Saturday, February 9, 2013

Nemo Fun

As far as Pixar movies go in our house we are partial to Up, but that didn't stop us from enjoying Nemo this morning (or at least Norbert, Weasley, and Bob did Tubby and Ping are not into the snow thing).   Thanks to Nemo our tiny urban backyard was a winter wonderland.

Of course after all that shoveling and playing you need a nice warm breakfast.   Mom just got the Smitten Kitchen cookbook for her kindle, based on the popular blog of the same name, and she is seriously obsessed with trying all the recipes.  This morning she made New York Breakfast Casserole a hodge-podge of ingredients based on the two most classic NYC breakfasts a bagel and cream cheese and egg and cheese on a roll.  According to mom and dad it was delish and they even let us have a nibble of the bagel.  Mom says if your peep like to cook they need to get the Smitten Kitchen book (most of the recipes in it are not on the blog.)

New York Breakfast Casserole from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

  • 8 day old bagels cut in chunks, I used sesame but would have preferred poppy seed.  Day old bagels are a think in New York and sold at a lower price Im not sure if they exist in the rest of the country but Im sure you could also use fresh or frozen bagels.
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese cut in cubes
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 1/3 cups half and half or milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • Lox and capers to serve

Preheat the oven to 350.   In the cookbook the casserole is made in third layers but I just made two layers.   Put half the bagel chunks at the bottom of the casserole and then top with 1/2 the cream cheese cubes.  Mix in all the tomatoes and onions.  Top with the remaining  bagel chunks and remaining cream cheese.  Whisk the eggs and half and half together with the salt and pepper.   Pour over the half and half mixture and bake 1 hour 15 minutes and serve with lox and capers for the authentic New York taste.


  1. Well, you do know how to use that snow, for sure and your mom is a heck of a cook. It looks like the perfect day at your house.

    Bert adn My Vickie

  2. We got more snow today too! Glad to see you are coneless Weasley!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  3. Sounds delicious. Gosh you are really in a winter wonderland. Stay warm. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Woof! Woof! It is also FUN that they named it NEMO. Be safe. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. Wow it does look like fun winter wonderland :-)
    I'm glad Weasley is back home and doing well!

  6. mmmmmm.... that sounds pretty good!

  7. Look at that snow! Make sure you get some of that tasty casserole when you come in.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  8. I love Nemo! The foodables look so good especially after playing in the snow.

    Loveys Sasha

  9. Wow, little Weasley is recovering nicely! I know that has to be a relief for you. That cookbook sounds awesome and I'm going to check it out.

  10. Isn't snow fun... well FUN! Looks like you could swim through the stuff like that little Nemo guy.

  11. Snow fun! You guys are looking brave out there!

  12. What fun, we've only got rain :( Ball kicks off tomorrow xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  13. Mmmmm you always make me hungry!
    I love the photos of Weasley, Bob and Norbert in the snow! I love to see them playing together, puts a big smile on my face! Oh poor Tubby and Ping missing out on the Nemo snow action!
    Chinese New Year today, the year of the Snake, hope you Pugs are celebrating your home land today, I know I am! Any excuse for food! BOL!
    Love, Licks and Hugs from your Pugalier Pal Frank XxxxX

  14. Looks like ya'll had some SNOW fun during Nemo!

  15. Looks like you have SO much FUN in the snow! Send some my way, please. :)

  16. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun ... we only got rain in Central Illinois which was okay with us!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  17. Snow playtime for pups and a yummy breakfast for peeps. Bliss all round.
    Toodle pip!

  18. Oh my goodness, those pics are just too cute! But I have to say, I'd probably be inside with Tubby and Ping, staying warm.

  19. Love the crazies that snow brings out

    Stop on by for a visit

  20. Can we come play in the snow with you? Pawlease.

    We love snow zoomies. Looks like you are having a wonderful time. Enjoy!!!!!

    Bella & Sweet Pea

  21. You are so lucky. I love playing in the snow!