May 2, 2012

Bags of Brilliance

I am one of those annoying people who can eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch every day.  And honestly, I could probably have various types of soup every night for dinner, much to Hubs' chagrin.  I am a leftover-consumption machine.  This makes preparation of my weekly food fairly simple.

Sundays I make a batch of Mini Frittatas, and fill ziploc baggies with a serving of two for easy retrieval.  Currently I am enjoying a batch of Broccoli Bacon Cheddar-

12 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 bag frozen chopped broccoli
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar (I use 2%, and you can't tell the difference)
1/2 cup chopped bacon
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
Nuke the broccoli, and mix with the cheddar, and cooked bacon. Let cool.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, and add a generous teaspoon of salt and pepper.
Mix the veggie mixture into the eggs.
Using a measuring cup (1/2 cup worked great for me), spoon the egg mixture into the muffin tin.  I usually can get a tin and a half out of this recipe.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until the eggs are set.
Let cool on a baking rack, then put in sandwich baggies (then to a big freezer bag, if you are are going o freeze)

Grab and go!

Such a lifesaver on my now hectic mornings.

I'd rather be gazing at this little one-

Good gracious, she entertains me.

What else is going on in my world?  I've become addicted to chai tea lattes made at home.  I have been making pitchers of iced Tazo Passion tea, until I ran through 2 boxes, and just had some chai in my cupboard.  Brewed up a bunch, tossed in some milk and stevia, and voila!

Asheville went well, and Dell Harper slept through the night like a champ!  I was as proud as a peacock.

In other excitement, a friend bequeathed seven bags stuffed to the brim with baby play clothes and pjs to Miss Priss (thanks so much, Holly!).  I had more fun washing and folding every thing- it was like Christmas!  Why isn't my own laundry like that?

So that's about it. . .I have lots of freezer friendly recipes coming y'all's way, since the freezer has become my closest ally lately.  Brownies need to become my nemesis, as I just found out we are making a last minute trip to the beach soon. A bathing suit.  Dear Lord.

Oh, and we are redoing our kitchen and den, which will mean we are booted from our house for about 3 weeks.  With a three month old. Thank goodness my parents' is nice and spread out!  They love their granddaughter, but she can raise the volume!


  1. I am the same way, I can eat leftovers all week long and I usually do. I am also addicted to tazo passion fruit tea!

  2. I haven't given a try yet to those frittatas, but I'm intrigued! If you freeze them, do you thaw before nuking to reheat in the morning?


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