New Year’s Eve BreakfastPosted: December 31, 2011
Happy New Year’s Eve, all!
We bid adieu to the last morning of the year with a big breakfast. We don’t do this nearly enough on the weekends!
Aaaaannnnd….I’m trying out my shiny, brand-spankin’-new digital camera today! DT did good with his Christmas gift this year. 🙂
Isn’t she a beaut?
DT is low-carbing-shmow-garbing these days so he made a breakfast The Pioneer Woman would be proud of….eggs, bacon, and sausage. No. thank. you. I’m opting for pretty much the exact opposite of low-carb: Cheesy Potato Hash.
The ol’ Cuisinart shredded the potatoes lickety-split:
I quickly discovered that the Cuisinart could dominate bigger pieces of potato, so chopped them into wedges instead.
And when we were done….
HOLY BUCKETS! That’s a lotta potatoes!
(I only used half for today – the other half went into Tupperware for another meal.)
DT added a bit of vegetable oil to the wok and the shredded taters started cooking away….
They’re browning up real nice!
This sounds weird, but as they were cooking, I added some milk to help thicken the potatoes up and make them extra creamy.
They cooked down quite a bit – then I added reduced-fat shredded cheese….
And a generous spoonful of fat free sour cream:
Meanwhile, DT’s sausages crackled in their frying pan:
Once the patties were done, the eggs went in.
Not that anyone asked, but I have a love-hate relationship with eggs.
When DT was done cooking, and the kitchen smelled sufficiently of meat, he had quite a down-home breakfast:
As for my cheesy potatoes….well, they kind of turned into a pile of oatmeal-looking mush. I won’t bother to show a photo of my plate because, to be honest, it didn’t look all that appetizing. David said if they were served to someone in a restaurant, they would be dumped on the floor.
Well that’s not a very nice thing to say about my breakfast.
My Cheesy Potato Hash was creamy, cheesy, and tasty! Several dashes of garlic salt, onion salt, and black pepper made them perfectly seasoned. With the milk, cheese, and sour cream, they were extra hearty without being loaded with fat (I was full after a few bites).
I don’t care if they looked like oatmeal.
The house smells like bacon. Still.
What was your last breakfast of 2011? Was it oatmeal? 😉
Wishing you a fantastic, safe New Year’s Eve….on to 2012!