Monday, February 18, 2013

Breakfast for Dinner

Hey, SH here with breakfast for dinner! After a super long day at work, sometimes I just don't have it in me to cook a huge dinner. My alternative option is usually just to order food ~ a New Yorker favorite. Except that ordering food is expensive and you don't have control over how it is cooked.

One of my favorite solutions is breakfast for dinner. Breakfast foods are my favorite, and they are easy to cook. Throw in a few eggs and you have a decent meal. May not be the healthiest. meal. ever. ... but it beats ordering food or grabbing fast food. Gotta have some balance here.

My favorite: Egg In A Hat!

I just popped by the Incredible Egg website and found some egg facts to further convince you that breakfast for dinner is the way to go:

1. The amount of cholesterol in a single large egg has decreased by 14 percent according to the new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition data*. Consuming an egg a day fits easily within dietary guidance, which recommends limiting cholesterol consumption to 300 mg per day.
2. Eggs now contain 41 IU of vitamin D, which is an increase of 64 percent from 2002. Eggs are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of vitamin D, meaning that one egg provides at least 10 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Vitamin D plays an important role in calcium absorption, helping to form and maintain strong bones.
3. The amount of protein in one large egg — 6 grams of protein or 12 percent of the Recommended Daily Value — remains the same, and the protein in eggs is one of the highest quality proteins found in any food. Eggs are all-natural, and one egg has lots of vitamins and minerals all for 70 calories. The nutrients in eggs can play a role in weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain function, eye health and more. At less than 15 cents apiece, eggs are an affordable and delicious breakfast option.
Now for my favorite egg recipe - this comes from my Grandmother (MamMam) who cooked this for me all the time! She passed it on to my mom and now it's a favorite of mine to cook. I have the happiest memories of MamMam and loved spending time with her cooking.
Recipe: MamMam's Egg In A Hat
1. Butter up bread of your choice - on both sides
2. Use a cup to cut out a circle in the middle of the bread - this extra piece will be your toast
Perfect toast circle :)

3. Get the bread and your toast pieces warmed up, then drop an egg in the middle of your bread hat
4. Cook egg on both sides (I like to keep my eggs runny to have stuff to dip in!) ~ Don't forget to rotate your circle toast

This meal makes for a happy New Yorker :)

Egg In A Hat

Do you crave breakfast for dinner after a long day like me? Or do you hate breakfast? What is your fav type of food to eat after a long day? Did you realize that eggs can add in that extra daily protein you have been missing? Do you have a favorite recipe from your Grandparents that just screams comfort food and happiness to you? Check in with us on Facebook and let us know what you think :)
[all photos my own - SH]


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