Morning Monday!

It’s Monday…yay!! Hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready to tackle the week head on! Woot! I just finished up an 11 mile run averaging 8:12/pace. I feel pretty darn good! Coffee is brewing and a big bowl tropical steel cut oats is calling my name! I have a ton to get to this morning so let’s just get going.

First….CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who raced this weekend. I had so many people that I was mentally rooting for. It was frantically checking race websites and blogs getting updates all morning on Sunday! I was so proud of everyone and literally was jumping around waiting for results to be posted. I was getting text messages like crazy from people I was tracking! It was great and I wish I could have been there for you all but know I was totally there in spirit ROOTING YOU ON!! 🙂

Second, as promised I said I would post all the breakfast goodies I made yesterday for this Keith this week. So without further ado here we go:

Tropical Steel Cut Oats

Easy Peasy Steel Cut Oats

SO creamy and SO good!

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (I used a mix of pineapple, papaya and mango)

Spray the inside of a crockpot with nonstick spray. Mix all ingredients inside crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours.

Turkey Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and Hasbrowns...yum yum!

That is how you start a morning!

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey sausage
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (16oz) package frozen hashbrown potatoes (I used Cascadia Farms brand)
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 2 %)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Brown sausage in skillet; drain. Stir together all ingredients in a BIG bowl and pour into a baking dish; sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Ham and Cheddar Gluten-Free Goodness

The first BIG bite!

  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup baking mix (I used Pamela’s gluten-free pancake/baking mix)
  • 2 cups milk

Place ham and cheese in bottom of greased pan. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over ham and cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

So there you go! Enjoy! These were all three SUPER easy and they made my house smell so good! I love breakfast smells. It is my favorite meal to eat out!

What is your favorite meal to eat out? Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

And don’t forget to enter my awesome Celestial Seasonings give-a-way! It closes at midnight TONIGHT!


44 Responses

  1. The casseroles are to die for – I eat cheese like I breathe…
    I love eating out, but I want it all. Hmm – maybe dinner?

  2. I love to eat dinner out! So relaxing to me. 🙂 I have never made a breakfast casserole!

  3.! I have breakfast envy…makes my bowl of Cheerios look quite sad now :/

    I like eating dinner out the most becuase it’s a great way to unwind and treat yourself after a long day. Plus, I’m no the best/most creative cook when it comes to dinner foods. I also like eating brunch out too…it’s the easiest way for me to eat healthfully when I’m out, yet I still feel very satisfied. I usually get an egg white omelette loaded with veggies and ham. For dinner, there are many more temptations. Hello bread basket and dessert menu!

  4. Mike would LOVE that casserole!

    I don’t like to eat out but if I have to lunch would be when i’d do it 🙂

  5. Can I just say you are so inspiring with your morning runs!

  6. My favorite meal to eat out would be a late lunch. Especially a late lunch on a patio!

  7. Wow those casseroles look delicious! I love going out to dinner. It’s my favorite.

  8. Yum!!! These breakfast casseroles look delicious…and I’m not even much of a breakfast person!

    I think I’d have to say that dinner is my fave 🙂 I love the cooking that goes into it…breakfast and lunch are usually super quick for me!

  9. I love to have weekend breakfasts out! It’s so luxurious!

  10. Yes! I’m gonna save this one for a weekend brunch… 🙂

    I enjoy eating out any meal- probably not a good thing! But I do really love finding little hole-in-the-wall spots and cafes for breakfast. It’s so much fun!

  11. whoa bthat breakfast cassarole looks good!!! i tend to prefer my breakfasts more onthe ‘sweet’ side, and that cassarole would be a PERFECT dinner for me! I love eggs for dinner!

    favorite meal to eat out would be dinner or lunch! I much prefer to make a yog mess or my famous oatmeal for my owb breakfast and untl i find a restaurant that has an oatmeal bar…ill take my own anyday 🙂

  12. I love the idea for those oats—coconut and tropical fruits. YUM. As for eating out, I don’t really like to get breakfast out because it usually disappoints (and I can make most of it better at home). I most enjoy dinner out, though I’m trying to cut down on the eating out since it takes a big huge bite out of my budget.

  13. I guess eating dinner out is the best because that is usually when everyone wants to get together. I love the oat idea too. Thanks!

  14. Thanks for the great recipes, all three look amazing! I had a friend running the Georgia Half so I was watching that yesterday morning too! Have a great Monday.

  15. Brunch is SUCH a fun meal to have out!!

  16. I love getting lunch out and trying different soups, salads and sandwiches!

    Your breakfast casseroles look delishh…and I normally don’t like casseroles much!

  17. I’m a brunch girl. Eggs Benedict are so good and I’m intimidated to make Hollondaise at home 🙂

  18. As Tina would say, HOLY YUM!!! You are one talented little chef, my dear!! Everything looks delicious! Keith is so lucky
    I love to go out for breakfast and lunch. I just love small cafes better than big restaurants I guess!

  19. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day & it’s probably also my favorite meal to eat out 🙂
    Actually, dinner is nice to eat out too. I can whip up a nice breakfast myself but it’s harder to cook a really nice dinner for myself. So maybe dinner is better for eating out… plus, then you can get dessert 🙂 lol

  20. Great looking photos!!

  21. I’ll be saving both of these casserole recipes! Thanks for posting them!

  22. Those dishes look sooooo yummy! Myself, I love a good dinner out – it feels like more of a date/occasion then 🙂

  23. Mmm these dishes look amazing! You are making me want some breakfast right now. And what a beautiful weekend for racing in NYC – I really wanted to be out there running with everyone. I’ve got a race this coming weekend that I’m running as a training run and I hope it’s as nice!

  24. Those are some great recipes. They look easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing them!

    My favorite meal to eat out is dinner. Mainly because I can make breakfasts and lunches that completely satisfy me, but dinners are tougher for me since I admit to not being the best cook.

  25. I’m definitely a brunch gal but I can never decide between eggs or pancakes!

  26. Great recipes!
    The only meal I enjoy eating out is dinner. Portion sizes are HUGE and if I eat breakfast or lunch out, I’m stuffed for the rest of the day.

  27. WOW DELISH RECIPES!! i ADORE bfast casseroles! the only casserole i like! and those tropical oats- YUMM!
    i enjoy eating out for DINNER 🙂

  28. all i want in life right now is that turkey sausage casserole…YUM! april 4 seriously couldn’t get here fast enough 🙂

    thanks for the sweet comment girl…it means a lot to have the support of such an awesome woman!

  29. I think I like dinner out the most. I’m not a huge breakfast food person.

  30. Yum!! Those are some good looking breakfasts!

    Breakfast is totally my favorite meal. Probably because of the eggs. I cant eat them often so theyre like a special treat for me!

  31. I love the smell of breakfast too! My favorite meal!!! We hate eating out now since I can’t have dairy of soy and my husband can’t have wheat. The only place we really go to know is the burrito place and that is really just so the kids get the experience of eating out occasionally. Going to IHOP is so painful for the two of us! Your casseroles look delicious!

  32. Favorite meal to eat out is Lunch, and the favorite to eat is breakfast. I think I could eat breakfast food for every meal though.

  33. Thanks so much for posting those recipes! They look great and like something I could handle making. I will have to whip these up for Andrew sometime soon, thanks!! 🙂

  34. Such a great wifey! Keiths a lucky man!

  35. Hi Kelly, I hope you had an awesome weekend, my sweet friend!!!!! 🙂

  36. Definitely dinner. I feel like the side dishes at restaurants are always so varied. I love it.!

    Keith is lucky to have such a fabulous cook of a wife like you! I I would have maxed both those casseroles! They look divine.

  37. Why do your steel cut oats look SOOO good when mine are not all that appetising? I’ll have to give them another go with the ratios of water and oats that you suggest!

  38. […] night was just me all by my lonesome! Keith is STILL feeling sick so I just ate some of the awesome ham and cheddar breakfast casserole from this weekend. It is SO good!! I was in breakfast […]

  39. Aw, thanks so much for rooting me on…even if I was a giant grump bucket after the race. I owe you a big thank you!!!! 🙂

  40. […] Thanks for helping me score some more wife points, Kelly!  Kelly’s recipe can be found here. […]

  41. […] Tropical Steel-Cut Oats […]

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