Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit recipe

Biscuit Ingredients:
1. 4 cups of self-leavening flour
2. 1 tablespoon of Granulated Sugar
3. 1 tablespoon of Baking Powder
4. ½ tablespoon of Salt
5. 1 cup of Shortening
6. 1 egg
7. 1 ½ - 2 cups of buttermilk

Other items needed:
1. 1 lb. Jimmy Deans hot pork sausage
2. 1 pack of processed cheese
3. Some eggs
Biscuit baking directions:
• Preheat oven to 450°F
• HEAVILY grease cookie sheet with shortening; I am talking HEAVY! Sprinkle some salt onto greased cookie sheet (just a little bit of salt).
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in Shortening. Beat the egg and pour ½ of it into the mixture. Gradually pour in buttermilk and use hands to mix until dough is thick and sticky, DO NOT OVER MIX. Let dough sit for 15-20 min. Transfer dough onto floured surface, sprinkle flour on top (NOT A LOT), and kneed for about 45 seconds—DO NOT OVER KNEED.
Roll out to about 1/2”-3/4” thick. Cut out circles with a large cup or something circular. Place cut-out biscuits onto prepared cookie sheet. Place on top oven rack and bake for about 10 minutes, or until biscuits are starting to turn golden.

Preparing a Sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit:
As biscuits are cooling, create sausage patties, cook covered on stove. Once cooked, take the other half of the beaten egg, and cook covered in the sausage grease. You don’t want to scramble, just leave it to cook as it fell in the pan. If you are making several sandwiches, you will want to beat some additional eggs.

Fork open one of the biscuits, stack sausage, egg and cheese inside, and enjoy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things

1. Cupcakes

I love sweets in general, but have recently become infatuated with these little sweet treats. They are small, but can satisfy any sweet tooth attack!

2. Aveeno Body Wash

This stuff is wonderful! Smells terrific, and makes my skin feel so nice.

3. Joe's Jeans
I was introduced to these jeans by Alena Kelly back in college. I would steal her pair all the time. These jeans are AWESOME!!! Whenever I wear a pair, I feel like a million bucks.

4. Mentha Shine Lip Gloss

I've had the same tube since FOREVER. This stuff is fresh, soothing and SUPER shiny!

5. Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag

This was my one splurge for baby things. I love this diaper bag because it is functional as a diaper bag but also very cute.

6. Ina Garten, "Barefoot Contessa"

I love to watch this lady cook. She inspires me to try new things in the kitchen.

7. Journal Writing

I love to get my thoughts down on paper. I especially love being able to look back and learn about myself from past entries.

8. Clinique High Impact Mascara

I have used this mascara since high school. I'm completely sold. An overall solid mascara that I can count on.

9. Target

I could spend hours and hundreds in this store.

10. Down Comforter

This was my birthday gift last year from my husband. What a great gift! I love how cozy and warm they are.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

City Life

Nick, Boston and I moved from Orem to the heart of Salt Lake City! We moved to be closer to Nick's work. So far, so GOOD! We are enjoying the new apartment and scene. We like being in the city, so close to SO many things. We LOVE the fact that Nick's work is only 5 minutes away. Salt Lake City is a great place although very different from Orem/Provo. With Nick at work during the day, Boston and I have the opportunity to explore downtown a little bit. We have discovered a few gems...(for a young, stay-at-home-mom with a shopping fetish and a sweet tooth).

1. Q Clothing- Very cute clothing boutique, and only a few blocks from our apartment.
2. The Gateway- Lots of shops, attractive setting.
3. Got Beauty- Great salon and beauty store.
4. Gourmandise Bakery- Delicious goodies.
5. Sweet Tooth Fairy- Bakery shop with stellar cupcakes (although not as good as "The Chocolate" in Orem).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Been a While

Hello friends and family!

Man, It's been a long time since I updated this blog. A lot has happened to our family since our last post.

Nick began his last and final football season as a BYU cougar. We are a little sad to be ending our BYU football experience but are very excited for the final season and hope Nick has a great one. Nick also just began his last semester at BYU as a Business: Finance major. He is working very hard and staying very busy! Go Nick!

I graduated from BYU! It was a mad dash to the finish. I am glad to be done so that I can focus my time on being a wife and mother. I love being a stay-at-home mom.

Boston is such a joy to our family. Boston has grown so much!!! He is still measuring tall for his age. He has learned how to roll over, grasp toys and objects, laugh and play games like peek-a-boo. He likes being outside, going on walks, reading books (with mommy), singing songs, and playing with toys. Ahh...he is such a sweetheart.

Well...there is a brief update of our family.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

He Smiled!

Boston has reached his first milestone: SMILING!!! We are so excited. Boston has such a great smile.

Summertime Plans

Nick and I have a FULL summer planned. Next weekend we are going to Park city for the weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The weekend after that we are driving to Colorado for a super fun Alletto family reunion. The weekend after that we are driving to Wyoming for to celebrate the Fourth of July with Nick's family. THEN, the next week, Nick and I are driving to California for the Maughan Family Reunion (my mom's family). All the while, Nick will be in football training and I will be in school (full-time).YIKES!!! As fun as all of these plans sound, I am a little nervous for a coupe of reasons.
1. I don't want to fall behind in school (and I'm sure Nick doesn't want to loose any stream in football).
2. Driving with a 2 month old baby for hours does NOT sound very easy or fun.

However, I am determined to have a good summer and enjoy all of the fun activities coming up for our family.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Easter Eggs

No one will believe me that I had never dyed Easter eggs before this past Easter. It was a great time!

New Pastime

I was thinking that I needed a new hobby. I have decided to become a cook/baker! I've tried a few new recipes and so far so good. For Mother's Day, Nick bought me a new cookbook. Yea! Many more good recipes to go :)

Bundle of JOY!

Nick and I are so happy to have Boston Carpenter Alletto with us. He was born on April 8, 2010 at 4:40 pm. We weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He was measured again at 4 weeks and was 10 pounds 8 ounces and 22.5 inches long. He is a DREAM baby. He sleeps and eats well and has such an easy temperament. We love him to bits!!!