Broccoli, Cheddar, and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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With all of our eggs (the ladies are doing good by us!), this breakfast looks so incredible and relatively easy for food on the go for the boys. I’m thinking I will put this in individual cups for single-handed eating – this will certainly get me some Mom of the Year points, no?

Inspiration: Week day breakfasts can be challenging for us in the mornings because there just isn’t an overload of extra time. I’m truly a breakfast lover, so I’d love to whip up individual omelets, sweet potato hash browns, and a fruit salad every day, but it’s just not feasible (not to mention that we really don’t need nearly that much food in the way of breakfast on the week day mornings). I like to bake a breakfast casserole every now and then on a Sunday afternoon as a great solution. They’re dead simple to make, and then we have breakfast for most of the week. We just cut out a couple of pieces in the morning, throw them into the microwave, and end up with a great and nutritious breakfast.

What We Loved: I really enjoyed this nice and fluffy breakfast casserole because it has a couple of…

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Sorbet, Sorbet, Sorbet

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Tonight we attempted two icey delectables – lemon pear sorbet and raspberry banana peach frozen yogurt. We have moved into the eye-balling stage of measuring for these treats.

Our lemon sorbet is made of about 2 cups of Newman’s Own Lemonade, a shot of vodka, a 1/2 cup of natural pear juice, 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/4 cup honey. We threw it all in our countertop Cuisinart icecream maker (it was a gift – we try not to be spendthrifts). It was truly scrumptious – tart lemon followed by mellow pear.

Our frozen yogurt was put together using about a cup of red raspberry yogurt (whole milk), a shot of vodka, 1/4 cup honey, a coursely chopped ripe banana and a cup of coursely chopped canned peaches. We will be running it through ‘the machine’ tomorrow and will get back to you on the results.

Fresh Eggs

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Holy crumbcakes! We made hollandaise sauce over poached eggs this morning from eggs laid today and in the past few days. None of us can believe what fresh eggs really taste like or how easy homemade hollandaise is when you have high-quality ingredients. It was crazy good. Later we made Cane’s birthday cake with fresh eggs as well. Yumm – Oh!

Homemade Hollandaise Sauce

8 T (1 stick) butter

3 egg yolks

pinch kosher salt

pinch mustard powder

pinch smoked paprika (optional)

1 T lemon juice (or more to taste)

Mix all ingredients except butter and pour into blender. Melt butter until very hot but not browned. Turn on blender and drizzle hot butter into egg mixture. It will thicken and be ready in about 20 seconds. Top poached eggs and grind fresh black pepper to taste on top.