Sunday, August 11, 2013

Not Your Usual Breakfast for Dinner

It's been forever since I shared a recipe!  I've been having too much fun I guess.  Time spent poolside (when it was actually hot outside), time teaching kids to cook, time having lots of fun in the Adirondack's (my fave) and now, of all things, I'm hooked on Breaking Bad.  OK, aside from one rainy Friday afternoon I'm not just sitting around watching T.V. all day, I swear.  So here we go, a whole new take on breakfast for dinner!  I found this in Better Homes and Gardens back in March and just got around to trying it last night.  They call it "Bacon & Egg Spaghetti".  No joke, we over cooked our bacon and it was still really good!  It's simple, cheap, easy, and comes in around 470 calories a serving for those keeping track.
This recipe involves a few staples that you might already have on hand...eggs,  Parmesan cheese and garlic.
Naturally, we had some chard kicking around too so we steamed some up as a side dish..gotta have your greens right?
Pre-heat your oven and chop up a piece of bread, preferably whole grain (mine was whole grain flax something or other).  You put the bread some parm and some olive oil in a food processor
and turn them into crumbs.  Spread them on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 oven for about 10 min.
Bake until nice and toasty (this is the toast part of the breakfast).
Meanwhile, cook up some bacon and some whole wheat pasta according to the directions.  This bacon was from our CSA, Side Hill Farmers and it was really good...
even if we did over cook it a tad.  We get distracted too you know!
Once it drains and cools, tear it into pieces. 
Next you'll cook up some garlic, salt and crushed red pepper.  Add the pasta, some reserved pasta water and parm to the pot and toss to coat.
Next, fry an egg for each person.  Sunny side up is the way to go I think.  We did ours over easy (habit) but they could've been runnier.
Dish up your spag, top with bread crumbs, bacon and fresh chopped chives....
When the egg mixes with everything...Mmmm.  Really good.  Does this sound a little odd to you?  Think deconstructed carbonara.  This is easier and chances are you have what you need already on hand.  We're just wondering what took us so long!

Here's the link to Bacon & Egg Spaghetti from Better Homes and Gardens, because I'm still enjoying my summer and not about to retype it at the moment ;)

Enjoy your new found breakfast for dinner!

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