Lazy Day BreakfastPosted: September 5, 2011
Why don’t they call it Non-Labor Day? Or Lazy Day for that matter? Most people have the day off from work and celebrate the end of summer with a cookout or a trip to the beach (lake, pool, etc.). We’re literally honoring all our hard work by doing nothing.
Which for me means sleeping in and then leisurely enjoying the final days of summer in peace.
And since it’s Labor, um, Lazy Day, that meant no strenuous activities, no heavy thinking, no actual work. So this hearty breakfast was perfect. I just took stuff out of the fridge and threw it into a large skillet. I grabbed handfuls of veggies and roughly chopped them. No measuring whatsoever. It’s Lazy Day. So why should breakfast be more complicated than it has to be?
Bacon, Mushroom & Egg Fry
– 4 slices of apple-smoked bacon
– Sliced white mushrooms, chopped
– Mini heirloom (or grape) tomatoes, halved and de-seeded
– 3 eggs
– Olive oil
– Garlic salt
– Salt and pepper
– Crusty bread, sliced
In a large skillet, fry the bacon until crisp. Place on a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
Add the chopped mushrooms and tomatoes to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until the mushrooms are brown and the tomatoes are slightly caramelized. Season with garlic salt and salt & pepper to taste. Spoon the veggies into a small bowl and set aside.
Reduce the heat to low and add a little olive oil to the skillet (if needed). Crack the eggs into the skillet and cook sunny side up or until the white are set but the yolks are still runny.
Turn off the heat and evenly distribute the bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes around the skillet. Season with additional salt, pepper and some roughly chopped parsley. Eat with the crusty bread. And, if you’re like me, wash things down with an iced coffee.