Hell-Raisin… er… I Mean, “Barn-Raising Breakfast!”

Got another new breakfast for ya, Fay (and anyone else interested in food). It is called “Barn-Raising Breakfast” and I found it over on this website. Since I didn’t swap anything in the recipe, I made it as is, I will leave the link for y’all instead of retyping it all right now. I did cook the sausage and the hash browns the night before so it would make my life easier in the morning. Just a thought for y’all.

Barn-Raising Breakfast

Oh, wow. It was amazing! It’s reportedly something the Amish would eat on a “heavy working” day. Gave them plenty of energy. I’ll have to agree because it has eggs (protein), sausage (protein), cheese (protein) and some rolls and potatoes. What could be better? This will go on the list for a breakfast or a dinner meal!

I will caution. I didn’t prep the pan before putting the rolls on the bottom. They stuck when it was all done cooking. So, make sure you butter the pan before putting the crescent rolls in it.

Last night, I tried a new recipe for a snack. It was supposed to create sugar cookie “spoons” that you use to create dipping spoons with.


First, let me say this: do not use a pre-made cookie mix. I tried. I failed. Let’s move on, shall we?


After this miserable failure, I got a bright idea. Make the cookies but put the Peppermint Kisses inside the dough.


See the little peppermint Kiss sticking out? Isn’t he cute!?


The kisses are melted nicely inside.

After that round, I used the rest of the dough and rolled it in sprinkles and whatnot, then baked it.


Look yummy, don’t they?

Except for one small problem. I handled the dough too much (this is a repetitive theme, don’t ya think?) and it kind of “mooshed” everywhere when cooking.


Ok, so – next time? Less handling of the cookie dough. Especially the pre-made kind in a tube. However, we did have a great deal of fun decorating the cookies.


Melting the white chocolate.


We used the sprinkles and decorations from the cookies we’ve been doing lately.



Caiden’s teacher asked for some Sharpie markers for Christmas. I decorated a basket for him to take to school filled with all the cookie failures and threw that in there (yes, purchased specifically for her). I also put another basket together for Brendan to take to his class (even though it wasn’t his snack day). By doing this, I got all the cookies out of the house! My boys took yummy snacks to school and I got rid of the baked failures. That’s a bonus, in my opinion.

Brendan has since come home from school and said that the cookies were a hit. Everyone except one little boy had a cookie. Double yay!

The Star Child visited last night and left the boys some snow and a toy to play with. Dollar store purchases are wonderful, aren’t they?


Yes. It’s snow in a can – and it’s non-toxic but will make you sick if you eat it.


The toy is actually a play-doh type item that bounces. Yes, bounces. They had a great time with it this morning!


It bounced all over my house while they waited for breakfast to cook. Did I mention, it takes 35 minutes to cook? Keep that in mind.

P.S Fay? I have a secret!


Oh, yes! I decided to try something. I am going to quilt my own runner for my bed. I have a white backing and a colorful front and when I’m done, I’m hoping it will look amazing. We’ll see.


Drawing the quilting lines on the white.


The back. It’s part of the same fabric line that I used in my “Blood Red” quilt. Now, I’m not good at hand sewing. Y’all know that much. So, we’ll see if this gets relegated to the “never going to finish” pile after trying to hand sew a few lines. And, since my hands cramp up, it might go very slow!

That’s what we’ve been up to for the last day or so. I managed to get my act together after feeling so sad for myself for awhile. The boys were so excited about taking cookies to school. I’m going to have to do that randomly – just for them. Besides, feeling like a hero with your child is a warm and definitely fuzzy feeling that should be repeated often.

Have a great day, y’all!

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8 thoughts on “Hell-Raisin… er… I Mean, “Barn-Raising Breakfast!”

  1. Aw I’m sorry they didn’t work for you using the pre-made dough!

    • That’s ok. The peppermint cookie dough was on sale so I thought I’d give it a try. I typically make my own and when I find a spoon-shaped cookie cutter, I’ll try again!!

      Thank you for popping over to my world!


  2. Love your star child ๐Ÿ™‚
    Who is Fay? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh, just wait. You’ll see!

      • Do you girls have secrets? ๐Ÿ™‚ NAIA, I love your blog! You are so funny and energetic! I’m looking forward to reading more.

      • Thank you, Janelle.

        Yes, I do have a secret for Fay and she has previously stated that she loves to see what presents are before receiving them. I am having a great time teasing her that way.

        Not always energetic. Spurts now and again. ๐Ÿ™‚


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