Thursday, February 5, 2009

Breakfast for Dinner

Breakfast is my favorite meal to eat out - but not first thing in the morning. I'm usually not in the mood for any sort of food until 10 a.m. or so, which means I don't eat breakfast out at breakfast time that often. The next best thing is to make breakfast for dinner! This is another great budget meal, especially if you catch any of your meal components on sale or have inexpensive produce markets.

What you need:
  • Eggs (brown, cage free, vegetarian fed)
  • Cheese (I like to use American or shredded Mexican for eggs)
  • Butter (Smart Balance with Flax Oil vegan "butter")
  • Milk or cream
  • Season-All Seasoned Salt and Garlic Powder
  • English Muffins
  • Potatoes (I chose Yukon Gold)
  • Fruit
Note: Today I found a twin-pack of English Muffins on sale at the grocery store for $1.50 - more than 50% off the regular price. Since it is just me, I put one package in the freezer for later use. I'll be able to use the rest in time. There are several produce markets in the area and one, Produce Junction, sells a bag of Yukon Gold potatoes for $2. I can't remember how many pounds of potatoes were in the bag, but the quantity was about 15 medium-sized potatoes. My fruit is an orange - fresh from my grandparents' yard in Florida. Every winter they send me a box of fresh oranges and grapefruit - yum! This is also a super-simple version of making potatoes, using many short-cuts.

What you do:
  • Prepare the potatoes first, since they take the longest. I used two potatoes. Scrub, pierce several times with a fork, wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave for 5 minutes to soften. Slice the potatoes and put on a sprayed toaster oven sheet. Spray the potatoes and sprinkle with Season-All and garlic powder. Put in the toaster oven under the broiler until golden brown; flip.
  • I make my scrambled eggs in the microwave for lighter, fluffier eggs. Spray a glass bowl, crack the egg into it, add about a teaspoon of milk (I'm out, so I used half-and-half) and your cheese, then whip with a fork. Microwave for 1 minute, whip again, and microwave for another 30 seconds - all done!
  • Toast and butter the English Muffin
  • Slice the fruit

1 comment:

'Mrs. B' said...

I made a realllllly great omelet the other day with sauteed mushrooms & onions in it- seriously, it was orgasmic. lol.