Silly Beth, cottage cheese doesn’t go in eggs!
So eggs are amazing, yes? Yes. But eventually, one gets tired of just pain eggs. I did, so years ago I became adventurous and started adding random things to it to see how it’d taste.
First, I added cheese. A bit after that I took a leap and I sauteed onions before adding the eggs to the frying pan. I roamed new territories as other veggies followed. Now I’ll put just about anything in my eggs and usually I love it.
It’s fun using left overs in your eggs. I don’t mean, like, pasta leftovers or anything, but Kim and I had a bit of left over black beans and corn, and some cottage cheese, so that’s what I used in the photo above. (Plus a bit of salsa!)
To keep the adventure metaphors going, adding the cottage cheese was like climbing a steep mountain in a blizzard. And I made it to the top!
Here’s a list of great add-ins (best when sauteed first):
- bell peppers
- spinach (yep)
- cottage cheese
- turkey pastrami
- Canadian bacon
- ANYTHING, really
I would have never thought of putting cottage cheese in scrambled eggs, but I realized that we put cottage cheese in our healthy quiche recipe to replace heavy cream… And that wasn’t too weird of a concept (and it tasted amazing!) so I thought, why not put it in my eggs! It’s a little extra protein punch too!
And of course I added spices! I can’t remember what I put in here, but here are some great combinations of spices!
- chili powder
- red pepper flakes
- maybe some curry
- (Oooh, and Chipotle Tabasco, anyone??)
- Italian seasoning
It keeps the morning interesting! Breakfast is what gets me up in the morning and I think you know why, now. I look forward to breakfast every time I go to bed, already imaging what fun things I can do to my eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, etc.
Guten Morgen! Genießen Sie Ihr Früstück! (Good morning! Enjoy your breakfast!)