Friday Food | Cheesy Tater Tots

I’m just going to come right out and say this – this was not very good. I’m not sure if I made it wrong or if I just don’t like the dish itself, but it sounded like something I would love! I mean cheese and tater tots – what’s not to love!?

I’m pretty disappointed that I didn’t like my new dish this week, but oh well you can’t win them all. I originally found the recipe on Pinterest here. I followed the recipe pretty well except I used turkey sausage instead of pork and almond milk instead of cream. This may have been when things went terribly wrong.

I’m not going to bother giving you my version of the recipe since mine turned out so bad. If you want to give it a go, follow the recipe from the above link. And please let me know if your is actually good! Here are some pictures of the cheesy tot making process.

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Hoping for a better meal for next week’s Friday food!

Friday Food | Fried Rice

In the past few months, I’ve been trying to mix up the foods i make since I make the same 5 meals over and over again. So, I’m going to try a new recipe every week (usually something I’ve found on Pinterest or another blog), try it out, and let you know how it goes! This week I decided to try making fried rice.

Originally I found the recipe here. I will say though, the directions and ingredients are vague so I kinda made it my own.

You will need:

  • 2 cups of COOKED, COLD rice
  • 2 eggs, fried
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup peas (can use frozen)
  • 2-3 large carrots, cut (I used about 10 baby carrots and cut those up)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce (or more to taste)
  • salt and pepper

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Directions:

  1. Make ahead: rice (cold rice works best for this recipe) and fried eggs (also best cold)
  2. In a large saute pan, heat butter, onions, carrots, peas, salt, pepper, and garlic until veggies are soft – around 5 minutes.
  3. Add in cold rice and soy sauce.
  4. Heat until veggies and rice begin to brown, stirring often.
  5. Remove from heat and add in fried eggs, mixing well.
  6. Eat and enjoy!

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Let me know if you try this recipe out and how it turns out! Happy Friday!

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This was the first time that I have baked something other than boxed brownies in my oven in my apartment (at least desert-wise)! Go me!

I really tried to use as few bowls and utensils as I could, and clean as I went along so the whole process was so much better when it was the end and I just got to eat the cookies and not have to clean. Highly recommend trying this out.

This recipe is originally from Toll House. My family has been making this specific recipe for years and it is the best! You can find the original recipe here.

Toll House Recipe with Camille’s Twist

You will need:

 

  • 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (which is 2 sticks) of butter
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups (I miiiight have put a little more than this) of chocolate chips

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Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Mix (Use a beater if you have it – I don’t) butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
  4. Add eggs to butter mixture and mix well.
  5. Stir in flour mixture.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes (less time if you like them a bit undercooked like I do!)
  8. Let them cool or you will regret it.
  9. Eat.

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Let me know if you try this recipe out and how it goes! Enjoy!

Sausage and Veggies Recipe

As you know, I was getting a little bored and feeling uninspired by my “What I ate Wednesday” posts and I wanted to do something different each week for my food category. Shout out to my mom for actually giving me a really good, easy idea. For the next few weeks, I’ll be trying out a recipe a week.  That way, I’m forced to eat new things (instead of cooking the same 5 meals over and over) and I have something new and exciting for the blog each week!

This week, I found a recipe on Pinterest from Chelsea’s Messy Apron that was similar to something I’ve made before. I thought it would be a slow start into trying out new recipes. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, but I made it with things I already had around the house. I love how colorful it turned out!

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Camille’s version of sausage and veggies:

You will need:

  • 3 Chicken sausage (I love the spinach and feta sausage from Wegmans)
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 bag of frozen carrots (or fresh if you have them)
  • Olive Oil
  • Spices to taste: oregano, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper
  • Anything else you like

I cut up all my veggies and the sausage and mixed them in with the olive oil and spices.

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Then, just pour it onto a baking pan and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

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This was delicious, nutritious, and lasted me 1 dinner and 2 lunches! Plus you can mix it up and use whatever veggies are in season. I will definitely be adding this one to my rotation of dinners! Let me know if you make this!

Easy Smoothie Recipe

I’ve been searching for easy, healthy things to make for breakfast. I go through smoothie phases where I make them for a while, but then I stop for years. Well, I’m back on my smoothie kick! This is the one that I’ve been making recently – you can adjust it to your preferences!

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You will need:

  • 1/2 cup of Mixed Frozen Berries (or any kind of fruit)
  • 1/3 cup of Greek Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 cup of Almond Milk (you can change this depending on how thick you want your smoothie)

Just stick all of this together, blend it up, and enjoy!

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Let me know if you try this or make your own version!

 

What I Ate Wednesday – February 7, 2018

I’m looking for more inspiration for my weekly food posts. I’m not a very creative cook, so I really don’t have many ideas for new recipes. Please give me ideas of other things to write about on the food section of my blog! Or maybe I should redesign, get rid of this category and do something else. Let me know! Anyway, this is what you get this week.

Breakfast

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For breakfast this morning I made something quick so I could get a few more minutes in bed. I’ve been really into peanut butter lately. I sometimes go months without eating peanut butter, and then I want to eat it every day – it’s just one of those foods I get obsessed with and then sick of. I also had a coffee.

Lunch

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I’m aware this is not a very appetizing-looking photo of my lunch, but it actually did taste pretty good. This was leftover from a Mexican takeout dinner last night. This is a fish taco with rice and beans on the side. Honestly, this restaurant that we ordered from is not my favorite, but everyone else in the friend group loves it.

Snack

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I had quite a large snack this afternoon. And even though I had coffee, I ate too much, made myself sleepy, and had to take a nap. Ugh. I made popcorn with butter and salt.

Dinner

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My boyfriend made dinner for us tonight. I tried to save some of my salmon and peas for lunch tomorrow so I also made myself tomato, mozzarella, and basil as a side!

What did you eat this week?

What I Ate Wednesday – January 3, 2018

Disclaimer: Not everyone eats perfectly healthy for all meals every day. This was not my healthiest day…Oh well! I don’t have an excuse other than laziness – love me anyway!

Breakfast

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I have been loving these Belvita blueberry breakfast cracker things. I’m not usually too hungry for breakfast at 6:00 am so I just need something quick and easy. These taste like crunchy blueberry muffins and they’re delicious! I also had a cup of coffee with a little sugar and almond milk.

Lunch

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Here’s where the unhealthy bit comes in – leftover pizza for lunch. We ordered in from Salvatore’s – a local pizza place near us. I had two pieces warmed up and my favorite potato chips – New York Chips. I just needed something quick to make for lunch at work and I’ll stop defending myself now!

Dinner

I totally forgot to take a picture of my dinner once it was made! I had pasta with a sauce of olive oil, garlic, oregano, parsley, and shrimp. Definitely one of my favorite dinners!

What did you eat this week?

What I Ate Wednesday – June 28, 2017

Now that I’m on summer vacation, I get to spend a lot more time thinking about (and making) whatever I want to eat. You might think that this would mean that i would come up with creative meals and recipes, but so far I’ve pretty much eaten the same things I always have. Oh well, there’s always next week!

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For breakfast, I had my standard coffee and a bowl of cottage cheese. I know some people can’t get past the texture and taste of cottage cheese, but I love it! It’s easy to just scoop out and eat for an easy, fast breakfast.

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Now I don’t want to brag, but I’m pretty sure I made the world’s best salad for lunch. For some reason it was particularly delicious today – probably because I had time to put lots of goodies in. I had lettuce (obviously), tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded cheese, croutons, and a hard boiled egg. For dressing, I’ve been enjoying the organic white balsamic vinaigrette dressing from Wegmans. If you don’t live near a Wegmans I feel very sorry for you, but just put whatever dressing you like on. This salad kept me full the entire afternoon, even though I had just had a small breakfast. Yum!

These photos are actually from a recipe post that I did a while back on this baked pasta. I totally forgot to take a picture of my dinner, but we made this pasta for friends this weekend and I had it leftover for my dinner. It’s an easy recipe that is perfect for large groups. Make sure you check out the post with the recipe!

Baked Pasta Recipe: https://camillionaire.com/2016/05/09/easy-baked-pasta-recipe/

I also had some pirate’s booty (you know like the popcorn stuff) as a snack in the evening. What did you have this week?

What I Ate Wednesday – April 5, 2017

This is not a drill – an actual blog post, not just a YouTube video! Yay finally! Hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of posting regularly. This is what I ate on a regular week day. Enjoy!

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For breakfast, I don’t usually eat much and I am usually much more concerned with my coffee. I had a hard-boiled egg that I had made the night before and some cottage cheese. Oh, and of course, coffee! A nice, light breakfast that’s quick and easy.

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Lunch was leftovers from the previous weekend. My boyfriend and I went to a hibachi restaurant with his dad and I had hibachi salmon with fried rice and veggies. It was just as good leftover after a day!

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When I got home from work I was hungry, but it wasn’t really time for dinner. So, I had a tea (English Breakfast Tea from Wegmans) and popcorn. I have a popcorn bowl for the microwave so it’s super easy to make. I can add as much (or as little) butter and salt as I want.

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For dinner I just made pasta with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese. For a vegetable I had Brussels sprouts in a garlic sauce that came in a steamable bag from Wegmans. I’m not going to lie, I was not a fan of the sauce on the Brussels sprouts, but when I bought them I didn’t realize it already came with a sauce. Oh well, lesson learned.

I was full from dinner and went to bed early, so I didn’t have an evening snack. What have you eaten this week? See you soon!