Baked Eggs

Most of you probably spend your weekends with your significant others, plan or go on out of town trips with the kiddos, drink, go out and be merry. I spent last night at home thinking of what my breakfast would be. Yeah, something as mundane as that. I wasn’t seriously watching the Twitter timeline, it was the same banana. No offense of course. Off to lalalaland I went at 4:30am. I simply couldn’t sleep. After “chatting” with some twitter folk about food, I decided that I would treat myself to Baked Eggs in the morning or whatever time I would wake up. Knowing that I didn’t have my favorite barako coffee (ahem, wink wink) waiting for me in the morning, I wasn’t too keen on getting out of bed or even ask my yaya for breakfast. I decided to NOT be a sour grape and make something instead. Baked Eggs it is then.

I must have blogged about this before and don’t mind blogging about it again. Credit should be given where credit is due. My inspiration for my Baked Eggs are @samanthasotto and @mymomfriday. Thank you very much. Trying to stick to the original recipe as much as possible, we all know that when cooking is involved, one has to learn how to make use of what is available or substitute whenever possible.

I’m the sort of kind of cook who relies on preparations simply because I am hemiplegic. Before I go down to the kitchen, I already call the cook or my yaya in advance to prepare ingredients and chop or grate whatever is needed to my specifications. This is what I needed:

2 strips of bacon, chopped and fried
Half of a small onion, finely chopped or grated, sauteed with bacon
2 or 3 mushrooms, thinly sliced, added to the bacon-onion mixture
2-3 Fresh Basil, torn up or 1 teaspoon dried basil.
3 kinds of cheese, grated (I had Monterey Jack, Cheddar, & Singles on hand)
2 large fresh eggs
Truffle Oil (optional but it makes a difference, sinful in fact)

I line the bottom of an ovenproof Pyrex with half of the Bacon-Onion-Mushroom-Basil mixture and half of the grated cheese. I crack two eggs side by side covering the mixture below. I use two Single Cheese slices to cover the eggs. I finish it off by topping the rest of the B.O.M.B. and bake to perfection (about 10-15 minutes in the toaster oven).

See the creamy yolk goodness? Hmm, next time i’ll poke the yolks to evenly distribute it.

(Drumming my fingers til my Barako coffee comes; praying that it comes). Had to settle with the helpers Nescafe instant coffee, condensed milk, and Gardenia pandesal. Breakfast cheers everyone.

Let’s get KRACKEN! (The Eggs Are Out)

These days the symbol of an egg means so many things. First thing that comes to mind are the nameless and faceless people on Twitter that start of this way until they find the appropriate avatar or profile pic. Then they become the trolls or the annoying people who just like to bash other eggs. I know not to meddle with them. No face, no real name, you’re a are not a REAL person. You have no balls (then again, balls are weak and sensitive, according to Betty White) and stand up for what you believe in as many of the twitter advocates would cry out.

Then the health side of eggs and how they are good for you. They are. I like mine . . . Check this out from @echostore.

All the things you can do with eggs. Teehee. Don’t forget to visit @mymomfriday’s post about the infamous Before Ever After – Baked Eggs based on the novel of @samanthasotto. The recipe is there. It’s a recipe I must try soon!

Then came Easter Sunday. The Lord has risen! Alleluia. Mass at the club nd Easter lunch was with the del Rosarios at People’s Palace in Greenbelt. Don’t ask me which Greenbelt and how to get there. I just follow the crowd. Thai food baby. Hmm… my mom’s Pomelo Salad is better. I’ll post the recipe on Tales from the TUMmy site soon.

As if that was not enough, we had an impromptu potluck dinner in Alabang and had another feast. This time, those who couldn’t make it to lunch, made it to dinner. We had leftovers from lunch, bagnet, Chic-Boy, tokwa’t baboy, empanadas, ukoy, pinangat, and yummy desserts like banana bread and mango cheesecake of Chi. Stuffed til the next  century. Hahaha. It was nice to see the family even through FaceTime. Happy Easter everyone.