Sunday, January 24, 2010

Another Random Rainy Seattle Sunday

Elisabeth and CJ invited us to Sunday brunch at this house on Queen Anne hill in Seattle where they’re house-sitting for the next four months. Since I’ve already posted lots of pictures of this amazing house with the amazing view I won’t bore you with a whole lot more pictures – but I will bore you with a few more pictures.

It was a cruddy, rainy, yukky day in Seattle today. This is the kind of weather we’re infamous for around here. But the weather just can’t dampen a view like this!

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It was a no-occasion brunch, just for the fun of it. I brought some cinnamon rolls and a strata that I’d put together last night and Elisabeth made a delicious fruit salad and hash browns.



So here’s an impromptu recipe for strata, the world’s easiest breakfast casserole recipe (well, easy to prepare… the night before!):

Grease a 9x13” dish. Tear up pieces of day-old French bread and place them on the bottom of the dish, some with crust sides up. Now layer your favorite veggies over the bread. I used onion, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms and some red and yellow peppers. (You can also add ham, but I didn’t.) Layer grated cheddar cheese over the veggies. Then pour a mixture of 8 beaten eggs and 2 cups of milk over everything. Now add a bit more cheese over the whole casserole. Cover with foil and let sit in the fridge overnight. The next morning, just bake the strata, covered, for 35 minutes at 350 degrees, remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes.


This wine is optional, but fun:


Before we left for the evening (because I have to work) I had to make a few more attempts to get a good night shot of the Space Needle from the bedroom. Meh…


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Yikes! It’s 8:00 PM on Sunday night – time to start my work week.

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Tonya said...

Kind of like pics of Mt. Rainier, I NEVER get tired of pics of the Space Needle (or downtown Seattle). Of all of the (probably) thousands of photos I've seen of them, I still always OOOOOOH and AAAAAAH. Do people in France feel the same way about the Eiffel Tower? I wonder.

And how could the owners of that home be AWAY for 4 months? Because, it's true; the weather doesn't hinder that view!

Tonya said...

P.S. I LOVE that Mad Housewife wine label! Do they make White Zin?

Goofball said...

is a strata some sort of lasagna without pasta??? Looks delicious! said...

Imagine that view from your house!!! And the dinner looks very good, too!!!

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