September 10, 2008

baked eggs

the breakfast of champs

there's something about a sunday morning breakfast that's so cozy to me. i love waking up later than usual, getting into my robe and heading to the kitchen to get the pot of coffee brewing and breakfast cooking.
my latest favorite sunday breakfast is baked eggs. i blog-searched baked egg recipes, until i realized that a baked egg is simply that: a baked egg. there really isn't a recipe for it.
the oven preheats to 350ยบ and you can get started on the rest.
i got out my ramekins, rubbed them down with butter and cracked an egg (or two) into it. sprinkle some kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste after that. you could leave it as simple as this, but i wanted more of a cheesy herb flavor, so i also sprinkled some oregano and grated mozzarella cheese on top.

i had a few slices of texas toast in my freezer and popped those into the oven as well.
so as not to end up throwing out wasted tomatoes, i added the tomatoes and mushrooms into a ziplock bag, added some olive oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and shook it up to coat.

i arranged it all onto a baking tray and into the oven it went for about 8-10mins.

along with a good cup of ecuadorian coffee, i would say this is the breakfast of champs!
if only i could have it every morning...

cPe 2008

omnivore's 100

my goal is to work on this list and see how far i can get!

How the Omnivore's 100 Works:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional: Post a comment at Very Good Taste, linking to your results.

(58/100) My Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile

6. Black Pudding
7. Cheese Fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho [blogged]
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle (in Dubai)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns (hello Wao Bao)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes

22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras

24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl - mmm san fran
33. Salted lassi (i'd much rather have a mango lassi)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Cognac, yes. Fat cigar, no)
37. Clotted Cream Tea
38. Vodka Jelly/Jell-O (huge fan of jello shots!)
39. Gumbo (only if I can have it without okra)
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat's milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (even had krispy kreme bread pudding in charlotte!)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (not in almost a decade)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (does a sip of my hubby's count?)
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine - must try!
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores [blogged]
62. Sweetbreads
63. kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (i have! at my in-laws. and i'll admit..the taste is like a custardy mango, but the smell is putrid)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (all of 'em!)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (at mercat a la planxa)
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu - i have a mini bottle sitting on my desk as a gift from a coworker... guess i should try it?
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang Souchong
80. Bellini (absolutely love bellinis)
81. Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky - my cubicle snacks!
84. 3 Michelin Star Tasting Menu
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate - must try!
91. Spam (my hubby's filipino, what can i say. he got me)
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa - only regular harissa
94. Catfish - hate it!
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

cPe 2008