Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe. This yummy instant pot breakfast recipe is perfect for cooler days. If you have leftover ham, an apple, and some cheese, you are going to want to make this outstanding Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe for breakfast today. Yum!


This yummy instant pot breakfast recipe is perfect for cooler days. If you have leftover ham, an apple, and some cheese, you are going to want to make this outstanding Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe for breakfast today. Yum!

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

The instant pot crazy is real and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. It appears that everyone is on the lookout for a new and different instant pot recipe. This Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe is a real winner on a cool fall or winter morning. If you have leftover ham (from Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc) or a ham steak that you heated up for dinner last night and now have leftover, give this unique recipe a try. It is filling. And, there is no reason you can’t use it as breakfast for dinner.

One of the things that always strikes me is the name “instant” pot. It really isn’t instant at all. It reminds me more of a multi-cooker than a slow-cooker. I will admit I do not use ours. Like most of the kitchen gadgets in our home, it is allllll Hubby. He likes it. To me, it seems a bit like work, but I can’t argue with the results.

Notes

• Read the directions on your instant pot to double check times.

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe. This yummy instant pot breakfast recipe is perfect for cooler days. If you have leftover ham, an apple, and some cheese, you are going to want to make this outstanding Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe for breakfast today. Yum!


Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Ingredients:

• 2 TBSP Butter
• 1 cup Cooked Chopped Ham
• 2 small Granny Smith Apples
• 5 cups Water, divided
• ¾ cup Instant Grits
• 2 large Eggs, lightly beaten
• 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Mise en Place:

• Cutting board
• Knife
Instant Pot
Mixing Bowl
Measuring Cup
• Spatula or Spoon
• Aluminum Foil
• Baking Dish
• Non-stick Cooking Spray
Pot Holders

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe. This yummy instant pot breakfast recipe is perfect for cooler days. If you have leftover ham, an apple, and some cheese, you are going to want to make this outstanding Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe for breakfast today. Yum!


Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Directions:

• Core, peel and dice two small granny smith apples. Set aside.
• Set Instant Pot to brown/saute
• Add 2 tablespoons of butter to Instant Pot. Heat for 1 minute.
• Add 1 cup of cooked chopped ham. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often.
• Add diced granny smith apples and stir. Cook for an additional minute.
• Pour apple and ham mixture into a large bowl and set aside. Wipe out Instant Pot.

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe. This yummy instant pot breakfast recipe is perfect for cooler days. If you have leftover ham, an apple, and some cheese, you are going to want to make this outstanding Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe for breakfast today. Yum!


• Add 3 cups of water and grits. Set Instant Pot to high to brown/Sautee mode. Cook until grits thicken.
• Pour grits into a bowl with ham and apples.

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe. This yummy instant pot breakfast recipe is perfect for cooler days. If you have leftover ham, an apple, and some cheese, you are going to want to make this outstanding Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe for breakfast today. Yum!


• Add 2 slightly beaten large eggs and 1 cup cheddar cheese and mix well.
• Pour two cups of water into Instant Pot and place rack inside.
• Spray a round souffle or baking dish that will fit inside your instant pot with non-stick spray.

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe. This yummy instant pot breakfast recipe is perfect for cooler days. If you have leftover ham, an apple, and some cheese, you are going to want to make this outstanding Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe for breakfast today. Yum!


• Tear off two pieces of aluminum foil and fold over 3 times. Roll ends over to form handles. Place baking dish in the middle and lower into Instant Pot. • Cook on high for 5 minutes. Release steam using quick release and allow to set for 5 additional minutes.
• Lift Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole dish out via the foil.

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe. This yummy instant pot breakfast recipe is perfect for cooler days. If you have leftover ham, an apple, and some cheese, you are going to want to make this outstanding Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe for breakfast today. Yum!


• Garnish with a few sprinkles of cheese and green onions or parsley.

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe. This yummy instant pot breakfast recipe is perfect for cooler days. If you have leftover ham, an apple, and some cheese, you are going to want to make this outstanding Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe for breakfast today. Yum!


Yield: 6 servings

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

This yummy instant pot breakfast recipe is perfect for cooler days. If you have leftover ham, an apple, and some cheese, you are going to want to make this outstanding Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe for breakfast today. Yum!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • 1 cup Cooked Chopped Ham
  • 2 small Granny Smith Apples
  • 5 cups Water, divided
  • ¾ cup Instant Grits
  • 2 large Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

• Core, peel and dice two small granny smith apples. Set aside.

• Set Instant Pot to brown/saute

• Add 2 tablespoons of butter to Instant Pot. Heat for 1 minute.

• Add 1 cup of cooked chopped ham. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often.

• Add diced granny smith apples and stir. Cook for an additional minute.

• Pour apple and ham mixture into a large bowl and set aside. Wipe out Instant Pot.

• Add 3 cups of water and grits. Set Instant Pot to high to brown/Sautee mode. Cook until grits thicken.

• Pour grits into bowl with ham and apples.

• Add 2 slightly beaten large eggs and 1 cup cheddar cheese and mix well.

• Pour two cups of water into Instant Pot and place rack inside.

• Spray a round souffle or baking dish that will fit inside your instant pot with non-stick spray.

• Tear off two pieces of aluminum foil and fold over 3 times. Roll ends over to form handles. Place baking dish in the middle and lower into Instant Pot. • Cook on high for 5 minutes. Release steam using quick release and allow to set for 5 additional minutes.

• Lift Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole dish out via the foil.

• Garnish with a few sprinkles of cheese and green onions or parsley.

If you like unique breakfast recipes, you may want to try one of these:

Sausage Breakfast Pie Recipe – this is fabulous!! Try it for breakfast or dinner.

Artichoke and Cheese Frittata Recipe This fabulous Artichoke and Cheese Frittata is a wonderful breakfast, or breakfast for dinner, recipe. Made with leftover vegetables this cheesy-good frittata is one the whole family will enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Waffles Recipe – These easy to make Apple Cinnamon Waffles are a simply wonderful. Your whole family will love these delicious and fragrant apple cinnamon waffles for breakfast, or served as a dessert!


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15 Family Friendly Spooky Places in New York State

15 Family Friendly Spooky Places in New York State. Halloween is a spooktacular time of year! Ghosts and goblins abound everywhere - and most especially in New York State. Spooky and fun family attractions your entire clan will love abound in this great state, so I have gotten together a list of my favorite 15 Family Friendly Spooky Places in NYS for you to visit and explore. Have a haunting good time.


Halloween is a spooktacular time of year! Ghosts and goblins abound everywhere – and most especially in New York State. Spooky and fun family attractions your entire clan will love abound in this great state, so I have gotten together a list of my favorite 15 Family Friendly Spooky Places in NYS for you to visit and explore. Have a haunting good time.

15 Family Friendly Spooky Places in New York State

Halloween season is fast approaching. As summer gives way to cooler temps, leaves abandon their trees and stories of ghouls and goblins patrolling the night are being told over apple cider and hot cocoa. If you are the mood for spooky Halloween sites but do not want to frighten your own little ghouls and goblins too much, here are some suggestions for Family Friendly Spooky Places in New York State!

New York State is one spooky place! Stories abound of ghouls and ghost at Indian burial sights, haunted mansions, and early colonial spirits. Some stories are of mere hauntings, while other specter sightings are much more elaborate. This list includes those places that are spooky but may still be appropriate for children. Please use your best discretion as to what level of fright you believe that your children will be to handle – and not have nightmares.

Whether it is Halloween-themed pumpkin decorations, haunted walks or train rides, New York offers a variety of activities and attractions for families to celebrate a friendly and safe Halloween season. Stay warm and have fun trick or treating!

Beardslee Manor & Castle – 123 Old State Rd, Little Falls, NY
Another beautifully restored home that is now a restaurant, Beardsley Manor hosts weddings and receptions – and maybe a few ghosts as well. During the 1700’s, the home served as the storage depot for munitions. Stories are told of some Native American warriors who broke into the home who set off the munitions with the flames from their torches. Their spirits are now seen wandering through the dining and ballrooms. There also have been numerous reports of rainbow colored and bright lights showing up at various places on the estate where there is no reason for those to occur. More spirits wandering perhaps?

Explore & More’s Not So Scary Halloween Spooktacular – Buffalo area
Dress your little ghosts and goblins in their favorite costumer and head to Buffalo’s Explore & More Children’s Museum for the Not So Scary Spooktacular Oct. 28. The two-hour event (noon-2 p.m.) features indoor trick or treating, games, and activities.
300 Gleed Ave, East Aurora, NY 14052

Ghosts of NYC Walking Tours – New York, New York
There are a multitude of places that are haunted or having spooky connotations in New York City. The best way to see them is on a walking tour. Each tour covers less than a mile of walking and takes about 90 minutes. There are ghost tours, tours celebrating Edgar Allen Poe and even George Washington.

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze – Croton-On-Hudson
You may not see the Headless Horseman, but you’ll encounter lots of carved pumpkin faces at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. Located an hour’s drive north of New York City, the Hudson Valley is home to about 7,000 decorated jack-o-lanterns waiting to entertain your family. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze invites your family to tour the pumpkins, including light shows choreographed to music. Pumpkins feature a variety of displays, each designed to entertain visitors. The event runs nightly Oct. 4-31, after opening the weekend of Sept. 28. It also four weekend dates in November. An added bonus – children three and younger get in for free.

Grimsley’s Gorge Haunted Walk – Oswego
Prepare for a chillingly good time for the entire family as Grimsley’s Gorge hosts its annual Haunted Walk Oct. 26-28. While older kids and adults may enjoy a walk in the darkness, unaware of the fear waiting to envelop them, younger children are encouraged to visit during the day, when monster-less paths can be safely followed.
376 SW 8th St, Oswego, New York 13126

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses – Ulster Park, New York
There are all kinds of opportunities for scary family fun here. There is a mile long hay stack ride and six separate haunted houses. There is also a corn maze and a walk through adventure! There is elaborate staging in each house and there is a story to follow for each one as well.

Kingsbury Cemetery Haunted House
Galleria of Shops, 100 Victory Highway, Painted Post, New York – The theme for this haunted house changes from year to year. This Haunted House is not recommended for children under 12, although they will not deny entry to younger children. Special “not so scary” Sunday Kids Matinee event.

Monster Mash and Bash New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center 260 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY
2-4 p.m. 4th Floor Terrace, Free
Join the New York State Museum for the new Halloween Spooktacular filled with tricks and treats for everyone! This event will feature crafts, games, dancing, story-telling, and spooky science. Costumes are encouraged—we will have a children’s costume parade at 3 pm. A special appearance by Pumpkin Head will add fun and excitement to the festivities! Come out for a Spooktacular time!

The Old Bermuda Inn – 301 Veterans Rd West, Staten Island, New York
This is an old house that has been renovated to house a restaurant. The house is said to be haunted by the spirit of a young woman. She has been seen walking through the dining room and walking up the staircase in the main entry. Those eating have reported feeling cold breezes and pressure on their arms and shoulders.

Old Fort Niagara – Youngstown, NY
Old Fort Niagara is famous for its many ghost stories. Encounter them firsthand as you take our Lanterns and Lore Ghost Tour. Walk the dark rooms and corridors of the French Castle and other buildings illuminated only by lantern light and hear about the headless ghost, the spectral count and the hobgoblin. Discover other more recent unexplained phenomena such as phantom soldiers and ghostly orbs.
Groups leave at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling (716) 745-7611. Group size is limited. Tickets go on sale September 4. There will be no tickets available at the door.

• Spook Hill Newell Road, Middlesex, NY
Starting this list off with a place called “spooky hill” seems fitting. Legend has it that if you put your car in neutral at a certain spot on Newell Road in Middlesex, Native American spirits will push your car back up the hill. Drive to the top of the big hill, sit and be spooked as your car rolls backward up the hill! Here are the exact coordinates.
Note: beware as oncoming traffic will not see you.

Smith-Ely Mansion – 39 W. Genesee St, Clyde, New York – This house has been converted into a bed and breakfast, but it is said to have multiple ghosts. The spirits of many of the former residents have been seen by locals and visitors alike. During renovations, there were so many people who stopped by to tell their stories of hauntings that one worker declined to work on the project any longer.

Trick or Treat Train Rides – Rochester
All aboard! Ride the rails for some Halloween fun with the Rochester & Genessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Trick or Treat Train Rides Oct. 27. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costumes as they participate in trick or treating among the museum’s attractions. Ride tickets can be purchased for trips between and 2-7 p.m. Train tickets also allow time to tour the museum’s displays. Families can enjoy complimentary apple cider and cookies during the event.

USS Sullivans Canalside, Buffalo, New York – Five brothers of the U.S. family, the Sullivans, were stationed on the USS Juneau during WWII. The ship was sunk and all five brothers died. To honor the family’s service, the Navy commissioned the building of the USS Sullivans. It was eventually retired and brought to Buffalo for its permanent home. George Sullivan is said to wander the decks looking for his lost brothers who were below deck when they were all killed.

ZooBoo at Seneca Park Zoo – Rochester
Creatures that go bump in the light of day will haunt Seneca Park Zoo during ZooBoo weekends in October. Young visitors are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes and participate in the costume contests Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28. Visitors can meet zoo staffers wearing their favorite costumes, as well as participate in Halloween-themed games, crafts, and activities, including face painting. Tour the conservation graveyard during your visit. Participants can also take part in animal enrichment programs. ZooBoo tickets ($6.50) are in addition to the regular zoo admission for people participating in the activities. While children under two get into the zoo for free, they will need a ZooBoo ticket if parents are going to have them participate in the activities.
2222 St. Paul Street Rochester, NY 14621

• Looking for more spooktacular places to go in New York State? Here my list of Top 10 Spooky Places to Visit in New York State. Be warned, they are not for the faint of heart, and most likely not for young children.

• For more spooktacular spots to visit in New York State, check out the haunted history trail!

101 Non Candy Halloween Treat Ideas
Need alternatives to candy this Halloween for school or house parties or to hand out to trick or treaters? This list of 101 Non-Candy Halloween Treat Ideas has something for everyone.


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Max’s GME Update: Chemo Round 9

Max's GME Update: Chemo Round 9. Our dog, Max, suffers from GME - Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis. He was diagnosed with this terrible disease in July 2014 and continues treatment to keep the symptoms at bay. GME is incurable, so managing the symptoms for a good quality of life is the best that can be done with the poor dogs with this disease.


Our dog, Max, suffers from GME – Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis. He was diagnosed with this terrible disease in July 2014 and continues treatment to keep the symptoms at bay. GME is incurable, so managing the symptoms for a good quality of life is the best that can be done with the poor dogs with this disease.

For those of you unfamiliar with Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis (GME), it is a canine disease where the white blood cells attack the central nervous system. Max is well past historic long-term prognosis for this terrible disease. When he was diagnosed we were told his chances were “not leaving the hospital” – to – “up to three years”.

We were back in Ithaca last week to go to Cornell for chemotherapy treatment for Max. We had five weeks in between visits this time due to a scheduling issue with his neurologist. That was fine with us because since starting chemo back in January, we needed to see if he could space out his treatments (as he did in the original protocol).

Hubby has been away a lot this summer dealing with some personal issues. Hubby is Max’s favorite person in the world! A small example would be when they released Max into the room at Cornell where we were waiting to pick Max up last week, he saw me and made a beeline straight towards me… until he saw Hubby to my left. Then it was a hard turn, plus swishy tail, and a bunch of noise indicating how happy he was to see Hubby. I am chopped liver when Hubby is in the room (well, not a good analogy because Max would probably investigate the chopped liver before me).

Why do I mention this?

Max was circling a lot this past month.

A whole lot.

Now, Max will circle more when he is tired or anxious. We had hoped that it was because he was missing Hubby this was feeding his anxiety causing him to circle more, and less of a GME increase. (Circling is one of the main GME symptom.) I could still call him out of the circling, but such a major increase in circling is worrisome.

At PT two weeks ago, the PT noticed he was tight and showing pain across his neck and shoulder areas. We know this may also be a GME symptom.

His neurologist agreed that is possible to explain away the increased circling as being due to anxiety. However, the increased neck and shoulder pain is most likely GME related. With that in mind, Max is now back to an every four weeks schedule for chemo.

Max's GME Update: Chemo Round 9. Our dog, Max, suffers from GME - Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis. He was diagnosed with this terrible disease in July 2014 and continues treatment to keep the symptoms at bay. GME is incurable, so managing the symptoms for a good quality of life is the best that can be done with the poor dogs with this disease.


The world is Max’s playground – or at least the family room is.


Other news… back in February we were told that there were four dogs at Cornell who had currently survived 3 years after a GME diagnosis. After some back and forth with his neurologist, we found out that the only surving dog over the three-year diagnosis mark that they still have at Cornell is Max. And at four years – let’s just say he’s beat some very, very long odds.

On to the sonogram results!

Last month we did not speak to his neurologist. Normally we drop Max off the evening before chemo (it is a 3 hours drive from our home to Cornell). IF they can get his bloodwork done (the lab closes at 5) he can start chemo right away. If he starts chemo right away (so within an hour or two of drop-off), he is done by the next morning, they get the sonogram in, and we can bring him home later the next day. In the normal course of things though, we drop-off, they draw blood, results are returned first thing in the morning, chemo starts, they unhook him for a sonogram, re-hook him, and we pick him up the following day.

Why the story? Max’s gallbladder had gotten smaller again last month (YAY!). There appeared to be more sludge in the gallbladder (BOO!), but the student we spoke to did not know if that meant more sludge in the gallbladder, or the same amount of sludge that was condensed in a smaller space, so it looked like more volume. This month, when we spoke to Dr. Stephan she confirmed the later – same amount of sludge in a smaller space. His gallbladder did not get any smaller this month.

After two months of “perfect” liver numbers (which were a shock!), his liver numbers were “slightly elevated” this month. The liver and gallbladder are always something to watch closely.

If you are interested in the medications Max is currently taking, click here. They did not change this month.

So, we head back to Cornell in four weeks for more chemotherapy. Max is continuing to beat some very long odds. This little guy is truly a tough one.


Previous Max posts (read in order from the bottom up to follow his whole story):

Chemo Round 8 for Max
FOUR YEARS!!
Chemo Round 6 For Max
Chemo Round 5 For Max
Chemo Round 4 For Max
Chemo Round 2 For Max
Max is Back to Chemo for His GME
Max Had a Relapse
Mr. Max April 2016 Update
Max March 2016 Update
Mr. Max Post Cornell Visit Information
Max’s Latest GME Update
Max’s GME Update, One Year Later
Max’s GME Update, Month 11
Max’s GME Update
An Update on Mr Max, March 2015
Updating Max’s GME
An Update On Mr. Max
Last 2014 Trip To Cornell For Max
Back To Cornell
Max’s First Cornell Follow-up Visit
Max Exercises More Than I Do!
Updating the Mr. Max Situation
A Mr. Max Update
Mr. Max, Mr. Max, Mr. Max
It’s A Mr. Max Post!


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