Thursday, April 7, 2016

EwE - Breakfast for Dinner - Black Eyed Peas, Greens, Eggs and Ham

Do you like green eggs and ham?
I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.

Dr Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham 

This week's Eating with Ellie theme is Breakfast for Dinner, chosen by Peggy.  I selected Black Eyed Peas, Greens, Eggs and Ham from Weeknight Wonders as my dish.  I was excited to try this dish for two reasons.  First, I had never had black eyed peas before, and I was astonished to find them readily available in canned form in my local supermarket.  Second, while I realise that this is greens, eggs and ham, not green eggs and ham, I couldn't stop thinking of the book by Dr Seuss.

This is a really easy one-pan dish that you can whip up easily for breakfast or dinner.  I substituted the kale for spinach (because I hate kale and it is massively overpriced), but otherwise was faithful to the recipe, which I can tell you was delicious, hearty and filling.  A judicious splash of tabasco sauce on top, as suggested by Ellie, really helps to make the dish.

To see what the others made for this theme, visit the LYL section of the EwE website.


TeaLady said...

One pan works for me.

~~louise~~ said...

I LOVE breakfast for dinner Gaye!!! My first thought was Dr. Seuss too, lol...I must say, I've never had Black Eyed Peas for breakfast. They are very popular in the southern US for New Years Eve. They are believed to bring good luck for the new year.

Whether it's true or not I don't know but I can tell you, I'm glad you switched out the kale for spinach. Way over priced here too. Can't wait til the hype is over and it becomes fairly priced again. Please pass the Tabasco and thanks for sharing, Gaye...

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

We hear so much about black eyed peas but rarely eat them. I remember buying a packet for a Mexican recipe a year or so ago. I probably still have it! :D

Kayte said...

This looks like a good choice, I need to get that one made for sure as the guys love that combination. Fun that you got to use Black Eyed Peas and found them so readily there! Looks delicious from my seat.