I haven’t exactly done much cooking in my new apartment. Unless you count reheating. I just find that my schedule can be unpredictable, so I don’t really plan meals in advance. By the time I get home from work and veg out for a bit, I’m not into the idea of preparing a ‘real’ meal.
While leftovers and microwave dinners have mostly sustained me for these past several weeks, I felt the urge to experiment with fresh ingredients the other night. Sooo domestic, I know!
Because of the planning (or lack-therof) I mentioned above, none of the recipes that caught my eye while scrolling through Pinterest were going to work since I had very few cohesive ingredients on hand.
I ended up experimenting with a makeshift sweet-potato hash, and it was actually delicious!
Although I didn’t follow any sort of science or measurements, (I essentially made things up as I went) I’m going to do my best to recreate the steps for you below.
- Sweet potatoes, cut into cubes (I didn’t bother peeling them because I’m not about adding extra work, in case you couldn’t tell)
- One egg
- Spices (I used Mrs. Dash seasoning and garlic salt, my two faves)
- Hot sauce
- Feta cheese
- Cook the potatoes on the stove, covered—I sprayed the pan with some non-stick cooking oil, drizzled a little olive oil, and added a little bit of water to the pan, then cooked on medium for about 12 minutes
- In a separate pan, sautee the kale—I just used a little cooking spray and set it on low/medium for several minutes
- Throw some feta cheese into the potato pan when you think the potatoes are almost done
- Since I didn’t want to have to clean another pan, heaven forbid, I put the kale on a plate and used that pan to fry an egg
- Note: this was the first time I’ve ever made a fried egg. It came out looking beautiful, but honestly, I didn’t totally trust it…
- Dash your spices onto the potatoes
- Put the potatoes atop the kale, the egg atop that, and then splash some hot sauce on top!
- Eat it all in about 2.7 minutes
- Spend three times that cleaning up…but be proud that you ‘cooked’