Friday, March 11, 2011
Quickie Hash Brown Dinner
I think my favorite thing about blogging is the fact that all my weird food and exercise rituals are validated by others that share the same! It appears as though most of you have the same love of pickles that I do. I am a dill girl through and through. I can NOT do sweet pickles. Oh and I love that some of you drank pickle too! I mean why not? It's just more of that good flavor! We recently tried the ones with tabasco in them and that jar did not last 2 days here. Those suckers were GOOD! The juice from that jar made a night dressing on my salads!

So, thank you to all of you for validating my freakdom...I guess we are all in the same club!

Last night was crazy town here. Jay had a band concert and ironically needed a new pair of black pants since he out grew the last pair I bought him in December! Well, not horrible grown out, but enough to make him uncomfortable and make me have to run around like a crazy lady all afternoon for another pair of pants. I LOVE TARGET. I know I'm not alone here, but I can't walk out of there without spending $70. Sadly, I bought nothing frivolous for know the usual, shampoo, soap, does this stuff all add up? Anyway, the good news is that he is growing...the bad news is that he only wore those pants once! Oh and for those of you out there that are going to have kids or who have young kids, yeah, you always hear about the NEED for things on an already busy day and these things are needed that day. Fun stuff. Mission accomplished though and the concert was great!

So, breakfast for dinner it was. The boys love hash browns and while I normally make them from scratch, I cheated and bought the frozen hash brown potatoes. These were so easy to cook and crisped up perfectly. Garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper make these babies perfectly seasoned! Next time I have more time, I am making these though!

This actually came together pretty quickly...thank goodness and since it was something everyone liked, it was eaten with no complaints. Oh and for those of you out there that like "over easy" eggs, but don't like having to flip them, just put a lid on the frying pan while you cook the egg on medium heat. It works, trust me. No flipping necessary. I cooked 6 eggs on the fly last night, so I needed to make it easy!

You know the rule here...they get bacon, so I get waffles or pancakes. Since I am loving nutritional yeast waffles lately...I opted for that so all I had to do was pour it in the waffle iron and walk away. 

I'm so looking forward to this weekend. I am meeting up with blog friends tomorrow, we have an outing to the Natural Foods Warehouse (I love that place) and a lunch with some friends today! Not to mention movie night with my boys tonight (Back To The Future!)!

What are you all up to this weekend? I hope fun stuff! For my friends on the West Coast please stay safe!

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 8:28 AM  
  • At March 11, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Anonymous Jessica @ How Sweet said…

    I am only a dill girl too. No interest in the sweet or bread and butter pickles... yuck! This sounds SO good. My kind of dinner!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Anonymous Estela @ Weekly Bite said…

    When it comes to pickles I'm all dill! I have zero interest in any other pickle.

  • At March 11, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Blogger Lisa said…

    Brinner looks great!

    I buy clothes for my nephew (he never brings any when he visits!)...and then he immediate outgrows them and I give them to my other nephew who is a year younger. That helps take the edge off a little!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 8:55 AM, Anonymous Heather (Where's the Beach) said…

    My hubby loves hashbrowns too. He makes a nice big mess on the weekends making them for himself ;-) Kroger carries a hot pickle that is SO good - not the jalapeno, the hot. Hope today is more relaxed for you!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM, Anonymous Holly @ couchpotatoathlete said…

    Natural Foods Warehouse sounds like fun to me!

    I love easy dinners like this -- eggs, hashbrowns and waffles sound delicious right now!

    My sister, her husband (and new bulldog puppy!) are coming to visit from TX -- they are both teachers and next week is their Spring Break. I can't wait to spend time with them!

    Have a great weekend Sarena!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    ooohhh! I'm meeting up with a blog friend tomorrow, too! :) Have a great weekend my dear!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I literally can't go to target without spending at least $50. Even if I just go in there to get toilet paper, I swear things just jump into my basket! They have EVERYTHING!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 9:41 AM, Blogger Heather said…

    We love breakfast for dinner - it happens at least once a week in our house!
    We have a race tomorrow morning, but we just got dumped on with snow so it should be interesting.... :)

  • At March 11, 2011 at 9:43 AM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    Pickles are the love of my life. Have you had them fried at TAP with the jalapeno dipping sauce? Ah-mazing/dangerous.

    I can't wait to meet everyone Saturday!!!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM, Anonymous Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing said…

    Yay for breakfast for dinner! : ) If I don't want to flip and egg, I put a splash of water in the pan and cover it for a few seconds. Works like a charm! : )

  • At March 11, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Anonymous Nicole, RD said…

    It is a bit scary how quickly the bill at Target adds up! :) Have a great weekend!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 10:49 AM, Blogger Fallon said…

    Breakfast looks mighty delicious!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 10:53 AM, Anonymous MelissaNibbles said…

    Love pickles, love Target, love breakfast for dinner! Perfect day to me.

  • At March 11, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Blogger Emily said…

    Phew! It does sound like a crazy day, Sarena! I'm the same way with Target, hehe. So glad that you have fun stuff to look forward to this weekend! I'm meeting up with some blogger ladies for dinner tomorrow night and going to the Celtics basketball game on Sunday! :)

  • At March 11, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Anonymous Averie said…

    Pickles, I do love sweet ones!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Sarena. Enjoy your time with your beautiful family :)

  • At March 11, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Anonymous Jess@HealthyExposures said…

    Sounds like you've got a busy but very fun couple of days in your plans - I'm glad you're feeling better and can be out and about and having fun now!!
    Ohhh, you and your waffles kill me. Looks so good, and I think I might be back on a kick with them myself ;)

  • At March 11, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Blogger Nicole said…

    Target just sucks everyone in!! doesn't matter what you go for you end up buying more!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Blogger Megan said…

    Yum! I love well done, crispy hashbrowns like that! For some crazy reason, I've never made them at home, and I totally should! I know it's so simple :)

    Hope ya have a fabulous weekend.

    Oh, and that Target problem?? Yeah, me too!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 8:09 PM, Blogger Unknown said…

    I like all pickles, but I'm easy to please.
    Breakfast for dinner is such a treat!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 9:29 PM, Anonymous Kristina @ spabettie said…

    breakfast for dinner is always welcome!

    so... I'll have a post up sometime next week - the PICKLE BURGERS were a hit! :)

    also? I didn't think of it yesterday, but my friend Jeni and I had a PICKLE JUICE + VODKA cocktail night once. pretty good!

  • At March 11, 2011 at 11:04 PM, Anonymous Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said…

    Breakfast for dinner is the best! Enjoy watching Back to the Future. I love that movie!

  • At March 12, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Anonymous Heather @ kissmybroccoli said…

    Love your breakfast for dinner! I just recently started cooking my eggs that way. I love that they stay nice and pretty instead of getting speckly (is that even a word) when you have to flip them over. I totally bookmarked that lentil/sweet p hashbrown recipe. It sounds great!

    This weekend is just full of packing, packing, and more packing! Taking a break right now and REALLY don't want to get back to it, but I just have to focus on how nice it will be to be in the new house in 2 weeks!

    Have fun with your bloggy friends and shopping! The Natural Food Warehouse sounds like a place I could get lost in for hours! ;)

  • At March 12, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said…

    I love breakfast for dinner, it's a great way to break routine. And what's better than eggs, hash browns, and bacon? Looks delicious!

  • At March 12, 2011 at 5:39 PM, Blogger Simply Life said…

    I love breakfast for dinner -this looks great!

  • At March 12, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Anonymous Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said…

    I too love breakfast for dinner! I haven't had hash browns for the longest time, and now I am craving them!

  • At March 13, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Anonymous Christin@purplebirdblog said…

    Hahhahahahah yes ma'am... no sweet pickles for me either AND I've used the juice as a salad dressing... oh, a BAZILLION times! ;)

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