Farm Fresh Breakfast
I woke up this morning determined to make my husband a hearty, filling breakfast. You see we don’t get to have many meals together, as he works very late hours during the week, so Saturday is the perfect day to spoil him with some homemade food.
Besides, today is harvest day – we pick up another load of veggies and flowers from the farm later today, so I wanted to use some of the vegetables from last week.
First on the menu, homemade breakfast potatoes. I started with fresh green bell peppers from last week’s pick up and I chopped them. Then, I thinly sliced some small red onions, also from the farm. I added those to a pan with a little sprinkle of canola oil and a pat of butter. I seasoned them with salt and pepper and sauteed those until just softened, then I added the small red potatoes from the farm, sliced thin. They are so cute because they are small and red skinned, but also light pink in the center. I cooked all of that, adding a little water to the pan every-so-often, to allow the potatoes to steam. Once the potatoes were soft I let them cook until the potatoes were golden. Setting those aside on a plate wrapped in foil, I moved on to the bacon. I cooked up, in the oven, 6 slices of bacon for about 20 minutes on 350 degrees. While I was cooking the bacon, my husband drove over to the amish farm that is two blocks away from our place to pick up a dozen eggs – talk about local and fresh!! They have the brightest yellow yolk I’ve ever seen.
Once he returned with the eggs, I cracked 6 of them into a bowl and whisked them with a little splash of buttermilk. Buttermilk just adds a little tangy, creamy flavor. I cooked them in a non-stick skillet with a bit of butter on low heat. Moving the scrambled eggs around in the pan with a spatula to make sure they were light and fluffy and not sticking to the pan. I cooked them until just set, took them off the heat and mixed around until they were cooked through, but not browned!
Imagine this: a plate of fluffy, scrambled eggs sprinkled with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, homemade breakfast potatoes, crispy bacon, and sliced cherry tomatoes (another CSA jewel) on the side. Oh yeah, and a nice, freshly brewed cup of coffee.
What better way to spend the morning with my hubby than enjoying a warm, homemade breakfast, containing super-local ingredients! Oh, boy, now who’s going to do the dishes??