Sweet potato and eggs breakfast hash

03.05.13

SweetPotatoBaconHash

I’ve missed you! You know that raw excitement a dog feels when its human friend returns after being away FOREVER…or, say, 15 minutes? That’s how I feel about seeing you again. Amidst all the chaos over the past couple of weeks, I’ve paused several times to think about how I haven’t been very fair to you. I just disappeared without notice and without any indication of where I went or when I’d be back. A lot has happened since we last met (including this mouth-watering sweet potato hash, but we’ll get to that later). For starters, we drove to my parents’ house two weekends ago and spent the entire time crafting for the wedding. I sacrificed a pair of jeans to a can of paint to make wedding signs from old fence boards and brush color-coordinating chevrons on our corn hole game.

SweetPotato&EggsHash

In more current news, we spent this past weekend packing up our tiny in-law apartment and hauling it over to our new (much larger) house! To my good fortune (and, he might argue, his dismay), my dad’s job sent him to The Bay Area right in time to help us move on Thursday and Friday. The truly impressive part of the whole experience is discovering just how much stuff we crammed into our miniature barely-1-bedroom apartment for the past 3 years. We’re talking enough stuff that makes a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house feel full. It seems Lucas and I have a knack for Tetris. Saturday morning after the move, my mom, who came down on her own free will to help, woke up early to unpack all the boxes labeled “kitchen,”  polish the stove, and clean the filthy microwave. Best mom ever. Not to mention that she also wound up taking on a majority of the heavy lifting the day of the big move, while I sat at home waiting for Comcast to show up 2 hours late.

Instead of a relaxing Sunday morning, the three of us woke up before dawn to hit the Alameda Point Antiques Faire in search of a credenza for our living room. It took less than 5 minutes before we scored this gorgeous vintage walnut piece.

Credenza

Isn’t she a beaut? Had we not been so exhausted that we fell asleep for 3-4 hours when we got home, this sweet potato and eggs hash would have been a perfect cap to the end of a successful shopping morning. With our house in shambles, last night was the first dinner I got to cook in my new not-so-pint-sized kitchen. It was AH-MAZE-ING. When I wanted a pot, I didn’t have to lift five other pots to get to it. When I needed to put something on the counter while I tended to the potatoes, I had the space. And when I didn’t feel like doing dishes? I had a dishwasher. I feel like a little girl who’s just upgraded from her Easy Bake Oven and plastic kitchen cart to a real-life grown-up space to cook. What better to christen the new stove than breakfast for dinner? With bacon. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s clean-your-plate delicious. (Yes, that’s gluten-free bread on the plate!)

SweetPotatoHash

Having first made it a few weeks back, I’d already planned to share this recipe with you next, but when I started writing about it yesterday, all the memories of the flavors dancing on my taste buds came to mind and I had to whip it up again. Though this time we dined in style at our new dining room table and not hunched over the coffee table.

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9 Comments

  1. Tina says:

    So jealous of your new digs! Look at all that natural light! <3

  2. Veronica says:

    Congratulations on your new home! Wow! This looks like a wonderful recipe for a quick and easy dinner! Have fun in your new kitchen!

  3. Jessica says:

    Hi Sarah!

    J & I totally just made this for dinner and it was DELICIOUS. Congrats on the new casa and upcoming wedding!

  4. Congrats on your new home!
    Love the walnut buffet.
    Breakfast looks YUM.

    • SnixyKitchen says:

      Thank you:) We feel like we scored with that walnut buffet. So much so that we don’t even notice that we temporarily don’t even have a coffee table…or a decent sized couch. ha.

  5. Sheri says:

    I can’t wait to see all the wonderful recipes you whip up in your new “not so pint-sized” kitchen!

  6. Twin Tastes says:

    Yum! We recently made a recipe similar to this and added loukaniko. Love playing with breakfast dishes for dinner!

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