Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Midwestern Breakfast

It's 6:45 a.m., the sun is up and so am I. Adam is out for a two-mile (or so) run. He's taking the same route about town that he did when he ran cross-country in high school. He requested his favorite "midwestern breakfast" upon his return.

Our kitchen cabinet painter has now left us two large boxes of tomatoes, green peppers and green beans. They just appear on our back porch. One was accompanied by a note telling us about past inhabitants of our 90-year old home. I think we made the right choice in selecting him for the job!!

Included were a dozen fat roma tomatoes. I thought about making a sauce but, instead, opted for seeing how they would do roasted. I lined a large sheet pan with parchment, cut the the tomatoes in half, drizzled them with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt and roasted them in a 250 degree oven for about three hours. As soon as they cooled, I placed them in a jar and refrigerated. They are delicious.

MIDWESTERN BREAKFAST
Mom's recipe for after a two-mile run
Feeds boy and mom

4 fingerling potatoes, sliced
1/2 medium-sized green pepper, sliced
1 fat shallot, sliced (or use green onions)
2 cloves roasted garlic, chopped
2 pieces oven-roasted tomatoes, chopped
3 large eggs, beaten slightly
salt and pepper to taste

Heat a coating of olive oil in a heavy skillet.

When hot add the potatoes and fry over medium high heat for one minute. Add the shallots and stir for an additional minute or so--just until opaque. Add the green peppers for another minute. Depending on how well done you prefer your vegetables, adjust the cooking time.

Lastly, add the chopped tomatoes and garlic. Lower the heat to medium low and stir in the eggs. Add salt and pepper to taste and slowly stir until eggs are doing to your taste.

Add a few slices of a hearty buttered toast.

Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy your boy!



32 comments:

  1. A great breakfast! I love those one skillet meals! Omelets, frittatas or just "breakfast in a skillet" -- they're great!

    And don't you love the tomatoes -- roasted that way!

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  2. Roaste4d tomatoes are the best! Good call.

    This looks like one hearty breakfast.

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  3. Bonnie...I am now incredibly envious. Where did you find such a gem of a person? A hired worker who brings you goodies? Wow...I am impressed...what a generous soul.

    That tasty breakfast looks like you'll be very busy today burning off the calories ;o))

    Have a great day,
    Claudia

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  4. What a good Mama you are, making such a nutritious and scrumptious breakfast for your little runner!

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  5. my taste buds always comes alive when i read your post. YUM. after that run he will need this breakfast and what a wonderful painter you have. I love old houses and 90 fits the bill. you are blessed with the old house, the hubby and the fresh veggies

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  6. Num, that would set me up for a morning... wish I was at your table!

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  7. Nothing as sweet as having your adult kids home and getting to fix family favorites. Our daughters are visiting right now from Chicago and we are doing the same thing. (only we all walk our 2 miles.)

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  8. What a flavorful reward after a 2 mile run! The breakfast looks fabulous, especially with those tomatoes. Delicious!

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  9. Nothing like cooking for the family right Bonnie? Breakfast is my favorite meal and I would surely love a midwestern breakfast about now. Hmmm, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. Gotta walk the dog first! Maybe you can come over real quick?

    xo, Bonnie

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  10. This breakfast translates well to the the Pacific Northwest too:D

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  11. Yummy tomatoes! But wait, what makes it 'midwestern'? I guess because it's yours :-)

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  12. Was thinking we'd hear about the breakfast today. Sounds great. I must be a midwesterner! BTW, you said it much better than me, on your comment on my blog post! You have the "gift!"

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  13. Wow I would love to get a box like that! I miss good midwestern home grown tomatoes! The breakfast sounds awesome!

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  14. Oh, yum!! You are really creative to think of things like roasting those tomatoes and how to do it, I don't do anything unless I have a recipe. Your son must be so healthy from all your good cooking growing up. This breakfast looks so good!!

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  15. I am your newest follower! Wish I could hop over for this breakfast!

    anne
    www.anniebakes.net

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  16. I'm sure Adam was thrilled with his Midwestern Breakfast; those tomatoes sound wonderful
    Rita

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  17. Sounds delicious. You commented on photos of my granddaughter the other day. My Ella is the same Ella that Ginny of ""Let Your Light Shine takes care off.

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  18. Nice, very nice! Especially like your breakfast date.

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  19. Now, that's MY kind of breakfast right there!

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  20. MMmmm. Breakfast is a celebrated meal for me. I love to dress it up with fancy dishes,glassware and cloth napkins. It becomes extraordinary!

    Kara
    http://vivrelejour.blogspot.com

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  21. Enjoyed your visit and comment on my blog today. Yes, our girls live in Chicago. They both work there and enjoy a lovely apartment together. They live in the city, but love to drive to the suburbs on many weekends. We visit them often.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  22. Just one thing-will you adopt me? :)

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  23. This looks like a delicious breakfast to me! I could go for one of these someday soon.

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  24. A delightful breakfast for mom and son!

    PS I think I am in love with your cabinet painter! ;)

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  25. I so wish I had creativity in the kitchen. I walk in there and just think of whatever is easiest. But you create art!
    Brenda

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  26. Yummy--I'll have to try the roasting of the maters since I've made my sauce already.

    Melinda

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  27. If I had a breakfast like that waiting for after a run, I just might start running.
    Mimi

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  28. Lucky you to have found a painter like that! Glad you're enjoying your boy being home- that breakfast sounds so good!

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  29. Yum, yum and more yum. I adore breakfast but actually hate making it.

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  31. What a wonderful gift! I am sure you picked the right painter...sounds like a jewel!

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  32. What a perfect breakfast! I can't wait for my romas on the vine so I can roast them, too!

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