Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fruit and Veggielishious Breakfast

The only thing I like more than a delicious homemade breakfast is a delicious homemade breakfast with friends. My dear friends Kate and Mark have been so kind as to let me stay over at their house in South Park a few nights a week the day before my shifts at Specialty Produce. Not only has this cut back on my work commute but it has made it so I have much more play time with my dear friend Kate. The morning of my last visit we awoke bright and semi early to make a nutritious breakfast to start off our days with.

Spiced Breakfast Potatoes


2 russet potatoes

2 sweet potatoes

2 bell peppers (whatever color you like, we used red and green)

salt and pepper

dried oregano


cooking spray or olive oil


First off heat your oven to 350 and coat two baking sheets with olive oil or cooking spray. If you want to save on clean up you can line your baking sheets with aluminum foil or a silpat first. Wash the peppers and cut into 1 inch squares. Then wash the potatoes and slice them up nice and thin, this will help them cook faster.

Kate recently got a brand new set of super sharp knives and did an expert job slicing the spuds. Arrange the russet potato slices on one pan and the sweet potato slices on another. The potato pieces can overlap some if you run out of room. Drizzle the potatoes with the olive oil or a spritz of cooking spray. Season the sweet potatoes with a sprinkle of cinnamon and salt. Top the russets with the pepper pieces and season with a sprinkle of oregano, salt and pepper.

Pop both trays in the oven and cook for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are browned.

While the potatoes were in the oven we brewed some coffee and prepared another delicious breakfast treat.

Broiled Grapefruit


2 grapefruits

Sprinkle of sugar or a drizzle of honey


Slice the grapefruits in half and then loosen the grapefruit pieces with a thin knife as you normally would before eating one. Sprinkle the grapefruit with sugar or top with a drizzle of honey. Heat the broiler in your oven or toaster oven and once hot pop the fruit in the oven and broil for a couple minutes or until the edges of the grapefruit start to brown and the sugar bubbles up a bit.

The potatoes were just the right crispness and perfectly seasoned and the broiled grapefruit was super juicy and sweet as candy!

Nothing like a delicious breakfast to start off the day, hope you are having a delicious day too!


seamaiden said...

You are so cute! I usually cook alone so can never get DH to take pics of me when the lighting is good. :)

Love the easy breakfast potatoes and roasted grapefruit- on my plan for a future weekend breakfast!
Thanks for the ideas!


rachel marie said...

Thanks Sea!

On sunshiny days you can also roast the grapefruits on the bbq grill. I love grilling fruits, this past summer I roasted pineapple on the bbq and served it with chocolate sauce and sweetened mascarpone cheese, soooo yummy!!