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May 31, 2011

Cheesy Spinach Scramble

It seems like recently I haven't had time to do much grocery shopping (not to mention that its a task I despise), so we've been having a lot of "pantry" meals.  I've actually come to really love these!  Its challenging for me to come up with something edible from the measly food stuffs in my kitchen.
Here is one I created that my family adored and I've actually made a couple times since.
(Sorry about the poor photo quality, they looked good on the camera, but the reality kinda blows)

Cheesy Spinach Scramble
2 medium size potatoes, cooked, peeled and cut into chunks
(left over baked potatoes or canned potatoes work wonderfully)
5 eggs, well beaten
1/2 c. milk
1 c. cottage cheese
2-3 Tbsp. butter
1/2 of a 10 oz. box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 c. cooked, diced ham (optional)
1/2 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat.  Add cut potatoes to the pan, stirring the potatoes to coat them with the melted butter.  Cook until the potatoes are hot.  Add in the spinach and ham, stirring to break up and distribute through the potatoes.
In a separate bowl combine the beaten eggs, milk, cottage cheese and salt & pepper. 
Pour the egg mix over the potatoes and stir until eggs are cooked (like scrambled eggs). 
 Remove from heat, sprinkle the scrambled mix with the mozzarella cheese, then cover and let stand 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

 That's all it took!  This was a really good dish that would be wonderful for breakfast or lunch as well.  Adding some fresh fruit as a side dish would make this a complete meal.
Another great idea is serving with salsa or hot sauce.
Oh, and sorry about the very poor quality photos.  I don't have any idea why they were so blurry, they didn't look like that on the camera, I swear!

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