Snowstorms, Sabbath, and Yummies in a jar

We’re getting our first snowstorm of the winter. To hear the meteorologists, you’d think it was the end of the world.. “triple threat” is today’s buzz word. Snowmaggedon is one of my new favourite made up weatherman words that always makes me snorfle. Mind you we have less than a cm so far.. so it’s easy for me to mock.

We were talking about how nice a snowfall is on a Saturday when we don’t have to go anywhere. I was listening to the song “Manic Monday” the other day on the radio, and heard the chorus lyric..

It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
‘Cause that’s my fun day
My I don’t have to run day
It’s just another manic Monday

And I thought.. hrmmm, the Bangles weren’t church goers.. cause Sunday’s are certainly OUR “gotta run days” but Saturdays are not. Bill and I try as much as possible to keep our Saturday’s sabbatical. We stay home, do things that give us rest and peace.. read, write, bake, create.. which is why my Friday’s off have become so important.. they’re the days I do all my work at home and in town.. errands, groceries, laundry, food prep, house cleaning. I Konmarie’d a few more areas yesterday “Sparking Joy”

So to start our Sabbath off, I made us both a big mug of tea early this morning and came back to bed and starting surfing Pinterest for interesting breakfast ideas that worked with what we have in the house. I ❤️ lOVe breakfast. Coming up with new and interesting ideas. So today’s was a savoury egg bake in the toaster oven.

I cut up mini potatoes and precooked them a bit in our smallest casserole dish.

Sliced up tomato, broccoli and sweet peas

And started layering

Then cheese.. lactose free Swiss for Guillermo, double smoked aged cheddar for me

As I create, this is my view..

Lastly the eggs..

Then bake for 12 min or so in a 425 oven (love my convection toaster oven!) and topped with arugula.

Side with toast and a Greek yogurt bowl with fruit and a dash of “Yummies in a Jar” jam that our neighbour gave us for Christmas.

Isn’t that decadent??

Hope you’re enjoying your snow day to the fullest… I’m off to read and journal.

Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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