Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Only one more full day until Christmas!

This morning I slept in :-) It was awesome. For breakfast I had leftover wifesaver again:

Along with an orange and some java:

As promised, here is the recipe for "WifeSaver Breakfast"

- 16 slices of white or brown bread (or combo of both) - crusts removed
- Sliced ham (I use real, but you can also use sandwich meat)
- Sliced cheddar cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp dried mustard
- 1/2 cup minced green onion
- 1/2 cup green pepper
- 1/2 cup red pepper
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 3 cups whole milk (3.25 %)
- Dash of Tabasco sauce
- 1/2 lb. butter or margarine
- Crushed corn flakes

In a 9x13 buttered, glass baking dish, put 8 pieces of bread (no crusts). Add pieces in to cover the dish entirely. Cover bread with ham. Lay slices of cheese on ham. Cover with slices of bread to make like a sandwich. Sprinkle the onions and peppers on top.

In a bowl, beat the eggs, salt and pepper. Add the dry mustard and beat well. Add milk, Worcestershire and Tabasco. Beat well. Pour over the sandwich, cover and let stand in the fridge overnight (or freeze). In the morning, melt 1/2 lb margarine or butter and pour on top. Cover with crushed cornflakes. Bake, uncovered for 1 1/2 - 2 hours at 350 (sometimes needs more time). Let sit 10 min. before serving.


This breakfast is SUPER easy, and very satisfying.

Lunch was a smoothie with almond breeze, a banana, almond butter and 2 amazing grass chocolate packs:

Instead of "dinner", the hubby and I ate junk :-) We had some dry ribs and gyoza:

Some cheese, pickles, and crackers:

Some chips and dip:

And wine :-)

Tomorrow we have Christmas dinner at my dad's house and I am bringing cabbage rolls.

Today I mixed 1 pack of ground pork, 1 pack of lean ground beef, 1 chopped onion, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and 1 t Worcestershire sauce, and 2 cups of RAW long grain white rice, and 1 cup of water together:

Then I took apart a sour cabbage (finally found one for $7 ... much better than the $19 that safeway was charging - and it wasn't a mistake!!!)

Behold the leaning tower of cabbage:

I wrapped about 3 T of mixture in a leaf of sour cabbage and then put them in this tall stock pot that was lined with small cabbage leaves:

I poured 2 cans of tomato soup over, with equal parts water, and brought to a boil on the stove. Then I covered and simmered them for 2 1/2 hours.

You will see the finished product tomorrow!

What are your plans for Christmas eve?

We are going to my dad's around 3 to play board games, and then have turkey dinner and open gifts. Then later on in the evening we are going to the husband's aunts for visiting and munchies.

I am off to eat 2 Christmas oranges :-) Gotta love 'em.


Unknown said...

That wife saver sounds good!! I'm not sure I could make it dairy free though... might be a tricky one! :)

Cabbage rolls sound awesome, I've never had them before!! Is the rice cooked or uncooked (in the meat mixture?)

We have always celebrated Christmas on Christmas eve on my mom's side. So we have 9 or 10 people coming over for dinner... usually we open gifts and then play board games... fun night!! :)

Enjoy your Christmas!!!!!!

Karin said...

Oh I really miss gyoza! It was one of my favourite foods back in the days when I still ate meat...

Anonymous said...

Wifesaver looks like something my boyfriend would LOVE! For my family, Christmas Eve means watching Christmas Vacation, eating potato soup, and opening ONE present (we open the rest on Christmas Day!)

Simply Life said...

have a great holiday!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to church tonight and then headed to my in-laws!

Low said...

That "junk" looks delicious!!

Anonymous said...

My mom's whole extended family is coming over to my house for Christmas eve supper. The adults aren't exchanging gifts this year, but all of the kids still get something. Sadly, I don't think I fit into that category anymore...

Unknown said...

Morning! :)

Just wanted to let you know you won an award on my blog this morning!! :)
Merry Christmas

Devan said...

your smoothie looks SO yum!!

I am venturing put to find snow this Christmas Eve. and sit around the fire with my family :)

Enjoy your evening, beuatiful!