Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bright Beginnings

If people were meant to pop out of bed, we'd all sleep in toasters. ~Author unknown, attributed to Jim Davis

Good evening, Kitschies! I hope this evening finds you well. It was another great day in the neighborhood and the house is finally starting to quiet down a bit (read: kidlets are in bed). Technology is cooperating with me - so far - so I bring you the post I was meaning to do last night. Ahhhh...what did we *ever* do without computers? Or cell phones? Or caller IDs? Or voice mail? Or DVRs? We actually had *gasp* conversations with real people!! Wow - those were the good 'ol days. HEY! I'm not THAT old...but I do remember rotary phones. And the milk man. Really. Enough for the trip down memory lane. This post has two parts: food and polish. What could be better? First things first: food!!

When my parents and sister were visiting last week, my mom clued me in to this wonderful recipe she found on Allrecipes. I love this site! If there's anything I'm craving, I hop on Allrecipes and find whatever it is that will satisfy my need for new recipes. Now...I'm not much of an egg person, so I didn't scarf this one down, but everybody else liked it, so it can't be all bad. The hubs even had it for leftovers yesterday morning! I made a few alterations to the recipe which I will mention at the end of the recipe. This is a great recipe when you have a crowd of people to feed. I have a 4-quart slow cooker and it was filled to the TOP!! It was so nice to get up in the morning and have breakfast already finished (who doesn't love THAT?).

Slow Cooker Western Omelet

1 (2 lb) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1 lb diced cooked ham
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
12 eggs
1 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

Lightly grease a 4 quart or larger slow cooker. Place 1/3 of the hash brown potatoes in a layer on the bottom. Layer 1/3 of the ham, onion, green pepper, and Cheddar cheese. Repeat layers two more times. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk, and season with salt and pepper. Pour over the contents of the slow cooker.

Cover, and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours.

NOTES: I basically used what I had on hand. I traded out the ham for sausage patties (just cut them up in chunks), and yellow bell pepper. The recipe says this will fit in a 4-quart slow cooker - mine was filled to the absolute top and I really don't think the entire recipe would've fit - unless it was smashed down and then I don't think it would've cooked properly. I decreased the recipe by 1/3 (it still used 8 eggs!) and cooked for 9 hours.

Now for part 2!

I had an apple with my lunch today and it was blech! I had quite a bit of time left at that point, so I decided to go to the grocery store to get a new, hopefully better, apple. I found an apple, still not that perfect apple I was in search of, but I found something better! Of course I wandered over to the cosmetics section and found they had a big table full of clearance/last chance stuff. I searched through every one of those boxes and found one lonely polish. At the discount price of $1.44, I don't think it would've mattered what the brand or color was. I grabbed it (Oh! A piece of candy!) and trotted my happy butt up to the register. Apparently, it's from a Summer 2008 collection, but the formula still looks good. It might end up being a toe pedi color because it looks pretty sheer - and if looks sheer in the bottle, that means it's going to be *super* sheer on! Here's what I found...

Revlon Glimmer Gloss in Apricot Freeze

A close-up, blurry pic to show the pretties

I don't think I'd call this apricot, but it's a pretty, sheer orange base with pink and gold glitter(?) shimmer(?). If it were a current color, it would be a jelly, but this is much too thin to be a jelly. I'm looking forward to trying this one out as soon as my current mani (a challenge accepted) requires replacing.

That's it, my girlies. I hope you have a great evening. Check back early. Check back often. New posts will be made soon!! Thanks for stopping by.

Listening to: Not Only Numb by Gin Blossoms
Mood: HOT!! (and not in a good way)


Makeup Zombie said...

Now your cell pic from earlier makes more sense. LOL! 12 eggs? Seriously!?

Linda said...

The omelet was delicious and it is so nice not to have to do anything in the morning for breakfast, especially with company.

R3Beauty said...

I am going to try that omelet this weekend - sounds great!

Megan Harmeyer said...

I did like it - I'm just not OMG THIS IS SO GOOD because I don't care that much for eggs. Maybe I'll make it for work some morning.

Kimberly said...

This sounds really good. I'm a slow cooker freak, so this is right up my alley!

Megan Harmeyer said...

Kimberly - I have a ton of slow cooker recipes. Just keep checking in. :D