Hello. It's 6am Siri. 6am Siri has bacon on the stove and a pot of coffee in her lap. 6am Siri is dealing with some familiar, dreaded words associated with a baby... "teething" and "growth spurt." 6am Siri was up last night at 10 (I go to bed at 8), 12, 2, 4 and I just fed my baby again, hence, why I am up at 6am and calling myself '6am Siri' like a really annoying person.
Oh boy. Listen, I don't want to complain. I know these phases come and go, and in a few days she might be back to sleeping from 8-6 like she was 2 weeks ago (RIGHT, UNIVERSE?!?). It's just that four nights of "sleeping" like this has turned me into a silly, delirious zombie, and I just looked out my window and thought a bird was a giant puff of smoke.
Oh boy. (Do I keep saying that?) I sure wish I was enjoying this egg bake I made a few days ago. (p.s. I love calling something a "bake" or a "casserole" or a "hot dish" because, Minnesota that's why.) It's my friend's recipe and it's the easiest thing in the world to throw together. Best part? You assemble it the night before so all you have to do in the morning is roll your zombie self out of bed and pop it in the oven. And it's one of those dishes that will work with any sort of cheese, meat or veggie you have in your fridge. It's entirely interchangeable. Here's how to do it, and now if you'll excuse me I have some coffee and bacon to make love to...
9 eggs, 3 cups of milk, 1 1/2 cups grated cheese of choice, 1 lb. cooked sausage (or bacon or pancetta), 3 pieces of bread in inch cubes, whatever veggies you fancy, 1 tsp dry mustard, salt and pepper. I like to whisk my eggs, milk, and spices first. Then I add cheese, meat bread and veggies. Then I throw it all in a greased baking dish, cover, refrigerate overnight. Then in the morning I uncover and bake for, oh, 20-30 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Just keep an eye on it and when it's all golden it's done.