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Have you ever had one of those days where not budget or diet could inspire you to cook your own food, and the lure of a takeaway was stronger than any of your common sense? Well, we had just such a day this week.

I was just about to pick up the phone to place an order when I thought I would give the fridge one final chance.  Our Able  and Cole delivery this week had included a beautiful fresh lettuce, some cherry tomatoes, potatoes, and our usual additional order of  a dozen eggs.

Breakfast for Dinner

I whipped up the eggs in the frying pan as a quick omelette and stuffed it with random leftover bits from the fridge: some gherkins, peppadews, cheese and bacon left from breakfast. I chopped the potatoes in to chips, or French fries, and baked them in the oven for a few minutes and shredded parmesan cheese over the lettuce and tomatoes for a side salad, dressed with a delicious 12 year old balsamic and a good quality olive oil.

All in all, the food took about 15 minutes to prepare – less time than the trip to the takeaway would have taken, budget friendly and great for using up bits and pieces from the fridge and the veggie bowl.

Eggs are really great for making quick and easy, but still tasty and nutritious meals. Recipezaar have some excellent under 15 minute egg recipes.

Do you have any quick egg favourites?

Categories: Food Winter

3 Comments

Out the Box – Breakfast for Dinner

  1. we love breakfst for dinner but often make it more involved than needs be with made from scratch pancakes, sauteed potatoes, sausage, eggs and fruit. It ends up taking so long since everyone wants something different.

    stopping by from SITS 🙂

  2. I had that same moment this week. I was thinking about how I spend way too much money on groceries to order a pizza, so I went for the quick breakfast for dinner (brinner): scrambled cheesy eggs for hubby and daughter, eggs over medium for myself, hash browns and toast. If I’d been planning on this meal I’d have added some bacon or sausage, but it was a last minute idea.

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