Attention Breakfast Skippers!! Also- Pictures with Grandma, Vol. 2

Tuesday, August 11

Listening to "I'm Not Over," Carolina Liar.

An award, another Grandmother visit (this time, Matt's grandmother!) full of pictures, and yummy breakfast dishes. Think you're up for it all?


But first--

Thanks so much for all the great comments!

To answer some questions... Amy, I used a pork tenderloin. It was very easy to marinate in the fridge and then to cut into pan-sized pieces! LK, I have seen those binder clips!! I went to Staples after my school-supply splurge and had to seriously control myself... I wanted everything! :) Burpandslurp, no worries-- I will definitely be updating my blog full of TA stories once everything gets underway. Brett- I haven't seen Julie & Julia-- YET! My Mom and I have big plans for that one. I know I'll love it! We've been YouTubing Julia Child lately haha.

ALSO: Sounds like I'm not the only school supply fan :) Don't you wish they had lunchboxes like that back when we were kids?!?! And as for the Asian-style cooking advice-- seriously appreciated :) Thanks!! Oh and Chadski-- first meal in the apartment sounds great! I'm always looking for easy pasta sauces that don't require much effort or much money (Alfredo sauce is so expensive at the store!). That sounds like a keeper!


I didn't fulfill my award responsibilities last post! Sorry! So here it goes!

Thanks again, Ace!

Here’s how it works: USE ONLY ONE WORD!
Tricky, tricky!

1. Where is your cell phone? hiding
2. Your hair? chameleon
3. Your mother? bright
4. Your father? Army
5. Your favorite food? carbs
6. Your dream last night? strange
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? living room (compound noun should count as one word, yes?)
10. Your hobby? myriad
11. Your fear? loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? teaching
13. Where were you last night? kitchen
14. Something that you aren’t? mathematician
15. Muffins? Mmm.
16. Wish list item? Wii
17. Where did you grow up? Everywhere
18. Last thing you did? eat
19. What are you wearing? Comfortables
20. Your TV? Matt's
21. Your pets? Soon!
22. Friends? lovely
23. Your life? starting
24. Your mood? excited
25. Missing someone? Madden...
26. Vehicle? tired
27. Something you’re not wearing? contacts
28. Your favorite store? Target
29. Your favorite color? ambivalent
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? Unsure
32. Your best friend? Many
33. One place that I go to over and over? Mom's
34. One person who emails me regularly? Bookstore
35. Favorite place to eat? out

Pass the award on:

Hey, commenters! Thanks again for all the great comments! Feel free to accept the award!

Or, just enjoy some one-word contemplation and try the word challenge!

Ashley, Ali, Amy --- Just A Titch, Samantha, Kym, Trina, Ace (Feel free to re-accept! :-p ), Kim, Mary, Peggy, Sarah, Amy, The Duo Dishes, Chow and Chatter, LK - Healthy Delicious, Tony, Ron, Thegamerswife, Clelia, LiLu, Ella Everywhere, burpandslurp, Iva, stephchows, nora@ffr, Brett Alexandra, chadski


All About Breakfast

What are your breakfasts like? Enjoyable? Rushed? Coffee-drenched? Or, (hope not!) SKIPPED???

If you're anything like my boyfriend, you just may be busy in the morning. Trying to sleep in till the last possible second, then breezing out the door with office files and a game plan for the new day, some busy-bodies skip breakfast in attempts to save time.

No more, I say!

I love breakfast. I love cereal, bagels, fruit cups, muffins, eggs, sausage, bacon, and yes-- coffee. Breakfast is my favorite meal! I don't skip breakfast for anything. If I wake up at 2pm (Promise, that hasn't happened since college! But IF...), then lunch may get skipped. But NEVER breakfast!

BUT Sarah! I have no time!
I can't make breakfast in the morning!

Well... then don't make breakfast in the morning :) Make it on Sunday, and enjoy it all week!

Delicious, Nutritious Quiche!

Version 1: Veggie Quiche with red and green peppers, onion, and scallions.
adapted from recipe found on


Simple Sunday Preperation:
Preheat oven to 425. Chop veggies and put in sprayed pie dish. Should be enough veggies to really fill dish! In separate bowl, mix milk (1 1/3 cup), biscuit mix (2/3 cup), and 4 eggs. Pour mixture over veggies. Top with shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, then poke holes in top crust and bake for 10 more minutes (keeps quiche from being too runny by allowing moisture to escape. Learned that the hard way...)

Why I Love It:
  • Easy to grab and heat a slice before work; you can even tupperware some and eat at work! Or, enjoy at home! Dress it up with sides of salsa or sour cream, or even wrap it in a warm tortilla!
  • Filling, but healthy! Energy throughout the day!
  • Adding biscuit mix-- sometimes I find eggs to be a little... unsettling on the stomach. I don't know why, but I just can't handle too much egg in the morning. But, by adding the biscuit mix, it makes the dish a little less "egg-y" and really, really yummy! Also, you can afford to add the calories since the dish has no high-calorie crust.
Next Post- Version 2: Potato & Onion Breakfast Quiche!


With that, here are some fun pictures of our weekend with Matt's grandmother and parents!


Your hair-dyin, quiche-enjoyin,
school-supply-organizin, sore-after-tubing,
New Girl Blogger


Ashley on August 12, 2009 at 2:56 PM said...

Thanks for passin on the award! That quiche sounds yummy - I might have to try soon!

Kim on August 12, 2009 at 3:09 PM said...

I made a really yummy quiche a couple weeks back. Not for breakfast, though... for dinner. I call it the italian quiche. Coat and fry some sliced tomatoes, saute some minced garlic and onion slices, throw in some sliced fresh basil, pour in a seasoned egg mixture. It's really good. Top with cheese and also put it on the bottom before throwing in the veggies! i also have a super easy crust recipe, if you need it.

I like you pictures! You guys are too cute! I can't wait to see your face in person again. 16 months! 11 months down! WHAT!?

Ali on August 12, 2009 at 4:50 PM said...

Fun award! Cute answers. :)

I saw my name on there, was that to me? Wasn't sure since the link was being weird. Sigh...stupid Blogger.

That quiche looks delish!

Trina on August 12, 2009 at 5:15 PM said...

Thanks for linking! I'm looking forward to coming up with my answers :)

As a breakfast-skipper (I do eat a breakfast bar when I get to work so i'm not THAT bad!) that quiche looks amazing, I must think to do that on a Sunday night!

Sarah on August 12, 2009 at 5:43 PM said...

I never miss breakfast, either! If I do I'm absolutely miserable for the rest of the day... probably a touch of hypoglycemia. I just gotta eat! :)

That quiche looks SO good! Probably something I'll have to try when Ty's not home, he can't stand eggs. Not even biscuit-y eggs.

Looks like you and Matt had a lovely time at his Grandmother's! Great pictures of you guys on the inner tube!

Donna-FFW on August 12, 2009 at 8:05 PM said...

Your quiche looks wonderful. I am a coffee and granola bar girl every morning. Cept sundays .. bloody marys and a big breakfast;)

Your photos are lovely. Love your hair color, its so pretty.

jeremyandgirls on August 13, 2009 at 11:07 AM said...

Glad to have caught up on your posts - sounds like it's been crazy in your neck of the woods! I am a breakfast skipper - I'll admit it, however I do LOVE me some breakfast. I'm just not hungry in the morning. Wanna hear a confession? (hiding my face) I'm going back to school. Eek! It's been about 8 years since I've been in college!! I'm taking an online course (since I work full time)and I think I'm more nervous about screwing up with that I would be actually sitting in class!! Oh geez. I need to relax. I'm excited, but I think the nerves are definitely more noteable. Oh well. Well, I just got back from my 10 year reuinion - so lots to post about!! Hopefully I'll get to it soon!

Love the pics!!! How cute is his grandma!?!

LiLu on August 13, 2009 at 11:25 AM said...

Awww, thanks so much, hon! Love the action shots ;-)

Peggy on August 13, 2009 at 3:58 PM said...

Hmmm, I just noticed I missed this post (missed reading it, that is), I think it's the two on the same day that threw me off! Thanks for the award -- I am planning on dealing with those on my blog, hopefully before school starts!

I don't skip breakfast. Or any other meal, if I can help it... (Those 6:00 evening classes make it hard to squeeze in dinner sometimes but I manage!)

knitseashore on August 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM said...

I'm more of a Mediterranean breakfast person, I guess, some cereal or a donut and tea, and then a bigger lunch. I can't skip breakfast, but I can't eat tons of food first thing in the morning, either. Anyway, I'm so glad you've found recipes you like!

That tubing looks like a lot of fun!

sarah on August 13, 2009 at 10:15 PM said...


i cannot tell you how much I HATE QUICHE


i dont know why, but i cannot even look at quiche without feeling slightly queasy. maybe because, to me, quiche has always been a funeral food?

i love your hair, though!

burpandslurp on August 13, 2009 at 11:26 PM said...

Thanks for the award! I feel special now :D
And I LOVE breakfasts too! And I ADORE quiche, so that was total food porn for me >.<

Brett Alexandra on August 14, 2009 at 12:30 PM said...

thanks for the award! That veggie quiche looks amazing!!

Also, those pictures are really good! what camera do you have?

Clelia on August 14, 2009 at 12:41 PM said...

I laught so much with your tricky tricky one word... especially Pets_ soon

seeing your pics with your granmother make me miss mine .... anyway I will see her very soon when I ll come back home * Rome / Italy*

have a fantastic weekend


The Novelista Barista on August 14, 2009 at 5:26 PM said...

ok YUM!!!! and that looks really fun!!!!!

Kathy on August 16, 2009 at 5:45 PM said...

Im a breakfast skipper.....
unless someone else makes it and cleans it up. Im just too tired to do that first thing. My contribution as mother got leaner and leaner until All I do now is put the cereal boxes out. And make the coffee. Good thing my children are 18 and 21 now. I would eat it if there was bacon and sausage that had no calories and I could put syrup on them. Oh and crispy hash browns with peppers and onions. Oh and cornmeal pancakes.

Sebastian on August 19, 2009 at 11:05 AM said...

So now you have orange hair...?

Bonus points for the wish-list Wii! I'm sure Wii + Super Mario Galaxy must be quite cheap to pick up now -- everyone should play SMG, it's one of the best games ever made, and so damn easy to pick up!

Hopefully you don't want it just for Wiifit... :P

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