Having family in town rocks. Highlights:
Favorite Fajitas and margaritas at Del Rio,
Sleeping late, coffee maker crisis and best ever breakfast casserole,
Lufkin Zoo! Held hands with a monkey who was just in love with us, had an awkward moment with a bat who unashamedly exposed himself to me while making eye contact (scarring), and fell in love with giraffes all over again,
Died over mirandasings08 videos on YouTube (seriously, if you haven’t seen her California Gurls music video, you aren’t alive yet)
Died over the Christian the Lion video on youtube (again, haven’t seen? Not alive)
Swimming in the perfect weather with my perfect niece- letting her “ride on shamu’s back” (talk about a self image boost)
Concerts for the family– Kelsey on the keys, Ash on vocals, and Adreyene on guitar
Family in town makes me so happy, but also, so tired! Luke and I did not move from the couch all day after they left– I think we watched at least 8 episodes of the O.C. Season 3.
Breakfast Casserole “Recipe” (I made it up as I went along, so you can guess the measurements… I really don’t think you can screw this up.
1 can reduced fat crescent rolls
8 eggs (or more– they’ll fit, it’s just all I had, and it worked)
1 pound turkey breakfast sausage
Shredded Parmesan cheese
1 can diced green chiles
Salt n peppa to taste
Oven temp: 350 degrees
Spread the uncooked crescent rolls on the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking dish. Make sure to seal edges together to make a solid crust. Set aside. Brown turkey sausage, seasoning as desired (s&p was good for me). Once browned, pour all the sausage into the baking pan on top of the crescent roll crust– there won’t be much grease, but scoop with a slotted spoon to avoid getting any into your casserole. Set aside. Next, whisk the eggs until smooth. Season to taste, and stir in Parmesan cheese and diced green chiles. I probably used about a cup of cheese and 3 oz chiles, but adjust this according to your preference. It will be good, don’t worry. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage, and either cover and refrigerate overnight or bake uncovered right away. I wish I could tell you how long I baked this for, but I forgot to set a timer, went out of the room, and came back when I could smell it. The crust was perfectly golden, and the top was just beginning to brown. When a knife in the center comes out clean, it’s ready. We ate this plain, but it would be so good with salsa on top. And next time I might try making the crust out of hash browns. Yum!