Archive | September 2012

My Family’s Favorite Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

I made a family favorite breakfast this morning, and thought I’d share the recipe. This can be doubled or even tripled if you are making a holiday or even breakfast for a crowd.
Ingredients:
  • 2 cans of crescent rolls (I buy mine at Aldi for only $1.29 each)
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage, browned & drained
  • 6 eggs, softly scrambled
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (your favorite kind)
Directions:
Patch together crescent rolls in an 8×8 baking dish, including the sides of the pan.  Bake at 350 degrees until about half way cooked.
Remove from oven and cover with sausage and your softly scrambled eggs.
Return to oven for about 5 minutes, or until eggs are completely set.
Cover with cheese and return to oven until cheese is melted and bubbly.
I vacuum seal the leftovers in individual servings and freeze them. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator and microwave in the morning. You have an instant, filling breakfast. 
Variations:
  • Brown & drain Chorizo, use pepper jack cheese and top with salsa and sour cream.
  • Use leftover pot roast, sauteed mushrooms & onions and smoked provolone cheese.
  • Make a vegetarian option by using tomatoes, onions, peppers, sauteed squash, and any other veggies you like.
  • If you’re not a fan of sausage, crisp bacon is definitely an option.

Stress? What Stress?

I have many new projects I am itching to renew or upcycle.
In June I purchased a very nice wooden wine cabinet at a garage sale in Illinois. Someone had given it a hideous and very sloppy paint job. I sanded it, but then the weather turned unbearably hot.

This evening we had storms ahead of a cold front. I’m hoping the cooler weather will afford me the opportunity to kick refurbishing into high gear.

The first thing I want to finish is the wine rack. I still haven’t finished stripping the multiple layers of latex paint off the antique corner cabinet I purchased in April. I still have frames for 2 baby beds to convert to benches, 3 coffee tables, one sofa table, media cabinet, a dresser that I have painted, but needs a light sanding before I decoupage vintage sheet music onto it.

I have a box of reclaimed wood that needs to be converted to signs. I have tons of inspiration, but I’m short on time.  I realize that this season of Mark’s surgeries and subsequent recovery will merely seem like a feather upon the wind of time… in a decade or two. Right now, it’s consuming. I made a vow that included the words, “In sickness and in health.” I don’t resent nursing Mark. I just miss sleeping, LOL.

New Vintage And Antique Items Added

New Items Added to My Booth at

Somewhere In Time
Antiques & More
My flea market/antique booth has been quite neglected lately.
I’ve been too busy taking care of my husband after his first of 4 surgeries. My “Cozy Cottage” booth at Somewhere in Time
has sold items faster than I have been able to replenish it. I took in some great items today, but desperately need to add some “smalls” to fill in blank spots on my shelves.
This is a rare find! It’s an 8 piece soup tureen service set.
It includes the tureen, ladle, lid, 2 divided serving dishes, and 2 single tray serving dishes, all on a rotating lazy susan. $40
This vintage ironstone covered vegetable dish is by Royal Staffordshire, Wilmington England. $12.50

What a beauty! This doll carriage/stroller is from the Civil War Era. $200

Gearing up for holiday entertaining, on top is a stoneware strawberry pot. In the center is a large, clear casserole with lid. Both are $8 each

This antique kerosene/oil heater lends both art and function.
It is hand painted with a “4 Seasons” theme. $100
Also by Royal Staffordshire, Wilmington England are 2 beautiful wheat pattern serving platters. The 21 inch platter is $20, and the 12 inch platter is only $12.50

This adorable veggie bin with a hand-painted rooster is about half the width of traditional wooden vegetable bins, but twice as adorable! It has 3 compartments, and the bottom 2 are vented with chicken wire. $10.

Make a large batch of hot chocolate on a cool autumn night, and serve in this funky 2 quart pitcher. I have great recipes for home made white and dark hot chocolate. E-Mail me for your copy.

Another very rare find! 
This 5 piece coffee service set is in perfect condition. No chips or cracks at all. It is by Red-Cliff, Inc, and is a beautiful white ironstone with a grape leaf motif.

The top level is an antique iron with a coal chamber. It is $15.
The center & lower irons are traditional antique irons for $10 each.

Absolutely GORGEOUS Victorian Era platform rocker. $200

This little beauty is a turn-of-the-century solid wood child’s rocking chair. Beautiful condition for only $150.
Visit booth #24 soon. These items won’t last long!
Somewhere In Time Antiques & More is located in the Poplar Bluff Square Shopping Center in the old Hancock Fabrics building.
2170 N. Westwood Blvd
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
(573)-778-1010