Pillsbury Grands Breakfast Muffins

Tony update:  We don’t see his doctor until NEXT Tuesday, so the waiting game continues.  Thank you though for all your thoughts and prayers coming our way – we appreciate it!

I spent about an hour and a half Sunday meal prepping for the week.  It was nice to wake up this morning already knowing that my food is prepared and ready to go.  There I have cooked chicken breast, cooked pork, chopped romaine, red cabbage, cucumbers, carrots and a bean mix of kidney, chick pea and black beans.  Huge ass salads are going to be the theme this week!

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I bought these kabobs at my store – this one is 1/2 a pound so it’s enough for two salads.  I love the Greek seasoning.

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I knew I wanted to make a breakfast that would work all week.  I thought quiche, but decided I wanted to make breakfast muffins.  I love Pillsbury Grands.  They are not paying me to say that, nor did they give me and free product (but if they wanted to I wouldn’t say no!)  They had a new kind that I hadn’t seen before called Butter Tastin.

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I buy my cheese ends at the deli.  I know I’ve talked about this before, but ask your deli the next time if they have any cheese ends – you never know what you are going to get, and you can either put it in the food processor for mixed shredded cheese, or just chop it up like I did – super cheap way to get cheese!

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The biscuits were perfectly cooked – you could taste every buttery layer of the biscuit, and the filing almost tasted quiche like.

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When I got to work I just put them in my office toaster on the broil setting at 400 degrees for about 5-6 minutes.  Okay, maybe it was a tad longer than that, I put them in the toaster oven and then went back to my desk to work on something and all of a sudden I was like “crap, my muffins!”  Whew, saved in the nick of time.  These were delicious and I think would be perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch because you can make them all at the same time.  I actually got busy and ate the second one when it was almost room temperature and it was just as tasty.

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I went to the gym for the first time in over 8 days!  It was rough getting started, but not too bad.  I ran/walked (okay mostly walked!) 2.5 miles in 35 minutes.

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And when I got back to my desk, just put my salad together, tossed in 2 tablespoons of Annie’s goddess dressing.  This took me nearly 30 minutes to eat!  The only think I think its missing is a little texture, so next time I’ll bring some nuts and maybe some cheese for the topping.

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Later in the afternoon, I got another snapchat from my step-son – look at how cute Cinnamon Bun looks in his Bears hat!

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Since it was Cinco de Mayo, of course I would have Mexican food for dinner.  I bought some marinated flank steak at my grocery store – just .25 of a pound since it was just for me – and it’s super spicy – you can see the crushed red pepper flakes in the marinade a mile away!  I cooked the steak, then divided it between 3 corn tortillas, added 1/2 ounce of cheese to each on and Pam fried them in a non-stick skillet.  Then added broccoli slaw and I mixed a chipotle pepper with some Mexican creama and topped it off with that.  Tony?  He had mashed potatoes.

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We watched the Sox/Cubs game last night.  I stepped away to talk to Hannah for 35 minutes and when I came back the game was tied 1-1.  It ended up going 12 innings but luckily the White Sox won.  Sorry to Kitch’s Dad, but the White Sox are way better. Open-mouthed smile

I actually will not be having a huge ass salad today.  We are taking the new secretary out to eat – Wok N Fire!  Pretty sure I’ll get the tofu red curry dish – I seem to get it every time I go there!

I got all my steps in and then some yesterday – nice!

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Alright, time to jump in the shower – make it a great day!

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  • Heather
    May 6, 2014 at 6:39 am great work on the meal prep! I did the same thing this weekend, including egg muffins, and even blogged about it today, too! How funny! Great minds, right?! Hope you have a great Tuesday. I'll be keeping you and Tony in my thoughts and prayers over the next week! And the kids, too. xo
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:44 pm Yep - great minds think alike Heather! I always love your linky posts too - you find the most interesting things! :D
  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    May 6, 2014 at 7:07 am Sorry you'll have to wait until next Tuesday to see the doctor. Waiting is no fun... Great job on the meal prep! It makes life so much easier. Also great job on the steps! Have a good day, Biz!
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:45 pm I was channeling my inner Andrea while prepping Sunday! Thanks for the inspiration!
  • Erica
    May 6, 2014 at 7:18 am Great job getting back to the gym! YES! Big salads are the best. I'm telling you- roast up those beans and you'll get some great texture for your salads. <3 <3
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:45 pm Totally going to do that next time E!
  • thekitchwitch
    May 6, 2014 at 7:21 am "Cheese bits?" Who knew?! What a great tip! Your muffins look great--I had to laugh about your "Oh crap! My muffins!" moment because I had one of those this weekend and BARELY salvaged them.
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:46 pm The best part is that sometimes you'll get a REALLY great piece of Parmesan cheese ends - those are the best - and the cheese is $2.49 a pound for the ends - you can't even buy an 8 ounce shredded bag for that cost!
  • Jan
    May 6, 2014 at 8:24 am Those biscuits look great. I get so stumped at breakfast and I end up with just some toast and turkey bacon. I may just try this, looks so tasty!
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:47 pm They come together in a breeze Jan - and I imagine they would freeze well too - just put them in the fridge from the freezer overnight, and warm up in the toaster oven. I just love that one muffin tin takes care of breakfast for the week!
  • Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.
    May 6, 2014 at 8:35 am Those muffins look awesome! I've never heard of getting "cheese ends". That's brilliant! And, um, btw...I think you meant "Red" Sox are better, right? ;)
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:48 pm While you would be thrilled if I stood to be corrected, sadly for you, I am talking WHITE SOX! :P
  • Lisa
    May 6, 2014 at 9:46 am What a great idea using the muffin dough as a crust. I make something similar for breakfast but skip a crust. Your version sounds more delicious. :)
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:48 pm And since I only used half a biscuit and egg beaters and egg whites, the nutritional stats were pretty good!
  • Sherry Werth
    May 6, 2014 at 9:59 am The muffins look so good! You have really great stores up your way. I can just see the face of the Walmart deli worker if I was to ask about cheese ends. Lol - I'm sure I would get a dazed & confused look! Sorry y'all are having to wait for the Dr. appt. Still sending get well wishes & hugs your way! :-D
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:49 pm Just ask Sherry - you never know! :D Feeling the hugs :D
  • a life from scratch
    May 6, 2014 at 12:49 pm I LOVE the idea of breakfast biscuits!!!! totally going to try these this weekend for my boys, bacon and cheese all the way for them. The best part is you can add veggies to some, no meat to others - etc. Totally customizable! Love it!
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm Yep, that's the beauty of these muffins - I mean you could make 4 veggie, 4 all bacon and 4 bacon and veggie and they all come out at the same time - although I would cook the bacon 3/4 of the way before baking them. I still have a picture to send you of me and Tyler at our office party! I'll send it tomorrow - I didn't think he would want to be on the blog! :D
  • Kim
    May 6, 2014 at 12:52 pm Those breakfast muffins look super tasty - might have to try them. The boys would love them for breakfast!!
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:51 pm They would be great for a school morning, although by this time of year, I am sure the count down until the end of the school year is already on your calendar!
  • Michelle
    May 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm That salad looks great! In your picture it's looks like there's a paper towel in the ziplock with the lettuce is that a trick to keep it from getting soggy?
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:52 pm Yep! I keep one paper towel on the bottom, one at the top. I change out the paper towels every day - and so far, I've kept chopped romaine like that for 5 days without it wilting - still crunchy on day 5!
  • Veronica
    May 6, 2014 at 6:51 pm Wow do your bfast biscuits look good! I love grands too!
    • Biz
      May 6, 2014 at 6:52 pm I just love the buttery flaky layers. I've been LOVING all the videos of Joshua on Facebook - keep em coming!
  • Erin
    May 6, 2014 at 7:34 pm Gah, I am so behind on blog reading. I hope Tony gets to feeling better soon! I never think to ask the deli for their cheese ends - I will have to ask next time I am at the store!
  • Fran
    May 8, 2014 at 12:56 am Now that I'm back at WW I also prep my lunches on Sunday evening for the upcoming week, it makes it so much easier to eat healthy when everything is ready in the fridge and all you have to do is take it out and mix it. Those breakfast muffins look absolutely delicious. I have a recipe for breakfast muffins somewhere too that looks a bit the same, definitely make that soon.