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Easy Egg Bake

2/22/13


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.

  

6 comments:

Tara said...

Do you think I could use a muffin pan and make individual sizes? Hosting a coffee for school moms on Wednesday...

Siri said...

Yes, Tara, you could absolutely do that. Just adjust the baking time - maybe 15 minutes? Keep an eye on them, sounds delicious : )

Linda said...

Mmmm, stop it I'm hungry! This looks delish!

the actor's diet said...

this looks great! my friends eddie, nguyen, and thi just made a video for KCRW's Good Food with a simple egg bake, asian style: http://blogs.kcrw.com/goodfood/2013/01/video-starry-kitchen-makes-chinese-steamed-egg-at-home/

namaste50 said...

I LOVE your BLOG!!

Joined a few months ago and you keep me smiling..and I love the recipes and your wry, acerbic Midwest humor...raised in Beverly Hills by Michiganders I seem drawn to the type...

At any rate, I was JUST SAYING to hubby we needed an easy egg recipe this week - and, voila! Your post popped into my gmail! The universe, indeed.

Hang in there, btw: my two babies are now 1. applying to college and generally indifferent and 2. a
freshman in high school who is not in any way affected by any thing I seem to say...but they are still my precious little humans and nothing changes there - from birth (did it at home) to teething (I remember it well, I was boob-feeding) to young men...

I am doctor so sleeping is something I had to learn to live without during my training anyway...!

We may try this with canadian bacon and a generously strong gruyere...now get some rest!

L.

Anonymous said...

I just came across this recipe. Are you saying you just pull this out of the fridge and pop it right into the hot oven or do you let it sit a while at room temp after taking it from the fridge? I have a similar recipe that requires the dish to sit two hours before baking! UGH! Who has that kind of time?? I've been following your blog for some time now...thanks for sharing all your great recipes & tips!

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