We have hot water!! I am certain that it was the positive thoughts that you sent our way - Thank you!! Thank you!!
Tonight after work, I came home and practiced a little yoga, then took a long HOT shower to celebrate!
Rafe is on spring break so he went to visit a friend in Southern CT and tonight I was on my own for dinner. Inspiration came in the form of a gift from Rafe's mom. While she was cleaning our her house (getting it ready to go on the market) she found these little gems.
Le Creuset stoneware mini cocotte's!!
One red, and one blue. So precious!
She had purchased them a while back for a gift that she never gave - and offered them to ME! I think she felt bad about the water situation and wanted to make me feel better.
It is my tradition to eat eggs for dinner on the nights that Rafe is not at home - and tonight was no different, though the preparation was. I used this recipe as my guide for cooking times, etc - but adapted it with some different ingredients.
I first diced about 2 tablespoons of onion and a 1/5 cup of potato and sauteed them in a little butter. I seasoned it with salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne and cooked until the potatoes were browned and tender - like hashbrowns.
I layered the potato mixture on the bottom of the ramekin.
Then I sliced some grape tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper.
Next came the egg, some sliced deli ham, and shredded cheddar. I topped the cheese with a sprinkle of paprika for color. A little dab of butter went on top then I replaced the lid on the cocotte and put it in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
And yep, this is what I got - and no it did not taste as good as it looks....It was better!! With some toast and a goblet of orange juice it was a perfect and satisfying dinner. These would also be great for breakfast or brunch!
I think these cocotte's are adorable - but the size is a bit prohibitive for some things. Any suggestions what else I could use them for? They hold about 8 oz.