Rise and shine, its breakfast time! Looking for a simple yet gourmet breakfast to serve Mom this Mother’s Day? This colorful breakfast bowl is packed with protein and carbohydrates to keep Mom energized all day long. Cheddar cheese grits, a fried egg, bacon, toast and a little arugula salad make up what I’d call a pretty mean breakfast bowl. Since everything is served in one large bowl, it makes breakfast in bed a lot more manageable. Forget that giant tray filled with all those dishes!

A few months ago I was in a culinary competition where I had to make an amazing breakfast using eggs. Now, I can cook a lot of things but for some reason eggs and I just don’t get along all that well, so when I found out the category was eggs I was a bit nervous. I decided to go back to the basics and make a meal that I already make a few times a week, and don’t think twice about. This is more of a dressed up version than what I make normally, but it is still ever so simple. Needless to say I ended up placing in the top 5 of the competition with this dish and I’m sure it will be a fan favorite in your house too.

To me, there really isn’t anything more comforting than a great big bowl of cheese grits, eggs and bacon. Add in a few extras and you’ve really got yourself something special. Not only is this bowl great for breakfast, it makes a fantastic lunch or dinner too.

 

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Breakfast Bowl

Serves 4

Ingredients: 

4 eggs

8 slices of bacon, cooked

2 cups of arugula (tossed lightly with lemon juice and olive oil)

1 green onion, sliced

4 slices of toast

2 (14 oz0 cans chicken broth

3/4 cup quick cooking grits

8 oz. cream cheese

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Salt

 

Directions: 

  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually whisk in grits. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 12-15 minutes or until thickened. Add cheeses and pepper, stirring until melted.
  2. Fry the eggs and toast bread.
  3. To assemble bowls; place grits on the bottom then top with fried egg, toast, arugula salad and bacon. Sprinkle with green onion, salt and pepper.