Parties! Birthday bashes!
MY Bible Study Zoom GROUP met here on Monday. We had a catered salad lunch... My friend caters, and she is fabulous. Our menu was potato, pasta, chicken, and fruit salads, croissants, and Better than "X" cake. New pioneer woman dishware and linens... so sweet to gather in person.
The weather was perfect.
Then on Wednesday a group of us from Bevier met here for brunch. They brought cinnamon rolls, charcuterie, and fruit. I made a breakfast Pizza (new recipe) and beverages.
We're getting some of the smoky skies and scented breezes from Canada. Those poor people who live closer!
Today it's hot and muggy and nearly stormy. We need rain in the worst way. This is my 69th birthday! I shared 64 of them with my dear Mama... This is the first one since we lost her that I've been able to feel like a whole person. Hard to explain. I certainly had fun, but other years after she died, I kept thinking there had to be more... the part with her...
We're getting lots of wind. Makes me tremendously remember the storms on our birthdays from the past. One year Mom kept telling Daddy that she wanted our old, unused outhouse removed for her birthday. Since it's the middle of haying season, he just couldn't. I recall we had to go huddle in the basement with winds close to 75 to 100 mph.... Daddy went to check the skies and came back down the old stairs, two at a time, grinning... the storm had blown down our old out house at the back of the property...
5 cups thawed hash browns
8 eggs (divided)
3 c. Shredded cheddar ( I used a mixture of shredded and Kraft Singles)
2/3 to 3/4 c. Sour cream
1 c. Cubed ham, chicken, browned sausage, bacon
Optional: chopped peppers, onions, mushrooms, black olives
Mix hash browns, 1 c. Cheese, 2 eggs. Press into well oiled 9 x 13. This is the crust. Bake at 400° until lightly golden.
Whisk 6 eggs and sour cream. Add salt and pepper.
After crust has baked, scatter meat and vegetables. Pour egg mixture over top and top with cheese. Bake until set and golden. Time varies.
I used the remainder of large bag of hash browns and more toppings to make an extra small pizza for us. It was really well received by my guests! I used Swiss for our small one. You could use cream or milk to replace sour cream but I like the taste it gives. It would be really good with home grown tomatoes. I mean though... slice home grown summer tomatoes on a little bowl of gravel...
I'll try it!