The Belated Weekend Blog

Welcome to the belated weekend blog featuring brunch, movies, give away results, and birthday shoe shenanigans!!

Whoops! I had so much happening this weekend that this has been my first chance to sit down and catch up on the old blog. I will start off by saying I did have a successful “on plan” weekend with my diet. Weekends are always a bit tricky in that we tend to relax a bit and sometimes relaxing leads to some “relaxed” decision making. I always tend to indulge more than I should so I made a conscious effort to keep my eye on the prize this weekend.

 Friday night I started the prep work for Saturday’s “Sparkling Brunch”. I knew my morning would be tight so I wanted a main dish that required little to no work on the day it needed to be served. A breakfast casserole seemed like the perfection option. It could be 100% prepped the night before, feeds a ton of people, and is a total crowd pleaser. Also note you could modify this for a healthier option with turkey sausage, egg whites, and loading it up with veggies! I certainly plan to make it that way for the hubs and I next go around!! As for cooking for a crowd- I always keep in mind that others are not on the same restrictions I am. I am glad to fix a “crowd pleaser” and then only have small portion or avoid it all together.


Crowd Pleaser Breakfast Casserole


Step 1: Brown up 1 pound of breakfast sausage (you could sub turkey here and toss in tons of veggies)

bday16 (300x400)Step2: While the sausage browns line a casserole dish with toasted and cubed bread OR save some time (and money) and grab some Texas Toast style herb croutons.

bday18 (300x400)Step3: In a large bowl combine 8 eggs, 2 ½ cups of milk, 1 cup cheddar cheese (you could also add your raw veggies if you wished), salt, pepper, and ground mustard.

bday17 (300x400)Step 4: Add the sausage (drained of fat) to the casserole dish

bday15 (300x400)Step 5: Pour your egg mixture to coat evenly and top with additional cheese if desired

bday14 (300x400)Then you pop this casserole in the fridge until the next morning when you will heat it through 45-60 minutes at 325 degrees. Yum!

bday8 (300x400)And speaking of the next morning, I was up EARLY prepping the rest of the sparkling brunch. Coffee was made, mimosas mixed, fruit salad tossed, and appetizers set before the ladies started to arrive.  (Bonus points if you have ever heard the term “jezebel sauce” before. My northern pals just looked at me like I grew a second head)!

bday13 (300x400) bday12 (300x400) bday11 (300x400) bday10 (400x400)Everyone brunched while my pal Siobhan presented the Spring Premiere Jewelry collection. I am a huge fan of these bracelets!

bday9 (400x400)bdAfter brunch the hubs and I spent an afternoon at the movies. Have you seen Captain America 2 yet?? Loved it!!

bd2Sunday was also of the busy variety. We were celebrating my pal’s Birthday!!

bday6 (300x400)Obviously there were gifts…

bday7 (300x400)Sushi…

bday (400x400)And shoe shopping.

bday5 (300x400) bday3 (400x400) bday4 (400x400)We also found our “perfect reds” at Mac. Mine was Rhianna Viva Glam. The flecks of gold SOLD me!

bd3And in a total 180 we scooted over to see Draft Day which we both really loved! After the hour long drive home, the hubs and I ended the weekend with Game of Thrones and I was out! Whew! And just like that…it was Monday!


Sorry for the announcement delay but congrats to commenter 9  who won the Relays by Sol Republic Giveaway!  She has already been notified by email.

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  1. Kristen says:

    If only your readers could get the full effect of the most expensive birthday card ever! 😉

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