We LOVE breakfast, brunch & brinner 'round here. When I'm getting that craving for some pancakes, waffles, bacon, or eggs, I don't mind making breakfast for dinner one bit. Since I've been training for a half marathon, I am really trying to eat healthy. I skipped the greek yogurt pancakes this week and went straight for the proteins + vegetables. Last night's menu was: Florentine scrambles, breakfast potatoes, and bacon! #nomnom 

Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer Woman is my inspiration. She is a wonderful mother, wife, photographer and chef. Her new cookbook has given me so many great dinner ideas! The kids love it, too! Her florentine scramble was my inspiration, I just switched it up a little bit.

Before I start cooking, I gather all of my ingredients into one area. This makes the cooking process much easier for me ;) Family dinner is like an event in my home. We love feasting and gathering together at the end of the day, with pretty arrangements and my favorite dinnerware.


Florentine Scramble:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 onion, diced 
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • scramble mix {recipe below} 
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • cilantro
  1. In a large skillet, melt butter and add in onions until golden brown. {3-4 mins}

2. Add in the cherry tomatoes and spinach and cook for 1 minute.

  3. When all the veggies are cooked, add your egg mixture. {I used six eggs for a family of four.} 

        4. When the outside of the scramble starts to brown, throw in the cheese and start scrambling! 

Breakfast Potatoes: 

  • 5 pounds red potatoes 
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped 
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted 
  • 1 tsp kosher salt 
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • koser salt + pepper to taste 
  1. In a large bowl, combine your cut potatoes along with the melted butter. Toss in the peppers in onions. Using your hands, mix it all up! 
  2. Spread the potato mixture on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle on the kosher salt, pepper, and paprika. Cook potatoes for 30 minutes on 425 degrees. 

I had some green iced tea brewed for dinnertime, but Gene came home with something better. He picked up one of my favorites. Athens has an amazing brewing company, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. They make yummy craft beers! This one is KoKo Buni, a milk porter. Coconut and coffee flavors..uh, yes please! Perfect pairing for a "brinner"! 

I really enjoy cooking and sharing my recipes with you! Happy cooking, y'all! 

XO. ~Sarah