Thursday, August 8, 2013

Everyone's favourite...

Breakfast for dinner! 

Today felt like the longest day, do you ever feel like that? I think I spent half my day texting Mike because every hour felt like time was slowing. Anyway, so I got through the day, finally... and had very little desire to cook, but I definitely didn't want take out. So, I figured since I feel like the weekend will never come, I wanted my mind to wander to Sunday morning breakfast. 

A few weeks ago, my sister, dad and I went to Cora's for breakfast. Have you been? I will try to sum it up... it is a more healthy version of your home town diner. They serve giant portions of fruit with almost everything on the menu and the decor fits the bill. Everywhere you look they have baskets of fresh fruit and sunbursts. 

Anyway, my menu item of choice was the 10-star skillet. I will admit, it probably isn't their healthiest item on the menu but it just tastes like comfort! 

Remembering off the top of my head, the skillet had potatoes, bacon, ham, sausage, Frankfurters, bologna, green onion, red and green peppers, Cheddar, served with an egg on top. 

With my day needing a little Sunday morning comfort, I set out to make my copy-cat version of the 10-star skillet with whatever I had in the house. Here goes:
2 eggs
1 white potato
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1/4 cup of red onion, diced
1 green onion, diced
1 pre-cooked sausage (I used a smokey cheddar sausage), chopped
1 tablespoon of butter or margarine
1/4 cup of shredded cheddar

Melt a little less than the full tablespoon of butter into a pan, leaving some extra to fry your egg. Once melted. add the potato, celery, red pepper and red onion with some pepper to taste. Let that cook, you will need the potato to soften up. Just when you think you need to add more butter, toss in the sausage. Continue cooking until the potatoes are tender and add the green onion. Remove from heat and split the mixture into two dishes. Top with shredded cheddar. Next you will need to cook your eggs. You can do it however you like it, over-easy, sunny-side up, poached, etc and top your dish. 


Do you have any go-to comfort food dishes?

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