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Greens with Eggs and "Ham"

La Petite Maison Verte: Greens with Eggs and "Ham"

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Greens with Eggs and "Ham"

For breakfast this morning I went with simple.  Every once in a while I'll go all out on Saturday or Sunday morning and make a complicated breakfast:  pancakes, french toast, frittata; you know, something that leaves a pile of dirty dishes to clean and takes an hour to prepare.  It's really special when this happens so we really savor it.


But most weekends, I am just as happy to relax and eat something simple that I can whip up in 15 minutes and have one pot to clean up afterwards (and one piece of aluminum foil to toss in the trash).  This is one of those breakfasts.  It's not fancy, it's not complicated, but it's delicious.  And it's best enjoyed with a hot coffee, some fresh fruit or orange juice and the Sunday paper.


I use this fool-proof method for hard-boiled eggs and they are perfect every time:  Place (large) eggs into a pot and cover with water.  Bring to a boil, then cover the pot with the lid and turn off the heat.  Let the eggs sit, undisturbed for 13 minutes.  Then transfer them to a bowl of ice water.  Peel when cool to the touch.

I always make my bacon in the oven on a foil-lined baking sheet at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.  Clean up is easier than on the stove top - no grease splattered all over the place, and I don't have to worry about getting burned by bacon grease popping and spitting.

Fellow blogger Jenn from Peas & Crayons loves Mrs. Renfro's Green Salsa so when it was on sale, I picked up a jar.  It is delicious and flavorful but SPICY!  A little goes a long way!

I really shouldn't even call this a recipe but for the heck of it, I'll write it all out for ya.  It's no trouble to double, triple or quadruple this depending on how many people you're feeding.  This morning, it was just me, as Brian has a training exercise that has him working odd hours for the next week.  Poor guy had to be out the door before I was ready to commence breakfast-making (i.e. before I had had my first cup of coffee).  Ahh, the joys of being a Marine Corps Wife.


Greens with Eggs and "Ham"
serves 1

1 or 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
1 or 2 slices crispy cooked bacon (or you could use a slice of ham, but I prefer bacon)
1 personal-size whole wheat pita bread (or an english muffin, sandwich thin, bagel or piece of bread), toasted
small handful baby spinach, washed
green salsa

Layer spinach on top of the toasted pita (or bread of your choice), then top with the sliced hard-boiled eggs.  Drizzle on a little green salsa and top with the cooked bacon.  Eat it open-faced or top with another slice of bread or other half of english muffin, bagel, etc.







How do you plan to spend your Sunday?

The hubby is away so I am going to PLAY!  Think I'll do a little shopping, take Hudson for a nice walk and catch up on some magazines that are piling up.  Yesterday was a rest day so today I think I'll go for an easy 3 mile run this afternoon.  My first race is a week from today!  Any tips for me on what to do/not do the week leading up to a race?!!  

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2 Comments:

At February 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM , Anonymous vtbRUNSsav said...

Have you picked out your outfit??

 
At February 26, 2012 at 8:55 AM , Anonymous Jules said...

No, not yet. I usually run in bermuda-length or capri-length tights and a t-shirt, so I was thinking I'll probably stick with that. I'm guessing I shouldn't buy something new to wear for the race, just in case it ends up being really annoying to run in - lol! Any recommendations?!!

 

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