Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Star Wars House Party


Have you heard of House Party? It is an awesome site where you can sign up to host parties and receive free products. There's nothing to buy or sell. You just host a party and share info and products. We've been able to do a few so far and it's been a blast. You may remember my post on Guys Night Out where we got to host a Microsoft Windows 7 party.

This time we were hosts for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars house party. It was so much fun! My boys invited several of their friends and we had a great turnout. In the party box, we got 10 Star Wars action figures, tattoos, coupons, Battle Game, and more. The boys had a great time!

My boys are already huge Star Wars fans so they were very excited for this party. I made hot dogs and had everyone bring their favorite snack to share. The kids ate outside and then had ice cream sundaes. They played outside for a bit and then came inside and watched The Clone Wars Season 3 Premiere. They loved it! They also got a chance to play the Star Wars Battle game and really had fun with that. It was just a fun night.

Check out the website and sign up to host a party! They are so much fun to do!

*My opinions are my own. I was given the party pack to host the party but wasn't compensated in any way to right this blog entry. I am merely sharing how much we love the site and the opportunities it gives.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Yummy Egg Bake


I was needing something to make for our Thursday Morning Coffee last week. So I went searching through some of my favorite blogs and found this Egg Bake from Finding Joy in My Kitchen. She has many yummy looking recipes. I did change her recipe up a bit based on what I had and added more egg. Not much though. Here is what I did.

Egg Bake
5 C hash browns, thawed
1 bag of 3 pepper and onion blend, thawed (frozen section)
8oz of mushrooms, sauteed
1 1/2 C extra sharp cheddar cheese
5 eggs
2/3 C milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish (I used butter).
In a non stick skillet, saute mushrooms with a bit of butter. Remove from pan and set aside. Add a bit more butter/oil and saute the pepper/onion mixture.

In a large bowl, mix together potatoes, mushrooms, and pepper/onion mixture.
Layer half of the potato mixture into the dish.
Sprinkle with half of the cheese.
Then, spread the rest of the potato mixture over the top and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.

Mix together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour over the potato mixture.
Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. Let the dish stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Everyone really seemed to enjoy it! I had a bit of a cold so I couldn't taste as well as I would have liked but from what I could tell it was delicious!

Happy Eating!