Despite the amount of food produced on this blog, I think most people would be surprised to know that our fridge is often empty. To be more specific, its either packed so full you can’t move a thing, or completely bare. I may have an issue in refrigerator stocking extremes.
We travel a lot so I’m always trying to use up the last of everything, or I’m making the most of my time at home by cooking a million things in one weekend. The Hubs travels even more than I do, which sometimes makes grocery shopping seem pointless when I’m home all by myself. I’m usually able to figure out something to make for myself with what I already have on hand.
Recently, The Hubs was out of town, and I was about to leave for Chicago so the fridge was in a sad state of empty. One thing we are never without is eggs so it was time for the classic breakfast-for-dinner maneuver. Perfect for those times when you don’t feel like cooking, you haven’t been to the store recently, or when you’re cooking for just one.
Another thing I’m never without is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!. True story! I make popcorn using the brown paper bag method and I use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! spray on my popcorn. However, for breakfast after dark this time around, I opted for the spreadable version.
Using the end of a loaf of bread, the egg whites I had leftover from making fruit curds , and some chopped broccoli and asparagus, I easily whipped up a delicious and healthy omelette stuffed, grilled breakfast sandwich. You can make this with anything you have on hand….just add eggs! Plus, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! buttery spread makes the perfect golden crust on any grilled cheese.
I ate mine with some fresh strawberries on the side. All that was missing was the coffee….oh wait, you should probably leave coffee out of your breakfast after dark plans if you don’t want to be up all night.
If you’re cooking for one, or don’t feel like going to the store tonight, or heck, if you just love eating breakfast food, you can find more great breakfast after dark ideas by checking out I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! recipe webisodes. I personally think the breakfast pizza with a cauliflower crust sounds pretty darn awesome.
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