Things that Go Birthday Party

It seems like not very long ago I spent tons of time planning a Mr. Potato Head 1st birthday party.  Time sure flies by. My little guy just turned 2.  He has a love for anything with wheels and moves.  He absolutely loves trains, cars, trucks, and airplanes.  With moving, and being extremely busy, we just had a small little family party and I only spent a few hours planning and getting everything ready.

Car Cake:  I am not a cake baker.  I always see adorable cakes that are perfectly smooth made with fondant.  I just am not that good in the baking and decorating department.  Thus, my cakes always look very homemade, but it's the thought that counts.  Rylan loved his car cake.  He was more interested in playing with it than eating it though.

Stoplight Brownies: Bake brownies in a pan.  Let cool.  Cut them into rectangle shapes.  Add a red, yellow, and green m&m to each.  Rylan loved helping with these birthday treats by pushing each m&m down.

Birthday Banner: I didn't have time to be crafty, so I bought a birthday banner from the dollar store and printed, cut out, and taped the vehicles to the banner.  Simple, cheap, and incorporates the theme. (oops, I didn't get a picture of it)

Tablecloth: I bought wrapping paper from the dollar store that had cars, trucks, and airplanes on them.  Then, taped them to the table.

Like I said, these was very low key, simple, and cheap.  Did my little 2 year old have a great time and enjoy the party.  YES!  He got a train set from Grandma that will keep his attention for hours!

I made the "happy birthday" decoration a few years ago and get it out for all of our family members' birthdays,

Breakfast Egg Muffins


     One of the main reasons I blog is to help me keep track of all of the recipes I try and like.  I often make something tasty and then forget about it.  By blogging, I am able to come back and be reminded of the foods that I have made and liked, so I can make them again.
      This year I am trying to eat healthier, mainly by eating more vegetables.  I absolutely LOVE fruit.  I think I would be happy eating only fruit for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I have a more challenging time figuring out ways to eat vegetables, besides eating them in salads.  This year I will be searching and coming up with new recipes that incorporate a variety of vegetables. If you have any good ones, I'd love you to share them with me.
       Breakfast is essential to get you energized for the day and to stay healthy.  My mom told me about these breakfast egg muffins.  They are a must try for those that are busy and on the go. They are such an easy way to get a variety of vegetables in your diet everyday too!  The greatest thing about them is that there really isn't a recipe and you can just use whatever vegetables you have in your fridge.  They are also nice because you can make a bunch and put them in your refrigerator or freezer and warm them up for breakfast.

Ingredients:  The ingredients are up to you.  Really all you need are eggs, milk, and one or two other ingredients.

* Eggs

* Milk

* Vegetables
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Green Onions
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower

* Meat

  • Sausage
  • Ham
  • Bacon
* Cheese

To make a batch of 24:
* Mix 20 eggs and 6 T. milk with a fork
* Spray muffin pan with cooking spray
* Cut up vegetables into small pieces and cook meat.
* Layer meat on the bottom and then vegetables on top.  Once the muffin tin is almost full to the top, add the eggs to the top.  The eggs fill in all the cracks.  Top with cheese.
* Bake at 250 degrees for about 30-40 minutes.  The cooking time really depends on what you put in your muffins.

After I baked the breakfast egg muffins I put some in the freezer and some in the fridge.  In the mornings my husband takes them to work and can microwave them.  They are an easy and healthy breakfast.  My 2 year old son loves these.  I made some for him that just had sausage and eggs in them.  His response was, "Mmmmm.... Good.  More, please?"