Jimmy Dean Simple Scramblers for breakfast

Jimmy Dean Breakfast
Jimmy Dean Simple Scramblers for Breakfast

These Jimmy Dean Simple Scramblers are found in the refrigerated section of your grocer. I like that they aren’t frozen and they don’t have potatoes in them. Just eggs, cheese, and some meat. this was a good match for the Keto diet I tried out.

Preparation is super easy and quick. You open the sealed package and remote a small sealed cup that contains liquid eggs, and also a package that contains the cheese and meat. Empty the liquid eggs into the cup and place in the microwave for a short time. In mine that’s 60 seconds.

After a minute you take out the now hot cup of liquid eggs, and open the package of cheese and meat and stir it into the cup. Place the cup back into the microwave and cook it a second time. In my oven 50 seconds is what I use to finish cooking the mixture and have it solidify like scrambled eggs do when cooked.

I remove from the microwave and add pepper or some hot sauce and then it’s ready to consume straight from the container. I like that it yields pretty tasty results with a minimum of preparation effort or things to clean up.

I like all of them and usually pickup at least one of each of the three varieties. The pricing in the grocery store is much less than what I saw when adding the Amazon shopping info to this post.

A review of some frozen lasagnas

Here are some of the frozen lasagnas that I have tried and my thoughts.

If you know someone who insists upon always making their lasagna from scratch, hug them after reading this blog post.

I don’t have time for that and like many folks buy frozen food instead. Here are some of the frozen lasagnas that I have tried and my thoughts.

Publix Lasagna with meat sauce
Publix Lasagna with meat sauce

Publix Lasagna with meat sauce was good and probably the lowest cost per serving of the ones reviewed here. I don’t remember how much I paid for it but I know I bought it because it was on sale. I’d buy it again on sale.

Devour Lasagna Alfredo
Devour Lasagna Alfredo

Devour’s Lasagna Alfredo with Bacon and Sausage tasted pretty good. I’m accustomed to lasagna with red meat sauce so this was a departure from my usual choice. I’m pretty sure I also bought this when there was a sale and mentally placed it on my buy again list after eating it.

I’m certain that I’ve had a couple more varieties of frozen lasagna that aren’t listed here, simply because I forgot to take some pictures of the boxes. My favorite brand of frozen lasagna is Stouffer’s.

Stouffer's Lasagna Bake with Meat Sauce
Stouffer’s Lasagna Bake with Meat Sauce

This Stouffer’s Lasagna bake with meat sauce is pretty good and similar in taste to their regular meat lasagna in a square container with cheese on top. I would say it’s my standard “frozen lasagna go to” when I’m shopping the frozen food aisle at the grocery store.

The top pick on my list of frozen lasagnas is also from Stouffer’s and it’s their Meat Lovers variety. Delicious!

Stouffer's Meat Lovers Lasagna
Stouffer’s Meat Lovers Lasagna

Using a Heatshield for my vanlife

Ford Transit Connect heatshield vanlife
Ford Transit Connect heatshield vanlife

My van has a large front windshield that lets lots of light and heat inside. That’s going to be a problem here in Florida if I’m spending anytime inside it during the day, or if I don’t want the interior to be damaged from parking it uncovered.

I did some shopping online at EuroCampers and decided to order a 3 piece set of sunscreens that includes covers for the 2 front side windows.

Ford Transit Connect heatshield vanlife
Ford Transit Connect heatshield vanlife

I selected silver but gold was also available. The front was ordered for my specific van model that lacks a rear-view mirror and rain sensor on the windshield.

Ford Transit Connect heatshield vanlife
Ford Transit Connect heatshield vanlife

You fold the front sun visors down to hold the Heatshield in place. The side window shades have suction cups that are used to keep them attached.

Ford Transit Connect heatshield vanlife
Ford Transit Connect heatshield vanlife
Ford Transit Connect heatshield vanlife
Ford Transit Connect heatshield vanlife

To store the Heatshield you take the two side covers and then place them inside the large front cover and roll them all up. There’s a Velcro strap to secure the roll.

Green-screen in my van?

I was thinking about what I could use to create a privacy curtain between the front part of my van where the seats are located and the cargo area in the rear.

Traditional curtain rods and blackout drape material were the first things to come to my mind. I wanted to also try something out without spending any money if possible.

While I was at Target picking up a folding table for the back of my van I also bought a camping clothesline. It’s a bungee cord like thing with spring clips made onto the string.

Camping clothesline and plastic tablecloth curtain in van
Camping clothesline and plastic tablecloth curtain in van

I looked around inside my home for something I could hang up as a test run and found a plastic green tablecloth that I had bought at the dollar store and tried to use as a cheap green-screen only to find that even when doubled over it was so thin that you could see the pattern on the wall behind it.

I folded it over once and clipped it up inside my van using the camping clothesline. It’s pretty lightweight and didn’t make the line sag much or come loose. As you can see in the photo a good amount of light is making it through from the outside during the daytime.

Plastic table cloth privacy curtain in van
Plastic table cloth privacy curtain in van

From the outside you really can’t see what’s behind it in the darkened interior of the van. For now this super cheap and lightweight combination is going to stay in place while I concentrate on other things.