Kitchen Time

This about sums things up these days…

cracked egg

Luckily this weekend I had time to pick up some of the broken pieces and make some progress on the to do list.  Lots of time for some fun and relaxing too. I got a lot done in the kitchen to help prep for our busy week ahead.

egg casserole with rice crust

We have a couple of busy evenings, so something quick to grab to eat is on the menu.  First up, the incredible edible egg. Leftover rice makes a great crust, mix it with an egg and season with salt and pepper.  Cover the bottom of a greased casserole or pie pan.

egg casserole with rice crust

Pour on top of it a mixture or eggs, milk, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.  Top it with cooked vegetables and cheese.  I used leeks and Swiss.  I used 6 eggs, about 1/2 cup of milk, a tablespoon of mustard, and two leeks (chopped and sauteed), 4 oz of cheese, season with salt and pepper.

egg casserole with rice crust

Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.  Reheats perfectly for a quick weeknight meal. Makes a great lunch too, served on top of some salad greens or baby arugula. These casseroles are a great way to use up what you have on hand in the fridge, which I am a bit obsessive about.

Up next, cheeseburger wraps! I should have used more meat in each wrap and less foil.  Grilled on the stove-top grill and these are another quick weeknight meal.

cheeseburger wrap

Finished off my time in the kitchen with an appetizer to bring to a friend’s house for dinner. So easy to throw together and so very tasty.  Very refreshing for our first evening to sit outside for drinks and appetizers.

prosciutto mozzarella and melon

It was nice to wrap up the weekend with some fun and our delicious grilled brat burgers. The work in the kitchen was much preferred to the never-ending yard work, wish I knew it was all done but lots more work on the agenda for next weekend too. Regardless, it always feels good being productive!


  1. biz319 says:

    That fruit/prosciutto dish looks . . . amazeballs! Okay, after this weekend I think our temps will finally need to get to where they have to be – at least with rain in the forecast, I won’t feel guilty spending my weekend in the kitchen!

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