Yesterday was one of those days that I don’t wish to repeat for quite a long time. In my brilliance I scheduled 3 doctor appointments (2 of which are out-of-town 35 minutes away), a cello lesson for my son and a library program for him all on the same day. Much of the day was spent sitting in waiting rooms. Not a single appointment was on time. The worst was the 12:15 pm appointment that we didn’t get called for until after 1:15 pm. Now that doesn’t mean we get to see the doctor then. It just means we get to go sit in a smaller room. It sounds relaxing just sitting in a waiting room but with my kids, who are old enough to entertain themselves, about an hour or two into the day they were done too.
As I was dragging myself home at 6:45 pm I realized I never put dinner in the slow cooker in the morning and since I am doing a No Buy January my pantry supplies are starting to run low. Yes, this is life.
I Googled 30 Minute Meals hoping to find something that my family would like. Kale? Shrimp? Three Lemons? Really? What about dinners for normal people who don’t have tons of supplies on hand? You really think I have a jar of capers hidden somewhere?
I could do a Chinese Stir Fry. But do I really feel like it? I could order out. But do I really want to spend the money?
So, I went to the fall back, breakfast. My kids love breakfast for dinner and they were happy with cheesy eggs and toast. I think everyone was tired from the day.
It was simple. It was tasty and it worked. My family likes their eggs “well-done.” Some people like them light and fluffy or slightly undercooked and runny. Not us. We want them lightly browned on the outside and well cooked.
- 8 eggs
- splash of fat-free half and half
- 2/3 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated
- Heat non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Beat eggs and milk in a large bowl until well combined.
- Pour eggs into frying pan. Sprinkle cheese over top of the eggs.
- Stir eggs often scraping the bottom of the pan until your eggs are cooked through.