Lobster Ravioli (Who Cares if they're store bought!)

Yes, Cooker has been a slacker. Husband has been doing a lot of the cooking and we've been doing a lot of repeat dishes since I've been under the weather and he's been so busy.

Although this isn't a homemade recipe, I had to share these. I'm not one to do free advertising, but these deserve it. I found them at Sam's Club the other week and just had to try them. They were inexpensive and super tasty. So, if there's anytime you don't feel like cooking a homemade meal and are totally fine with using something store bought (let's be realy- there's NOTHING wrong with it), then snag these up!

They only take a few minutes, and all you need is a little olive oil or butter, and some parm to top them off! Cooking directions are on the box. Best part? None of that imitation lobster- its the real deal! Mmmmmm!

So, the next time you don't feel like cooking, run to your Sam's (maybe Costco has them too) and get some of these- but beware- they are a seasonal item- so go pick some up today!!!!!


Menu Planning

This is how we plan menus at our house. This may be why we eat the same few things every night, or why I seem to make an abundance of sweets and rarely any savory :)


Mindy Bradley's Breakfast Casserole

Thank you, Bradlians, for sharing this recipe with me. I will now share it with all four of my loyal followers.

This breakfast casserole is perfect for picky eaters and those who consider themselves a 'mans-man' as there are no fancy pants ingredients and only contains protein and potatoes. Mmmmm Mmmmm!

That's all I'm going to say about this: its yummy, its Mindy's recipe, and it reheats really well! I'll let the food speak for itself :)

* 9 eggs
* Bag of tater tots
* 1/4 cup milk
* Jimmy Dean's Country Mild Sausage
* Bag of shredded mexican cheese
* Can of Rotel (Mindys fav.) I wish I didn't have a little toddler who eats this stuff or I'd add this too!

Yup. that's it!

To Make:
* Cook up sausage, drain grease
* Line casserole dish with tater tots (or hashbrowns)
* In bowl, beat eggs well. Add milk. Stir in cooked sausage. Pour over tater tots
* Sprinkle with cheese
* Cook in oven on 350 for 1 hour or until golden brown

Want to feel a little healthier? Serve it with a side of fruit :)

White Chocolate Cookies 'n Cream Fudge

Where I'm from (the North) it gets awfully chilly in the winter time. So chilly in fact, we eat eat eat eat eat eat eat and put on lots of 'insulation' to help get us through each freezing day. Oh... that's not why we eat eat eat eat eat eat eat? We eat eat eat eat eat eat eat because we are stuck inside our homes with bad road conditions, get bored, and gorge ourselves until we are near death? Oh, that works too!

As if everyone doesn't feel guilty enough this holiday season eating cookies, candy canes, drinking rich cocoa... I've found something that puts all of that to shame.

Witness: the most decadent, rich, overwhelmingly delicious treat known to mankid- White chocolate oreo fudge. You also all know that decadent, rich, and delicious are all code words for SO NOT GOOD FOR YOU. But its ok... its worth it. I promise. You can feel the sugar overtake your body the second you look at it, and you can feel your butt tripling in size the second you pick a piece up... but when you take your first bite, you forget all of that (until you step on the scale the next day). Still... make it...

White Chocolate Cookies 'n Cream Fudge
Recipe courtesy of the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook

* 1 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup butter
* 1 (5oz) can evaporated milk
* 2 (12oz) packages white chocolate morsels
* 1 (7oz) jar marshmellow cream
* 3 cups coarsely chopped Oreo cookies, divided
* Pinch of salt

To Do:
* Line a greased 9'' square pan with aluminum foil, set aside
* Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
* Add white chocolate morsels, marshmellow cream, 2 cups crushed cookies, and salt. Stir until morsels are melted.
* Pour fudge into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cookies over fudge, gently pressing cookies into the fudge. Cover and chill until firm (about 1 to 2 hours)
* Lift uncut fudge in aluminum foil from pan, remove foil, cut fudge into squares, and indulge.