June 27, 2014

Surprise Breakfast for my Parents' Anniversary

i'm way behind on posting on current events, but that's because i just cook way too much (well i kinda have to) and have way too many photos/recipes to share. but anyways, my parents' don't usually celebrate their anniversary, but i thought it'd be nice to throw  a little surprise breakfast bar for them. so i woke up at 5:30 am (had school that day), decorated the kitchen (my dad came down and i had to usher him back upstairs), and baked bread (using the bread machine), made omelette stuffed sweet potatoes, and tossed together a fruit salad.

Recipe: Omelette Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
By: Hannah Claudia
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3 sweet potatoes, halved and then steamed
about 4-5 eggs (you can make egg white omelettes too)
your desired fillings (i used parsley, scallions, spinach, tomatoes, gouda cheese for some, caramelized onions)
your desired seasonings (black pepper, paprika)

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1. Scoop out the softened sweet potato from the "shell", leaving at least 1/2 inch border of sweet potato. (Don't scoop out too much or it won't retain its shape)
2. You can either whisk the eggs and add the fillings, or fill the sweet potatoes with the fillings and then crack an egg on top for a "sunny side egg" stuffed sweet potato.
3. Bake at around 350*F for about 25-30 minutes, or until the egg is fully cooked!


I love this recipe because it's so simple and can be designed to suit everyone's tastes! For my dad's, I used egg whites and a very small amount of cheese whereas my brother's was loaded with spinach and cheese. Mine was cheese-less and had more vegetables.




the fruit salad included some golden kiwis (aka gooseberries) which are 10x sweeter than regular kiwis. we bought an entire case in Chinatown and we ate every single one in a week.


i always have the habit of cutting the loaf of bread too soon :P oh well, they still liked it



as for decorations, i made a little sign on the table, had a vase with fake flowers, filled mason jars with some water and put tea candles in them, hung a "polaroid" (just got some pictures and taped them to white paper to make them look like polaroids and then taped the pictures to sewing thread) streamer, and hung some "streamers" (idk what to call them, they look like baby mobiles).






it got light very quickly as you can tell by the differences in lighting in the photos :P still playing around with the yellow tinted lights at our house ughhh i like white lights so much better

xoxo, hannah



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