Here is yet another creative meal inspired by Pinterest! If you aren't on this wonderful pinboard site, I recommend it! Take a look at the Living the Country Life Pinterest page and follow us for all kinds of great tips for country living! This is a super simple idea that can be customized based on what you like or have on hand.
I made a quick casserole the other night, and threw 5 baking potatoes in the oven at the same time, specifically for breakfast the next day. If you make baked potatoes with your steaks, this is a great way to use up leftovers! Here's how:
1 baked potato per person
1 egg per person
Shredded cheese (I used Cheddar)
Cooked crumbled bacon, sausage, ham, Canadian bacon, or meat of your choice (I used leftover sausage links and chopped them up)
Green onions, bell peppers, spinach, or veggies of your choice, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Slice the very top off of the baked potatoes, and hollow them out with a spoon, leaving enough potato to hold the shell together, at least 1/4 inch. Save the scooped out potatoes for another meal! Brush the inside of the potato with melted butter if you'd like. (I didn't do this, but it certainly couldn't hurt!)
Sprinkle a little cheese into the bottom of each potato shell. Add cooked meat and diced veggies. Each person can choose the toppings he or she likes, for a custom breakfast!
Crack an egg into each potato shell. Top with salt and pepper.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F. for about 20 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs done. I cooked ours until the yolk was still a little soft, but the whites were completely set. If there's one thing I can't stand, it's runny egg whites! Some people like that though, so just cook them until they look good to you!
The kids loved this breakfast, and came up with the name "Idaho omelettes" because it really is like an omelette in a potato. They just picked them up and ate them with their hands, which made for a quick and easy breakfast for a busy school day. From now on, whenever I'm making baked potatoes, I'll throw 5 extras in the oven so we can have these the next morning!