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A Surprise for Megan: Chile and Sausage Oven Frittata

One of the hardest things about living in New Jersey is the homesickness for Texas. I miss wide open spaces, and tacos whenever I want (not made by me!) and bluebonnets, obviously. But even more so, I miss my people. My tribe. My family, of course.

But also, there are a few Texans that I know are my people, even though we’ve never managed to live in the state at the same time. Megan is one of those people. We’ve roomed together at conferences, and she’s one of the superstars that helped me bake 300 cupcakes.

Megan, Steff, Kathryn.. these are Austinites that instill in me the drive to get back to Texas just as much as being with my family does, because these girls are my people.

Let me tell you – Megan is the kind of mom I hope to be. Her little guy, R, is one of the coolest kids I know. And his freckles.. I die. I seriously die.

Megan happens to be expecting her second son. A little boy that will be only a few months older than our own baby. James and I hope that when we finally get back to Texas, these kidlets will be fast friends, just like we have been with Megan and her hubby. We love them dearly, and can’t wait to meet their new little guy.

Image borrowed from Kathryn’s Instagram Feed

This past weekend, Steff and Kathryn and a host of other Austin Food Bloggers surprised Megan in person with a baby shower. We all decided it’d be epically fun to surprise Megan a second time, with a virtual shower given by all her friends that can’t hang in Texas and eat kolaches of a mornin’.

Because new babies mean exhaustion and not wanting to cook, Steff and Kathryn came up with the idea of a “casserole” shower. On each of the blogs below, you’ll find a delicious recipe that can be made ahead and frozen, plus some fresh salads to go alongside those reheated casseroles.

Please, join me in congratulating Megan and her family on new Baby Stetted, due in a few weeks. And make this Chile and Sausage Frittata – for yourself, for a friend with a new baby, or for some Tuesday night in the future when you know the last thing you’ll want to do is cook. It’s seriously good, and seriously easy.

Visit all Megan’s Virtual Shower Guests!

Kathryn at Austin Gastronomist
Chicken Enchiladas from Steff at The Kitchen Trials
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas from Jen at My Kitchen Addiction
A week of (make ahead) spring salads in jars from Aimee at Simple Bites
Soft Pretzel Bread Pudding from Christina at Dessert for Two
Rachelle from Blinded by the Bite

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Green Mountain Fair Trade Island Coconut Coffee Cake
Team Green No Longer!


Friday 31st of May 2013

So, obviously I read all of these on Tuesday but coming around again to leave comments and I'm getting sniffly AGAIN. I can't wait for our kids to grow up together. <3


Sunday 2nd of June 2013

It was absolutely my goal to make you cry! Only kidding, but you know how much our friendship means to me. Can't wait for Baby Myers to appear, and really can't wait to hold him. I think we're coming home at Christmas, so we'll have to swap babies to hold. ;)

Kate | Food Babbles

Wednesday 29th of May 2013

What a wonderful recipe and a wonderful surprise for Megan! I love that everyone pitched in and created not only a real event, but a virtual one as well. So sweet!!


Sunday 2nd of June 2013

Thanks, Kate! I know, I thought it was really cool too. Megan is very loved.

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

What a sweet blog post and virtual baby shower for Megan!

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

Oh and I don't think I have said it yet, but congratulations on your little one on the way!

Dalila G.

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

WooHoo!! Congratulations Megan!!

I really like this recipe because it's so easy and you can freeze it. Nothing beats foods that are easy to make for later in the week. I plan on checking out the recipes for the chicken enchiladas too. Thanks!


Sunday 2nd of June 2013

Thanks for stopping by, Dalila. It really is a great recipe. My husband took the leftovers - single wedges individually packed in ziplocs, all week to work. A quick pop in the microwave, and he had a protein packed breakfast every day.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

This looks so awesome, Amber... I can't wait to try the recipe. Anything that I can make ahead of time is just perfect these days. The flavors sound so yummy. Love it!


Sunday 2nd of June 2013

I really loved how Tex-Mex they were, Jen. If I had it to do over, I think I'd add some garlic and chili powder to the cumin, because green chiles from the can aren't very spicy. Kick it up a notch, you know?