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It’s been a weird week for driving. Maybe it’s the heat. Possibly a strange correlation with the moon phase. It could be that Call Me Maybe just came on again.

Egg English Muffin Salt and Pepper

I’ve had three unpleasant experiences in my car recently. Each incident was circumstantial with little to do with me other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but alas, resulted in the other driver succumbing to a form of road rage that involved curses mouthed in my direction, tailgating or a certain phrase loosely stated in sign language.

Red Pepper Green Pepper Red Onion

The most recent event really bugged me. I didn’t reciprocate the unkind gesture, partially because I was confused by the double arm waving (are you giving me the bird or taking flight? you’re not being clear).

diced peppers and onion ham and cheese

It bugged me. Enough that I felt it necessary to bring it up with Jared and describe the arm waving lady situation and the other two incidents. He was very insightful and promptly pointed out that it was all women drivers. Hmpf.

sauteed hash browns peppers and onions

Still, talking to him made me feel better, as it often does. He listened, gave me a hug and confirmed that I drive just fine. He knows how to help me move past the things that bug me, no matter how big or small…arm flapping included. He also knows how to make a really good breakfast. It’s among a long list of things I greatly appreciate about my husband.

Breakfast McJared Sandwich

Each and every ingredient in this sandwich can hold it’s own weight on level of importance, but let’s tackle eggs for today’s bit of food wisdom.

Eggs are a good source of low-cost high-quality protein, choline, selenium and vitamins B2, B12, B5 and D.

I’ll admit, choline isn’t something I ever think about, but it’s pretty important for brain function and health. Google it next time you’re looking for something to do other than online shopping or facebook stalking.

Breakfast McJared Sandwiches

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup frozen hashbrowns
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 4 ounces ham or bacon, cooked
  • 2 English muffins, toasted (we prefer Bays)
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 2 pinches of salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Ketchup or Sriracha for topping

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium-high in a large skillet, then add the potatoes. Tip: hot oil will crisp the potatoes instead of soaking into them. Allow to cook and sizzle for 3-4 minutes, then flip/stir them around and cook for 3 minutes mores. Add peppers, onion and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and reduce heat to medium-low.

Heat butter in a small skillet, then crack two eggs into the pan. We’re broken yolk people. If you are too, now is a good time to poke your spatula into the yolk. If not, leave it be. No judgement. Sprinkle your other pinch of salt and pepper.

Quick – separate your English muffins and pop into the toaster. Nice!

Fry eggs until they’re just solid enough and then flip. Top each with a slice of cheese. Melt your cheese by very quickly flipping the egg cheese-side-down for one second and then flip back again. Just like this: flip, count 1, flip, breathe. Cook for one more minute.

Make some room in your potato skillet to lay your cooked ham or bacon down for a little heat.

Gather up your toasted muffins and start layering with egg, ham and potatoes. You know those weirdos who put their fries on their burger or their chips on their sandwich? Go ahead, put those potatoes right on top and let your freak flag fly.

The Breakfast McJared Sandwich is great on it’s own, but if you have a bottle of Sriracha in your fridge, please feel free to drizzle away. Ketchup works, too.

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