garbage casserole...

Well not really garbage but if not for this dish the ingredients may have been. Sunday mornings I generally take inventory of what I've used and too often what I haven't of my groceries...more specifically my produce. This little number makes good use of them, gives me a Sunday morning breakfast and 'on the go' breakfast for the next few days. 

Casserole Concept - Bacon or sausage; grilled sweet onions; mushrooms; spinach; broccoli; tomatoes; cheese.... you get the idea. The quantity of the meats and veggies can be left up to you just be mindful of how egg heavy or ingredient heavy you want your casserole. I generally throw the cooked meat(s), grilled onions, cooked or raw other veggies (I hold on the tomatoes) into a baking dish and and then add in 10 eggs that were whisked with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and a dash of paprika. I combine everything and then sprinkle any cheese on top and add the tomatoes. You can of course combine those into the mix but I like how the cheese and tomatoes brown on the top. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes or until eggs are set in the middle. To get more of the browning you can also throw under the broiler for a minute right before you take it out of the oven. 

#breakfast #sundaymornings #leftovers

prague?!? yes please....

I "had" to go on another last minute work trip to Prague this week and while it was short and sweet it is always welcome. I've been very vocal about how this is my favorite city in Europe and while there are others (yes, you Italy and, ok, fine France) that are beautiful for other reasons, Prague is one that took my breath away from my first visit almost 10 years ago and only gets better each time I visit. I'll admit that I'm not one to fawn over architecture but this place has me saying how beautiful the buildings are with every glance. Something about this place is truly special to me and this trip was no exception. Two hotels that I HIGHLY recommend are the Emblem Hotel and the Ventana Hotel Prague. The Emblem is a little more upscale but the Ventana feels a bit more like you're in a castle which is fitting for the city. The Emblem's restaurant and bar were very welcoming even as we stayed there late into the evening drinking them out of Cabernet.  #badamericans. Oh and don't forget to swing by the James Dean bar late night if you love dancing and cheesy music ... every hour brings another decade of hits!

#thanksfortheupgrade #americanairlines #aa #delaysarebetterwithchampagne #ragandbone #converse #loft #traveloutfit

#pragueatnight #swoon #iloveoldbridges

#lightsfestival #pragueatnight #oldtownsquare

#legendofthegolem #praguefolklore #hopehesnotinmyhotelroom

#nutellaforbreakfast #yogurtmakeseverythinghealthy #breakfastinbed

#roomwithaview #emblem #oldtownsquare #prague

everyone needs another bag...

Stopped by the Renegade Craft Fair the other weekend and picked up a little belated birthday present for myself. After happening upon the Jenny N. booth it was love at first sight with this chestnut Archive number. I initially walked away but was pulled back after that little justification devil on my shoulder convinced me that yes, I needed a new work bag. I mean it's fall and back to school and well, you get the point. I placed an order for a customized bag picking out the hardware, adding a zipper and of course my initials and spent the next couple of weeks watching for the 'shipped!' email to appear. I couldn't have been happier with my purchase when it arrived and had to snap a pic and share while celebrating our anniversary at Bavette's. Thanks Jenny - I'm already looking forward to my next purchase! Take a look...www.jennyndesign.com. 

#neverenoughbags #shopsmall #jennyndesign #bavettes 

easy like sunday morning...

Happy to be back home and enjoying a low key Sunday morning and a little kitchen time. Sometimes a simple egg sammy is all you need to brighten your day. Well that and a little Bailey's in your coffee!

Not Rocket Science Recipe - Thomas' Everything Bagel Thins; Nueske's Applewood Smoked Bacon; 2 Large Organic / Free Range Eggs; Sweet Onion. I use one cast iron pan to make everything. First, I cook the bacon over med high heat after starting the first batch in a cold pan. When the bacon is done I pour out the grease but leave the brown bits and throw in my raw chopped sweet onions. Once those are nice and browned I remove and then it's egg time. I've found my eggs come out best when I whisk in a little almond milk or regular milk if you prefer. I pour the mixture into the pan and wait less than a minute for the edges to look a little cooked and then start to mix adding salt and pepper and any cheese or other seasoning as I go. Generally the eggs take less than a couple of minutes to cook. You want to turn off the heat while they're still a tiny bit runny as they'll continue to cook as you plate them. Then it's time to put it all together with the toasted bagel thins. Hot sauce is always a good add! 

 #baconeggandcheese #everythingbagels #bagelflats #mughoarder #starbucks #dreamingofcabo

#baconeggandcheese #everythingbagels #bagelflats #mughoarder #starbucks #dreamingofcabo

brews, beaches, bikes and a jeep...

That cute little ginger was right (Annie...duh)! The sun did come out and we were able to do a lot of exploring. We made the most of the island thanks to Young's Bicycle Shop's bike and jeep rentals. Enjoyed some micro brews at the Cisco Brewery, saw some beautiful homes and landscaping, made our way to six beaches (amazing how different they all are!) and did a little driving in the sand! Shout out to the Nantucket Inn with all it's charm and hospitality for making our visit all the more special. All in all a good couple of days and as we head away on the ferry I'm already missing this cool little island. 

 #ciscobrewers #patiodrinking #daydrinkingproblems #sometimesidrinkbeer #whalestale #sharktracker #nantucketweekend2015 #raybans #jcrew

#ciscobrewers #patiodrinking #daydrinkingproblems #sometimesidrinkbeer #whalestale #sharktracker #nantucketweekend2015 #raybans #jcrew

 #nantucketbeaches #bikingafterbrews #septembersunshine #youngsbicycleshop #nantucketweekend2015 #raybans #jcrew

#nantucketbeaches #bikingafterbrews #septembersunshine #youngsbicycleshop #nantucketweekend2015 #raybans #jcrew

 #offroadin #redragtop #topless #agirlandherjeep #jeep #tomnevers #youngsbicycleshop #nantucketweekend2015

#offroadin #redragtop #topless #agirlandherjeep #jeep #tomnevers #youngsbicycleshop #nantucketweekend2015

 #nantucketinn #nantucketweekend2015

#nantucketinn #nantucketweekend2015

rain rain go away...

Kicked off my birthday weekend getaway to Nantucket with a layover in Boston. The forecast for the next few days is looking a little dicey but I'm trying to stay positive and enjoy some of the city's best to eat and drink which of course means oysters, oysters and more oysters! Amazing lunch at Marliave - one of the oldest restaurants in Boston- and dinner at Neptune Oyster which may be my new favorite place...too bad it's so far from home!

 #marliave #oystersandcharcuteriekindofday #historicbostoneatery #craftcocktails #jcrew #boston #nantucketweekend2015

#marliave #oystersandcharcuteriekindofday #historicbostoneatery #craftcocktails #jcrew #boston #nantucketweekend2015

 #historicchurches #reflect #boston #trinitychurchboston #jcrew #nantucketweekend2015

#historicchurches #reflect #boston #trinitychurchboston #jcrew #nantucketweekend2015

 #neptuneoyster #oystersfordays #boston #nantucketweekend2015 #guinness

#neptuneoyster #oystersfordays #boston #nantucketweekend2015 #guinness