May 7, 2012

Her Place in the Sun

Isn't it funny, how cats manage to claim their space rather quickly?

Mae is fond of sunbeams! She will search out a ray of sun anytime of day, throw herself down in the very middle of the sunny spot, just like a little lion, begin to arrange her fur just so, and then relax, stretch, yawn and begin her cat nap. It is absolutely delicious, just to watch her preen and bat her sleepy eyes. It is just pure contentment....she knows she is the queen of the home!

Bird Watching

I have been knee deep in boxes, but have managed to clear a little space. We had a grand family weekend with the boys, our new bride and bride-to-be....swimming and eating! I discovered a new little brunch recipe that will be great to make for those easy Sunday mornings and perfect for a Mother's Day breakfast!

Baked Eggs in Hash Brown Cups

1 Tablespoon butter, melted
3 1/2 - 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
2 egg whites
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees and generously grease 6 jumbo muffin cups or ramekins. In a large bowl, toss together the thawed hash browns, egg whites, salt, and pepper. Press 1/2 cup of the mixture into the bottom and sides of each muffin cup. You will want a few pieces to come up over the sides of the cups. Bake for 15 minutes.

For the Filling
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 cup mushrooms, diced
1/2 sweet onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
3/4 cup pepper jack or cheddar cheese
6 large eggs
Salt and pepper to taste

While the cups are baking, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the mushrooms, onions, and peppers until the onions are just translucent, then remove from heat. Place a spoonful of the mushroom mixture into the bottom of each cup, then top with a sprinkle of cheese. Return to the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese. Crack an egg into each muffin cup, then return to the oven once more for 10 minutes, or until the whites of the eggs have set but the yolks are still runny.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 1 minute before gently loosening (a gentle twist can help) each cup with a rubber


  1. Tell Miss Mae she's been "pinned!" I just put her on my Pinterest Place in the Sun board, too sweet! Bet she is soaking up Texas rays, good if you INSIDE in the AC while doing that!

  2. Oh my gosh, how wonderful! I think Miss Mae was as happy as we were to leave the corporate apt. behind! Once again, enjoying her sun spots!!


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