Jumbo Beef Patties with Onion Gravy

The males in this family love beef! I made very thick large beef patties and place them in a baking dish, smothered in sauteed onions (Vidalia) and gravy, seasonings, cover the dish with aluminum foil and baked @ 375 F for 35 minutes. Along with them I served mashed potatoes and broccoli. Easy meal and everyone seemed very happy!

Some days in the kitchen are so easy!


Breakfast Sandwiches

Pre-making breakfast sandwiches are so economical and fun to make and freeze. My family loves egg, sausage and cheese. You can make, egg, bacon and cheese just as easily, if preferred. I use grands biscuits, american or cheddar cheese slices, a good pork sausage.

I wrap them well before freezing them. In the morning they are a snap to re-heat. The night before I take some out of the freezer and into the refrigerator, then wrap in a paper towel and microwave 30-45 seconds-Done and ready to eat!

Try making some to freeze life will be easier in the long run!


Fruit Salsa with Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Chips


This is such a fun dish and a great palate cleanser. Fresh fruits in Florida are readily available year round. You can use canned, fresh, frozen fruits to put this together very easily. I use watermelon chunks diced, kiwi diced, peaches diced, cantaloupe diced, pineapple diced, strawberries, blueberries, finely diced red onion, lime or lemon juice, dash of honey, use your favorites!

I butter both sides of the flour tortillas, cut into triangles, add cinnamon and sugar onto both sides and bake until crispy. Easy!

Hope you enjoy as much as we do!

The Wiser Cook

Maple Bacon Mini Meat Loaves


These individual baked meat loaves can be frozen for quick weeknight meal. I use 2 pounds Lean Ground Beef, one small onion diced finely, 2 cloves of garlic minced, black pepper to taste, 2 beaten large eggs, 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs, 8 slices bacon (cut in half), 3 tablespoons maple syrup.

Mix ground beef, onion, garlic, eggs, bread crumbs, pepper in a large mixing bowl, form mini meatloaves and place on rimmed baking sheet pans, add 2 half slices of bacon to each loaf, brush on maple syrup. Bake @ 400 F for 45 minutes.

We love these with cheddar mashed potatoes and green beans!


The Wiser Cook.