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Super Simple Summer Meals

Today the weather is cool and there is a breeze, so my windows are open and I am breathing it all in. I started my morning off right and today feels good. Good enough to sit down and catch you up on what I've been cooking on these busy summer days.

I would be lying if I told you its all home cooked goodness everyday, last week there was hot pockets, a frozen pizza (or three), and a lot of sandwiches.

But for the most part, I've been sticking to my go-to's. The ones I can throw together in a hurry. So search no more. Here are your simple summer meals.

Anytime Bagels 

Slice a bagel and put it in the toaster. Fry an egg in olive oil. Lay a couple slices of deli meat in the same pan. When you flip the egg, flip the meat and top with shredded cheese or sliced cheese. When bagel is done and the egg is cooked to your liking, assemble it like a sandwich. 

Now.... there is room to work with whatever you have. No bagel, use regular bread; no deli meat, use bacon; if you like your eggs hard cooked, I suggest mayo on your bagel to keep things from getting too dry. Whatever you like, go for it. As always, its just a starting point, jump. 

Scrambled Egg Wraps

This is a favorite of the kids. I use two eggs per person. Crack eggs into bowl. Add a splash of milk, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Scramble eggs with a fork. Put a slice of butter in a pan on medium heat. Pour eggs into pan. Stir till eggs are cooked through. Top with shredded cheese. Fill soft shell tortillas with eggs and cheese. Wrap like a burrito and serve. 

I like to add deli meat cut up at the same time as the cheese. I also like a little hot sauce with mine!


A Quesadilla by any other Name

I use the term quesadilla lightly here, but basically this is where you put anything you can think of in a soft shell tortilla with cheese, cook it in a pan till melted and enjoy. 

If you are intimidated by flipping quesadillas, just lay the tortilla shell flat in the pan, and top with the ingredients. When it starts to melt, fold the tortilla in half, and you will save yourself a lot of mess! If you want to make big round quesadillas, lay one shell flat, top with ingredients and a second layer of cheese and top with a second shell. When cheese is melting, press the top shell firmly down to help stick cheese to everything inside, then flip using a large spatula and your hand to support the uncooked side. 

These quesadillas are great for emptying the fridge of leftovers or using whatever ingredients you have on hand. 

Here's a couple of different combinations... try anything!

1. Ham, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced pickles

2. Pepperonis, sliced black olives, shredded mozzarella, fresh spinach

3. Shredded chicken, shredded cheddar and shredded mozzarella, salsa

4. Roast beef, cooked onions, and shredded cheese 


I have been serving fruit along side any of the above meals and calling it good enough. No one is complaining and bellies are being fed. Make more or less to suit your needs, take out what you don't like, throw in what you do. These take less than ten minutes to cook up, and that is with babies underfoot!

If you have anything you are making lately, let me know! I am always looking for quick meals on these long days.

Have a great weekend!

With love,
Me

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