BFD

I love breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day, hands down.

Maybe it’s because all my food choices in the morning are some of my favorite things. Maybe it’s that breakfast always tastes better because it’s the first meal I have each morning.

Whatever it is, I just wish every single meal felt like breakfast.

Tonight was pretty close.

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I typically go grocery shopping on Saturday mornings, so Friday nights often leave us with leftovers or random meals to finish cleaning out the fridge.

Eggs were the only protein I had left tonight, so I made a great use of them and some frozen potatoes I had forgotten about.

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I’ll call this …

Southwest Egg Bake

  • 1 bag frozen potatoes, onions, peppers
  • 3-4 scallions
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 2 oz. colby jack cheese, shredded (freshly shredded if you can!)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp oil.
  3. Pour frozen pepper/onion/potato mixture into skillet and let cook 5-10 minutes or until thawed/browned.
  4. Stir ancho chile powder into potatoes and pour into 9×13 baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle chopped scallions, cilantro, and corn over potatoes.
  6. Shred cheese and put on top of vegetable mixture.
  7. Whisk together the eggs, milk, and some salt and pepper.
  8. Pour egg mixture over veggies.
  9. Bake at 375 for 45-55 minutes or until eggs are set.

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We topped ours with some salsa and had strawberries on the side.

Sweet + savory.

I also went back for another 1/2 piece ;)

Now we’re watching some weird documentary on wild hogs – it’s nuts! Some guy found a 1,200 lb wild pig. Isn’t that crazy?

Seems like it will be an exciting Friday night! :)

 

16 comments

  1. Yes oh yes, breakfast is my favorite part of the day too! I’m amazed you have such creativity in the early morning :)

  2. I love BFD. And I had eggs tonight too. They are my favorite protein.

  3. That pig weighs half as much as my car! Yikes!

  4. Love breakfast at all times of the day! Your egg bake sounds so good!

    Just made your Vegan Cookie Bars– smell so good, but haven’t tried them yet!

  5. I always do sweet and savory with eggs- just in jam form instead of fresh fruit :P

  6. I love breakfast and breakfast for dinner! No matter what time I wake up I enjoy breakfast food first! Even if it’s closer to lunch time! HA! Breakfast just seems to make you feel so good about starting your day right in a healthy fashion.. at least for me!

  7. looks delish – we’ve got a whole bunch of eggs we need to use up; this looks great!

  8. It’s amazing what can come out of a seemingly empty fridge!

  9. I agree–breakfast is my favorite meal as well!

  10. That looks so good!

  11. I love breakfast foods, too! Your egg bake sounds & looks great!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Brandi!

  12. Sigh. I’m probably one of the only food bloggers who DON’T like breakfast. I mean, I LOVE breakfasty foods, but I hate eating in the morning…probably because I stuff myself silly at night…heh heh.

  13. I’m a lover of BFD, too! I just wish my family would get behind me on this – I usually end up eating a different dinner than them on nights I want BFD! :)

  14. Mmm, that looks soo gooooodd!

    I completely agree about breakfast. I used to hate it but once I discovered oatmeal and all its fixings my opinion changed. NOw it is one of my favorite meals. There are just so many delicious options to choose from!

  15. southwestern spice mixes and the food in general is SO GOOD! bet that was incredibly tasty- it looks scrumptious!

    i like how you said you wish every meal “FELT” like breakfast. amen, know exactly what ur sayin!

    xoxo <3

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