More Muffin Omelettes! A #KeliwaMuffinPan review

We've been getting our CSA box from Snick's Farm, and it's been amazing! We have so many vegetables, that I'm starting to run out of ideas for them! So I decided to make these muffin omelettes. Last month, I posted a recipe for  some of these tasty treats, and I modified it to use broccoli and cheddar. We're going to make stir fry for dinner with some more of the vegetables, and I'm so excited.

I got this awesome Keliwa silicone muffin tin, and decided now is the perfect time to make more omelettes! I used duck eggs this time around, because that's what we had. For the filling, I chopped up a few broccoli florets, and put a spoonful of shredded cheddar cheese. Thats it! Seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders, and some cayenne. Cooking with the silicone pan on a cookie sheet took about the same amount of time as it did when I made them in the regular tins. I sprayed the pan well with cooking spray, and had no issues with them releasing. I can probably dunk the pan into soapy water, and rinse it clean. It was super easy to use!

I'm looking forward to using the pan again! I'm sure when we get back from a quick vacation, I'll be making more of these!

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MAFG: July 11, 2016

Happy Monday! I'm in the middle of some housecleaning, so this one is going to be quick. Here are some things I am grateful for this week!

Pokemon Go  /  Detroit City Football Club  /  Norther Guard Supporters  /  Tasty sushi  /  Bob being amazing  /  Making new friends  /  Getting our first CSA share  /  Making some new knitting projects

What are you grateful for this week?

Recent Goings-On

When I get to my blog update area, I can see a list of recent posts. And recently, all I've been posting are my MAFG posts, which is crazy! I've had so much stuff going on, and I was thinking it was being shared here, but I'm a blob and keep forgetting to do that.

The last couple weeks have been pretty exciting. Marshall, Michigan has a ton of events going on nearly every weekend during the summer. Saturday mornings, we go to the farmers market. After that, we have been participating in various fun activities. Last weekend, it was the Cruise at the Fountain. I set up outside of The Realm of Creativity, and knit while people watching. I had a table with some of my items on it. It was great to see all the classic cars drive by, and chat with people who are visiting from out of town. I'm planning on setting up at a few more events that are happening in the upcoming weeks and months.

We've been hanging out with our friends Matt and Liz, and their son pretty often. We went to a local air show a couple days ago, and that was a lot of fun. We also went to a Detroit City Football Club match, and it was a lot of fun. We're heading to at least two more in the next couple weeks, which should be a lot of fun.

The other most exciting happening is that our "farm" is really starting to produce now! We picked 20 hot peppers off our plants yesterday, and there are more ripening which will be ready in the next couple days!

Two alma paprikas, and 18 Thai hots. We also have a whole whack of other peppers that will be ready in the near future. The tomatoes are doing well, and the herbs are exploding! If you want to keep up with our farming projects, follow our facebook page, or instagram.

Time to get back to knitting! I have a lot of projects I want to finish in the next little while,

MAFG: June 27, 2016

Where the heck did last week go!? The past little bit has zipped by me, and July is happening NEXT WEEKEND! Why? Why did June disappear so fast? Here are some things I am grateful for this week!

My slow cooker  /  Google  /  Being able to combine those two, and a bunch of pig fat, and turn it into lard  /  My friends Liz and Matt  /  Our garden doing REALLY well  /  Getting tea from Joseph Wesley Tea  /  Signing up for a CSA  /  Bob making some of the best food he's ever made  /  Finding some blogs to learn a few skills from

What are you grateful for this week?

MAFG: June 20, 2016

Happy Monday! Happy Summer Solstice! It's a warm one today. I'm sitting in the cool air of the office, with the air conditioner blowing right on me. Here are some things I am grateful for this week!

Orange Is The New Black  /  Bob being home /  Thursday Night Markets  /  The farmers market  /  Our garden doing really well  /  The cat being a goof  /  Bob making some delicious food  /  Finding some really good beers  /  Having access to an awesome lake to swim in  /  Seeing both big and little fishies in the lake while we were swimming  /  Rain storms

What are you grateful for this week?

Knitted Cacti!

For the last week or so, I've been working on some new items. Well, new versions of some older items. You might remember the cactuses I knit a while back, but if not, here are the updated models! I am using tiny crocheted flowers on top that I got from this Etsy shop instead of pompoms on top. I think these look WAY better! I'm working on a few more, and I'll be bringing them to the Thursday night Arts n Crafts at the Park events all summer!

I had all these grand plans of taking nice photos of these guys all lined up, and individually. But, this is on my deck, and there is a wasp building a nest RIGHT UNDER where I had them sitting! As soon as I saw her move, I noped the heck outta there and ran back inside. I'll have to get rid of the nest somehow. I swear, since we planted our patio garden, the bugs must have read it as a Welcome sign. There have been SO MANY bugs building homes around the deck! It's just something we'lll have to deal with for right now, I guess.


Mondays are for Gratitude: June 13, 2016

It's Monday! I am trying to be grateful for the things happening in my life, but everywhere I look is tragedy. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub has left me speechless. There are many ways to donate to the victims and their families, and I encourage you to donate if you can. I am waiting for some money to clear from my Fiverr gigs, and I will be donating as soon as I can.

Here are some things I am grateful for this week:

Having my parents in town for a Dark Horse event  /  Making new friends at the event  /  Great weather  /  Signing up for the rest of the season of Arts N Crafts at the Park  /  Helping at the farmers market  /  Signing up to help with a farmers market event  /  Getting to spend a day relaxing with Bob, instead of cleaning

What are you grateful for this week?

A New Event! Arts N Crafts At The Park

Tonight is the night! I will be participating in my first Arts N Crafts At The Park in Marshall, Michigan. It's a cute little weekly event that happens every Thursday from June till September, from 5:00-8:00. I have offered my assistance to the organizer to help with promotions. If all goes well, I will be vending at the event every week, except three or so. I'm looking forward to it!

It's located at Carver Park, in Marshall. Which is at the corner of Exchange St. and Michigan Ave.

Recipe: Bacon and Mushroom Omelette Muffins

Now for something completely different! I mentioned recently that Bob and I are starting a new project, Frontière Farm House. With that, I'm planning on posting a few recipes. Since we only have a Facebook page right now, this is where they will be stored.

I woke up this morning determined to make something tasty to eat. I thought about doing just a frittata or something of the sort, and then decided to change the shape, and made omelette muffins. I asked a couple friends their thoughts on what to put in them, and the following is what we came up with.

Bacon and Mushroom Omelette Muffins

  • 3-5 slices bacon
  • 8 oz mushrooms, stems removed
  • 2 small onions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 9 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • salt, pepper, cayenne, chilli powder to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • butter or non-stick spray
  1. Chop bacon, and cook until almost crispy. Set aside on paper towel to drain. Drain most of bacon fat.
  2. Chop onions. Add to pan on medium heat. Cook until translucent. Chop mushrooms, and add to pan. Cook until most of the moisture has evaporated. Crush and chop garlic, and add to pan. Add 1/2 tsp thyme, and add salt, pepper, cayenne, chilli powder to taste. Once cooked through, just a couple more minutes, add bacon back in, and remove from heat.
  3. Grease 12 cups in a standard muffin pan. Divide filling mixture evenly into cups, and top with shredded cheese. I like a medium or sharp cheddar, or a Mexican mix.
  4. Beat 9 eggs in a container with a pour spout. I like using my large measuring cup.
  5. Pour eggs into each cup, until mostly full. Don't go right to the top, because they will puff up. If you are a little bit short, crack another egg. Depending on how much filling you have, it may be a little more or less than what fits nicely.
  6. Bake 350 for 17-22 minutes. They will puff up. Once the tops no longer look glossy, and they are firm, they're finished! Remove from oven, let cool for a couple minutes, and remove from pan using silicone spatula. Serve immediately with toast, and and extra sprinkle of cheese on top, or refrigerate to have before school or work. We're going to reheat them in the toaster oven. You can try freezing them, but in my house, they won't last that long!
Ignore the messy stove. This is what they look like right out of the oven.

Ignore the messy stove. This is what they look like right out of the oven.