Thursday, 21 July 2016

Recipe – Easy Breakfast Casserole



This easy, gluten free casserole is a favorite for me for either breakfast or lunch.  After you make it a couple of times, experiment with adding different ingredients to make it your special dish.

Serves: 9-12

Cooking Time: 35 min

  • 1 pound pork sausage (plain or sage flavored)
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 cups frozen hash browns, slightly thawed (about 12 ounces)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces), divided
  • 3/4 cup gluten free Bisquick
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • A few grinds of black pepper or 4-5 drops hot sauce
  • 2 cups milk (skim, 2%, or whole)
  • 6 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a 10-inch skillet set over medium heat, crumble the sausage and cook, stirring and breaking up with a spoon, for 4 minutes. Add bell pepper and onion and continue to cook and stir another 4 minutes. Drain off accumulated fat and spread the sausage mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle the potatoes over the top of the meat, then sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of the cheese on top.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and then add the Bisquick, salt, and pepper or hot sauce. Mix until smooth, then add the milk and stir to combine. Gently pour over the other ingredients in the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, then sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top and continue to cook another 5 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the dish comes out clean.
  5. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Angels Speak - Exhaustion


How many times have you said, "I am Exhausted!", this month?  So many people are saying this over and over.  Part of it is that we do not get enough sleep for our own regeneration.  (Some of us need ten hours a night!)  And, part of it is that we give away too much of ourselves during the day to our work, our friends, our spouse, our children, and our parents.

Most of us do not go to bed at dusk, and some of us get up before dawn to get to the office.  Some of us caffeine ourselves to restlessness, and some of us use alcohol or other medications to slow us down.

We are doing for others that the only time we can carve out for ourselves is early morning or late at night.


Sunday, 17 July 2016

Food Wise - What You Eat


All of us need to be mindful of what we put in our mouths.  Fake, free, fast, and cheap are all adjectives that are used to sell us prepackaged food filled with preservatives.  Funny, though, the preservatives will not preserve us; rather, they break us down.

We can choose food that is healthy, healing, and wholesome.  We can find ways to make meals fun.  Making food is time consuming, yes, so use that time as a form of meditation.  Use it for rest or for growth.


Friday, 15 July 2016

Buddha Speaks - Sending Love


As part of the month of "Be Kind To Yourself" the poster emphasizes sending yourself love.  I have been reading several stories about people who send themselves doses of self loathing, all because they were taught that they were worthless.

When others put us down, we need to remember that it is their problem, not ours.  Imagine a duck going up to another duck and telling them that they are worthless – not going to happen!

Make a list of all the ways that you can show love to yourself.  This helps us to understand what we do for others, and how we can use that for ourselves.