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Lazy Weekend Brunch: Savory Egg Bake

Since my peeps back home woke up with snow this weekend, and since the air has *even* been crisp here in SoCal (heaven!), I thought we could all use a good comfort food recipe for lazy weekend mornings – right?  One that takes little to no effort but tastes like Ina Garten made it.  Anyhow – when I woke up this morning in my down comforter cocoon and the air coming in my bedroom windows was delightfully freezing, all I wanted was something warm and savory for breakfast – but something good for me, since last night I was swirling the contents of the breadbasket in a pool of ranch dressing at dinner.  #whoops #ohmigodsogood #pms

Here’s what you do:  Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Look in the fridge and see what you might have lying around that pairs well together…  for example: cilantro, red/green/yellow peppers, spinach, onions, black beans – that’s a good combo.  If you wanna go the classic quiche route, you can do: spinach, mushrooms, gruyère, and ham or bacon (since we’re going the lazy man route here, I’d use lunchmeat or microwave the bacon for 4 minutes to make sure it’s mostly cooked).  This morning, I had: mushrooms, rosemary, kale, sundried tomatoes and mozzarella (and pesto – which I like better for serving with the eggs once they’re cooked).  Anyhow…  sprinkle a little of everything you’ve got in a large ramekin (or I have these amazing little pots de awesomeness that I found at Marshall’s last year):


KALE LEAVES (ribs removed)

Then I sprinkled NUTMEG (common ingredient in quiche) and ROSEMARY

Glob of SUNDRIED TOMATOES (I also let some of the oil these were in drizzle over my pile of veggies)


Whisk 2 EGG WHITES + 1 EGG + splash of water + sprinkle of salt & pepper, then pour it over veggie mixture.  You can bake it like that, but I jostled and gently stirred it all around to combine.

Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes with lid on (or covered with foil)…  then remove foil and bake another 15 minutes.  That’s it, folks!  Now; I pounded that whole thing myself this morning, but it probably could’ve served 2 people – especially if you have it with anything else, like fruit.  Or Lucky Charms.

Maybe keep this on tap for next weekend?  Hi-5 long distance.

1 Response to “Lazy Weekend Brunch: Savory Egg Bake”

  • Trying this for a Mom’s breakfast tomorrow morning and can’t wait. I am missing what would be my FAV ingredient……sun dried tomatoes;(;(;( Hopefully it will still be yummy!!

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