I flew home this past week for a quick visit and to see Baby Sister graduate High School. 4 days of hanging out and being crazy with my family = the best! So so so hard to leave them but in about 5 weeks I should be back to spend a good chunk of my summer there. She's there in the middle - all the girl graduates wear black dresses under their robes - so classy and grown up!
Annnnyway - I was looking forward to my mom's cooking but she decided it was too hot and too stressful to cook. And too early - graduation was on the other side of town and my sister had to be there at 7:30am! And with 8 of us (5 family friends, 1 boyfriend, 2 family friends) she ruled out grilling since she wanted to enjoy our company & spend time with us. What to do?
Enter Boston Market. We had trays of delicious chicken, mixed veggies, boiled potatoes, corn bread and mac & cheese and a gallon of ice tea. They threw in all the condiments we could ever need, butter, honey etc AND silverware, serving spoons and cups. You could take everything out of the trays and present it all in your pretty serving ware but why dirty more plates? We served ourselves buffet style and ate till we almost burst. The food was really good and you can even make your catering order online - so simple!
Luckily for all of us my mom baked a cake with sweet icing and a strawberry jam filling. YUM
Don't these look good? Over Memorial Day our share-house mom made breakfast burritos that were SO good, I was dying to get home and try making them myself.
Before I cooked I did a little online research. Mr Breakfast has a great article about making the perfect scrambled eggs that provided the base recipe for our eggs.
4 tspn Milk (I didn't measure...I started pouring and counted to 4, very scientific method)
few handfulls of Mexican style shredded Cheese
some shakes of Bacon Toppings (I know, not very healthy and not everyone eats bacon. Use what you want)
Dashes of Salt & Pepper
Wisk the eggs for a bit and add in ALL the other ingredients. Wisk a little more. The key is that the cheese and bacon toppings are mixed together and not just tossed on top of the eggs while they cook. Tastes much yummier this way. Pour the mixture into your pan/skillet and cook as you normally do eggs. Some people really scramble their egg mixture, some people are a little more gentle. Whatever works for you. Mine came out really fluffy and I was SO happy!!
Peapod substituted and gave us HUGE wraps...oh well. We ended up rolling them up and then cutting, eating very civilized with a knife and fork. I had taco sauce ready but being Mid-western the MR. just wanted ketchup :)
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