“That Calls for a Celebration!” A Modern Day Tea Party

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So your kid went pee-pee in the potty for the first time?  Let’s Celebrate!  Your pups got a clean bill of health at the vet?  Let’s Celebrate!  Your rude co-worker didn’t give you the stink eye in the hall today?  Let’s Totally Celebrate!  Point is, it really doesn’t take much to whip me into a frenzy and pop a cork in celebration.  But with the one year anniversary of my blog approaching, I knew I wanted to do something a little over the top to commemorate the occasion.   Soooo… (pronounced long and drawn out…very southern-like), being the self proclaimed prissy pants that I am and having never shied away from anything girly or glamorous, I decided to throw a tea party…but not just any garden variety tea party.  A modern day Marie Antoinette style tea party where there is, in fact, no tea, only champagne, and plenty of delectable treats on which to feast your eyes and tickle your taste buds.  Since the party was to occur just before Valentines Day, I made it a “Galentines Day” affair and invited a few girlfriends, making it the most fabulous, frolicky, gorgeous party I’ve thrown in a very long time!  Friends came dressed to the hilt and we spent Friday afternoon laughing, loving, sharing, being a little serious and a tad silly!  I’m guessing Marie Antoinette would have felt right at home! Continue reading

Sexy Eggs | Valentine’s Breakfast in Bed

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I know, I know! I can hear you thinking it from here! “What could possibly be sexy about eggs?” Well, dear ones…I’m about to blow your mind with this simple, sexy and mouth watering five ingredient omelet (six if you count the garnish) that will have your lover, your friends, heck, even your pastor! (gasp)…rolling their eyes back in their head with delight and longing for more! Serve these gorgeous eggs in bed (minus the pastor…duh) with a bit of dark chocolate (my fav is this one) and your favorite Prosecco and you’ve got yourself a (fill in the blank)! I’ve even put together your Sexy Eggs playlist with Paula Cole’s “Feelin’Love” at the top of the shuffle and on heavy rotation!

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Sexy Eggs start with a simple omelet recipe. The Frugal Gourmet taught me how to make the perfect omelet when I was in college and you can find his tutorial here. That said, I use cream in my eggs for the richness…he uses water. The only prep you will need to execute in order to speed up the “sexy egg” process is roasting one red pepper under a broiler ahead of time and storing in frig until use. I cannot stress enough that a RED (or orange or yellow…not green) must be used and it MUST be roasted. Otherwise, you’ve made yourself a nice western omelet sort of thingy and, although it might be tasty, it will not be sexy.

Even the making of Sexy Eggs is sexy because you use your hands…yes…your hands.

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The warm eggs are soft and pillowy (sexy), the butter is buttery (sexy), the roasted red pepper is sweet and surprising (sexy) and the cream cheese is rich and decadent (sexy).  And the darn thing is so easy to make (sexy).

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SEXY EGGS     (makes two omelets)                                                                                                                                      

4 eggs

1/2 cup half and half

4 tablespoons butter

About 3 oz cream cheese

1/2 a roasted red pepper – skinned, deseeded and torn into strips

Salt and pepper to taste

Snipped chives for garnish

  • Whip together eggs and half and half
  • Place 1 – 2 tablespoons butter into hot skillet on medium high
  • Pour half of egg mixture into prepared pan and proceed to make an omelet
  • Place small dollops of cream cheese and roasted pepper strips on half of omelet
  • Salt and pepper all
  • Cook until done
  • Fold onto plate
  • Repeat for 2nd omelet

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SEXY EGGS PLAYLIST:

1. “Feelin’ Love”   –  Paula Cole

2. “I’m Your Man”   –   Michael Buble’

3. “All of Me”   –   John Legend

4.  “Theme from A Summer Place”  – Percy Faith Orchestra

5. “Drunk in Love”   –  Beyonce’

6. “I’m in the Mood for Love”  –  Julie London

7. “Speakers”  –  Sam Hunt

8. “Like I Love You” –   Justin Timberlake

9. “At Last” –  Etta James

10. “Gorilla” –  Bruno Mars

11.“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  – Roberta Flack