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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

add inches to your buns Sweet Buns

this past weekend kelcy had a houseful of women. women with voracious appetites for not only delicious food, but for fun, shopping, and all around giggles. i know kelcy's boyfriend matt loved it. :) i made him my honorary sous chef.

Matt: whatever you want Lan, i'll do.
Lan: Matt, could you grab me the cream cheese, eggs, and milk from the fridge?
Matt: i'm going to go take nap now...

precious. :) kelcy had mentioned she'd like some breakfast for sunday, something simple, easy to pop into the oven and basically forget about as we either catnapped or prepared for our respective departures. saturday afternoon, while the girls either shopped or napped, i set about making a simple egg casserole and cinnamon buns. something to warm you up as you get ready to exit, cloyingly sweet that will help the coffee go down easier and of course, something yummy but easy.

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the Veggie Egg Casserole is very similar to the egg dish i made this past summer. it came out light and fluffy, warm and with a kick from the hot sauce i used rather liberally. i used sliced whole wheat bread (cubed), green and yellow bell peppers (diced), diced onions, dried thyme, 2 handfuls of sharp cheddar cheese, sliced mushrooms and about 10 eggs. season with sea salt, fresh cracked pepper and a few dashs of hot sauce. all mixed together in a casserole dish. i cooked it at 350 degrees for about an hour.

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for the Cinnamon Buns, i used Shannalee's Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Rolls recipe. i kept them in the oven for the 20 minutes but next time i make these, i'll take them out around 17 minutes. they still came out fab, i actually had two and had to cut myself off. the cream cheese on top mixed in with the melted cinnamon sugar was just divine. i used Kelcy's kitchen aid mixer and it really did make life easier. having both hands free while the dough was being mixed is such a luxury that i was unaware of! (plus, her kitchen is so big compared to mine, the counter space to knead made me so envious...) i am also thinking that next time i'll add chopped pecans for some crunch. the two pans definitely works. you don't want to overcrowd as the buns do expand, very much like how your own buns could expand if you have one too many of these goodness. :)

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Today's Soundtrack: Ricky Martin, Shake Your Bon Bon

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5 comments:

  1. Those cinnamon buns look absolutely divine. I just want to reach through the monitor and grab one!

    I try to recruit my own boyfriend for cooking help but he'll usually wander off to play on the PS2 and leave a pot of water to over boil.

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  2. LOL about our buns expanding (hee hee!). Too funny! The pictures are reach-into-the-screen-and-grab-one delicious, too. YUM!

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  3. I was Googling all over the place just last week for a good egg casserole recipe! This one looks perfect. Next time I make brunch, I'll add it to the menu. And those cinnamon buns look divine.

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  4. MC - they were so good! i had two and i rarely eat anything i bake. i'll definitely make these again!

    shannalee -
    thanks for sharing the recipe, i love love love it!

    Elizabeth -
    the egg casserole is so easy! and i made it the day before, popped it in the pre-heated oven and i promptly forgot about it for an hour. and anything you have in the fridge you want to get rid of, just add to it!

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  5. I was Googling all over the place just last week for a good egg casserole recipe! This one looks perfect. Next time I make brunch, I'll add it to the menu. And those cinnamon buns look divine.

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