November 28, 2012

Baked Eggs, Guardian Angels & Love Notes

I just sat for 15 minutes trying to write something cute leading me into my new recipes for Baked Eggs. Then I realized there's nothing cute about them, they're just delicious and that's that. And I have a whole lot of work to get back to right now so why not just post the recipe and let you form your own anecdotes, right? 

Basically, I'm addicted to Baked Eggs and have been making them this week in attempt to act somewhat civilized while working like a madwoman. Seems a lot healthier than cookie dough for breakfast. And so versatile- basically throw whatever you have in your fridge in the baking dish, add some eggs and bake. Fabulous. So here were my concoctions this week.

Baked Eggs with Potato (or Butternut Squash) & Cheese
makes 1 serving

Thin slices of Potatoes &/or Butternut Squash, enough to cover bottom of your baking dish with 2 layers
1 Piece of Cheese
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp Milk (of your choice. I used almond milk. You can use soy, or cream, or actual milk, etc)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter your ramekin or small baking dish. Layer your potatoes and/or butternut squash on the bottom. Place in oven for 10 minutes to precook since they'll take longer to cook than the eggs.
Remove the first layer from the over, place a piece of cheese on top & then the whole eggs, taking care not to break the yellows. Pour the milk on top and place back in oven for 20-25 minutes until yolks are baked to the consistency of your liking.
Throw on a dash of salt, some freshly cracked black pepper and fresh herbs. Devour.

... and then get back to work!

That's basically what my life looks like these days. Eat, drink coffee, work, repeat. But I'm seriously grateful; no complaints here! I've always said the best part of what I do is getting to interact with my customers (really need a new word for them since I feel like they're more than just customers to me. Any ideas?) and I'm finding that during the holiday season, the stories I hear are even more heart warming. Here's a perfect example. This is a charm bracelet I just created for a woman who won a giveaway but wanted to gift her prize to a friend who is in serious need of a guardian angel right now.
I'm just so honored that she trusted me to create something so special. And then the Love Notes I'm receiving! Ahhhh LOVE!

Well, not Love Notes to me per se, although those would be lovely too.  I'm referring to my new collection, called Love Notes, where I engrave your sweet scribbles on charms to wear close to your heart. I hosted a slumber party for a 5 year old boy last week so that he could go to the Thanksgiving Day parade and we created a Love Note charm for his mom.
This is Mac's Love Note to his mom. How freaking adorable? I wish you could've seen her face when he gave it to her! Definitely my favorite gift idea for the holiday season and beyond! Every time I receive another Love Note order, I imagine that whomever receives the piece I engrave will have the same look on their face when they open it. Yes, I'm corny. I can handle that ;)

Back to work I go. I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season! And let me know if you make the baked eggs and any new combinations you think of. I'm always game for some new flavors.

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