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Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie, or How to Wake Up to a Hot Breakfast without Lifting a Finger
It also crossed my mind I had less than zero desire to actually get up and make that breakfast.
So, I checked into crock pot breakfasts. I loaded the crock pot at bedtime with a recipe I’d dumbed down, and fired that sucker up for the night. It worked great! We woke up to a tasty, hot breakfast. And all I had to do was stay hunkered down, nose peeping out over fleece blankets, and grasp the handle of the steaming coffee mug Ray brought to me. So this is why they say ‘happy campers!’
The only less than rewarding moment was fleeting angst when I smelled nothing upon wakening. Shouldn’t there have been some bursting aroma like there is at home when I make crock pot meals? Surely I had failed to turn on the crock pot. But, no, all was hot and bubbly and looking good. Later, it dawned on me that I had pre-cooked the bacon (hence, no delightful eau du bacon throughout the night) and potatoes and eggs (unless they’re rotten) aren’t high aroma foods. So not to worry.
My crock pot breakfast was a hit and I was a star. You can be, too. Here’s the recipe:
1. Spray oil inside of crock.
2. Layer 3-4 inches frozen hash browns, chopped onions to taste, a fistful or so of shredded cheese, and lots of cooked bacon.
3. Repeat to make 3 layers. Bacon lovers may want to use a pound or two of cooked bacon.
4. Beat a dozen eggs and one cup milk together and pour over the layers.
5. Cook on low for 10 hours or high for 8 hours. Whatever. You really can’t mess it up.
For safety, I set the crock pot in the sink. Remember to plug it in at bedtime!
Note: Here’s a great clean up tip for the crock pot. Repeat after me: “Hey, would you run this outside for me real quick and wipe it down with a paper towel ?”
Be sure to say ‘real quick’ as it implies it’s easy. Also, it’s important to be bending over something that looks like hard labor while you say your line. The kid or hubby hands you the wiped down crock pot then you furiously attack it with soap and water. Life is good.
‘Til the next time, Happy Tales.