Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kitchen Nightmares!

For those of you who know me, you know that I am not very comfortable in the kitchen. At times, I even fear it. I just don't have the confidence when it comes to cooking. I feel as though I will totally bomb a recipe before I even try. I don't know why this is how I feel. Perhaps it is the lack of overal kitchen experience. Another reason that this seems to be a feeling that has continued since meeting my hubby is because he absolutely loves cooking. He has a certain talent for it that comes so natural to him. I am almost envious.

This morning I awoke with a feeling to make a new recipe! ... This certainly does not happen often so I decided to take full advantage. After sleeping-in until 11 a.m. .. I felt as though some type of Brunch-related meal was in order. I searched online for egg casseroles & came across this little gem of a recipe for a 'Brunch Egg Bake'!

I felt as though this was an easy recipe for me to try. I like recipes that do not involve too many steps or ingredients. This did have multiple steps however; they were all steps that I knew how to do or have done prior to this. Deep down inside, I knew I had what it took to actually make this (hopefully without any slip ups).

>>> I apologize for the brutal picture quality in advance .. I hope to get a new camera soon <<<

Ingredients (with my own substitutes)

  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cupe chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cups diced fully cooked sausage
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Place 1 & 1/2 cups cheese in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish and set aside.

In a medium skillet, saute mushrooms, onions and red pepper in butter until tender; drain. Place over cheese; top with sausage. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. In a bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, flour, parsley, basil, salt and pepper; mix well. Slowly pour over the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Et ... voila =

It was actually yummy ... & I didn't make a mistake. Whoop Whoop! The only change I would make next time .. is putting less parsley.

I would definitely recommend this recipe. It would be great for a family brunch gathering & is super easy (trust me)!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Sheila xox


chanel said...

There is nothing wrong with letting the hubby man the kitchen. I totally get that feeling of not wanting to step foot in there since he feels so comfortable with it. You'll get the hang of it though. Just start with basic stuff and don't think everything has to be restaurant'll get there. :)

xo chanel

Sheila said...

Thanks Chanel! You are so right ... there is nothing wrong with letting the Mr. make us wonderful meals. I always joke that I am the 'pro' at cleaning & he in the kitchen! .. Thanks for the advice : )

Anonymous said...

YUM! Can’t wait to try it thanks for the recipe :)

Would love if you followed my Blog!

XOSamantha Elizabeth

Sheila said...

No Problem Samantha Elizabeth ! Glad I could share it with you !

I'll follow you if you follow me! : )


Mrs. Pedersen said...

It really looks yummy! I love egg casseroles. :)

Lindsay R said...

my mother in law makes this and it is absolutely delicious! i get it every Christmas eve :)


Megan said...

That looks delicious!!!


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