A Southern Breakfast Bowl

I Hit Gold Cleaning Out the Fridge
I love flipping the calendar page to a New Year--it's a perfect blank slate, a time to start fresh, set goals, and plan for the months ahead. January is always a lazy start, too, as people slowly get back to work and in the swing of things. It's winter and here in California, if we're lucky, the start of rainy season and from the looks of it, we're going to have a very wet January--knock on wood!

With the start of a New Year comes an urge to clear away clutter, organize my belongings, and otherwise bring a sense of calm to the chaos. Seemingly, I have the same approach for organizing my refrigerator as I do for my closet, so it was a serendipitous surprise to ferret out the ingredients for a soul satisfying and satiating breakfast bowl.

I'm hoping that most people have the makings for a similar breakfast bowl, but I'm pragmatic enough to realize that not everyone practices the same religion when it comes to a proper New Year's feast. That noted, I'm sure a similar breakfast bowl could be had with whatever scraps you have on hand, but I'm willing to bet it won't be as delicious as mine: collard greens and cabbage, an end piece of cornbread, a spoonful of brown rice, a fried egg, a few shakes of hot sauce, and a thick cut slice of Mr. B's root beer cured bacon.

Happy New Year and here's to 2017!


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