Weekend Breakfast: Egg in a Hole

Poof! And just like that, the weekend is almost over.  I just love making big family breakfasts on the weekends.  Everyone sleeps in, rolls downstairs still in their pj’s and we have a nice big breakfast. Lazy mornings are the best. 

This weekend was a little different. Saturday, I had a girls trip to a small town outside of Tucson. The tiny town of Sonoita is filled with wineries.  So I went with my sister, niece and a close friend and we spend the day tasting wine. So fun!!  But, we left at 9:30 in the morning, so I didn’t get to make our usual breakfast. 

My goodies from our day of wine tasting-


I had big plans this morning. Hubby has been so sweet to me lately, I wanted to make his favorite breakfast. He got up before me to get a brisket in his smoker for dinner. I woke up a little while later, planning to have 1 cup of coffee, and then get started on biscuits and sausage gravy….but Hubby got called in to work. (I hate when he gets called away for work, but I also hate to complain about overtime.)

I didn’t want to have Hubby leave for work without something in his belly.  I decided to make Egg in a Hole. It’s quick, simple and he could eat it in the car if necessary.  I don’t have recipe typed up for it- it’s super easy to make. 

You will need-

First, you’ll need to heat a skillet to medium and lightly coat with cooking spray.  Butter both sides of a slice of bread and place in the heated skillet. Take a medium sized biscuit cutter and cut a hole in the center of the bread. 

Crack an egg and add to the hole in the bread. I like to use only egg whites. 

Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

When the center of the egg is starting to set, flip the bread and egg to brown the other side. 

I served Hubbys Egg in a Hole with a fruit cup and oj. I just had the oj. 

Yummmmm

There it is- my quick but satisfying weekend breakfast.  I love traditions and this is definitely one that my family enjoys. I especially love that traditions can be tweaked to adjust to life. 

Happy weekend!  I hope you all enjoy making memories with your loved ones. 

Good -bye Sweet Summertime

I cannot believe summer vacation is over. How did this happen?  It was just yesterday we were taking end of school pictures and looking forward to the lazy days of summer…right?

Apparently not. We’ve completed school shopping and I’m a lot poorer than I was a month ago. The backpacks are packed and ready for tomorrow. These girls are excited and not excited at the same time. One is starting 10th grade and my youngest us starting 7th. 7th grade?!?  My baby is in middle school. She’s pretty nervous about a new school, new kids, and everything that goes along with the first day jitters. She knows of a few friends in her classes, but most of her close friends will be indifferent classes. Poor thing. 

So what has everyone been up to this summer?  My girls took a vacation with my mom, and that was literally the only thing we had going on. I thought about taking them on a roadtrip, but that didn’t work out. Most of my summer was spent shuttling them back and forth to friends houses. A little boring for me, but I know this season of life won’t last forever and I will miss it. 

So being home bound let hubby and I work on some projects around the house. He had a vegetable garden, I did a lot of shopping for native plants for our backyard. I’m really enjoying getting to know this beautiful area and see the amazing things it can produce.  

Our backyard is up against a wash (like a natural roadway for rainwater- rain falls so hard and fast here, and the ground is so hard it won’t absorb, the rain has to have some place to go), so we get to see quite a few desert animals. We’ve had coyotes,javalina and quail. And a few unidentified creatures. 😳 Hubby and I enjoy looking to see what will pass by our backyard. 

That was basically our summer. The kids go back tomorrow. Today is family dinner at our house. Sharknado 5 is on today so we’re going to watch a few silly shark movies and have everyone over for pulled pork sandwiches, with a pork shoulder Hubby smoked the other night. We tried it yesterday and it was DELICIOUS!  I can’t wait. 

I guess that’s all for today. Hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of things and post a little more often.  I’m pretty sure I said that same thing at the end of the school year. Haha 

Talk to you all soon!

My Morning Routine

I’ve always been fascinated by people who schedule their daily lives. Why follow a schedule when you’re at home?  Isn’t the point of being at home to relax, be leisurely and do what you want?  Why would anyone want to make a set time for housework? 

And then one day I realized- I was following a routine without ever intending it. It just makes life easier. I make sure my daily chores and housework are done before any fun.  Don’t get me wrong, my entire day is not scheduled.  But it’s definitely helpful to get certain things done in the morning, before starting my day. And certain things done in the evening, before going to bed.

  • 4:45-5am – wake up, pack hubbys lunch, pour our coffee, sit down to watch the news, kiss hubby good bye
  • 5:30- shower & get dressed
  • 5:45/6-more coffee, check emails & social media, read Bible
  • 6:15/6:30 wake up youngest for school, start laundry, unload dishwasher, make breakfast, pack lunches
  • 7- youngest daughter out the door for the bus, wake up older daughter for school, flip laundry
  • 7:15- fix my hair, make up, wipe down bathrooms, start more laundry, walk the dog, start on daily chores

I would love to hear about your daily routines. Morning, nightly, whole day- anything really. 

11 Pounds Down! 

Eleven pounds might not sound like a lot, but it sure makes me happy. I have struggled with my weight for years! I would exercise for months and not drop a pound. I would watch my diet, but cave after a week. This time, I’ve stuck with it, and it working.  

So I’ve been following a 1200 calorie diet. I’m not being super strict with it.  I’m using the My Fitness Pal app. I’m pretty happy with it. It does what I need it to. It tracks my steps, but a lot of times I’m not carrying my phone around with me. If I go out walking, I’ll make sure I put it in my back pocket. 

Breakfast is usually just a yogurt. I found these 100 calorie Chobani Greek yogurts and they are delicious!!  They work well for me because I have a HUGE sweet tooth. 

It tastes like a cookie!!


Lunch is usually a lift salad with oil and vinegar, sometimes I’m even skipping the dressing. I only do that if I have a lot of toppings for my salad- grillled chicken, light cheese, veggies- and let me tell you, roasted chickpeas on a salad are amazing!!!  They are a perfect substitute for croutons. 

Today, I wasn’t home for lunch, so I made a to go lunch.  One huge apple, a serving of Triscuits, and a 100 calorie Special K treat. 

Then at dinner time I just make whatever. Tonight we’re having grilled chicken and veggies. If it’s a crazy night and we’re going to order pizza- I might have one piece, and then a big salad. 

So that’s it. I haven’t even been keeping up with working out.  I will commit to walking in the evenings for at least 15 min. Hopefully that will boost my weight loss. 

Any thoughts? Tips? 

😘