Birthdays are a really big deal in my family. Month long celebration, national holiday type deals with multiple cards, thoughtful gifts, and a house decked out in balloons and signs so the world knows what event it is. Therefore, it was only natural to have multiple celebrations for Hubby’s recent birthday.
There was the night out in the city with a close group of friends the weekend before, equipped with a marzipan bakery cake. There was the dinner I hosted for his family with lasagna, meat pizza, appetizers and carrot cake cupcakes two days before. Then, the brunch with friends the day of his birthday where I brought a candle to put in his dessert, and then dinner that night with other friends where we sang once again with a candle in the restaurant’s mud pie. Next, came the surprise outing I arranged the day after, all capped off by dinner out with my family the following weekend.
I suppose it’s not a shock that I had the fridge stocked with his breakfast favorites, all ready to prepare his morning meal. As always, it was served to him on a tray, with a tall glass of OJ just the way he likes it. (Don’t worry, I get the same treatment when my day comes!) I’m not sure if corned beef hash is supposed to be complicated, but I was quite excited last year when I found a very simple way to create this for Hubby. I wake up pretty hungry in the morning, and I like when AM meals don’t take a lot of time to set up. The secret is packaged diced potatoes that are already prepared with chopped onions. Toss them together with thinly sliced corned beef from the deli counter and you’ve got yourself a flavorful dish. Serve it alongside sunny side up eggs and crispy bacon, and you have the birthday breakfast of champions.
1 cup Simply Potatoes diced potatoes with onions
1 lb thinly sliced corned beef hash, chopped
2 eggs, sunny side up
4 slices fully cooked bacon
Dried parsley to taste
Lawry’s seasoned salt to taste
Paprika to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Spray your pan with olive oil cooking spray and sautee potatoes until slightly golden.
Add sliced corned beef and fry together, adding more olive oil as you go.
Flatten potatoes by pushing down on a smaller pan to help them brown more quickly.
Season potatoes with pepper, parsley, paprika and Lawry’s seasoned salt.
Crisp bacon in pan allowing the juices to cook into the potatoes.
In a separate pan, prepare two sunny side up eggs and season with salt and pepper.
Eat and enjoy making someone happy!
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