Saturday, December 28, 2013

Holiday Breakfast Quiche

When I was younger and at my parents home for Christmas, my Mom would always make a breakfast casserole for Christmas morning. She made it for a couple reasons. One was that it could be made the night before and baked on Christmas morning. An other reason was that it was a tasty, warm, comfort food. Her casserole ingredients included sausage, whole eggs, milk, cheddar cheese and bread. 

I wanted to make something festive for Christmas morning for our family. I was striving for something healthier then Mom's casserole but still easy to make. I came across a recipe from Trader Joe's for a Soy Chorizo Quiche and modified it to my needs. If ended up being very tasty and was very easy to make. I do believe we have a new holiday tradition at our house.

This is the original recipe from Trader Joe's: 

Soy Chorizo Quiche
  • 1 cup TJ's Shredded Hash Browns
  • 1/2 package TJ's Soy Chorizo
  • 3/4 cup TJ's Manchego Cheese, grated
  • 1 container TJ's Cage Free Liquid Egg White

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Cut soy chorizo link in half, remove casing and crumble. Layer potatoes, soy chorizo and cheese in a 9-inch pie plate. Pour egg whites over layered ingredients. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown and center has set.

The changes I made:
  • I used homemade hash browns. I baked and shredded a potato and seasoned it with salt, pepper, onion powder and dehydrated onions. 
  • I used a grocery store brand egg white, manchego and soy chorizo.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Decorating With Wine Bottles

Christmas season is here and I am taking the opportunity to decorate with some of my wine bottle crafts.

The painted bottles look very festive.

And the cut bottles look amazing when illuminated by a string of lights.

To see how I painted the bottles, click here: PAINTING WINE BOTTLES

To see how I cut the bottles, click here: CUTTING GLASS BOTTLES