Happy Saturday! This might be the first time in a while that I’ve posted a “Slow Saturday Breakfast” on an actual Saturday. ASB2k15 allows you to be on the ball like that.
ASB2k15? Adult Spring Break 2015 (Hey-O)! You may be wondering how adult spring break differs from that experienced during your younger years. There is significantly less drinking, A LOT more sleeping and since the weather has been positively terrible in Tennessee this week, a lot less sunburn. After a weekend in Hilton Head with my mom, we both packed up and headed back to Chattanooga on Monday. Since we’ve been back it has rained non-stop which means instead of playing outside with Renly, walking/shopping downtown and laying out like I planned to do, I have been napping, reading and playing lots of indoor tug-of-war with Mr. Ren and his favorite toys. I miss the sun but napping in my childhood bed like I used to do after a tough day of high school (hah) is not a bad alternative. File this spring break under ‘lazy’ ‘relaxing’.
Another thing I have been doing a lot of this week is eating breakfast foods for as many meals as possible. It’s only fitting since I’ve spent the majority of this week in my pajamas (I know, I am SO fun and exciting, right?!?). If I didn’t have my darling husband to cook for, I could easily eat breakfast for all three meals a day. Robert doesn’t mind the occasional pancake dinner but he’s more of a traditionalist when it comes to mealtimes. Unfortunately for him, ASB2k15 is not one of the perks of his job. He’s been stuck home working all week while I’ve been binging on oatmeal and egg sandwiches. That of course means he’s probably been binging on all the unhealthy stuff I try to limit when I’m around, so he might actually be enjoying this ASB2k15 almost as much as me
Before you start worrying about me actually turning into a pancake, I have made it out of the house a bit this week. On Wednesday my mother, sister and I drove down to Atlanta for some girl time. We shopped at some cute boutiques in the Virginia Highlands area and then made our way to the Westsides Provisions District for a little more shopping and some lunch. We ate at Star Provisions, which is more or less a deli counter/bakery in the front of Bacchanalia, one of Atlanta’s most beloved restaurants. We each ordered a sandwich, Reuben for mom, Muffaletta for my sister and I got the Banh Mi, my first. Holy wow, I wish I had stopped to take a picture of our lovely sandwiches but we were so hungry that they were gone before I even considered it. My mom declared her reuben the best she’s ever had and my banh mi was outstanding. We all liked the muffaletta the least and agreed it would have been better toasted. If you’re in Atlanta and into sandwiches (who isn’t into sandwiches?) I highly recommend Star Provisions. They also have some gorgeous kitchen wares and linens to peruse while you wait for your food, and last but not least, a Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams across the street. Ice cream is my favorite indulgence and I have been itching to try Jeni’s. I took advantage after our meal and followed up my lunch with two scoops: brown butter toffee crumble and brambleberry crisp. Delicious. It was the perfect ending to a lovely mother daughter day. It also fueled us for our final stop, Ikea. If you’ve never visited an Ikea, I can best sum it up by saying that it’s an experience. A very large, somewhat overwhelming, maze like experience. I’ll leave it at that.
Ok, enough blabbing about furniture stores and food. On to the recipe! One of the best parts of coming home is going through my parents refrigerator/pantry and sampling any and everything. Tell me I’m not the only one that does this? My dad is a total impulse buyer who loves to grocery shop so I can always count on a few delicious and totally random finds, like this one:
Besides the breakfast essentials, my mother’s fridge was also stocked with an abundance of smoked salmon. Apparently her local Publix ran a bogo on them and she stocked up last week. After a few days of steel cut oatmeal and granola topped green smoothies I decided to switch it up and created this hash on the fly. I peeled and grated the sweet potato, though if I had been at my house, I would have spiralized it as that method is MUCH easier than a box grater and would have yielded similar results. Spinach provided my serving of greens and the smoked salmon added delicious protein and omega 3’s and a runny egg is the perfect topping for pretty much any dish ever.
Although this makes for a yummy breakfast, I actually enjoyed it for lunch and it is easily filling enough for dinner.
I’m off to pick Robert up from the airport in Nashville to celebrate the wedding of some sweet friends! If you don’t get a spring break, enjoy this non-traditional breakfast this weekend!
Smoked Salmon and Sweet Potato Hash
1 small or half a large Sweet Potato, peeled and grated (or spiralized)
2 oz Smoked Salmon, chopped
1-2 cups of Spinach
2 tsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Heat Olive Oil in a saute pan over medium high heat. Add grated sweet potato and saute for 5 minutes. When sweet potato begins to brown, add fresh spinach and salt and pepper well, saute until spinach is wilted, 3-5 more minutes.
2. Add Smoked Salmon to pan and stir ingredients together towards the center of the pan.
3. Crack the Egg in the center of your hash and cover your pan with a lid. Cook until the egg has set or to desired doneness, I prefer mine runny
4. Carefully transfer to your plate and enjoy!