Crepes for Brunch

Happy New Year! I wanted to start the year by sharing something brand new for me. I’ve eaten crepes before, but never attempted making them because I assumed they would be too difficult, or require special tools. It turns out, they are maybe even easier than pancakes. I love that you can make the batter ahead of time and just wake up and make them. I didn’t even use a blender to make them which would have made it easier (the Fudgelet was sleeping and I wasn’t going to risk waking him to save a little elbow grease).

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Corn and Cheddar Strata

We are getting really close to baby time. Even though I am writing this a couple months ahead of time, this still feels close to baby time. I am doing lots of preparation for this birth but still feel kind of behind. We are still figuring out what to do with the crib situation…do we move the Fudgelet to a regular bed or order another crib for the baby? I am leaning towards new crib but the ones we like are pricey and maybe I am being overly cautious? I don’t know…and I still need to buy some other stuff for the baby, like a new baby monitor. Ours is fine…a bit buggy, but all of the video ones seem to have bugs and not last very long. Regardless, our current one is okay but probably won’t last much longer (hopefully until next summer or so when I plan on being done using it for the Fudgelet). By the time this post is live, I’m hopeful all of this will be sorted out and I can just worry about the stuff I can’t fully prepare for (when labor starts, how the Fudgelet will be when I’m at the hospital, how the new kid will handle newborn things, how we will handle two kid things…).

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Mushroom and Spinach Baked Eggs with Bacon

Just before our last trip to Maryland, I had made a breakfast casserole for the day we left. It was okay…but definitely not a recipe I would repeat. This was a recipe I found, and after a few changes, it was a recipe I have already repeated. It is easy to have the ingredients on hand, and it comes together quickly.

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Breakfast Pizza

I’ve seen breakfast pizza many places and not done the way I would like it…I like my eggs on the more “done” side and not running all willy-nilly over my pizza. I also want to be able to make it quickly if it is for breakfast. Or really, quickly for any meal. Who wants to work all day on a simple pizza recipe? This recipe from America’s Test Kitchen was perfect! The dough is something you make ahead of time, and it has built in time that allows you to make it a bit early or a bit late. The actual topping part is also simple. The longest part is cooking the bacon.

 

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Bostock (Almond Toast)

Before we begin looking at the recipe, let me assure you that I made this with the Fudgelet hanging around. The different parts are simple to make and quick. I made them each ahead of time so that baking this for breakfast would be fast. I had them ready in less than the time required to preheat the oven, and then just had to wait for them to bake. The Fudgelet can’t eat nuts yet, so I made his like the rest but without sliced almonds on top. The almond slices definitely make it better, so unless you are like the Fudgelet, I’d recommend keeping them.
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Tips-y Tuesdays: Breakfast Skillet Ideas

This wasn’t the perfect breakfast skillet, but I can let you know what YOU should do to make a better skillet dish, so I am sharing it with you today. Happy Tuesday! Unless you’re reading this on some other day. And then…Happy Day That Isn’t Tuesday!

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Overnight Oats

Before you start to pass judgment and think I’m some hipstery cook, let me tell you that overnight oats are EASY and fast. They make a great breakfast when you have little time to make food in the morning (hi, Toddler Fudgelet!) but want something filling. In the morning, after the Fudgelet gets me up with his morning song (wah wah is the fav), we brush our teeth and go downstairs where he plays and I work out. Sometimes K can take him in the morning while I work out so that he gets some Daddy time, but otherwise he hangs with me. Occasionally he tries some moves, and other times he is counting my reps with me (he can do 1, 2, 3 but sometimes forgets what comes next, then can go up to 9). After this, depending on hunger levels, I either shower or do breakfast next. Either way, we are both quite hungry by this point. As a result, I enjoy quick breakfasts that are easy to assemble.

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