Breakfast Scramble Quiche

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Did you remember to fall back?


I love Daylight Savings.  LOVE IT.  That extra hour means so much.


You know what I do NOT love? When you get this crazy-good recipe idea in your head (mashed potato quiche, thankyouverymuch), open the fridge, and discover the key ingredient – mashed potatoes – has been consumed by someone who shall not be named? Cough. Cough.  Husband. 


Don’t worry – this concept worked out pretty well, too.  Still delicious!



Breakfast Scramble Quiche


Ingredients (for 4 servings):


  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk or milk alternative
  • 1 cup tightly packed shredded kale
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon Earth Balance or butter
  • 8 mini Portobello mushrooms
  • 4 faux breakfast sausages (I used Morningstar)
  • Topping: Chives and salsa (optional)




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs and milk.
  • On a wok on the stovetop, combine water and kale and steam under soft.  Set kale aside.
  • Reuse wok to sauté mushrooms in butter for 5 minutes.  Set mushrooms aside.
  • Microwave sausage for 1 minute or so, until no longer frozen, and chop thoroughly.
  • Pour 1/2 egg mixture into a greased cast-iron skillet.  Pour in kale, mushrooms, and sausage.  Top with remaining egg mixture.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.   Remove and let stand for 5 minutes.  Slice and serve with chives and salsa, if desired.


I had a slice of quiche along with two pieces of toast, which I ate while waiting for it to bake. 


So – about that costume party…


We were Prince William and Duchess Catherine!  It was pretty fun to re-wear my wedding dress and veil.  And our costume choice was especially amusing because, of course, the Husband is actually English.


Nicole and Isaac came to the party, too, and Nicole also re-wore her wedding dress.  Depending on who I was standing next to, I was either Duchess Catherine or a Same Sex Cake Topper.  Winning.


Have a WONDERFUL Sunday.  Here’s the Thought of the Day:




  • Khushboo November 6, 2011, 11:10 am

    Ah I love the wave- haha :)! I woke up craving eggs in a bad way this morning too…nothing a goat cheese omelet couldn’t fix 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 6, 2011, 11:11 am

    You guys look great! Sounds like fun!

    As for breakfast…that’s my kind of eats! I’ve been craving savory veggies and eggs like crazy lately. I’m thinking my body is telling me it’s needing something. Have a great day today and enjoy your extra hour!

  • Reenie November 6, 2011, 11:15 am

    Cute pic of James. ha! Cute pic of you and the husband… your dress is beautiful.

    • CaitlinHTP November 6, 2011, 7:00 pm

      Jamesy says thanks!

  • Moni'sMeals November 6, 2011, 11:20 am

    This is a perfect meal! Looks so tasty Caitlin.

    OH MY! I love your costume and your dress is stunning! Awesome. 🙂

    Marvelous quote…just Marvelous!

  • Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) November 6, 2011, 11:21 am

    Goodness gracious- your costumes are the cutest things on earth! 🙂

  • Emily November 6, 2011, 11:31 am

    What a fun idea! You guys look so cute:)Mashed potato quiche sounds delicious, looking forward to a recipe in the future!

  • Mary November 6, 2011, 11:31 am

    Cute costume! Didn’t you get a little sentimental re-wearing your wedding dress?

    I’m not married, but if I wear something for a really happy or sad occasion I tend to always associate those memories with it, so I imagine my wedding dress will be the same.

    • CaitlinHTP November 6, 2011, 7:00 pm

      I did get a little sentimental 🙂 It was sweet.

  • Ann @ Turbo Teacher November 6, 2011, 11:39 am

    Great costume! I would love to re-wear my dress eventually! 🙂

    Also, breakfast looks perfect!

  • Jolene ( November 6, 2011, 11:42 am

    We don’t have daylight savings in my province … we are the only province in Canada that doesn’t!

  • Fit Chick Britt November 6, 2011, 11:55 am

    I love the extra hour of sleep but I hate that it gets darker earlier this time of year. Pretty depressing to go to work in the dark and get home in the dark.

    Love y’alls costume ideas. It’d be fun to wear your wedding dress again!

  • Emily November 6, 2011, 11:56 am

    Your costume(s) made me laugh out loud. I love it!

  • Sana November 6, 2011, 12:04 pm

    I love the costume you and the husband wore!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 6, 2011, 12:10 pm

    This is a perfect Sunday morning meal! But I’m really looking forward to that mashed potato quiche recipe too. I hope you make it soon!

  • Christine @ BookishlyB November 6, 2011, 12:21 pm

    Hahahahaha- I love that you’re liberal 😉

  • Army Amy* November 6, 2011, 12:28 pm

    Now I want to dig out my wedding dress and put it on!*

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 6, 2011, 12:30 pm

    I love the costume!! Very cute. 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 6, 2011, 12:32 pm

    I love daylight savings! Unfortunately, I used the extra hour to clean my kitchen this morning… it was very necessary. And I hope you had fun at the party, and they say you’ll only wear your wedding dress once, ha!

  • Lauren November 6, 2011, 12:45 pm

    You guys look so great! I am obsessed with Kate Middleton–so gorgeous.

  • Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas November 6, 2011, 12:47 pm

    HAHAHAHA love the costume!!! Family telepathy has never worked in my house either!

  • Courtney @ The Petite AthlEAT November 6, 2011, 12:54 pm

    I am obsessed with Kate. She has the BEST sense of style, and you were definitely channeling it!

  • Amber K November 6, 2011, 1:03 pm

    What a cute costume idea!

    I hate DST. Like seriously, HATE it. I don’t care whether I am gaining an hour or losing an hour it messes up my whole schedule. It usually throws me off for a good 7-10 days.

    I actually stored my wedding dress at my mom’s house. Yeah BAD plan to store your dress in the home of a smoker. The thing reeks. And I don’t want to pay to have it cleaned considering I was at my highest weight when I got married. I’d love a picture to show how much smaller I am now, but I don’t know if I can handle the stench!

    (wow sorry for the epic comment!)

  • Savannah @ Sweet and Savvy November 6, 2011, 1:04 pm

    I LOVE the costumes!!

  • Jen November 6, 2011, 1:21 pm

    Haha love it! What was Nicole’s costume?

    • Caitlin November 6, 2011, 7:05 pm

      Just a bride 🙂

      • Jen November 6, 2011, 11:56 pm

        Both of your dresses are gorgeous!

        Haha after reading some of the other guesses, I was thinking maybe she was Kim Kardashian and wore running shoes.

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb November 6, 2011, 1:30 pm

    oh, a leftover-hoarding husband? story of my life! he always seems to clean out exactly what i go looking for 10 minutes later.

    cute costume!!

  • Molly @ RDexposed November 6, 2011, 2:10 pm

    I love the husband’s committment to character in the picture!

  • Jen November 6, 2011, 2:14 pm

    That was a popular costume choice this year! Did you see the Today show re-enact it?

    Oh, also – does your hubby speak with a British accent?

    • Caitlin November 6, 2011, 7:05 pm

      Yup! He didn’t move here until he was 15.

  • Mel @ Post Grad Mel November 6, 2011, 2:23 pm

    Haha, I remember when you hinted at being Kate and William a couple of weeks ago. Brilliant! I’m pretty much still obsessed with the royal wedding even though it happened months ago! I just (nerd alert) checked out a book from the library about it, so I could look at all the pictures from their beautiful wedding.

  • Tee @ She Writes, Bites, and Window Shops November 6, 2011, 2:27 pm

    Love the quiche, love the wedding dress, and love that quote!

  • Pam C November 6, 2011, 3:39 pm

    Love the costume idea (both of them haha.) You guys are an adorable couple, just as cute as the Prince and Duchess themselves!

    • Caitlin November 6, 2011, 7:04 pm

      Aww thank you Pam!

  • Amanda November 6, 2011, 3:44 pm

    What a great costume idea! You guys look awesome.

    I love that photo of James. He’s too cute. 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 6, 2011, 3:55 pm

    what a great costume idea!

  • Rachelle November 6, 2011, 4:02 pm

    The quiche looks so good!!! Definitely writing down this recipe. Your costumes are brillant! Keeping that idea for maybe in a couple of years 🙂

  • Karen November 6, 2011, 4:15 pm

    I laughed so hard at the ‘Duchess Katherine/Same-Sex Cake Topper’. WIN.

  • Billie November 6, 2011, 4:22 pm

    English or British? x

    • Caitlin November 6, 2011, 7:04 pm

      Trust me – it’s English 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 6, 2011, 4:23 pm

    LOve your costumes!! What a smart idea 🙂

    I totally love Fall back, and need that extra hour. It’s been fabulous!

  • CJ @ November 6, 2011, 4:33 pm

    Caitlin can I just say I love you. Why is it that everytime I need a kick in the butt I come to your blog and see an inspiring message. Coincidence, definitely not 🙂
    and the halloween costumes, amazing. What a fabulous way to rewear your wedding dress. It always bummed me out that I only got to wear it for a few hours….I am still trying to convince Ryan 5 years is the perfect time to renew vows…in Disney World 🙂

    • Caitlin November 6, 2011, 7:03 pm

      Aww thank you CJ 🙂 I appreciate it.

  • emily November 6, 2011, 5:16 pm

    What a great costume!!! I’d love to wear my wedding dress again but it was so casual that I’m not sure people would get that it was a wedding dress if they didn’t actually see me get married in it!

    I think I like your costume combo with N better than with K 😀

  • jane November 6, 2011, 5:51 pm

    the same sex wedding topper photo is unbelievably great

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 6, 2011, 8:05 pm

    You both looks GREAT! Wow, the husband’s costume is so snazzy…did he buy it or just rent it for the night?

    Good job reusing your wedding dress!

    • Caitlin November 6, 2011, 8:28 pm

      He rented 🙂

  • jen November 6, 2011, 8:25 pm

    it’s actually not DST. Daylight saving is over until March. You (and I) are now on EST, eastern standard time. I hate running in the dark, but I don’t get home from work early enough to see sun now because of standard time so I have no time. 🙁

  • Maria November 6, 2011, 9:14 pm

    WOW. you look absolutely beautiful in your wedding dress! stunning. flawless.

    • Caitlin November 6, 2011, 10:03 pm

      thanks so much maria 🙂 i appreciate it!

  • zoe (and the beatles) November 6, 2011, 9:38 pm


    and girl, i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again — i love your figure!

    • Caitlin November 6, 2011, 10:03 pm

      thank you zoeeee!

  • Nicole G November 7, 2011, 8:17 am

    Great costumes! If DH and I had anywhere to go/dress up for this year, that’s what we would have been, mostly because dozens of people have told my husband he looks just like Prince William!!

  • Emily November 7, 2011, 9:13 am

    Fun costumes!
    And your quiche looks yummy!

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