I made breakfast for dinner last night. And out our house, if you are going to take the time to make breakfast, you MAKE BREAKFAST.
We had eggs scrambled with cheddar, bacon, sausage, Grands biscuits, and hashbrown casserole. Go big or go home, people.
Here is Matt's mom's hashbrown casserole recipe:
32 oz package frozen hashbrowns, thawed
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups cornflakes, crushed
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 can of cream of chicken soup
8 oz sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar
Mix cornflakes and melted butter and set aside.
Mix all other ingredients, and spread into a 9 X 13 pan. Top with cornflake mixture.
Bake on 350 for 45 minutes to an hour until golden bubbly.
I had to use cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken because I was out. It still turned out okay, but I like the cream of chicken better.
I didn't want to big box of name brand corn flakes for one recipe, so I decided to buy one of the assortment packs of the small boxes of cereal. Matt's gotten into eating cereal lately, so I figured that would end up being more economical knowing the corn flakes would probably waste. HOWEVER, I did not realize that one of those boxes of cereal crushed up only makes about 1/2 cup. So... we crushed up one box of corn flakes, one box of Special K, one box of Rice Krispies, and one box of Crispix. Matt and Sarah held me back when I was also trying to mix in some Frosted Flakes. Anyway, it was humorous, but it turned out tasting just the same. Put enough butter on something and all it's going to taste like is butter.
This is, by no means, a healthy recipe, but if it makes you feel better, use the Healthy Request soup and lite sour cream. It will distract you from the fact that you just used one and a half sticks of butter just for the topping. Whatever.
On my last recipe post someone asked how in the world I stay so thin. My answer is this: there's no "staying" about it. The only reason I'm so thin now is from all that pumping I did for five months. I could eat anything I wanted and just pump those calories right off. One of the benefits to pumping over nursing (maybe the only one???), is that you can pump way more than he's actually going to eat. I seriously considered continuing to pump just for the weight loss factor, but just didn't have enough hours in the day. (And also realized that's partially psycho.) So anyhow, I'm starting to gain weight now that I'm not pumping anymore. I'm not excited about it. I have gotten into a bad habit, after being pregnant or pumping for two years, of eating whatever I want in massive quantities. I've always eaten more than Matt. I use to have the metabolism or the Medela to back it up, but alas, no more.
My body is ticked.
A reckoning is coming.