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Breakfast – Leftovers + the Kitchen Sink

Saturday or Sunday is the day to clean out the fridge, add to the grocery list what needs to be replenished or replaced and make quick work of the leftovers from the week. One of the favorite ways to use up the leftovers is an egg bake and since everything on the ‘left over’ list has already been cooked/steamed/grilled or fried – it’s a matter of assembly & putting it in the oven to bake.

This Sunday’s bake took care of some spinach (not enough to make a salad for two or to cook down & sausage (left over from a homemade pizza). You can use any veggie & meat combo – broccoli & ham, hamburger & fresh-cut cherry tomatoes \  peppers and taco seasoning, Canadian bacon & sausage with fresh tomatoes & pizza seasoning, etc. – only limit is what sounds good to you. I vary the spices depending on the meat – this one was just salt & pepper since the sausage was a little bit spicy!

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Egg Bake

Ingredients

8 eggs
1 cup veggies (I used spinach)
1 cup meat (we had left over sausage)
1/2 cup grated onion
garlic
spices or seasonings with Salt & Pepper to taste

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Directions

  1. line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper (trim the edges once the pan is full as the excess will brown or burn)
  2. dump in your meats & veggies, top with grated onions & garlic
  3. beat the eggs & pour over top
  4. bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 25 – 35 minutes (depending on how ‘heavy’ your meats are or how ‘light’ your veggies are — this one took 25, the ham & broccoli chunks takes closer to 35 minutes) – test with a knife inserted in the middle to ensure your eggs have set
  5. let cool for about 5 minutes, then lift the parchment out of the pan & slice.

This is great stored in the fridge & re-heated with a salad for lunch or dinner later in the week or as a breakfast when you’re busy as it can be eaten on the go.

I’ve come to love parchment paper because I don’t need to grease or oil the pans and you just trim the paper once you’ve lined the pan (excess will not exactly burn, but will crisp!) and throw the paper away after cooking/plating the food. You can get a humongous roll of parchment paper at Costco for less than $6.00 and not have to worry about clean up after any baking session as the food easily separates from the paper.

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