Mid-day Brunch Thing
It sorta became this mess of ingredients that all-in-all tasted better than average.
The story: It was around 4pm and there was a Castle marathon beginning on TNT (sidenote, if you haven't seen Castle, you're doing it wrong). I was too hungry to wait until dinner but I didn't have any "dinner food" in my fridge. So thus the "mid-day brunch thing" was born.
What happened: Like almost all other posts, it starts off by pulling leftovers from my fridge and improvising. This day consisted of roasted butternut squash, a few pieces of raw spinach, half an avocado and my last two eggs. I thought "well, this is either going to be really good or really bad but I will at least give it a shot."
Then what: I put a little olive oil in pan and warmed up the squash - takes about 3 minutes (if you start to hear sizzling, you've cooked them too long). Once the squash was removed, I added just a little bit more oil in the pan for the spinach and waited until the leaves began to wilt. You want them to turn dark green but still retain some of their shape -- too long in the pan and they will get overly mushy. Cooking the eggs is a preference thing: I cooked these over-medium but they could be done sunny-side up, scrambled or over-hard. And, well, the avocado is an avocado.
Final thoughts: This is a very healthy and balanced meal that works any time of day (honestly, you can put eggs over anything and it becomes breakfast).