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Normally I start my 12 Days of Christmas (2010 and 2009) countdown today, but I’m going to be a little behind this year. There’s still a few things I want to share before then.  I was excited to have a house full of people after Thanksgiving to try at least one new brunch recipe on. I tried to follow a recipe I saw in my MIL’s magazine! I had planned to follow the recipe, but I decided to interpret the picture instead.

Poached Eggs with Sautéed Spinach & Maple Gorgonzola Sauce

Poached Eggs with Sautéed Spinach & Maple Gorgonzola Sauce

1 dozen eggs, 2 shallots, butter, 1 bag of baby spinach, nutmeg, 1/3 c. sweet onion (chopped), 8 oz. block of cream cheese, 1/4 c. gorgonzola cheese, thyme, 1/2 c. heavy cream, 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, 1 tsp. fresh thyme, 6 English muffins

Saute butter, spinach, shallots and nutmeg over medium heat until spinach is wilted. Set aside and keep warm. Cook onions until translucent. Add cream cheese, cream, gorgonzola, maple, and thyme and cook until well blended. Toast muffins and poach eggs. Top muffin with egg, spinach and sauce.

Everyone said it was good, or they just fibbed as to not insult me. Either way, I really enjoyed trying something new for my family & friends. I think this would be perfect for a Christmas brunch!

What’s on your breakfast plate?