usually labor day weekend is filled with family, grill-outs, and football, right?
well, ours definitely had some football (and baseball), but that’s about it.
we were so lazy this weekend! although, our one “big” plan fell through because of our poor little capone.
he seems to be doing better already and he is soaking up all of the pampering. he’s not usually allowed on our bed, but since he’s not feeling well, we’re making an exception! the towel is there so protect the duvet cover from any blood from his neck… he took a little nappy with me yesterday! :)
despite our laziness this weekend, brad and i did eat well!
i took advantage of our lack of plans to try out some new recipes that had been calling my name from the starred section of my google reader.
first up, i made some delicious hot oats in a jar since our cashew butter was almost gone. (ok, this wasn’t a starred recipe in my reader, but i love oats in a jar and haven’t had them in a long time!)
i also changed things up a bit by using coconut milk and frozen blueberries instead of very berry cherry.
i know. i’m so adventurous. ;)
this also just made me realize that our peanut butter is almost gone and i need to whip some up tonight!
next up was a slightly more exciting breakfast.
you can check out her blog for the method. i didn’t use quite the same plan of attack though.
basically, her recipe suggest using one won ton per muffin hole in a mini muffin pan. well, i only have large muffin pans, so i used two won tons per muffin hole (is that the correct terminology?) – easy switch!
i baked the cups for a couple minutes as jenn suggested.
then, i sauteed together diced red onion, mushrooms, and spinach and put some in the bottom of each cup.
then i added tomato basil feta and about 2 tbsp of egg mixture (i mixed two whole eggs, about 1/4 cup egg white substitute, and 2 tbsp coconut milk) to each cup and baked them.
about two minutes before they were done, i removed them from the oven and added a slice of tomato and a bit of shredded monteray jack. then back in the oven on lo broil for a couple minutes and there you go!
delicious mini quiches.
i had a little bit of leftover eggs and veggies and didn’t feel like pre-baking more won tons, so i just made little naked quiche muffins with no shell!
they were almost as delicious, but i did enjoy the crunch of the won ton shell better.
breakfast is always better when served with a massive mug of coffee, right?
brad likes to sleep in on weekends, so i got to enjoy all of this about 3 hours before he woke up! :)
i actually enjoyed making these!
usually i am not a fan of breading things since my fingers get all gross and goopy, but these weren’t bad.
and it definitely helped that the onions soaking in buttermilk overnight made the refrigerator smell incredible. seriously.
brad even asked what smelled so good when i opened the fridge!
they were a delicious accompaniment to the rest of dinner.
i would eat that whole meal again! yum.
i hope you all have a great first day of a 4-day work-week! :) woohoo! this is actually a 3-day work week for me because i’m leaving friday morning for a wedding that i’m a bridesmaid in on saturday. friday we’re having a bit of bridesmaid bonding & pampering, so i’m excited!
what was the best thing you ate this labor day weekend?
i think jessica’s buffalo chicken pasta bake was the best thing we at all weekend (and it went unblogged – for shame…).
what was the laziest thing you did all weekend?
watching 3 hours of dance moms on monday morning was definitely the laziest (and most embarrassing) thing i did all weekend.