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Friday Catch Up + 5 Ingredient Cornbread Sweet Potato Hash Recipe (vegetarian)

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.

Hold it just a little bit lower…

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!

This quick and easy cornbread sweet potato hash is a 15 minute answer to dinner when you have no idea what to cook! @suzlyfe

Ok, here is the recipe for that delectable cornbread sweet potato hash. Enjoy!

5 Ingredient Cornbread Sweet Potato Hash (vegetarian)

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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!

You'll Need...

  • 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


  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Distribute honey mustard across entire mixture and toss on heat.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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. 

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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!

Linking up with Foodie Friday (Farrah, Annmarie, Esther,), Friday Five 2.0, Meatless Monday (Sarah and Deborah) and another Meatless Monday (Annmarie and Dixya),

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  • Reply Sara

    Yay for baby items arriving! What stroller did you get?

    September 29, 2017 at 7:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Bob Revolution Flex!

      October 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Cora

    Aha – funny! I brought home 4 pieces of cornbread from work the other night that were going to go to waste and still haven’t had a chance to use them. Now that they are a bit less than fresh this is bloody perfect! Gotta love synchronicity. Thank you, love.

    I wanna see a pic of your coffee cup belly :). And who’s putting on the bets that this baby doesn’t sit still?… #runnermommy

    September 29, 2017 at 8:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Always there for you! And she is DANCING

      October 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Glad you got in and out of the DMV quickly and they person was pleasant! Ours never goes that well!
    Such a great recipe and have a fabulous weekend.

    September 29, 2017 at 10:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hop eyou are having a fabulous day Julie!

      October 13, 2017 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    Glad you got the DMV out of the way! When I went last year to get mine renewed, there was a line outside a mile long 30 minutes before opening. It was INSANE! Surprisingly they were efficient though. I want to see pics of the baby’s room when you get everything together.

    September 29, 2017 at 10:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Good grief! That is INSANE!

      October 13, 2017 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    you definitely need that silver pacifier! I love sweet potatoes for breakfast and the addition of the cornbread yum!

    September 29, 2017 at 11:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And then that runny egg…

      October 13, 2017 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Rae

    See, living in Vermont, I’ve never had a truly horrific DMV experience. Most of the time I don’t even have to wait. #smalltownlife Glad you got all that taken care of, anyway. I’m so excited that baby things are starting to arrive! Hopefully assembly of said items isn’t too stressful. Happy weekend!

    September 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Not too stressful for me… Alex on the other hand…

      October 13, 2017 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups

    That cornbread skillet sounds amazing. Hope you have a nice weekend!

    September 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It certainly IS amazing! I hope you try it!

      October 13, 2017 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply GiGi Eats

    This update about you and YOSHI makes me very happy because well, YOU KNOW WHY!!!! Now where is the tummy poppin’ photo ? Off to stalk your IG!

    September 29, 2017 at 4:26 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      lol. Everyone says it is small, but it is large to me!

      October 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Marcia

    In Germany all the public toilets are PAY toilets, which really took me by surprise. Not fun when you need to hydrate for the marathon.

    September 29, 2017 at 6:44 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OY. I would be bankrupt

      October 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    hahaha, Cyanide and Happiness is one of my favorites! 😛

    Amazon is wonderful. <3 I'm so happy for you two!

    That cornbread sweet potato hash sounds all kinds of awesome! :] I can't wait to try it out! *-* I've been feeling super lazy lately, so 15 minutes sounds glorious!

    October 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      15 min is the length of my attention span 😀

      October 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    How frustrating that you had your purse stolen!!! But yay for awesome DMV lady – that’s got to be a rarity!

    Totes need belly photos, Suz!!!

    October 2, 2017 at 4:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I will work on it!

      October 13, 2017 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply San

    Ok, ok, I guess no deliveries, but I’ll make the sweet potato cornbread hash myself… thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

    And cool that you had a nice clerk at the DMV… seems rare 😉

    Yes, WHERE are the belly photos??

    October 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hate the lighting in our hallway where the mirror is..

      October 13, 2017 at 1:32 pm

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