Feeding a family of 4 plus 20 more!

My family and I have been traveling every weekend for the last month and a few weekends back we went and stayed with some of my husbands family. It was loud, chaotic, stressful and of course, fun! When we stay with his sister I always wanna pitch in somehow so I volunteered to make breakfast for EVERYONE! This is my go to recipe because it is so easy to put together, feeds a village, and it’s always a hit. If you want to get extra brownie points you can always have some fresh squeezed orange juice and some fruit to serve on the side, but who am I kidding, I didn’t do that. I have more of a “take it or leave it” policy. 

  

               Doesn’t that ^ look delicious?! 

 

I made 2 batches and I got about 12 servings from each 9×13 pan. 

Another great thing about THIS RECIPE you can add or take out any ingredients you and your family love/hate. Next time I think I will add onions and maybe a spicier sausage to give it a bit of a kick. 

Try it! You won’t be disappointed. None of the 14 people who ate this that morning were, unless of course- they lied. 

family makes my heart go BOOM

I had some of my family in town for over a week! It was exhausting but so fun! They stayed with us in our 798 sq ft apartment. We miss them already but we’re a little excited to be sleeping in our own bed. 

Oakland Zoo

Alcatraz

Mothers and daughters seeing the new Cinderella. Highly recommend its genuine and beautifully done.

 Marianne’s Ice Cream in Santa Cruz (try all the flavors you want, but get the 10/20, it’s life changing).

 Did you know that the Redwoods is a nickname for the Sequoia tree? Oh that’s common knowledge? Well, I learned something that day we went to the Muirwoods. It was such a peaceful place.

Santa Cruz- Twin Lakes State Beach and Walton Lighthouse

 I hope they come again soon! There is so much to explore and not enough time or energy (and let’s be honest, money) to do it all in one trip.

a morning by the bay

We decided last minute Saturday morning to drive into San Francisco to do a little early birthday celebrating. It’s my birthday. I make everyone celebrate for at least a week. I may be just a little selfish. 

For breakfast we went to the wonderfully delicious restaurant The Grove in the financial district. It was my first time and it was the relaxed and urban vibe I love. My husband got major brownie points for knowing that. I ordered eggs benedict for the first time and I am a major fan. That Hollandaise sauce is still dancing in my dreams.

I highly recommend trying out this spot. And fortunately they have multiple locations around the city.

After walking around and enjoying the sites and beautiful weather we decided to venture over to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (yeah I know, I know, we did just eat a huge breakfast). It is worth the hype!  Just make sure if you go-get there early for the best selection.

Until next time EssEff.

Here is to turning 27