Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weekend Brunch Recipe

I know you guys are about to fall off your chair, sofa, toilet (wherever you do your blog reading) at the fact that not only have I been blogging this week, but now, a recipie post!!!  Yall know I'm not much of a cook and I'm not going to pretend to be one.  However, since I somehow convinced the Mister I needed a Viking Range for the new house (with double ovens below) I am going to take up cooking and baking.  Now, we do love to eat out, but save that for one night a week and on the weekends.  It's not that I don't cook - we just have our easy 'ole standby recipies or do fresh veggies and something grilled by the Mister.  It's time to puruse my collection of cookbooks Mother has given me!  First up...

Ina Garten's Roasted Asparagus with Scrambled Eggs
(Barefoot Contessa Parties Cookbook)   


  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus
  • Good olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 6 extra-large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 to 4 slices 7-grain bread


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Break off the tough ends of the asparagus and, if they're thick, peel them. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, then toss to coat the asparagus completely. Spread the asparagus in a single layer and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Roast the asparagus for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender but still crisp. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and return to the oven for 5 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
While the asparagus is roasting, whisk the eggs in a bowl with the half-and-half, and salt and pepper, to taste.  Melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet. Cook the eggs on the lowest heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, to the desired doneness. Remove from the heat, add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of butter, and stir until it melts. Check for seasoning, salt and pepper, if needed, and serve with the roasted asparagus and 7-grain bread.

Notes from Moi
This recipie was SUPER easy and really tasty.  The Mister was not so sure about the asparagus and egg combo, but ended up cleaning his plate.  Bird liked the extra creamy eggs as well!  It was perfect for brunch time when you can't figure out if you want something breakfast-y or lunch-y.  This one gets 5 stars from me!


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