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Juno Breakfast Hash

Up in Boston, we are amidst the snowy wrath of Juno and I know many people go into a mini frenzy trying to prepare for the storm. For the past few days, it’s all you heard about. How awful this storm was going to be. However, I silently get excited for it. A snow day to go outside and play with the puppies, build a snowman, and perhaps a fort. True Life. It’s almost even more fun when the electricity goes out and you can do everything by candle light.

This morning, I got up on the earlier side (for a snow day) and jumped into some work that I had to get done. It wasn’t until around 9 that Brent and I started to think about breakfast. Last weekend, we had just about nothing in our house to eat, which lead to the creation of an amazing hash. With food in the house, Brent wanted another hash.

Breakfast Hash

Ingredients

4 Potatoes 5 Slices of Bacon
1 Sausage 1 Chicken Tender, Buffalo Style
2 Handfuls of Spinach 1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
4 Eggs 1 Teaspoon Paprika
Ground Pepper to Taste

Directions:

1. Start by skinning the potatoes and using a cheese grater, shred the potatoes into the hash.

2. Cook the bacon in a large skillet. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set aside once done. Add in the sausage and cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat.

3. Add in the shredded potatoes, paprika and pepper. The sausage doesn’t need to be completely cooked through when the potatoes are added. Allow the potatoes to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring or flipping occasionally. I like super crispy hash so I let it sit for a little while.

4. Once the potatoes look done, add in the spinach, eggs, chicken and sliced cooked bacon. Stir the pot occasionally to avoid any burning. Once the eggs are cooked, stir in the cheese.

Finito!

The hash was amazing and it definitely makes enough for leftovers, which is perfect because you have a healthy breakfast that is ready to heat up in the microwave when you need to run. You obviously don’t need to use the same exact ingredients as above. It is a great way to use leftover meats from dinner during the week. Just add any cooked meats at the end to heat them up.

Happy Juno! Stay warm!

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Compost Breakfast and Lunch

This week has been packed with studying…24/7 and my last exam before the comprehensive one. It’s been nice because I can sit around in my pajamas all day and sip on some tea. But, I’m ready for something a little more social.

For breakfast and lunch, I have seemed to stick with a mish mash of random things in the fridge, and came out with some unique dishes.

For breakfast, I took some wild rice with mushrooms, left over chicken, over easy eggs and sliced tomatoes.

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After breakfast, I headed to the gym to get a quick workout in. I ended up running 3 miles and attempting a full body circuit. The full body circuit was cut short when all of the sudden the ball flew out from under me while in the middle of the dreaded scorpion. WHICH, I BY THE WAY discovered why I found it so unbelievably difficult. I had been doing 8 reps on one side, and then 8 on the other instead of alternating like in the video.

Anyways, I ended up straining the muscle on the outside of my hip. I ended up limping away from the ball humiliated by the fact that the ball went flying and completely defeated. Mer.

I headed home, grabbed some tea and settled in for an afternoon of conference calls. This tea that my sister had brought home from Trader Joe’s is AMAZING.

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I end up stretching a single tea bag out as long as possible because it’s that good.

For lunch, I took the Enchilada Casserole from the other night and just turned it into a mish mash of deliciousness. I can’t even really say what was in here…It’s not pretty but it was fantastic.

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Unexciting…but it filled me up. I have really found that taking some of the staples from the dinner the night before and just mixing them up can result in something unexpected and perfect for lunch. I also really enjoy putting the over easy egg on top of these compost dishes.

For example, we had mashed potatoes and green beans as side dishes one evening. I took both the green beans and mashed potatoes, added some chicken and topped it with an over easy egg and hot sauce. It was fantastic. The yolk from the egg adds some moisture to the meal and protein where you may be lacking it.

Now I must share, last night I was standing and talking to my sister Maggie about her new dehumidifier. She’s had one ever since college and it unfortunately just broke. She wasn’t too upset because that gave her a reason to go out and buy the one that she had been oogling for a while.

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Yes. That is a dehumidifier shaped like an elephant and yes it does spew moisture from it’s trunk. It almost made me want one.

Well, while she is standing over her new dehumidifier and telling me the sad story about how the store had run out of them, I looked at her reflection on the wall and saw this:

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Do you see it?! Aunt Jemima?! Fill her with syrup and call her Aunt Jemima! I died!!

Tonight I’ve made some cookies…they may or may not have popcorn in them. I’m really really excited about how they came out. I’ll share the recipe with you all tomorrow because they are absolutely worth it.

Happy Friday!!