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Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day + Omelette Casserole

(Picture of my mom and dad with all their grandbabies)
Mother's Day is this weekend and I've been thinking a lot about my mother this past week. I was especially thinking of her as I cleaned my garage on Wednesday night. As I swept and organized, I thought back to all the times growing up when my mom would spearhead a garage cleaning. I'm afraid I was never much help and did not care at all if the garage was clean back then (When's lunch?). But now, all these years later, having a clean garage is important to me. Order is good for the soul and mood. I get it now, Mom! I get it.
Being a mom doesn't always have immediate pay-offs. Sometimes you have to wait awhile to see the fruits of your labors. In this case, like 15 years? I hope my garage cleaning skills make you beam with pride, Mom! Wink. 
I love you and am grateful that you are my mother. And miracle of miracles, my daughters get you for their Grammy! This is just too good to be true. Thank you for all you've done and continue to do for me and my family. XOXO
I call this casserole Omelette Casserole because you can put whatever your heart desires in it. You can do ham, bell peppers and onion or you can go all veg with some tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and bell peppers.
 Just imagine you're at brunch and you're telling the professional omelette maker (?) what you want in your omelette.
Treat this casserole like that, k.
 I made this for Hadden's birthday party a couple months back. We had breakfast for dinner at her party! It's a really great and delicious way to feed eggs to a crowd. My dad is going to make two pans for Mother's Day brunch on Sunday. He is adding bacon, green onion and bell pepper to his. You should make a pan for Mother's day too! Here is what you'll need:

Recipe (9x13 in baking dish):

18 eggs (!)
1 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, jack, swiss, etc) + more for sprinkling on top
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, cheese, sour cream and salt and pepper.

Pour egg mixture into greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle top with vegetables or meat of your choice. Here are some ideas: 
Cooked bacon (5 strips chopped)
Bell peppers (1-1 1/2 bell peppers chopped)
Onion (1 bunch green onions, 1 small onion)
Ham (3/4 cupish chopped)
Spinach (two handfuls chopped)
Mushrooms (1 cup chopped)
Tomatoes (2-3 tomatoes chopped)

*These are very rough estimates on amounts to add. I recommend picking 2-4 things to add and sticking to that.

Sprinkle the top of casserole with cheese. Make sure you cover the whole top.
Bake at 325 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until the eggs are set. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! Thanks for all your support and for all your kind comments. It always brightens our day!

images by Briana


Kar said...

Love this post Bri!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!

mickisha said...

Wow look at all those Grandkids! I can't believe how grown up they all are!

eunice asay said...

I love you Breezy May. Grateful beyond words that you are my daughter. Grateful beyond words that you and Kara are sisters and that I get to watch you continue to grow and especially see the amazing mommas that you both are! And I do still enjoy a clean garage!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Your mom has the cutest grandkids ever. Lily looks a lot like you in that picture - cute! Did you know I've never had an omelet before? Not once. I don't know how I've managed, because I love eggs. Can't wait to give this one a try!

kalanicut said...

So darling -- that photo is too precious. Love the grandpa and grandma! Love that you have inherited so many of your mom's amazing talents and her hard work ethic! Love you girlies!

cropfoto said...

awwww! gma & gpa asay are too adorable! love them.

Briana said...

Thanks for all the nice comments, guys. Love you all!