Potatoes, eggs, peas and cheese

My friend Erin made this recipe for me over the weekend (a favorite from her childhood), and I realized this morning that I had both leftover potato fries and peas, so I made it for myself!

It is certainly not the most beautiful of dishes, but it’s a very satisfying breakfast that tastes great with a spoonful of salsa or a few shots of hot sauce.

You can make it in any amount, depending on what you have around. Just figure about one tablespoon of butter for each medium sized potato.

Potatoes, eggs, peas and cheese

1 Tablespoon butter
1 baked potato (cooked) cut into chunks
1/2 cup cooked peas
2 eggs
1/4 cup shredded cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. When it’s melted, toss in the potatoes and let them warm up for a few minutes. Add in the peas. Next, crack in the eggs and quickly stir them around so the yolk and white scramble together. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off the heat, mix in the cheese, and serve.

Yes, I am still a blogger.

It’s true, I suck at blogging lately. With everything I put on my plate, something always gets pushed off. But I can’t seem to give up anything (what should I get rid of? My incomes? Going to the gym? Doing the laundry?) I find it’s really hard to get away, too, because I just think about everything I have to do when I get back. Sundays I spend the whole day thinking about going to work on Monday. I’m sure you know this feeling.

On behalf of pretty much everyone, I would just like to say, screw you economy. Screw you for making us feel like we don’t have choices anymore. Screw you for making us feel guilty if we do still have a job. I did not get an adjustable rate mortgage or have any part in the auto industry tanking. Why do I have to pay for it?

OK, mini rant complete.

But seriously, I feel like I am working my ass off to claw my way out of debt, just to have almost nothing left for myself at the end of the month. And now I have to take a week of unpaid vacation. Soon we will be building Hoovervilles in Rice Field.

I am trying to stay positive, but it is really tough some days. I try to think about fun things, like planning a wedding (woo hoo!) and Orla Kiely at Target. I try not to think about the $45 in parking tickets I just added to my tab.

This is gonna get better soon, right?