Updated: Jun 15
I had the pleasure of catching up with a friend of mine for Sunday brunch recently. We don’t get together too often because I live near Chattanooga, Tennessee; and she lives near Louisville, Kentucky. Two or three times a year, we find a way to visit. Last time, it was at a Crasher's concert on the Jefferson, IN side of the Ohio River outside of Louisville, KY.
She really is a great ambassador for her area. She has been my tour guide around Louisville, KY and neighboring Jeffersonville, IN a couple of times. I've been lucky to be able to get some really beautiful photos. Thank you for taking me to all these fantastic local sights.
This time we were pushed for time, no concerts or touring the area. We met at an IHOP to squeeze in a breakfast and a chat. It was a 25-minute wait to get a table. While we waited, we were amazed by the talent of the host. He did all the normal things a host does. He also expedited to go orders. There were a lot of people in the waiting area. He did a perfect job of crowd control. He was entertaining, firm, polite, and calm. He projected his voice well and communicated clearly, plus he was a character... It made the start of our brunch very pleasant and made for an entertaining show.
I returned to Louisville this past week. I've spent more money on Starbuck's breakfast food. I've developed an addiction to their egg bites. So of course, I had to try to make them for Sunday brunch. They are quite good for diabetic breakfast treats. It takes more time for protein to be turned to blood sugar. This aids in blood sugar control. They also have so many more benefits because eggs:
are quite nutritious.
may reduce the risk of stroke.
don't affect blood cholesterol.
raise good cholesterol.
are full of choline, used by the body to build cell membranes and part of the brain signaling process.
may play a part in reduced risk of heart disease.
contain antioxidants linked to eye health.
can lower triglycerides if they are omega 3 or pasteurized.
are extremely filling and may aid in weight loss.
have the right mix of high-quality protein and amino acids, the building blocks for our bodies.
Source: "Top Ten Benefits of Eating Eggs"
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 30 Servings: 12 Egg Bites
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup Vermont Cheddar
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- butter spray
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Put the eggs, spinach, cottage cheese, cream cheese, & heavy whipping cream in the blender. Blend for 3 minutes.
Pour the mix, salt, pepper, and cheese into a bowl and stir it together.
Spray a muffin tin with butter spray.
Pour the mix into the muffin tins.
Cook for 40 minutes.
Turn off the oven and allow it to cool for 5 minutes in the oven.
Now I'm going to try to replace the eggplant and okra seedlings killed by the last hard freeze a couple of weeks ago. I'm still working on my grilled eggplant steak recipe. My baked okra is really good. I'll be putting that recipe in my book. Let me know if you try this week's recipe. Please comment, like, share, and come back next week for more recipes, ideas, and tips. Subscribe to the website, if you would like weekly email reminders to add more recipes to your recipe book.
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up-to-date lab work