December 27, 2008
Mmmmm. Nobody in my family knows exactly where this recipe originated, or why the heck we call it pizza eggs (there is sausage and cheese, but that's about where the similarities to pizza end). But it is seriously delicious.
It is a must-have on Christmas morning. And easy to make ahead of time!
From the kitchen of Mom
1 lb. hot, spicy sausage (browned & drained)
6 slices bread
2 c. milk
1 c. sharp cheddar (shredded)
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. diced bell pepper (red & green are best...and festive)
1 t. dry mustard
• Break eggs into large mixing bowl and beat with wire whisk
• Add milk
• Coat bottom and sides of 9x13" baking dish w. vegetable spray
• Pour mixture into dish
• Refrigerate overnight or freeze up to a month
• Preheat oven to 350º
• Bake for 30 minutes (or until slightly brown & knife comes out clean)
Mom says, "I use RB Rice Sausage and 1-inch cubes of stale challah egg bread."
December 26, 2008
December 12, 2008
This year I celebrated a non-traditional Thanksgiving with Scott's family. We joined up with the fam in Long Island, then trekked into Manhattan to get a peak at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We all agreed that it was even better than expected! We saw more than we thought we would, and the crowds were fantastic. We wandered around mid-town and the Bryant Park holiday shops, and finished up the day with a steak dinner out on the town. I dare say it was tastier than turkey...
I missed my own family traditions, but it was nice to feel so welcome. Plus! I have some fun new memories, pictures and recipes to share the next time I'm back with my ol' clan.
Lots to be thankful for this year! Lots of people to love!
December 3, 2008
December 1, 2008
...for ME! I've been coveting western-ish boots for years now, seriously. Mom could vouch for that. But I could never really find what I wanted – some kind of a cross between fashion boots and cowboy boots to wear with dresses.
Well I finally found them! And I got a smashing deal on them, too!
Behold, the Steve Madden Gimbal:
So only they were listed for $140. I've never spent that much on shoes. So I felt all smart and I found a 10% off deal online, but decided to go try them on at the store first, since that's still way more than I've ever spent on shoes. I'd never done Black Friday weekend shopping before, but Scott and I decided to give it a go (no early morning lines or any of that craziness, though).
We walked into Steve Madden and they gave us these scratch-off lottery-type cards. I won a 25% discount! Then the girl told me they were 10% off already. Then we saw a sign on the counter that said 10% student discount with student ID – which Scott conveniently had with him. She said we could combine all the discounts, so I scored my dream boots for $70. Totally reasonable (especially considering I was ready to spend $126). And no tax in Delaware!
Just had to share : ) Probably more than you needed to know.
So I like Black Friday shopping in extreme moderation – when you set out to find something specific and get a great deal.
Oh and by the way, $70 included two boots, despite this pic ; )