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Homemade Burgers For The Win! 😎

Summer time!

We tend to what seems like eat way more in the summer months!
Maybe it seems like it, maybe because I don’t want to cook, when it’s so nice out.
Who want to do the same thing everyday like cook supper when you can be out playing in the sun.
This is a reason why I love freezer meals, but if freezer meals is not your jive, or you don’t have any on hand.
Have no fear mama Kandis is here lol.
Hi I’m Kandis a stay at home mom and wife. I have 4 children ages from 12 down to 2 years! I tell you food can go fast here, I’m always thinking on what’s the next thing to make! What to do for supper again tonight Lol!🤣
So let’s talk burgers, easy, fast and will save you money!
Sounds magical to me lol, so let’s start!
There is always those go to summer meals. Those foods that seem ok to constantly eat over and over in the summer.
In this house one of our staple go to foods is good old burgers!
What is your staple summer foods, something that no matter what the family will eat and usually enjoy!
With burgers it’s just easy right!
Make a salad, or some fries or just have the burgers! Grill them, bake them fry them it does not matter!
Have them at home, bbq at a friend’s house or camping!
You can have them anywhere!
So here is how I make my burgers that take only minutes to get ready.
Pre cook some pop them into the freezer, or leave them uncooked and freeze them.
It does
Either way that works or just eat them all and save none because, well they are yummy haha.
I have been making my burgers this way for years, and I will not stop making my homemade burgers. Actually would you believe me when I say I have not had a premade burger in at least 8 years. 🤤
That is really how quick and easy and of coarse delicious they are!😉
If your ready then let’s go, and talk burger making!
This is a recipe that can be make small or big you will see how easy it is to make lots at once.

You will need for a batch is:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • Diced onion
  • Spices what ever spices you want I use parsley,garlic powder, onion powder and paprika

In a bowl mix all together
I use a measuring cup usually at least 1/4 cup
Scoop meat mix and flatten into a patty, place on cookie sheet and repeat!
Yap it’s that easy!

Grill, bake or fry about 10 min per side or until cooked all way through depending on the size of burgers you have made!

Then sit back and enjoy!

What are you waiting for you can be eating burgers any day of the week, with this easy go to yummy burger recipe!

I hope this helps get you through some of the summer days of the cooking cleaning, and repeat.
Go ahead and make a batch or 2 or 3 lol it will come in handy as the days get hot and the nights get long!

If you like this recipe let me know. Do you make burgers or buy bulk! Got room in the freezer put some in, I guarantee they will be used by the end of Summer!

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The fun has just begun for the summer months.
Hope to chat with you on one of the pages, and share what summer foods you eat, to make it through the summer.
Have a great day and a awesome week.
I will be in touch on the social media pages and will have another blog up next week!

Got an idea you want discussed let me know, it’s all about making it together, so your thoughts matter, and I would love to hear them.

Till next week have fun and keep making those summer memories instead of all those meals! 😎😁❤
Cheers 🥂

Baking · cooking · Uncategorized

CLASSIC SHEPHERD’S PIE!

Hello, and good morning!

Happy Monday! How was your weekend I hope you had a great week!

There is so much that is changing at this time of year, the birds are making their homes, the sun is shining in between when we are getting snow here in Saskatchewan!

Where are you from? How is your weather are you having a normal spring? You having one like we are here in Saskatchewan where it is super nice one day and then it is super cold and snowing the next!

I should be used to it by now I have always lived in Saskatchewan but, it doesn’t make it any easier when you have cabin fever and you were just itching to get out.

It also doesn’t help that I don’t like the cold, and so on the cold days we stay inside and do extra laundry LOL!

So, with the week that we had there was definitely a couple cool days in there and on cool days why not make a good old shepherd’s pie!

Growing up I don’t really remember having Shepherds pie! I made it years ago when I was pulling us out of debt, and really really watching our grocery bill! We also only had two kids when I had started the budgeting, which makes a big difference but that’s not the point.

Shepherd’s pie I find to be one of the best budget friendly meals you can make I will make extra and freeze leftovers really easy! I find shepherd’s pie is really nice because you can pre cut the pieces and freeze them individually, you can do a pan and just freeze the pan and all you have to do is heat it up in the oven! It is a wonderful family and budget-friendly meal!

I thought I would take you a long and show you how I make shepherd’s pie in this house for on those colder days or on those tighter months!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • ground beef
  • diced onions
  • diced peppers
  • garlic
  • mixed vegetables
  • potatoes (mashed)
  • grated cheese
  • spices…. salt,pepper,parsley…. what ever you want in it

You’re going to cook the ground beef, add the onions peppers and garlic and fry them together. Then add the mixed vegetables if you are using Frozen and let them simmer and unthaw with the meat.

Peel and boil the potatoes, strain add butter and milk and mash. Do you think you can put two aside until you were ready.

You are going to put the ground beef mixture into the bottom of a pan would ever say the pan when you’re making. Add mashed potatoes and spread them on top evenly top with as much cheese as you want as it does melt down quite a lot.

Preheat oven to 350 and bake for about 20 to 30 minutes until the cheese is brown and bubbly.

If you were making into a freezer meal simply at aluminum foil to the top but your label on.

If you do not have time to unthaw it before you go to cook it next time that is okay all I want you to do is keep the foil on, put the pan into the oven while it is preheating and add about 45 minutes to it.

This is one of the easiest freezer meals that I have done. You can make tons and stack them in your freezer they are good for up to six months in your freezer if properly covered and stored.

It’s the perfect time of year to start getting my freezer cleaned out and stocked up for summer with some summer meals! I’m going to try my hardest to blog as much of it for you guys as I can.

Do you like shepherd’s pie?

How do you make shepherd’s pie?

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Baking

EASTER FUN!

Good morning! Hoppy Easter!

🎵Here comes Peter cotton tail, hopping down the bunny trail!🎵

Easter I think is such a cute time of year, I like the years when there isn’t a ton of snow still but, in Saskatchewan all you can do is wait and see!

There’s not a whole lot going on for Easter this year, I assume that’s going to be a good normal for most people this year!

I am definitely looking forward to the Easter Bunny, there is just so many different fun things to do, and who doesn’t love a holiday that you can have the children go and find hidden goodies and, keep themyour hair for a couple minutes!

This year I am not over filling those baskets with chocolate, I am trying more homemade goodies, and more toys vs candy in their baskets!

There is so many yummy treats to make, with little time for it!

I love to themed stuff, if I can theme everything I will and I would! So, when it comes to Easter of course everything needs to be carrots!

This year I am hoping to make of course the classic carrot cake, carrots and cream cheese sandwich cookies, they are absolutely delicious and like an Oreo for Easter!

In the past I have made homemade Kinder eggs, those are a lot of fun to make they were definitely time-consuming but I will leave some pictures or when I did that down below!

What are you planning to do for Easter baskets this year?

Do you do more treats from the bunny, or more toys from the bunny and treats from the kitchen?

I usually get more than what I need, when I head into that Dollar Tree it is so easy to get ahead of myself that it gets a little crazy at times!

It can be easier to have extra stuff on hand, most days where I may be threw a couple too many things in the cart as you never know when you’re going to need a dollar store goody!

When I had went in last time to get more Easter decorations, as I realized I really have no decorations! They didn’t have a whole lot, whether they were already running out at the store that I went to or that there just isn’t as much little stuff for Easter!

I do find that some holidays if you want almost need to do more crafts for them then we will go and find a little knick-knacks!

Maybe it’s just my store and the timing oh, I do know that each of the Dollar Trees that I go to weather in the same city or the other city that I go to I bounce between two, definitely carry some different stuff!

Let’s get baking now I guess!

CLASSIC CARROT CAKE

Who doesn’t love carrot cake for Easter! With a delicious cake, that is easy to whip together it’s one of our favorites for Easter!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups grated carrots

Beat sugar and cooking oil into a mixing bowl. Beaten eggs, one at a time then add vanilla. Measure in the next 5 ingredients start a mix. Stiring grated carrot. Turn into grease 9 x 13 in pan. Bake at 350° F in the oven for 35 to 45 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool and frost

CREAM CHEESE ICING

  • 4 oz (half brick) cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups icing sugar

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla well. Add sugar slowly beating until fluffy. Spread over cake. Maybe doubled to ice a two layer cake or simply because the icing is delicious!

CARROT CAKE CREAM CHEESE SANDWICH COOKIES!

These truly are as good as they sound! Absolutely DELICIOUS!

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • /2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

CREAM CHEESE FILLING

  • 8 oz (one block) cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Line two sheets with parchment paper put to the side. In a bowl mix together flour cinnamon baking soda and salt step to the side. In a different bowl mix sugars, egg and vanilla until well blended. Mixed carrots and flour mixture mix until smooth. Scope out some dough roll into a ball and flatten down. Baked for between 12 and 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool completely. Scoop icing onto one half and sandwich the cookies together!

ENJOY!

I always loved baking yummy themed Easter stuff!

Do you always make sure that stuff looks as cute as it can be, or do you just whip it up and know that it’ll taste just as good?

I hope you have an awesome happy Easter, if you want to see more goodies that I have been making or some more day-to-day mom stuff, make sure you follow the other social media pages I will have links down below!

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