Monday, May 22, 2017

Meal Prep and New Directions!

   Hello there, and happy Monday, it's been a hot minute since I've taken the time to post, and here is why. Between moving, chasing a toddler, growing a baby, adoring my husband, plus managing and posting on a blog and other daily life happenings added to working on a healthier lifestyle/eating style, things were getting a tad bit hectic and chaotic and stressful...  I chose to take some time to focus on my faith, family and overall emotional/physical/spiritual health! Honestly, it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made and we're all doing great! This being said, I miss sitting down to write and share little moments here and there, so, we're shifting the focus of the blog a smidge and I'm really looking forward to this new chapter in life! What is the new focus of the blog and my posts, you may ask!? Food, my loves, it is food! I'm going to purpose to sit down once a week and share some amazing new recipes I'm trying out, whether it's a written recipe or a video tutorial, I'll be sharing glimpses of my kitchen adventures, all served up fresh with a side of grace! I hope you are just as excited as I am, for this new journey to begin! 

  I'm just going to kick-start this new phase and get right to it, with sharing a recipe of a breakfast casserole that I just pulled out of the oven!

Hearty Breakfast Casserole,

Ingredients :

1/ country mild jimmy dean sausage 
1/ apple wood smoked bacon
12. eggs ( I used farm fresh )
1.c milk ( I used Vitamin D ) shredded hash brown ( I used frozen hash browns for time sake)
1/4. green bell pepper 
1/ shredded cheese ( I used Monterrey jack and cheddar blend )
Season to taste with : Salt, Pepper, Garlic powder, Onion powder ( I did a couple shakes for each one)

Directions : 
Preheat oven to 350 while prepping the rest of dish.
Cook bacon and sausage thoroughly and set on plate, and paper towel to drain grease, once cooled rough chop and set aside.
Dice bell pepper portion
Whisk eggs, milk, seasonings together and then add and gently mix in the frozen hashbrowns, bacon, sausage and bell pepper.
Pour mixture into a greased 9x13" pan, sprinkle with cheese and bake for 45-55 minutes.
Let cool,
Serves 12

This amazing casserole has taunted me with it's amazing aroma, since before I pulled it from the oven, I may have to sneak a slice and not wait for tomorrow morning like I intended to! Also, great for weekly breakfast meal prep if you have a small family like mine, this will keep us full bellied, mon-fri. I plan on serving it up alongside a banana nut breakfast cake bake if I get the chance to get that finished today! I hope you all have an amazing week, please stay tuned for some fun from my next kitchen adventure!

Yours Always, 
Mrs Oorah.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich

You guys........

You GUYS!!!!!!!

Literally . I can't begin to describe how incredible this sandwich is.
First we need to make some sauce. 
Take some mayo,curry powder,ceyanne pepper, and paprika. I made four sandwiches. So I only used about four tablespoons of mayo, with the seasoning to taste. Add half a can of green chilis.

Next you need to marinate some chicken fillets in teriyaki sauce.

Grill the chicken till completely done.

Take some whole wheat hamburger buns and toast them .

Add cheese. American works great.

Spread your sauce and extra chilis.

Top with chicken.

We paired this with pan fried kale.

And tater tots.

Completely incredible.
Much love, Mrs. Hooah💕

Monday, December 28, 2015

Chicken Tortilla Soup


The Christmas decorations are packed and put away. My guys are playing with the babyman's newest train track for the third day in a row.

The weather is super warm, but crazy stormy , and basically completely weird.

Time for something that makes sense. Chicken Tortilla Soup .

Now, let me tell you about this soup.

We are scraping the barrel here. 

Every once in a while I get in this crazy mood. Where , all the cans, all the freezer stuff that has been just sitting there, all the stuff that just sits, has to be used up. You know the drill. You have food in your house, but you don't. That weird spot where you normally go grocery shopping, but your house isn't completely out of food. 

I'm there. Trying to get rid of cans that I don't particularly want to cart with me , the next time I PCS.

This soup is from that.
Now this really is a dump and go recipe.
Seriously, the only thing you should hold back on is put maybe half the frozen veggies in it. I wouldn't use the whole bag. And the spices. I used 1/4 tsp. ceyanne and about a palm full of garlic and taco seasoning.

I cooked it all morning in my crockpot, about 4-5 hours. 

A little bit of shredded cheese, and tortilla chips , and you're ready to go!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Onion Lovers Pretzel Burger and mid week happenings

Remember when we went to pretzel town with that really awesome pepperoni sandwich? Ummmmm yummy. 

This is like that. But, not.

As in, it's very yummy. But, it's a smooth kind of yummy. 

We've got a lot of mellow flavor going on. 

Melted Swiss cheese

Sautéed onions

Basil pesto 


Pretzel buns

Hamburger patties. 

The mellow flavors balance out that sharp taste of these pretzel rolls.
Also. Onion rings for life! 

Andddddd gluten free Mac n cheese.

This is best with a crisp apple juice,or something sweet to drink , but NO citrus allowed , otherwise you will ruin the palette of this dish. I had mine with a tall glass of cold apple cider. Seriously soooo  delish! 


Now for a weekly update: our church is having a Conference on prayer and revival. It has been INCREDIBLE and I can't wait to share all that God is doing! Hey, when an invitation turns into the whole church praying, confessing sin, praising God for mercy, and claiming victory,and when it happens in a Baptist church to boot! Well, let's just say God is at work ;D 

The Soldier Man has had a relatively easy week concerning duty, and it has been a blessing, since we are very committed to the nightly services at church.

Great news!! I'm off of bed rest!!! Still under strict rules about activity, but many questions were answered and I do believe I am well on the road to healing!

Here are a few snapshots of our week so far.

The Soldier and babyman built a really epic fort.

So cute!

And I happened to get a rare snuggle/sleepy time with the babyman.

I read a one chapter booklet about Daniel Nash that changed my life.

Here is an excerpt:

Wisdom. ^

Have a beautiful day, dear Readers!! <3


This is a pretty self explanatory post.

Carnitas for daysssss.

Now , I have to be honest. I really just seasoned some pulled pork and called it carnitas. I cheated.

Actually, I cheated a lot on this recipe.

You see, I put chili,taco,onion,and garlic seasoning on the pulled pork.

Then I realized I had no queso fresco, so I chopped fresh mozzarella and mixed it with homemade picco.

Then I used half an avocado, a restaurant pkg. of ranch and four shots of Tabasco to make a creamy sauce. 

Chopped kale, romaine,and iceberg lettuce make for an awesome crisp addition. 

The final step was to fry up some gluten free corn tortillas in coconut oil!

Make them nice and crispy.

For a side dish we threw black beans, rice, lime and cilantro together.

But, let me tell you.... It was so quick to make , and so yummy!!!