Years ago I remember hearing Ina Garten say, “Having an omelet party is a bad idea. By the time the last person’s omelet is made, everyone else is done eating!” When our small group decided to have omelets for a fellowship time, and I knew there would be close to a dozen people at our house, I knew I had to come up with a better plan than standing at the stove making omelets and missing all the guests that had gathered.
The solution was really easy! I filled the egg mixture into muffin tins, then everyone chose two of the muffin cups as “theirs.” They filled a small bowl with the ingredients
There’s nothing quite like getting home from a week away and being handed ready-homemade meals. That was my “welcome home” blessing from my girls this weekend. After being with my parents for eight days while my dad has been in the hospital (and now in rehab), I came home on Friday. My body, heart and emotions were spent, but I was so thankful I could be there to help. It’s a joy, and the Lord gave strength each step of the way.
Coming home was God’s timing, which made it especially sweet. Whitney was in Tennessee visiting her sister for 24 hours, so we all got to be together (another blessing!). Then before we parted, they handed me containers of food that they had prepared for us, to lighten my load! Supper/lunch meals consisting of a chicken casserole, salad, homemade bread, and chili. Then for breakfast, Pumpkin Banana Coffee Cake and bananas. I cried. How thoughtful. How appreciated! It truly touched my heart.
My husband and I try to eat breakfast together on Sunday mornings before we dash out the door to church. Doing so helps to set the tone for the day. It makes it quiet, restful, and expectant. As we prepare our hearts for church, sitting down to eat breakfast together before we go helps to slow the morning down.
I try to get everything prepared the night before so I’m not pushing the clock and making us late for our pre-service prayer meeting. I also like to have a breakfast with a little protein to keep my sugar from dropping before it’s time for lunch, but who has time to scramble eggs or flip an omelet?
I found a recipe recently for an egg dish that reminds me of something I’ve enjoyed at Panera. – an Egg White Spinach Bowl. It’s basically an egg white omelet baked in a dish. You can tweak the recipe for your tastes. I love that you make individual servings. This makes it so convenient!
I baked these up on Saturday then warmed them in the microwave Sunday morning. These are perfect to keep me satisfied until our noon-ish meal! You could add a piece of toast or some fruit as well to round these out perfectly!
This would make a great breakfast any day you need something filling in a hurry! Here’s my tweaked version of an egg white bowl ~
Egg White Spinach Bowl
4 large egg whites
1 whole egg
1/2 cup baby spinach torn or chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup diced Cherry tomatoes
1/8 cup low-fat Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
kosher or sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Lightly spray 2 (1/2 cup) ramekins with nonstick cooking spray and evenly divide egg mixture into bowls.
Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake 20 minutes, or until eggs puff and are almost set in the center.
I baked mine the day before and reheated them in the microwave in the morning. You could even mix the ingredients and pour into the ramekins, then bake them in the morning, if you have time to do so! Oh, and those egg yolks are going to be used for a dessert I’m making – Lemon Meringue PIe.. I’ll top it with Whipped topping, rather than meringue.
This recipe is a good way to start any day! Okay, now for full disclosure, I have to tell you that though I had this yummy egg dish all ready, my alarm didn’t go off yesterday, which meant I was running LATE! However, having this in the fridge allowed me to warm it, and eat it on our way to church. So, my best plan got changed for a good plan. It all worked out and I was glad I had taken the time to prepare something ahead of time!
Do you typically sit down for breakfast as a family on Sunday morning?
I love Cinnamon Bread and have made it often using my sour dough starter. It’s good, but recently I was flipping through an old bread cookbook of mine, and found a recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Bread that is out of this world! It’s a little different than any recipe I’ve made or eaten. Each short side is rolled up toward the middle, making the cutest slices!
The filling has brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts in it. When I put a piece of this in the toaster, buttered it a little and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar over the slice, it was heaven! It made a wonderful breakfast, alongside my scrambled eggs. It’s kind of like having a cinnamon roll, only it’s not nearly as fattening!
We have been on vacation this past week and we ate breakfast and lunch in our condo, then enjoyed eating our main meal out each day. I love trying new food options – things I don’t normally make at home. New food and flavor combinations stretch my taste buds and my culinary skills, so I’m always looking out for something a little different on the menu.
Because we were on the coast, we had seafood every day! We also had some other fare that was just delicious! I”ll share a few of the new flavor combinations I loved.