Don’t you just love those scrumptious meals that toss together in a flash and come out looking like…well, like this? It was a perfectly glorious moment when we pulled this little lovely out of the oven, I’ll tell you. My son said, “When did you make that?!”
Of course, I smiled and said, “Oh, it’s just something that I threw together.” HAAA!
Threw together, indeed.
One large bag of frozen hash browns. Not the 20 lb I’mfeeding19kidsandalargegrizzlybear bag from Costco–just the normal large bag from the regular grocery store.
Pour it into a big bowl.
3-4 cups shredded cheese. I used a Colby-Jack mixture.
Add 1/2 pound or so, of diced ham. I found the cutest little pack of already diced ham in the meat case at the grocery store. I was so excited at the prospect of NOT having to cut it up myself that I might just have squealed out loud right there in the meat department. Scared a few people. It was a special moment.
If you are into onions then this is the time to add them. About a Tablespoon of dried chopped onions or 1/2 cup chopped fresh onions ought to do it.
Toss it all together and put it into a greased 9×13 glass casserole dish.
Whirl 8 eggs in the blender with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Pour over cheese mixture. Make sure the eggs are evenly distributed in the dish. Top with a handful of shredded cheese if you want it to be extra scrumptious.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Eat. It. Up.
While my daughter April went to Quilt Market, in Texas–I got to stay behind (wahhh!) and take care of the kiddos (hooray!). We actually had tons of fun just hanging out, doing homework, annnnnd….
putting together a gargantuan 1000 piece puzzle. I wasn’t sure that they’d care ANYthing about such a huge thing with such teeny, tiny pieces.
But they did. We spent hours and hours sitting at the table talking, and laughing, and finding pieces for each other. Probably helped that it was a puzzle about candy.
It also helped that we had plenty of Cheetos on hand. Speaking of hands, look what I found.
Skeleton Cheetos!!! Whoever heard of such a thing?
Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.
As if Cheetos needed to get any better. These ones were white cheddar flavored. Oh, my goodness…YUM.
This little guys is yelling, “SAVE ME!!”
Heh, heh, heh.
came tumbling down!
So as it happens in projects such as these, we started talking about how much more open the kitchen would feel if it were…ummm… you know, open. So one thing led to another and before we knew it, the was was down. Just like that.
Crow bars and sledge hammers seem to be these guys best friends.
Kind of exciting to see things just wished for one moment…
and coming true the next.
This place is awesome. This disappearing wall is awesome.
These guys are awesome!
This may just turn into something that comes together at the turn of the next century. Who knows? What I do know is that if there’s ever a teensy molecule of stress or tension in me–anywhere, pulling out a beloved project like this one is guaranteed to soothe it allll away…in a matter of minutes. Just something about the rhythm of repetition that works on my soul. Sounds silly, I guess, but still true.
I hope you have something lovely that works like this in your life.
Tell me–do you?
We interrupt this regularly scheduled move in…
to bring you–ahem–me, a new rewiring of the whole house announcement.
The guys are working like crazy to update the electrical–which has stalled the actual move in.
But it will be WELL worth the wait.
I mean, seriously, who wants to blow a fuse every time we flip on a computer or run the blender or watch Sea Biscuit for the 6,000th time?
No, no. This is a good thing.
Just happy to be here.