Friday Catch Up time but this go round I am also bringing you the easiest 5 Ingredient Cornbread Sweet Potato Hash recipe that I’ve been making for Alex the past week!
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Friday Catch Up
1) Updates on things since having my purse stolen last Friday. I went Monday morning to the DMV and got a new license AND my renewal taken care of, complete with a new photo. I have the temporary one now with a hard copy to come, but as I am neither drinking nor driving (and especially not the two together), I don’t really need to carry it around with me. Also I haven’t decided what wallet to use. My little gave me a gorgeous Kate Spade wallet when I was her MOH last year, but it is a little big for my purposes right now.
Oh, and I had the nicest DMV clerk ever. I seriously wanted to ask her name and figure out how to give her a commendation. She was just lovely. I hope I returned the favor for her. It was also pretty funny when she asked me if my height and weight were the same as when I got my ID 4 years ago… let’s just say it isn’t… but we are going to say suuuuurreeeee. I was done with the whole DMV thing in about 45 minutes!
2) I’ve really “popped” this week, and other people are really starting to notice the belly. It is pretty obvious in any article of clothing other than my work clothes (which are all black, and then there is an apron), and when you are looking at me head on, the belly is getting really round and circular, kind of like the universal coffee cup, minus the handle.
I even had someone (a crossing guard) tell me “Congratulations” when I crossed the street yesterday! Risky move, but I guess it is obvious now, huh?!
Speaking of popping, Yoshi gave me her first real series of kicks yesterday. Alex was unfortunately out with the dog, but it was either the kiddo, or my intestines have decided to move in an altogether different direction than before.
Also, my belly button is starting to change, mostly at the top, but that could also be due to the mole that I had the dermatologist remove on Tuesday. Remember how I told you that my moles had changed? One got out of control, and I needed it to be dealt with. It will be really weird to have it gone. My stomach will look barren, kinda like if Cindy Crawford had her mole removed. Excuse me, beauty mark.
3) After putting together the bakcbone of our registry this past weekend, our parents jumped on things, and before we know it, thanks to the power of Amazon Prime and 2 day shipping, we started to receive GIANT packages! Our nursery chair and car seat arrived on Wednesday, the stroller and crib Thursday, we are expecting the dresser today… we are going to be busy bees this weekend!
I moved Ridley’s crate out of the nursery (which was the “office” before) yesterday so that she could start to get comfortable having her crate in the main room again (she started out in the main room, but in a different spot). I’m going to let her acclimate for a week, and we will start leaving her out there. After she ate one of Yoshi’s shoes, I don’t trust her as much, so she will need to earn that.
4) I’m starting to get really worried about them closing down the bathrooms on the Lakefront Trail for the season. They generally wait until after the Chicago Marathon, and if I run to work it is about 4 miles (I make it into 5 miles), but 90% of that is on the Trail. I’m already at the point that I can’t always make it the whole way even if I empty out before leaving, so I’m either going to have to run just in our neighborhood, or I’m going to have to become a city streets runner. The treadmill upstairs isn’t my favorite option because it is on a perpetual slight incline and also there is no readily available bathroom (I would have to come downstairs and back to our apartment).
TMI, but whatever.
5 Ingredient Cornbread Sweet Potato Hash Recipe (Vegetarian)
Last week, we had a night where there was a ton of our signature iron skillet cornbread left over, so I eagerly snapped some of that up and brought it home to Alex. I thought he might just want to have some as a snack, but soon, I took over and turned it into a cornbread sweet potato hash so delicious that he asked for it again two days later! I happily obliged as it is the easiest recipe ever and a great option if you just have nothing in your noggin for dinner.
If you don’t have cornbread at the ready, just make this recipe with regular flour and add 1/4-1/2 cup green chiles and 1/2-1 cup shredded cheddar and/or monterrey jack cheese (total). In that case, the zucchini would be optional. Or just grab some cornbread from the store and freeze it to have it ready for hash time!
Ok, here is the recipe for that delectable cornbread sweet potato hash. Enjoy!
5 Ingredient Cornbread Sweet Potato Hash (vegetarian)
This quick and easy cornbread sweet potato hash is a 15 minute answer to dinner when you have no idea what to cook! Use store bought or homemade cornbread, and adjust the flavors to your taste. An amazing recovery meal!
- 4 cups cornbread cubes
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed and cooked to fork tender but not mushy
- 1/2 cup white onion, diced
- 1 egg per person (for this recipe, about 4)
- 1 tbsp honey mustard per egg
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Olive oil or butter for cooking
- Optional: 3 garlic cloves, diced
- 2-3 Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages or 2 Chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
- Bring a large skillet up to medium heat and saute onion until browned and turning translucent (if using garlic, add when onion is browing but still white).
- Add sweet potato to skillet and brown sides for 2 minutes, then add cornbread cubes and toss to brown. If adding protein, add after 2 minutes.
- Distribute honey mustard across entire mixture and toss on heat.
- Option to remove from heat to a serving bowl and return skillet to heat to cook eggs, or option to heat a separate skillet for eggs.
- In an empty, greased pan heated to medium, drop eggs and let cook for 3 minutes, then flip and cook additional :30s to 1 minute, depending on desired doneness (we like them runny).
- Remove from heat and serve hash, with salt and pepper to taste, with egg over top. Use the yolk to create a delicious sauce! Add hot sauce like Cholula if desired!
Such a great recovery meal–tons of healthy fats, complex and simple carbs, and high in protein (particularly with the additional protein source). This would be a perfect way to refuel after a fall run, race, marathon, or just for a delicious dinner.Spread the word about this recipe!Click To Tweet
Alright, friends, I have a double today and Alex has night call, but then we have the rest of the weekend off to wrestle with nursery furniture and take naps. Guess who will be doing which of those, lol. Have a great weekend!
What is your go to if you need a hearty but fast dinner?
Tell me something funny that happened during your week, and something that you are looking forward to, this weekend or this coming month!