I kind of chuckled as I typed the title of this post as a “family favorite” I wonder if my boys would say that? Maybe that should say a “Momma Favorite”. I am always eager to get more greens into my children and this has become a favorite way to do it. My boys never complain about the spinach–in fact I have told them so many times how healthy greens are for their bodies that I think they are little proud of eating their spinach eggs now:) I am sure they would prefer a breakfast of some kind of sugary cereal, if given the choice, but at least they happily eat their spinach eggs when that is what is placed in front of them:) Sometimes, I make this for myself at lunch. I LOVE it! When I make it for myself I add onion–but my boys prefer this dish sans onion. The cream cheese makes it so creamy and delicious–YUM! We like to top it with salsa or hot sauce. Hope you enjoy!
We had this for breakfast on our first day of Summer Break! I can’t believe summer has begun! YEAH! I just got my Summer Job Chart up on my ‘Family Command Center’! The only way I can stay sane during the summer is to have clear expectations for my 5 boys, so we don’t end up sitting around all summer in a mess watching TV :) We try to have some fun too–and are working on our Summer Bucket List now! What do you do to stay sane and have a fun summer when all the kids are home? I would love to hear your ideas:)
submitted by Melanie~The Sisters Cafe
*This is more of a method than a recipe. You can adjust amounts to suit you and your family.
salt and pepper
Olive Oil, butter or cooking spray
Crack the desired number of eggs into a bowl. I like to add a little water or milk. I always remove some yolks. I like it to be more whites. I think it makes the eggs lighter and saves you calories too! With a fork througly mix the eggs up, breaking the yolks and creating a yellow liquid. Take your spinach (start out with just a little and go from there–ease your family into it:) Roughly chop up the spinach. I like to chop it fairly well–remember it will shrink A LOT when you cook it! If you are using the onion, chop that too. Heat your skillet over medium to medium high heat. Use either olive oil, butter or cooking spray and cook the onion for a few minutes first, then add the spinach. Saute until fully wilted and then pour in the egg mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and using a wooden spatula or spoon, cook stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan until the eggs are firm. Remove from heat and dot the eggs with little dabs of cream cheese. Maybe a tablespoon or two for my family. Gently stir the eggs and watch the cream cheese melt into a creamy goodness:) Serve with salsa or hot sauce. Enjoy!