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Surprise Mom for Mother’s Day with an elegant brunch featuring Baked Egg Muffins & Strawberry Shortcakes!
“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a word of what I am saying,” Oscar Wilde remarked. Any of my fellow bloggers who read this are well familiar with the “The Writer’s Quandary.” Wait for the muse, dare to write in her absence, or suffer the blank page. That was my predicament last night in preparing this post. You see, I wanted to put together something terribly ‘poetic’ for lack of a better word, something that really pulled at the heartstrings. Unfortunately, we mere mortals are governed greatly by chance, and the dictum that “Whatever can go wrong, shall.” The ‘muse,’ as it were, decided she had more interesting places to be. Rather than summoning my inner genius, I instead found myself shifting between varying stages of focus – or lack thereof – and rationalizing away the night’s hours as they passed, all the while attempting to move that blinking cursor across the page.
Oddly enough, I believe that night will likely be one that I remember for quite some time, sort of like a mental ‘battle scar’ in producing these pages. You see, the ‘productive’ nights, which thankfully have become routine, tend to fade into one sort of messy mosaic of experience. Last night’s chink in the routine, however…now that stands out.
Which brings me neatly to the original point I had planned out for myself last night.
As Plato remarked through the voice of Socrates, and I paraphrase, “Simplicity is the highest form of grace.” So to put this simply…I’ve never been fond of ‘intentional memory making’ – regardless of the occasion. Instead, I’ve long contended that anything that breaks routine, anything that helps chip away at the standard code of our lives is perhaps the best ingredient for a memory.
For that reason, even the simplest form of spontaneity can cut through drudgery and turn even the most mundane of moments into something that will be pleasantly graced into our memories.
For example, last Mother’s Day is perhaps a perfect example of what I’m talking about. As one might imagine, the spring season, and particularly Mother’s Day, is one of the busier times here at Living the Gourmet, and as the old adage runs “The builder’s home is typically the last to be repaired.” Similarly too, the gourmet is the last for whom the party is planned or the dinner prepared – and this year is certainly no exception. However, it’s times like these where I’m reminded I’m hardly the only hand on deck. Just a few days ago, after I came back from a supply run to Walmart, I found that my daughter had set up a complete ‘Mother’s Day’ themed brunch tablescape – knowing that the ‘actual’ Mother’s Day celebration would be taken up by company coming by leaving me little or no time to myself. Needless to say, that precisely demonstrates what I’ve been talking about.
This, of course, brings us nicely to today’s set of recipes, Baked Egg Muffins served with a Fresh Whipped Cream Strawberry Short Cake.
To start things off, we begin by whisking together six eggs plus four egg whites, chopped Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage Beef, salt and pepper, and then pour that mixture into or muffin tray.
We then serve these alongside Thomas’® Pre-Sliced Plain Bagels and The Original Nooks & Crannies English Muffins.
Yields 12 egg muffins
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 6 eggs plus 4 egg whites, whisked
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- ½ cup Italian parsley, chopped
- ½ cup green scallions, chopped
- ½ cup Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage Beef, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat Oven 350 degrees F.
- Butter the muffin tins.
- Divide the ingredients between each muffin tin.
- Whisk eggs with salt then divide into each muffin tin. Top with fresh ground black pepper.
- Bake 20 - 25 minutes until the muffins set.
- Let cool a few minutes before removing from the muffin tin.
To start off the pound, we begin with Sara Lee® Pound Cake All Butter, 16 oz. We begin by whipping up some fresh whipped cream with vanilla extract and powdered sugar as shown below, being careful not to over whip. We then sandwich the whipped cream with the sliced strawberries between the pound cake slices, and just like that we’ve got an elegant, light dessert perfect for precisely this sort of brunch.
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Enjoy with Love!