Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saturday Morning in Marg's Kitchen


It's Saturday morning and my kitchen is one busy, active place. You've seen some beautiful organized kitchen posts in the past months, but  this morning my kitchen is filled with men and it's a bit chaotic, as I try to assign each person to 'one duty'.   One is frying the bacon, others are picking berries, while Opa  is busy preparing the crepes at the oven.  Yes, I prefer orderliness, but today it does not matter. Everyone is having a good time and while they are all busy, this Oma has the bun dough rising and the vanilla pudding is cooking in the microwave.  Meanwhile, I hear commotion of a loose tooth and it all happens.  But we're all having a great time.  A breakfast of crepes is a favorite kick-off meal for the beginning of the school year. 

School is about to start for the Canadian children in the next week.   I'm going to take you back two years ago to highlight Anneliese's  beautiful post on making lunches.  I hope you find this helpful. I've added a few extra snack ideas for after school or for any time when those youngsters are needing a quick snack as you shuffle them to their activities.  I like pizza buns as they are easy to assemble and buns are always in my freezer.  I'm sharing two quick and easy recipes. 


Meatless Pizza Buns
  • 3 cups shredded cheeses, mozzarella and cheddar
  • 1 can tomato sauce 
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tin sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped olives
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  1. Turn oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix these ingredients together and spread on buns.
  3. Bake 5 minutes at 400 degrees, then broil for 4 minutes.
  4. This pizza mix lasts up to three weeks when refrigerated.


Meat Lovers Pizza Buns
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1/2 pound farmer sausage or ham 
  • 1 stick pepperoni
  • 1 medium onion chopped fine
  • 1 green pepper chopped fine
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 cups shredded cheese mixture (cheddar/mozzerella)
  1. Slice bacon into small pieces and fry it in a large skillet. 
  2. Drain off fat.
  3. Add onions, green pepper, farmer sausage/ham until onions are soft. Keep stirring.
  4. Add spaghetti sauce, pepperoni and seasonings.
  5. Cool mixture
  6. Stir in cheese and mix well.
  7. Spread on open-faced buns and broil until bubbly and cheese is melted.
  8. You can freeze this mixture and use it when needed.


Two hungry boys enjoying a a quick nutritious snack.
Is your kitchen chaotic sometimes?  Let me know.


5 comments:

  1. I love to see a productive kitchen and one with lots of smiles, however, why is it when my hubby and son are cooking, they have to use EVERY kitchen utensil, saucepan, gadget going :) Your recipe looks absolutely delicious! xx

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    1. Thanks for sharing your family, beautiful kitchen and the amazing view of where you live. I would love to have men cooking in my kitchen, no matter what their style. I would love to be so blessed. The recipes look very good.

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    2. I totally agree....my kitchen counters are filled....but I do cherish the noise and clutter from time to time.

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  2. Awww - this looks like the perfect Saturday Morning in your Kitchen!!! Those boys are growing so fast. Pass the pizza buns please - yum!

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  3. This sounds perfect for a party dish or for one of my sewing workshop potlucks!
    Thank you, Val

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