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April Goals and a Love Affair with Eggs

So I’m late to the game.

I’ve been procrastinating.

I did not want to set up goals for April.

Why?

Because I too busy. Because of work. Because of engagements. Because of visitors. Because I had bad allergies. Because, because, because, BECAUSE…Because! I was lazy.

I. WAS. LAZY.

YES. I was just being lazy.

It happens.

And the first step on the road to recovery is admitting when you are just being crazy lazy.

So, hear me now, I had a laziness problem this past week!!! And it’s time to send it away!

So, with that being said, here are my goals for April:

  • To STOP procrastinating. When there is something that needs to be done I shall a) do it right away or b) put it on my to-do list on my refrigerator and do it as soon as humanly possible and CROSS IT OFF THE LIST.
  • Run a 5k 1-3 times/week. Preferably run with friends.
  • Continue yoga practice of minimum of 30 minutes a day, with continued emphasis on getting into classes or workshops 3 times/week.
  • Continued meditation practice of 30 minutes/day. Working into 15 minutes in am, 15 minutes in pm and gradually increasing time.
  • Continue to grow love for baking and cooking for others by, well, baking and cooking for others every week.
  • Do something for my personal and professional long-term growth and goals EVERY DAY.
  • Figure out a better savings plan specifically for future workshops and classes that promote my spiritual and physical well being. (Writing classes, yoga workshops, meditation retreats, etc.)
  • Limit my beer consumption to baseball games. (It’s beer season in Florida and my body does NOT do well with beer, it makes me feel poofy all over….)
  • Blog five times/week.
  • Stand up for myself more.

What are your April goals?

I already started one of my goals, by entertaining on Easter Sunday.  Here’s the slightly hot and tired chef, wearing an apron designed and made by my Mama:

I love serving food to people. Recently, eggs have turned into something I especially love cooking for others. I think eggs just make people happy.  You like them at 2 am at the end of the night, at breakfast, I even like them for dinner on pizzas. Eggs are desirable at all hours of the day.  But they are especially desirable at brunch. Most specifically, at Easter brunch. So, in addition to my quiche, I whipped up two different egg-based casseroles for our Easter meal:

My Mama’s Brunch Casserole 

Note: I recommend doubling the recipe and serving in a 9 x 13 inch casserole pan. (Serves 10 when doubled.)


Ingredients
2 cups plain croutons (I recommend making your own using Grandma’s French bread)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 cups organic milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
A dash of pepper
8 slices of uncured bacon

Preheat oven to 325.  In bottom of greased 10 x 6 ” baking dish combine croutons and cheese. combine eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper. Beat well. Pour over croutons. Sprinkle bacon pieces over top. Sprinkle 4 more bacon strips after 30 minutes. Bake until eggs are set, for a total of 55 to 60 minutes.

This dish can be made theday before your party – just add cooked bacon before putting in oven to reheat day-of.  Reminder: this does great when doubled!!

Cheddar Chile Squares

Ingredients
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chillies, drained
1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4 eggs
1/4 cup organic milk
Dash of Tabasco or other hot sauce

Preheat oven to 350. Line 9×9 inch baking dish with chillies. Sprinkle with cheese. Beat eggs, milk, and hot sauce in bowl. Pour over cheese. Bake for 45 minutes. Cut into squares. Makes sixteen small servings or six-eight large servings. This dish could also be made day before and reheated a bit before serving.  It’s super tasty and full of yummy cheese goodness! I also recommend spooning a bit of salsa on top when serving.

What is your favorite way to serve eggs to a crowd?

Comments:

  • orangespoken.com

    April 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Oh yum! Both of those sound amazing! Thanks for sharing!