Saturday, September 2, 2017

Saturday's Breakfast - Cheddar Eggs, Bacon and Hashed Brown Sprouts

Happy Saturday! This morning we awoke to a beautiful cool and breezy morning. It was in the mid-60s and simply gorgeous out. Hubby wanted to take me out to breakfast but I told him I'd rather make it at home before we start our day. I kept it simple, fresh and easy. We had scrambled eggs with lots of sharp cheddar cheese (I used Sargento's traditional cut sharp cheddar because it melts so nicely into the eggs). I made bacon, using Costco's pre-cooked bacon that simply needs to be heated in a skillet to crisp up. This is the first I've tried it and it's pretty good and certainly no where near as messy as cooking it raw. Only a small amount of fat cooks out as it heats. I cooked 8 strips and maybe only 1 tablespoon of drippings remained in the skillet. I moved out the bacon and added a few generous handfuls of fresh brussels sprouts that I sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices. I added a tablespoon of butter to the skillet with the bacon drippings and added the sprouts to a hot skillet and seasoned with salt and pepper. I let them brown before stirring and continued to cook them over medium high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes. Hubby and I both commented how delicious they were. I actually prefer them to hash brown potatoes. They'd be great with some diced Vidalia onions tossed in but I kept it simple and uncomplicated this morning. Our plate consisted of eggs, cheddar cheese, bacon, brussels sprouts and butter...that's it. So simple yet so delicious! Check out the photo below. I'm also including a copy of last night's easy dinner. We grilled burgers and placed them on top of a big fat slice of heirloom tomato topped with 3-pepper spicy cheese and topped them with Bubbie's pickles and a bit of ketchup and mustard. It was another simple and easy meal. Enjoy!


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