Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Breakfast Skillet

by Meghann on April 14, 2010

If you were to ask me what my favorite meal to eat out is I would have to say breakfast. I don’t know what it is, but my heart just yearns for all breakfast item. Eggs, crepes, waffles, pancakes… I heart them all!

Usually the waffles and pancakes are what catch my attention on every breakfast menu, but every once in a while I tempt myself with the ‘skillet’ portion of the menu and began to drool. The ‘skillets’ typically consist of a home fries base that is topped with an egg scramble and paired with meat and toast. Yummy!

Today I thought it would be fun to recreate one of those fabulous breakfast skillets for dinner tonight.

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I started with a base of homemade sweet potato & kale home fries.

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Sweet Potato & Kale Home Fries

  • 1/2 Sweet Potato
  • 3 generous handfuls of kale
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic
  • Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
  • Pinch Oregano
  • Mushrooms
  • 1/2 small yellow onion

Start with a hot skillet that has been sprayed with oil, add the sweet potato that has been cut into small cubes, and once potatoes have a nice color (about 5 minutes) add the seasonings, mushrooms, and onion. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat and add the kale just a few minutes before serving.

To top the home fries I made a two egg scramble with artichoke & sundried tomatoes.

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A slice of cheese to top everything off.

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Pumpkin nut bread.

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Nom Nom Nom.

This may not have been as greasy or rich as a traditional breakfast skillet, but it was still just as amazing to me. 🙂

For dessert I dug into my dark chocolate easter bunny and strawberries.

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My afternoon snack consisted of 1/2 a cup of Maddie Wishes this was her Cereal and 1/2 cup of Cheerios.

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Confession: I have a tooth ache. 🙁 (it’s my back molar)

Another Confession: I haven’t been to the dentist in almost two years.

A Final Confession: The dentist scares me.

🙁

Something tells me I need to get over that last one. I am hoping in making this very public announcement that you all will encourage me to make a dentist appointment tomorrow morning. I’ve been putting this off too long!

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