Early on in my college days I learned rather quickly that I had to be creative with what I had in my fridge and pantry to feed myself. Grocery store trips were few and far between and what I bought needed to last! There is definitely an art to efficient buying & using. I hate letting produce go bad in my kitchen, but I’ll admit it happens all too often. Busy schedule = neglected kitchen
Two things that I always find myself rushing to eat up before they go bad are eggs and bread. Breakfast sandwich, anyone?
To my father’s disappointment I’m not much of a breakfast eater. Growing up he instilled in us that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and I don’t doubt that at all. Eating a big meal in the morning just doesn’t sound good to me most days, but I do LOVE breakfast food. I find myself eating breakfast for dinner more often than I’d like to admit, and I’m definitely not complaining about that ;)
First thing’s first: the assessment. This usually involves me looking through the fridge and pulling out everything I have that needs to be eaten soon before it goes bad. Typical items (and ones that will be used for this recipe) include cheese, deli meat, and fresh veggies in addition to the eggs and bread.
Lets start with the eggs. I like mine fried, and just a little runny in the middle. They make these little mini frying pans just for eggs. At first I thought it was the dumbest thing ever because why can’t you just us a normal pan?? But as it turns out they are perfect for making egg sandwiches cause they keep the egg just the right size to fit between two pieces of bread. I don’t have one myself, but my roommate throughout college did and it was the best! TJMaxx usually keeps them in stock for under $5 for those interested. You should check it out they’re super handy :D
Next up, deli meat and cheese. Most college kids have sandwich fixings, right… at least I usually did. Today I happened to have some kind of smoked turkey. Ham is good with this too though! Also, I generally put sriracha on everything and this won’t be an exception. I made a sriracha mayo combo – fancy, I know.
Sautéed up some onion and bell pepper and toasted the bread with a little butter all in the same pan. Easy clean up is always key.
MMMM…. so good ;)
Thanks for reading! Hope everyone has a good morning. Until next time, XX