Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese Pizza

After trying to eat healthy I went the opposite direction and made this beast of a sandwich: Bacon, grilled cheese, and pizza all combined into one meal.

I layed out some bacon slightly stacked.

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Then added a slice of toasted bread, mozzerelle, white cheddar, and pepperoni.

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Then I added a bunch of feta, because why not?

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Last, I added another slice of white cheddar and another slice of toasted bread. Then wrapped the bacon around the sandwich and threw it on a skillet.

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I had to use tongs to hold it on the edges so that the bacon would cook on all ends. I left it on the skillet until the bacon was brown. I probably could’ve left it on longer because the bacon wasn’t very crispy.

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All in all, it was pretty good but the bread gets pretty soggy. It is a lot of bacon and cheese so you really have to be up to the task to finish it. I definitely didn’t finish the whole thing, so I’m glad I didn’t do a double layer of bacon.

Frozen Yogurt Bites

I’ve been trying to eat healthier lately but find it hard to find healthy recipes that are quick or can be prepared ahead of time (or I’m just lazy lol), especially breakfast. I found a yogurt popsicle recipe and used that as a guide to make my own form of frozen yogurt treats. The original recipe can be found here. Since we all know how well I follow recipes 😉

I started with vanilla yogurt, instead of greek yogurt because there’s only one brand of greek yogurt I like and it wasn’t available at the time, and then added a little milk and honey.

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I eyeballed one cup of yogurt, one half cup of milk, and then added my hearts content of honey.

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Next I chopped up some blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries and filled a small ice cube tray. The smaller the tray slots the better especially if you are sensitive to cold.

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Next I added the yogurt mixture and shook vigorously to make sure all the spaces between the berries were filled.

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I apparently forgot to take a picture of the next step so you’ll just have to imagine it. I crushed up some Honey Bunches of Oats granola to make the pieces more manageable and then mixed in some honey. Next I spread the sticky granola over the yogurt and pressed it down so it wouldn’t fall off later.

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I put the mixture in the freezer for a couple of hours then seperated them into little baggies so I can just grab and go.

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Pretty yummy, except they melt pretty quickly so that’s why I recommend the smaller ice cube tray.

Minnie Mouse Banner

My sister recently had a baby girl, and me and my other sister are planning a Minnie Mouse themed baby shower for her. I found a cute Minnie Mouse Banner on Pinterest and decided to make my own. I had found some cute banners at Hobby Lobby and I was just going to cut out black circles and slap them on there but I decided to go completely D-I-Y and make them from scratch.

I bought 2 large poster boards with gold polka dots for $2.99 each (Hobby Lobby), about 10 sheets of black metallic craft paper (8X10) for $0.49 each (Hobby Lobby), about 100 Pink bows with white polka dots for $3.99 (Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon), and a Martha Stewart Circle Cutter for $16.99 (Hobby Lobby plus a 40% off coupon).

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The picture shows Elmer’s super glue but I wouldn’t suggest it for paper because it made the paper wrinkle. I ended up just using tape. I did use the glue for the bows and it was alright but takes forever to dry.

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First I measured off the paper into triangles. I tried using as much paper as possible the measurements I came up with was:

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I did 7-1/4 IN (Very specific I know) probably could have gone a little bigger to even everything out because the 3rd row was almost an inch longer. Then to start the first triangle I marked the top of the triangle at 3-5/8 IN. I ended up having extra at the end of my rows which could have been resolved with bigger triangles.

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Next I used the circle cutter to cut my circles (duh). I don’t have a cutting mat (yet) so I just used the cardboard that it came in as protection for my table. One suggestion I would make: if you use this particular cutter, place tape on your paper (in the middle of where your circle will be) to hold the paper in place because otherwise you’ll be throwing things and yelling because the paper keeps moving, also don’t push down really hard because it will cut into the cardboard and be ten times harder to cut. I cut the biggest circles at 3IN and the smaller circles at 2IN

Snapchat-7789861701958777753 (1)Next I glued taped the circles onto my triangles and generously glued the pink bows on to the top. Then I remembered that I didn’t own a hole punch and had to go buy one from Walmart for a whopping $0.59 where I also purchased my pink polka dot ribbon (I forgot for how much) to link the banner together with.

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Tada! Here’s my finished project. I made about 4 banners for just under $20 (not including the circle cutter) now I just have to figure out what to do with the other 85 pink bows!