Monday, August 27, 2007

First Day

Well, today was the first day of school. And the boys did so well getting ready on time, and leaving. We have a rule that TV can not come on unless they are dressed (including socks & shoes), and have had breakfast. They only had 10 minutes left, but did not complain when they had to turn off the TV. I'm sure that will change in the coming weeks :) We can walk to the new school, so I'm loving that.

After I got back from taking them to school, I had about 8 or 9 friends over for breakfast. It was so much fun. My house was a mess when they got here (what was I thinking, first day of school and making a big breakfast for friends), but even more of a mess when they it all worked out. I made two breakfast casseroles this one, which I make for any breakfast event. And then another one, which I'll post at the bottom of this post. They were both big hits. Then I had friends bring muffins, fruit, etc. I ate way too much.

Bacon Potato quiche

3 cups hash browns (country style)
1/3 cup onions
8 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
5 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
dash of ground red pepper

Heat oven to 350. Spread potatoes in ungreased rectangular baking dish 12X7 1/2 X 2 inches. Top with onion, bacon and cheese. Mix remaining ingredients, ecxept paprika. Pour over cheese. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or unil knife inserted in center comes out clean.