Tuesday, October 25, 2011

the "leftovers" cheesy breakfast scrambler

Who knew leftovers could be so good?  

But they can be.  Here is the best.  breakfast.  ever.

Also possibly the easiest.  (ok, besides just pouring another bowl of cereal.)  It only takes about 15 minutes to throw one of these together...the chopping, shredding, cooking...everything!  

Here it is...the Leftovers Cheesy Breakfast Scrambler.  Every few weeks or so I will make one of these with whatever perishable products I have leftover in the fridge that would otherwise go bad from not being used.  For example, this week we had about 1/3rd of a block of sharp cheddar cheese leftover from a recipe I'd made about a month ago.

So that got shredded up, and in it went.  Also had some BBQ pork sticks that we had bought from the Farmer's Market a couple of weeks ago.  There were only a few left, so I sliced them really thin and they became part of this concoction as well.  I usually like to add in a vegetable (peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc. all work well) but I had been a good girl and used up all our produce in other meals this week.

Veggies and/or meat, scrambled eggs, and whatever cheese you have sitting around.  Every time ends up being a little bit different, but always tasty.  

Leftover Cheesy Breakfast Scrambler*
Serves 2

leftover veggies and/or meat
5 eggs
1/2 cup milk (I use non-fat milk)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. oregano
leftover cheese

1.)  Heat skillet over medium heat.  Add veggies, if using.  Sometimes I also add a little butter or salt and pepper for extra flavor.  Saute veggies until tender.  Add meat, if using.
2.)  Meanwhile, whisk eggs with milk in small bowl.  Add salt, pepper, and oregano (my mom's secret to irresistible scrambled eggs!) and whisk together.  Add egg mixture to skillet.
3.)  Scramble eggs, mixing to incorporate meat/veggies throughout.  Continue until eggs are cooked through.
4.)  Top with cheese.  Heat until melted, about 1-2 minutes.  Serve and devour!

*Recipe is approximate.  Above are really good guesses but I never really measure anything...

Super simple, and, in the words of my hubby, "WAY delicious"!  

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