Staff Council’s Favorite Recipes!

Easy Egg Bake

Ingredients

8 eggs

¾ cup milk

½ to 1 whole onion diced

6 strips cooked bacon (chopped up)

¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese

3 cups shredded frozen hash browns

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine eggs and milk in mixing bowl. Add onion and bacon, then cheese and hash browns last.
  3. Once stirred, pour into 9×9 greased baking dish.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until firm in the center.
  5. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Enjoy

This recipe is perfect for potlucks or for making a week’s worth of breakfast to be reheated in the office microwave. Also, a great recipe for modifications; use sausage or ham instead of (or with) bacon, try a different cheese, add your favorite veggies, the power is yours!

 

 

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Bottle of hot sauce (12 oz. or 1.5 cups)
  • 8 oz container of cream cheese
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese blend (or your favorite blue cheese or gorgonzola)
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing.
  • 1 bag tortilla chips and/or veggies for dipping
  1. Poach about 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast in chicken stock and water.
  2. Using 2 forks, gently thread chicken into small chunks. You can also shred your chicken in your (Kitchenaide) stand mixer using the flat, paddle beater.
  3. In a bowl, combine shredded chicken with Franks Red Hot sauce, to taste.
  4. Let the chicken soak in the hot sauce until ready to use.
  5. Spread one 8 oz container of cream cheese into the bottom of an un-greased baking pan or casserole dish.
  6. Top with buffalo chicken…
  7. Sprinkle on some cheese. I like a mexican cheese blend, but you can also use blue cheese or gorgonzola.
  8. Finish it off by drizzling on some Ranch dressing.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until dip is melted and bubbling.
  10. Serve with chips and veggies for dipping!

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Oct. 20–22, 7:30 p.m.

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September Staff Spotlight: Matthew Brown

Matt Brown, Keystone

  1. What do you currently do at UMKC?
    My current position is Manager of Infrastructure Services, (formally Telecommunications). We are responsible for installation and maintenance of the campus network cabling, both inside the buildings and the outside plant servicing them.
  1. How long have you worked here and what did you do when you first started working here?

I have worked for the University for 18 ½ years, 3 ½ years as a contractor for the School of Dentistry and 15 years working in the Networking and Telecommunication Department. I began my career as an installer of low voltage cable and components.

  1. How did you choose UMKC?

I choose UMKC for the stability of an educational institute and the benefits it had to offer my family, both medical and educational. The opportunity to help with the education process was a huge factor – it feels good knowing the service we provide makes a difference in the lives of so many. Finally, the ability to retire someday is very appealing.

  1. Does the workload increase in the summer or as we approach the start of the fall semester?

The summer allows us to catch up on any outside work that was postponed due to weather or climate changes. The start of the fall semester is one of our busiest times of the year – lots of moves, adds, and changes to our network architecture. This is also the time of the year when the university usually completes a major project, adding to the work load. It’s good, keeps us sharp and focused.

  1. Is there anything about your job that you think the campus population in general doesn’t know about?

Maybe the miles of cable under their feet as they walk around the campus. We have an extensive underground network of conduits and cable. It’s because of this elaborate series of pipes, tunnels and manholes we are able to provide service to some many buildings. Some very forward thinking individuals made that possible many years ago.

  1. I understand you like to participate in Extreme Sports.  Which sports specifically do you do and which one(s) do you like most?

I am into the extreme sports. I enjoy skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, bmx, mountain biking, and motocross. My favorite was always skateboarding, with snowboarding a close second.

  1. Do you do these events on weekends and/or vacations?

I typically ride with friends; same friends I have been riding with for years. We try to get together on nights and weekends; that may be a street session downtown or meet up at a local skatepark, or trails, depending on what we are riding. A group of us go out to Colorado every year to snowboard, weather permitting we hit the skatepark in Denver every chance we get. We have been known to take road trips to different locations; taking bikes, boards, ATV’s and the boat all in one trip.

  1. When did you begin participating in Extreme Sports and what drew you to them?

I got my first board when I was 5 or so, not sure where it came from. It was a cheap plastic knockoff of a Zephyr board, but I rode it until the wheels fell off. It was my first mode of transportation, and love at first ride.

  1. Do you have specific goals in these sports?

Not to fall, I’m getting older and not so easy to recover. Seriously, I just enjoy the excitement. I’ve always been fascinated with fear and facing mine. No better way to test your abilities.

  1. Do you train and participate in competitions?

Generally skateboarding and bmx take place on the streets, skateparks or a track. The metro area has several locations to choose from – Pleasant Valley, Penn Valley, Hill Park, Pink Hill, Raytown BMX just to name a few of my favorites. Snowboarding is a little harder to accomplish here in the Midwest but we get it done. We have Snow Creek up in Weston, MO. to tune up for Colorado.

  1. Where do you go to participate in Extreme Sports?

I’ve ridden at Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper, and A-Basin in Colorado. Our plan is to keep adding to that list each year.