If you stop and look around, no matte what part of the country you are in, you will have the opportunity to experience different cultures. From the Deep South to the bustle of New York to California, Texas, and all the way in between, there is a pulse of a different culture. You get to experince different foods, sights, and different amazing parts of our wonderful country.
Travel on direction and see the ocean, mountains and snow. Another takes you through plains to the rolling hills and down to the desert. From the Gulf to the maple trees in Vermont, there is something to see and experience. You don’t need a passport, a lot of money or even a plan. Pack up. Drive out and see what this country has to offer.
Learn about a new culture, whether it’s tasting local seafood to the best barbecue in the country, step out of your bubble and look around. Scale the Rockies, wander through the desert, hike the Smoky Mountains, see the whales in Oregon, have fresh lobster in Maine, the list goes on.
How lucky are we to have a world at our fingertips and we can experience so much right in our own backyard.
Check out my USA Travels Board, where I can’t wait to explore in Florida and my bucket list for Weekend getaways all on Pinterest. I also have a board of places I have traveled and my favorite pictures of some of the amazing natural sights in the States. Snoop around!
Dang it’s been cold here in Florida! Today was a dreary, cold day. After all the Saturday chores were done, breakfast for dinner sounded like a fantastic idea.
I love breakfast food, just not always at breakfast time! French toast is one of those easy meals that can look so fancy. I took The Pioneer Woman’s French toast recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It and modified it according to the ingredients I had at home and the timeframe I had to cook.
12 slices of bread (any kind of bread you want works)
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/3 cup of sugar
1-1/2 cup of Honey Nut Cheerios
Heat a skillet on medium heat.
Scramble eggs in a pie plate. Add the milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix well.
Slice bread into three sticks per slice.
While the skillet is heating up, pulse the cereal until it is ground up but not too fine. Place in a different pie plate. Mix in the sugar.
Soak break in the egg mixture, then coat in the cereal.
Coat the skillet in butter. Add the bread and cook until both sides are golden.
Serve with sprinkled powdered sugar and top with your favorite syrup. 🙂
Breakfast is good any time of the day!
Starting off the week with a bang! The first recipe I tackled from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! was breakfast. We love Mexican food and it’s good anytime of day.
I took the recipe from pages 8-9 and modified it for our family.
Corn tortillas (cut into triangles)
Coconut oil (for frying)
Ground breakfast sausage
1 chopped green bell pepper
Taco Seasoned Shredded Cheese
Salsa for toppings
Heat enough coconut oil in a pan to fry the tortilla triangles. You can cut as many as you want for each plate. Fry in the oil about a minute on each side, just until almost brown. Season with salt and set aside.
Use the remaining coconut oil to sauté the peppers until soft. Set aside.
Brown sausage. When no longer pink, toss in the peppers to mix. Set aside.
Using the leftover oil from the sausage, fry your eggs. I like the flavor the eggs get from the sausage pieces leftover.
How to assemble:
Place tortillas on a plate. Top with meat mixture then your eggs. Sprinkle cheese.
*You can add enchilada sauce (like the cookbook recipe does) or any other toppings you like. You can also add more veggies and omit the meat for a vegetarian style breakfast.
My picky boyfriend and kids loved it! We will definitely be cooking this one again.
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I got the Ree Drummond cookbook from my honey for our anniversary. I love cooking and and The Pioneer Woman products. So, of course I must try all the recipes!
This year I’m going to attempt her recipes with some variations of my own. I plan on spending more time talking about travel and tips when traveling with kids and the best and worse of Panama City Spring Break travel.
So please join me weekly for new attempts of cooking like The Pioneer Woman, getting out into the world some and how to sane while doing it!