Thursday, August 31, 2006

Alter Egos

This is Ian and Emma pretending to be their newly created alter egos: Laundry Machine Guy and Squirt Bunny. They ran around fighting imaginary enemies and even took turns as the sidekick. I can't wait to see the saga continue!

Monday, August 28, 2006

New Recipe

Okay. I didn't blog for over a month. (We moved and did not have any access other than dial up, so I refused to blog until we had better service!) Now we have cable modem, and it is sooooo nice to be able to surf the internet again.

And despite my blog's title, I probably have not posted a recipe for over six months. Mainly laziness on my part for that indiscretion.

It was one year ago that I started my blog, and regularly posted recipes then, so I thought I would honor that tradition with a recipe now. I also just had my husband's family over for brunch to celebrate my son's and daughter's birthdays, and I tried six new recipes out on them! They were all good, with this one being a standout from all the rest.

Country Breakfast Casserole

1 (16 oz.) package bulk sausage
1 chopped green onion
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1 (2.64 oz.) package country gravy mix
5-6 slices bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 tablespoons melted butter
paprika, to taste

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 11 x 7 inch baking dish.

Brown sausage in a large skillet; drain fat.

Combine sausage with green onion and spread over bottom of prepared dish. Top with shredded cheese. Whisk together eggs, water, milk and gravy mix; pour over sausage mixture and spread evenly. Arrange bread squares evenly on top of egg mixture. Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with paprika.

Bake 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Yield: 8 servings


Thursday, August 24, 2006

Girl's Just Want To Have Fun!

Emma and her friend Grace had a great time today dressing up as princesses. They ran around inside the house declaring themselves royalty, playing inside the pop up castle from IKEA, and running around outside in the back yard.