I immediately wanted to eat this so bad, I had to do something about it right then and there. There was no time to wait for the recipe to be posted!
Besides, I’m so lousy at following recipes that it wouldn’t have served much purpose to wait that long.
And chances are, I wouldn’t have had all the necessary ingredients on hand, anyway, so I would’ve had to make a few substitutions.
I started to mentally retrace the contents of my fridge.
Conveniently, I had half a cooked butternut squash in there, as well as a whole one pound container of spinach that was just waiting for the perfect opportunity to get used up.
And luckily enough, I had taken a package of ground beef out of the freezer a couple of days prior also.
I figured I was in pretty good shape to come up with a dish that was similar enough to what my brain had seen to calm my craving down AND have it ready right on time for dinner, too.
Hey, who says you absolutely have to have Breakfast Skillets for breakfast?
The beauty of this dish, you see, apart from being incredibly tasty and nutritious, is that it is highly adaptable.
Don’t have butternut squash? No biggie! You could very well use sweet potatoes or acorn squash, or pumpkin or even spaghetti squash. Mashed rutabaga would also be a wonderful addition to this tasty skillet.
No spinach on hand? Sauteed collards or kale, or Swiss chards would very well do the trick.
And if ground beef isn’t your thing, why not sub ground turkey, or chunks of cooked chicken, or ground lamb… even. Oh yes! Lamb! Now THAT would work fantastically well in this.
Or sausage, why not?
Another great thing about this dish is that it reheats fairly well. So even if you’re making it only for yourself, you can very well enjoy one serving fresh out of the oven and put the other 2 in the fridge.
This way, you have breakfast taken care of for the next 2 mornings.
A few minutes in the microwave is all is takes, and voilà, breakfast is served!
Plus, the egg doesn’t even get all rubbery. WIN!
I think all that’s missing is a couple of slices of bacon on the side…
Or crumbled and sprinkled all over the top.
Oooooh yeah! Wouldn’t you agree?
I can see the finish line… only 3 days to go!