakfast Burritos

We woke up to a fresh blanket of snow and it’s still coming down ever so softly. Sundays are a great day for me to get a jump start on my menu plan for the week. I usually try to plan what I will be making for the week as I only go to town on Mondays and Wednesdays now. I used to go in up to five days per week, but since we moved the store and downgraded back to a shop setting I’m not required to be there as often. I go in on the days that Stone has school so it works out well for us (timing wise and financially it all makes more sense). Planning on Sunday allows me to get my shopping list ready so that I only have to go to the store one of the two days that I’m in town.

Sundays are also a great day for me to make my breakfast burritos. I make a huge batch so that we can eat them for several breakfasts throughout the week. They keep really well in the fridge and the freezer so they are perfect for whenever we decide to eat them. I developed this recipe through trial and error. There are a lot of variations on breakfast burritos, but I’m proud to say that these are completely “mine”. 🙂

Cheyenne’s Breakfast Burritos

  • 1 package of breakfast sausage (I use Jimmy Dean’s Regular Sausage)
  • 2-3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 – 5 oz. can of Diced Chiles
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
  • Oregano
  • Cilantro
  • Cumin
  • Chili Pepper
  • Minced Garlic
  • 12 Eggs
  • 2-3 cups of Cheese, shredded
  • 12-16 Flour Tortillas (I use the large ones)
  • Taco Sauce or Salsa
  • Tin Foil

Put the entire package of sausage in a deep skillet. Break up into small chunks and start to brown.

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Add potatoes and onion.

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Stir well breaking up the sausage into tiny chunks as it browns. Add chiles and seasonings. I use a teaspoon or two of each seasoning, but it really just depends on how you like it. You can always add more later! Also, don’t worry….the chiles don’t make them too spicy. If you desire more spice, you may want to use two cans instead of one.

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Cover and simmer until potatoes are done.

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Add eggs, mix well.

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Cover and continue to cook. Stir the burrito mixture well. Taste the mixture and add more seasonings to taste, if needed and stir again.

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Add cheese.

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Turn off heat and allow it to sit for a minute or two. Stir the burrito mixture well to mix everything  together.

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Tear of 12-16 sheets of tin foil (about 12-15” in length each).

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Place a tortilla on a sheet of tin foil. Add about a cup of the burrito mixture in the center of the tortilla. I normally elongate the mixture so that it is about an inch from the ends of the tortilla. (It shouldn’t be just a glob in the center.)

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Pour on a little taco sauce or salsa.

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Fold in the ends of the tortilla and roll it up. Then using the tin foil, repeat that step. You should end up with a neat little pouch.

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Continue this process until all the meat mixture is used up.

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*This recipe made 16 tortillas this time. Sometimes it’s more….sometimes it’s less….it truly depends on how much filling you use in each tortilla.*

These Breakfast Burritos are truly heavenly….great on a cold day, great when working cattle, great when out on the trail, great….well, pretty much anytime! Like I said, they refrigerate and freeze well. Looks like I have my week’s breakfasts done already….what a great feeling!

I saved one off to the side (with a little extra burrito mixture on it)  for Shane when he got in from feeding…..it was gone in like 2 seconds flat! And I got a “Good breakfast, babe” when he was finished. 🙂

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We started our day off right….hope you try this….eating one puts a little spring in your step! Enjoy! ~Cheyenne

Cowboy Migas – my first recipe post!!!

Good morning, all! For those of you who know me, you know that I LOVE to be in the kitchen….cooking, baking, planning our next meal, finding new recipes, avoiding my dishes (haha….that’s a true one also)! 🙂 I have stumbled over many great recipes thanks to the internet! My favorite places to find them? I always go to The Pioneer Woman’s page first. I’m a huge fan of Ree Drummond! In fact, she is a true inspiration to me and one of the reasons why I started blogging (Thanks, Ree!). I always go to her site first to see what she has in terms of what I’m looking for. I haven’t made one recipe of hers that I haven’t liked. The second place I go to is Allrecipes.com. I have been an online member for a long time (I can’t remember how long). I love the reviews as it gives me an idea of what real people/cooks out there think of it. It tells me if the recipe is worth trying or not. I’ve had great success with these two sites. I wander around by googling recipes from time to time. However, 9 times out of 10, I end up getting a recipe from one of these two sources.

Which brings me to today’s post…..my first recipe that I’ve blogged about! I’m excited about this! About 6 months ago, I was in need of something different for breakfast. For those of you out there who feed a cowboy or two, you know that they are meat lovers. I find it challenging sometimes to mix it up if meat has to be at the fore front (no fettuccine alfredo here….it has to be chicken fettucine alfredo instead….you get the idea). Anyway, I was zooming around the internet and stopped at PW’s site. I stumbled upon “Migas” and was instantly intrigued. Here is the link to her original recipe:  http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/09/ree-drummond-migas/.

I decided to give Migas a try the very next morning as I had all of the ingredients. I LOVED them!!! My husband liked them, but here’s what he said, “There’s no meat in them”! Why did this not shock me?? I know Shane….that’s why! I’m surprised he tried them in the first place since you can clearly tell there is no meat in them. So, I set out on my usual mission……”cowboyizing” (is that a word?) this recipe!

It really wasn’t hard to do…..I simply added pork sausage to the recipe and voila……Cowboy Migas!! I sure hope Ree doesn’t mind that I’ve changed this a bit. My one rule of thumb for trying a new recipe is to make it exactly as it is written. Once I do that, I can tell what I need to tweak to make it more my own for the next time. Anyone else like this?

So, here we go:  Cowboy Migas

Ingredients:  olive oil, 4 corn tortillas, 1/2 of a green pepper, 1/2 of an onion (I like purple), pat of butter, pork sausage (I use a roll of it – any brand is fine), salt, pepper, oregano, cilantro, 8 eggs, and cheddar cheese.

The first thing to do is put a table spoon or two of olive oil in a frying pan. Heat this up on medium, when it’s hot put in a corn tortilla. The object is to brown each side of the tortillas, but not to let them get hard as a board or burned.  image (14) I usually put one tortillas in until I need to turn it over, then I turn it, move it aside and add the second one.

While the tortillas are browning, I dice up 1/2 a green pepper and 1/2 an onion. I melt a small pat of butter (just to keep them from sticking) and melt in. I then add the green pepper and onion and start to brown them.  Once they are starting to cook, I add the sausage. image (16) I then break up the sausage as well as I can throw in a few dashes of the spices and mix everything up so it can cook evenly. image (17)

At this point, the tortillas are all done. As they are finished, I put them on a paper towel to absorb a bit of the oil. Then I put them on a cutting board and wait for them to cool. image (15) After they have cooled, I cut them into strips with a sharp knife and then cut them the opposite direction so they make little “chips”. image (18)

The meat mixture is cooked through so now it’s time to add the eggs. image (19) Shane cracked these and added them. He thought I needed some help. 🙂 Once they eggs are added, go ahead and stir everything together so it’s all mixed up…..then add the tortilla “chips”. image (8) And…..stir it all up. It should look something like this: image (9)

Let it cook a little bit and then top with cheese:  image (10) Next: you guessed it….stir it all together. Let the cheese melt all the way through…..it’s now time to eat! image (11)

These are truly delicious! They are not too spicy…..filling….and easy to make! Plus, my cowboy loves them because they contain MEAT!! 🙂 I like to eat mine plain. Shane likes to add some salsa and sour cream. It’s truly up to you how you choose to eat them. This recipe will feed at least 6 people if not more (depending on their portion size). I always end up with left overs. So, what do I do with those? I make tinfoil packets with the left overs and have them to enjoy the next morning or so….genius!! image (12) image (13) I warm them up in the oven when we are ready for them. The best part…..they are just as good the next day….and I don’t have more dirty dishes!! 😉 I hope you try these and enjoy them as much as we do!

What else is on the menu today? Well, it’s my dad’s birthday so mom is making his favorites:  baked ham with pineapple, baked potatoes, rolls, etc. I am baking him a pineapple cake with cream cheese frosting to celebrate his special day. I haven’t made this cake before so I’m anxious to see how it turns out. Perhaps I will blog about it tomorrow! Enjoy your Sunday…..I plan to do the same! ~Cheyenne