Steak & Eggs

Are you ready for a wonderful weekend breakfast recipe? This recipe is from PaleOMG and it’s a delicious edgy breakfast option. Her blog contains tons of recipes that fit into the Paleo diet…if you didn’t guess from the title. I’ve made a few other things from her blog, and they are some of my favorite recipes; check back in the future when I do posts on which ones I can’t get enough of!

Back to Steak & Eggs…I was pleasantly awoken by a text from Tom (the bf) suggesting we make Steak & Eggs this morning. He was up hours before me, went to the store and headed over. Meanwhile, all I could do was drag myself out of bed and try not to cry about how sore my legs were from my workout yesterday (sympathy welcomed). Let’s just say, I have never been more thankful for the hand rails that they have in public restrooms for the handicap.

Anyway, Tom said a heavy protein meal was just what I needed to repair my muscles. We followed her recipe exactly (with the exception of using regular beef instead of elk steak), and I didn’t have any changes that I found more helpful, so you can follow along in pictures!

What you need:

  • Steak
  • Bacon
  • Yellow Onion
  • Salt & pepper
  • Basil
  • Butter
  • 2 eggs per steak
  • Avocado (optional…sorta!)

Directions:

Step 1: Chop up the onions and wrap your steak in bacon; season with salt, pepper and basil.

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Step 2: Caramelize onions in butter and cook steak for 3-5 min on each side.

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Cook alongside one another, because your last step is the eggs, and you don’t want your  food to get cold.

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I was so excited to wear my new apron, it just arrived! It’s from Etsy…my not-so-secret addiction. My dad suggested it could be worn as a dress. Obviously advice I won’t be taking.

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Step 3: Cook 2 eggs over easy. The recipe on PaleOMG has an easy way to cook over easy eggs if you struggle with getting these right. Check out the recipe at the bottom of her page for instructions. This is definitely not a meal where you want them to break before they make it to your plate.

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Step 4: Cut slices of avocado and consume!

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If Gordon Ramsey taught me anything, it’s that presentation matters.

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Oh, Step 5: Pair with coffee and relax outside!

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We had a few visitors during breakfast…I think they were trying to visit my plate.

Knick Knack Frame

Hi guys! I’m so excited about this craft, because I thought it was super neat and unique! Not to mention it was simple and cheap too.

What you need:

  • Frame
  • Glue (glue gun and/or super glue)
  • Knick Knacks- most commonly referred to as “junk around the house”
  • Spray Paint
  • Newspaper
  • Acrylic Sealer (optional but recommended)

Directions:

1. Hobby Lobby has a section in their store that has what I like to call “reject frames,” and I wanted to give one a new home/it was cheap. In selecting a frame, you can get whatever size you want, you can even get a mirror with a frame instead. The original place I saw the idea from used a tall mirror.

2. Next is the fun part! Find a bunch of knick knacks from around your house. Anything will work, as long as it’s not too big or heavy. Use your imagination on this. I picked up a few bolts from Home Depot for less than a dollar, and party favor items from the Dollar Store. Caution: steer clear of erasers- the paint won’t dry well with them.

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Here is a close up of some of the items. Some of you might recognize my “grow-a-boyfriend” in the bottom left corner. Just can’t let him go 😉

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3. Glue! Arrange all your items on your frame before you glue them to make sure they fit (physically) well together. Depending on the frame material and the items, it might be helpful to have two types of glue on hand. Hobby Lobby has a great cheat sheet in the glue aisle to cover all your needs. I used super glue mostly…for some reason I didn’t think of the obvious glue gun option. Hopefully you remember.

4. Take out the glass of your frame and set it aside. Lay newspaper outside, and tuck some newspaper sheets in between the frame boarder and the cardboard backing. That way you don’t get spray paint all over where you’ll insert your picture. Spray away! I used white, but another color would look cool too!

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4. Let it dry for a while, then do another coat of spray paint. Once it dries for a few minutes, spray clear acrylic coating on top (OUTSIDE) and let air dry outside for about a day. Seriously, a whole day. Be sure to take the newspaper in the center out after spraying the acrylic coating so the paper doesn’t dry to the frame.

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5. All done! Enjoy the frame other frames will be jealous of!

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I got the idea from here.

Welcome!

Hi Everyone! I wanted to start off my blog by doing an introduction post and giving some insight into why I started blogging and what all you can expect on When Life Gave Me Lemonade.

First off, I think putting all my crafts and concoctions into one place will give me lots of happies. And you too. Hopefully.

I chose my blog name because I started thinking of all the wonderful blessings we are given every day. I’m so thankful for my passion to create that I’ve been blessed with and it made me think of all the other great things in life! Sometimes life doesn’t give you lemons, it just gives you lemonade!! 

On my blog I’ll post the best crafts and recipes I come across and my helpful hints after trying them. I’m sure like most of you, you have hundreds of pins on Pinterest that you thought you’d never try. Well one day I finally started trying them out and haven’t looked back since! I have done the dirty work for you and found the directions that work the best and are the most helpful (because if you’re like me you need 1+1=2 type of directions). You can see all the pins that I’ll try someday on my Pinterest, so be sure to follow me! I’ll also be doing a few reviews of restaurants here and there, so stick around!

If you have questions feel free to comment or email me at chasinglemonade@gmail.com (I get hundreds of emails so I might not be able to respond right away/my inbox is empty and I’ll get back to you right away).