Every December, for the past 10 years or so, my friend and former neighbor, Marina, hosts a Holiday Boutique on a Thursday night and the following Friday morning. I miss having Marina as a neighbor – she’s always doing something fun, knows probably half the people in Huntington Beach AND she loves to socialize and throw parties: be it the 4th of July, Halloween, the Kentucky Derby, New Years Eve, annual Casino Night, you could count on a happening at her house!
This year’s Holiday Boutique featured 13 independent businesses selling everything from Lucky Brand clothing and accessories, Brighton handbags, Private Quarters luxury bed and bath linens, True Religion and Rock & Republic jeans, Stella & Dot jewelry, handmade jewelry, OC Candles, Madame Alexander dolls, Tastefully Simple gourmet foods, Cutco knives, and more. On Thursday night over 100 women enjoyed wine and appetizers, seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and shopping without the hassles of parking lots and lines. What’s not to like!
I popped in on Friday morning with the express purpose of, besides shopping in the comfort of her home, eating the tater tot concoction that she serves every year and taking photos so I could share it with you! Besides being easy, this dish is perfect for casual brunch parties or I’m thinking Christmas morning while the kiddos are opening presents the tots can be baking! We’re calling the concoction Eggs Napolean after the sleeper hit, teen cult movie of 2004, Napolean Dynamite, of course.
Super Easy – No Recipe involved! Serves 8-10
Place tater tots in a large baking dish or disposable aluminum baking pan. Bake according to package directions.
Crumbled sausage, bacon, or chopped ham can be added. Gently crack eggs on top of tater tots and bake approx. 10 minutes or until egg whites are no longer runny and yolk is cooked as desired.
Serve with salsa and shredded cheese.