Cream Cheese, Bacon, Egg & Veggie Ring and Weekend Potluck #8

  We love Saturdays at home! It means we get to make a big breakfast and enjoy it all as a family.  I am always trying new egg bakes and breakfast cakes, or Dale makes his famous cheesy scrambled eggs and pancakes.

  This particular Saturday, I had 2 rolls of crescents that were screaming, “Make me for breakfast!”  I hate that there is no Wheat version of these by the way. (Pillsbury, are you listening? I would be such a happy camper if you came out with whole wheat versions of everything you make, thankyouverymuch!)

   So, I have seen these “Wreath” recipes forever from Pampered Chef!  I am not claiming it as something new, but what I will tell you, is that I added something in that made it SO SO SO yummy!

  You know cream cheese is my weakness by now, right?? :) And I just so happened to have 4 oz. of Cream cheese leftover from the other breakfast dish I made.  I also just so happened to have some veggies that needed to be used, so I made up this bacon, veggie cream cheese mixture to put inside the breakfast ring.

    Not to pat myself on the back or anything, but it made it SO SO GOOD! 

{pats self on back just a teeny-tiny bit}

Cream Cheese, Bacon, Egg & Veggie Ring

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Cream Cheese Bacon Egg & Veggie Ring

Ingredients

  • 1 can Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough, 8 Ounce Can, Set Out 20 Minutes Before Starting
  • 4 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 Tablespoons Chopped Veggies (you Know, The Ones Lurking In Your Veggie Drawer) I Had Green Onions & Red Pepper To Use Up.
  • ½ package (3 Oz Size) Real Bacon Bits
  • 6 whole Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Shredded Colby-jack Cheese

Set out the crescent roll dough 20 minutes before starting.

During this time you can soften cream cheese and chop veggies. Put the cream cheese and veggies into a medium-sized bowl. Stir these together and add bacon bits.

Beat the eggs in a bowl. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add eggs. Scramble your eggs until they reach your desired firmness then remove from heat and set aside.

Lay out the crescent roll triangles on a baking sheet. You want to form them into a circle (see upper left photo). Use a rolling-pin to seal the seams and create a wide area to layer other ingredients. Layer the cream cheese mixture, then scrambled eggs, then cheese on to the wide area of each triangle.

Pull each triangle tip up and over the wide part and tuck ends under. This will form a “wreath”. Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with fresh tomatoes if you have them.

Enjoy, its incredible!

  Sooooo, funny story, I was photographing the finished product, when I heard a noise, and glanced to my left:

 I had company!

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  Silly chickens, this is not for you! 

I turned back just in time to see two thievers eye-balling the breakfast I was photographing!

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And…..

BAM! BAM!  At the exact same moment, like they counted to 3, they both dove for a bite.  

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Silly girls! Egg bake is not for you to enjoy! That’s like caniballism or something!

  With the other half of your Cream cheese, make these Strawberry Cream Cheese Croissants by Rumbly In My Tumbly, whom I found on pinterest.

YUM!

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Madly In Love, plus Brats & Tots Soup with Homemade Crescents

Ahh! Sorry this is late posting today! I was up until midnight wrapping gifts with Dale and I guess I didn’t hit “schedule”.  Here it is, better late than never! Happy Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Dale and I had the privilege of investing in our marriage this weekend at a Madly In Love seminar we went to with my best friend, Kasey and her husband, Monty.

In the Madly In Love marriage seminar you will learn:

  • What is at the core of conflict
  • Why she keeps bringing things up from the past and what to do when she does
  • Why he doesn’t talk much, and what you can do to help
  • The best time to work through conflict – and it’s not when you think
  • How to actually benefit from conflict – not bury it or just resolve it
  • A tried and true process for working through conflict
  • What to do when no amount of talking seems to work
  • A required shift in thinking to becoming madly in love once again
  • A gift to give your children
  • Laughter, tears, hope and much more!

We had so much fun, the interaction between speaker and audience was fantastic!

Here are some of the highlights from my notes:

We all have a story to tell, one that makes us who we are today.  One that makes us respond the way we do to certain situations, if you keep this story in mind, it will help you better understand your spouse.

Ephesians 4:1-3 “….lead a life worthy of your calling…Always be humble and gentle.  Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because off your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.”

 Make a habit to read I Corinthians 13:4, but put in your first name in the place of LOVE.  This is a good check point:

Tonya is patient, Tonya is kind, Tonya keeps no record of wrong, Tonya endures through every circumstance, Tonya never gives up.

Proverbs 10:19 “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tounge is wise.”  Keep the peace in arguments by limiting “Word Vomit” and pushing the pause button to think and pray before discussing said argument. 

  “What if God designed marriage to make us HOLY, more than make us HAPPY?”

Wherever there is conflict, there is a STORY to be heard…..

Seek to discover your spouse…  Proverbs 20:5 “A man of understanding draws out his deep thoughts from inside.”

The glass is half empty AND half full, what you choose to see is your right and opinion, but both must be recognized as truth.

“Understand this:
In marriage, if I choose to live for self, my marriage will die.
If instead I choose to live for my wife/husband, I must die to self.
Make no mistake about it: in marriage, death is always involved.  Either we both die to ourselves, or the marriage itself WILL die.”

“Seek first to understand, and then be understood.” Steven Convey
Choosing to deny the part of you demanding to be heard, allows grace, understanding and disarming of the conflict.  This begins the healing process.

How to be a Gracious Giver:
1) Be honest
2) Understand my spouses story: past and present, to soften my heart and give me understanding.
3) We, as wives, call our husbands to their best, even when they are at their worst. We can do this with soft words and a gentle touch.

When we learn to appreciate each other’s story, it helps us to be gracious and loving to each other.

Satan loves nothing more than to turn couples against each other so that they are in a Tug of War against each other rather than united in a Tug of War against him for their marriage.  He knows he can’t win when 2 are united with Christ, a cord of 3 strands is not easily broken!

In a world of divorce and hurt, we can have HOPE.  Our hope is in Jesus and the strength He brings to a marriage when we totally wrap ourselves around Him.  We must do things to win our spouses heart, we must invest in each other and date each other! 

 We MUST find DAILY “Together Time” to talk and interact face to face, not staring at the tv, but having fun, connecting and seeking God together.

The whole purpose of this seminar was learning to “Fight Fair” and doing everything in Love.  They had it broken down really nicely into an acronym for the word PLEDGE.  I am not going to share it with you because I am scared it’s copyrighted and I don’t want to get into trouble!  It was REALLY well stated and simple really as long as you stick to the steps during a disagreement.

These marriage conferences are such a good way to invest in your marriage!  We learned a lot, but also, it felt good to know, that we had been “fighting fair” in our marriage and hadn’t even realized we were doing something right.  Those pats on the back are nice too. :)

If Madly In Love ever comes to your town, make sure you go, it is GREAT!  Check out the website:

http://madlyinlove.org/

  On to the recipe part of this post:

This unusual soup was delicious!  I especially like where you take your immersion blender and puree all the veggies;  makes for a nice thick soup!

Brats & Tots Soup

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 whole Small Onions, Chopped
  • 5 whole Garlic Cloves, Pressed
  • 4 cans Chicken Broth (14 Oz Total)
  • 6 whole Potatoes, Peeled And Diced
  • 3 cups Chopped Carrots
  • 2 packages (14 Oz Each) Johnsonville Cooked Brats, Sliced
  • Generous Amounts Of Salt And Pepper

Melt the butter in a large soup pot. Sautee onions, garlic and carrots with some salt and pepper. Cook until tender. Add broth and potatoes, then cover and simmer for 25-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Use your immersion blender to create a puree, leaving a few chunks of potatoes. Add in sliced brats and simmer for another 15-20 minutes.  Season to taste.

This tasted GREAT with buttery homemade crescents! You can totally make these, even if you are scared of yeast like I am!

I got my recipe for crescents HERE.

I had lots of good “help” that day, and we all pretty much were wearing flour by the time it was all said and done, thanks to Paxton.

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These tasted SOOOO good with the soup!!!!  Try your hand at them, you will be amazed how simple they really are to make….

Especially if you don’t have too much um, “help”.

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Enjoy your supper, invest in your marriage daily, and STAY WARM!  It’s supposed to get COLD this week!

~T

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