A family of six and their fearless journey through life, love and the pursuit of all things yummy

The Ultimate Breakfast Dinner June 1, 2012

Filed under: Food, Wine, and Nummies — Brandi @ 12:50 am
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I whipped this up tonight because I was really crammed for time. We just got a puppy and I forgot COMPLETELY what it means to have to take care of an infant!

The dinner consisted of Egg Cups, Roasted Potatoes and Hot Tomato Salad. Here’s what to do. Remember – keep it simple and with the egg cups, use what you have in the fridge. And trust me when I say that this meal will take a whopping 30 minutes. Voila! Manger!

EGG CUPS (you can adjust the amount)

Grease a 12-count muffin tin. Heat your oven to 375.

6 pieces of bread, cut in half

12 eggs

Shredded cheddar cheese

Olive oil, salt and pepper

Take a rolling pin and roll your bread flat. Cut in half and lay into the muffin tins. Pinch closed any spaces in the bread. Sprinkle in the amount of cheese you want. If you have some leftover meat (I had cooked ground turkey). Crack an egg into each bread cup. Put one tsp. of olive oil on top of each egg and use a little salt and pepper. Cook for 20 minutes.


Mini yellow potatoes

Olive oil, salt and pepper

Fresh dill

Toss all ingredients together and place on a cookie sheet and throw ‘er in the oven! Cook until fork tender.


4 tomatoes

One clove of garlic, minced

Olive oil, salt and pepper

Fresh parsley and basil

Take a non-stick pan and heat to med/high. Add 2 T. olive oil and heat up. Cut tomatoes in half and add salt and pepper. Once oil is hot, add garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Add your tomatoes face down into the oil. WATCH OUT! They splatter! Cook on each side for about 4-5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and basil and serve warm. Yummmm!


Quick Italian Bread…via the big kids! May 10, 2012

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Love this recipe from Emeril Lagasse. I cut down on the salt a tidge. It’s quick, tasty and hearty. Caius and Vi did an amazing job and they were so proud of themselves. Yummm…

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Italian Quick Bread

Dissolve your yeast in the warm water and let it sit for about 10 minutes.

Put your flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Put a well in the middle and add your yeast mix and the olive oil. Start pull the flour into the liquid in the middle with a sturdy plastic spoon. Once the liquid is absorbed, flour your counter and put the dough onto the flour and let it sit for about 3 minutes to allow the flour to absorb any remaining liquid.

Begin kneading your dough on a surface dusted with flour. Add flour if your dough begins to stick to your hands. Knead for about 10-15 minutes. Put your dough into a greased bowl, cover with a towel and let rise for about an hour and a half or until doubled in size.

Deflate your dough. Throw down some flour and shape your dough into a long loaf with rounded ends. Place it on a greased cookie sheet or baking stone dusted with cornmeal. Cover with towel and let rise for about 45 minutes. Heat your oven to 425 degrees.

Once your dough has risen, take a serrated knife and put cuts about a 1/2 inch deep going down the length of the bread. Make the cuts at an angle and use QUICK strokes and let the knife do the work. Beat an egg white in a bowl and brush the white onto your bread. Place bread in the oven and bake until it’s a deep golden brown. Yummmmm! Now look at you go!


The Good Stuff of Life April 21, 2012

Filed under: Food, Wine, and Nummies — Brandi @ 3:06 am
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Can life get any better? Homemade bread, homemade wine and a sweet girl named Violet!