Monday, November 15, 2010

An Upcoming Review with CSN Stores!

Are you ready for the holidays? Feeling overwhelmed yet by all the "must do's" on your "to do" list? Need to get some shopping done for everything from a fruitcake for your great-aunt to a set of contemporary coffee tables for the living room before all your holiday guests descend???

Well, have I got a website for you! Have you heard of CSN Stores? They are an amazing company with over 200 stores that allow you to find absolutely everything you need, and many more things you want! I have recently been introduced to CSN Stores and I have spent hours just looking at all the kitchen items! And that's just the tip of the iceberg! They have housewares and decorations, furniture, kids' gear, and so much more! The prices are very comparable to what I can find in department and discount stores around Kansas City, and they deliver to your door!

I am excited to report that CSN Stores has offered me the opportunity to review a product on my blog. I am going to spend a bit more time in the kitchen area and choose something that you just might want to use yourself in your quest to get creative with those leftovers! I'm thrilled to be able to share the company, and the review, with my readers.

Keep checking back....I will be posting my review soon!! Meanwhile, be sure you visit CSN Stores online and start making your own "wishlist" - and find some great gift ideas, too!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Got Crescents?

I don't have a photo for this post, as it didn't occur to me to take one until the kids had devoured dinner! There was recently a very good sale on Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, and I bought several. I noticed the other day that I had some expiring in just a few days, so I came up with a recipe to use a can. It works with several types of leftovers, so I thought I'd post about it.

I took the Crescents out of the can and pressed them into a 13x9 glass pan I had sprayed lightly with cooking spray. I sealed all the seams by pushing the dough together and then placed it into the oven on 350° for about 5 minutes, just to start it baking.

While it baked, I beat 5 eggs in a bowl, and then stirred in about a half-cup of milk, a bit of salt, and a pinch of nutmeg.

When the crust came out, I tossed some cooked and crumbled bacon onto it. You could use any sort of leftovers for this - vegetables, meats, anything you'd consider putting into a quiche. After I had a good layer of bacon, I tossed in some shredded cheddar cheese and then poured the egg mixture over the top.

I baked this, uncovered, for about 20-25 minutes at 350°. It didn't take very long, as the egg layer was not very deep. I ended up with an egg bake/quiche of sorts with a wonderfully flaky Crescent crust. Some of the egg slipped beneath the crust, forming layered pieces that were pretty and tasty.

It was an easy dinner that the kids loved. We had pancakes on the side, per my daughter's request, and they ate it up! I love dinners like that!