Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Procrastination Recipe: Breakfast For Dinner

If I could make brunch plans every day I would. That's how much I love breakfast foods. Boozy iced coffee, mimosas, Benedicts (vegetarian of course), omelettes, home fries, oatmeal... YUM. So last night on my freezing walk home from the T I thought about what I had in the fridge and when nothing stuck out as EAT ME I veered towards my favorite meal. Breakfast. 

Super easy. You can do it, I promise. First, drizzle a little olive oil in a saute pan on medium heat. I used a delicious gluten-free white bread from Something Sweet Without Wheat (the best), but whatever you prefer. Let it toast up in the oil, then flip. Once flipped add some slices of your favorite cheese. I only just let it begin to melt then removed it from the pan. 

Okay, truth time. Molly had gifted me with a jar of pepper jelly (I haven't made some in a while because of how my skin reacts with spicy peppers) and I really was trying to think of what I could make that I could slather in the jelly. It's sweet and spicy and good on crackers with cream cheese or brie or on toast. And if I ate meat it would probably be great in a marinade or sauce. So after removing the toast from the pan I slathered it with jelly. 

Now, what's breakfast without potatoes? As a quick aside, my senior year of college I lived in a house with 3 awesome girls. When we'd come home from the bars I would set about cooking breakfast foods for us before passing out in bed. I don't remember how it started but that was just our thing. Back then I was just beginning my love of cooking and so the potatoes often turned out crunchy (but let's be real, when you're drunk it really doesn't matter). Now, I've worked out the best way to make home fries. First, wash your potatoes and poke them multiple times with a fork. Then place them in the microwave for about 4 minutes, until they soften. Next, dice them up and saute them in butter or olive oil until they start to brown and crisp. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve. 

Lastly, the beautiful fried egg. Not everyone loves a runny egg so scrambled is just fine. I love me some scrambled eggs too. But there's something about runny eggs and toast that just works. Sigh.

So there you have it. The perfect breakfast dish for anytime of day. And luckily for me, I made enough taters to have them for lunch today. And you better believe I added the pepper jelly in to spice things up. Thank you Molly!

Happy Eating!


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