(By The Maniac)
When I woke up this past Sunday morning I figured it called for a big breakfast. My kids thought that meant bacon, eggs, toast and hash browns, but that wasn’t going to work for me today. With some egg allergies in the family, those were out. I don’t have any GF bread for toast and the bacon was all gone. So, as I looked at my kids’ quickly saddening faces, I began to think of something that would be just as good, but everyone could enjoy and maybe even be a bit healthier. As I started pulling items out of the fridge – broccoli, brussel sprouts, zucchini – my kids had some serious doubts that this breakfast was indeed going to be as good as their originally requested version. Yes, I assured them, this will be delicious. They gave me a quick, “Sure it will”, and went into the next room to busy themselves with “making” their own breakfast in their little play kitchen – guess they were determined to have eggs & bacon even if they had to “cook” the plastic pieces themselves. Undeterred, I continued pulling items out and got ready to cook.
Red Potatoes, chopped
Red Onions, diced
Brussel Sprouts, washed & cut in half (or quarters for the big ones)
Zucchini, sliced & cut in half
Coarse Sea Salt
Ground Black Pepper
Very, very simple meal. Pre-heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add brussel sprouts and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Add red potatoes to the pan and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring often. Add red onions, broccoli and zucchini sprinkle with coarse sea salt and pepper – mix well. Cook for another 8-10 minutes, or until potatoes are browned and softened. Add thyme and paprika. Mix well. Remove from heat and enjoy!
This breakfast did a great job of meeting all my Sunday morning requirements – it could be quick to prepare if you needed it to be, but, with all the slicing and dicing, it can take as long as you want to prepare too. It was filling, healthy and very tasty. And yes, even the kids forgot about their eggs and bacon – I think their plastic food was left, forgotten, ”burning” on their stove.