Friday, January 28, 2011

January Round Up: Eats

You got the round up of drinks yesterday, today lets focus on the food! So far, I've been keeping good on my new years resolution. Pictured are of some of the meals I prepared this month that didn't involve a post all their own. They don't require a detailed recipe, but were photo worthy all the same.


{Breakfasts}
Eggs In A Basket are a pretty self explanatory not to mention super fun breakfast.
Last time I made them with Scali bread, which in comparison holds up to the runny egg better than this flimsy brand of wheat bread I had on hand.
In retrospect, I probably could have toasted them in the pan a little longer.
Don't forget to toast the punched out holes. I smeared them with a touch of blackberry jam.A two egg and Swiss cheese omlette with spinach, onion and tomato hits the spot on Sunday morning.
So I make messy omlettes. It happens.

{Dinners}
Crispy fried Eggplant Parmesan rounds are an addictive meal. Hot off the saute pan, I pop them like potato chips.
Eggplant parm was a staple in my Mom's kitchen; these are her inspiration and always bring back memories of childhood.
To prepare, first I peel an eggplant, then slice it width wise. Next, I dust the individual slices with flour, drench them in a whisked egg and coat in an Italian breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese mixture. Finally, I fry them up in vegetable oil, about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. These are best served hot with pasta and red sauce. They do keep nicely as leftovers for lunch, however, the texture will be softer and subdued compared to perfectly crispy bites from the night before. On this particular night I paired rottini with a butter-garlic-tomato-basil sauce. Are you ever in the mood for butter and pasta like that picky 8 year old child who won't eat anything else? Because sometimes I am.
Tacos! Always tacos!
For a 100% no fuss week night meal.
Corn shell, ground beef + seasoning packet, cheese, sour cream, tomato and avocado. Done.I even spiced up the latest edition with leftover Nacho Corn Soup!
Perfectly ripe avocado for the win!
A smorgasbord meal included leftovers + a baked potato + roasted brussel sprouts. The potato was baked for 1 hour at 450 degrees and smothered in sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. Near East boxed rice pilaf always leaves leftovers. And from my Bourbon Apple Pork Chops dinner I created a side of green apple & corn salsa.The best part of this meal is tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted along with the potatoes but only for about 15 minutes. Yes, that would be the brussels sprouts.

Happy Friday! This felt like the week that would never end. Hope you all have fun plans for the weekend. Mine include a trip to the Sam Adams Brewery and an evening out with friends.

25 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

There are a lot of meals that never make it onto the blog. I love that you do a re-cap to show what you've made!

P.S. Beer date must be scheduled soon. xo

MelissaNibbles said...

Eggs in a basket is on the menu for tonight. Thanks for the inspiration!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

I need more eggs in a basket in my life - yours look soooo yummy (and I'm not just saying that because I maybe had too many beers last night!)

Justin said...

I haven't had taco night in so long... I'm adding it to the list!

Elizabeth said...

Loving the roundup, it's making me hungry!

Kelly said...

It seriously was the week that never ended. I get to hold an adorable baby all weekend!
All of a sudden I want a baked potato so bad...everything looks delicious!

Tricia said...

Egg in a basket are my hubs and kiddos favorite! They eat theirs drizzled with syrup.

Jennifurla said...

You eat so well, nice variety. I am going to try that egg thing with my Indy this weekend.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

yum!! thank you for showing how to make eggs in a basket! i need to make this weekend.

Megan said...

I love eggplant parm, and I learned how to make it from my mom too.

And I can't even admit how often we eat Near East rice pilaf!

Shannon said...

sounds like you've got a fun weekend planned :) i'm so glad it's friday!! and i need to make eggs in a basket... so cute, and yet delicious with that runny yolk, perhaps for dinner tonight!!

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh geez eggs in the hole is my all time favorite breakfast! Probably because my husbands cooks it.

The Small Boston Kitchen said...

Loving the roundups! You've been busy!

Lizzy said...

I make eggs in toast the same way- with a glass cup. heheh. So many delicious dinners here- good job!! I love you've been keeping your resolutions. I think Ive been failing- been trying to keep my posts short and I just can't!

Alicia said...

Oh man, this post reminds me: I can't believe I haven't made Tacos in weeks! I am dropping the ball on Taco Tuesday. I'm ashamed.

Kerstin said...

I love eggplant parm too - yum! Glad you've been enjoying your time in the kitchen :)

Simply Life said...

i really need to try eggs in a basket! It just looks so fun to eat!

leah said...

The eggs in a basket looks so fun! I can't wait to try it sometime. The eggplant Parma looks really yummy too, I can't believe I hated it when I was little and never ate moms! Oh and love the cutting board ;)

Ameena said...

You had a delicious January Daisy! Everything looks delicious, especially the eggplant. You are right - it is so addicting!

Oh, My Darling said...

That breakfast looks so amazingly innovative!

Also, have you ever had fried avocado tacos? It's a big thing in Austin, Texas, and when I recently visited, I was in total awe of the idea. Yum.

mr. pineapple man said...

OMG I wanna try this!!!! I need to go get some bread now!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Okay, it makes me feel so much better that you, my dear foodie, eat tacos for dinner, too! I use tacos as a standby, we eat them a lot, but I always feel kind of trashy when I do! Now I don't! And love the eggs in a basket, I have always heard them referred to as "Ox-eyed Eggs" lol! XX!

Meesh said...

i still have never made eggs in a basket. amateur. gotta get on that!

Angela said...

Wow! Everything looks delicious. I love big avocado slices on the tacos! Yummmy!

carlys27 said...

alls i could say is i love you and you effortless style of writing always puts a smile on my face!