Thursday, January 31, 2013

Breakfast for 2 during the Week!

Being that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I try to make sure that both my hubby and I get a good meal in to begin our days, especially during the week!  I am NOT, by any means, a morning person nor is my husband.  We give ourselves the bare minimum amount of time to get up, ready and out the door to work in time

Thus, I've started making batches of morning meals and portion them out to eat for breakfast or even lunch if he or I prefer to eat throughout the week to make sure we both get something nutritious and fulfilling in our bellies every mornings!

Red Potato, Spinach, Egg and Cheese Hash
Disclaimer: I am by no means a photographer, let alone a "good photographer," so take these pictures with a grain of salt and give it a try if the ingredients are up your alley!
Sautee about 1.5 lbs diced red potatoes, washed and skin ON in about 2 Tblpson olive oil in a non-skillet over medium/low heat // Cover to speed up the cooking process if your pan has a cover and stir consistently so the potatoes get browned on all sides // Season potatoes with your desired portion of seasoned salt, pepper and steak seasoning (about 1 teaspoon of each)
When the potatoes begin to get tender, add 1/2 onion (white or red) diced to the skillet and continue cooking until potatoes fully cooked/tender and onions are transculent // Stir continuously for approximately 5 minutes
While the potatoes are cooking....

 Defrost a 10oz package of chopped frozen brocolli in the microwave in a bowl to catch the extra liquid
 Once spinach is defrosted, CAREFULLY transfer the spinach into a towel and wring out AS MUCH AS of the excess liquid over the sink as you can // Place back into bowl you cooked the spinach in after being rinsed and dryed out

Add your desired amount of spinach into the cooking potatoes and onions and stir together to mix everything together

Grab your eggs for the final portion!
 Push all of the potato/onion/spinach to one side of the pan, and add 3 or 4 eggs to the empty portion of the pan // Lightly season with seasoned salt, pepper and steak seasoning as the potatoes were // Whisk the eggs to scramble until cooked through
Once the eggs are cooked through, combine into the potato hash until everything is well assembled and taste to see if extra seasoning is needed // Season more if needed // Add a handful of shredded cheese (colby jack or cheddar) to the finished product to melt onto the potato hash
Let cool and portion into 4 different tupperware for a great morning meal during the weekend for you and your family, whether you heat it up before you head out the door, or heat up once you get to work a quick breakfast on the go.  
This was a winner with my husband :) and a great source of protein from the egg and cheese, all the nutrients from spinach and very careful to not over-season with saltNote: Always best to under season in the early stages and when you go to taste at the end and find you need more salt and/or pepper, you can add it then, but over seasoning 1. cannot be taken away when done too early, 2. negates the healthier aspects of the recipe, so really only need the salt and pepper you "need" to make the recipe taste seasoned enough as opposed to going overboard!

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