ham and red pepper hash 2

I’m going to be honest with you- since Cassidy was born, I haven’t spent one single night away from her. In fact, I haven’t spent more than 4 or 5 hours away from her! Joel has, due to various business trips, but not me. Nope. And I’ve been perfectly ok with that. In fact, every time we decide to take a couple of hours for ourselves and leave the baby with a grandparent, as soon as we leave the driveway, I’m flooded with feelings of guilt over leaving my baby. Then I’ll drive Joel nuts by asking if maybe we should’ve just stayed home. Am I alone here?? Surely I’m not the only crazy mom. ;)

But everything changed a couple of days ago when Joel booked us an overnight getaway. That’s right, in a few short days, I’ll be abandoning leaving Cassidy to go enjoy an overnight stay in a plush hotel room. There will be champagne, a couple’s massage, gourmet dining, and best of all- a night of uninterrupted SLEEP. No baby monitor, no early morning wake up call, no nothing. Nothing but sleep. This all sounds great, but truth be told, I’m still unsure how I’ll handle it. Am I really ready for a night away from my baby?? Don’t get me wrong, the room is BOOKED and there’s no going back now, but I really hope I don’t blow the whole thing by whining for my baby the whole time.

Anyway, that story has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with hash…sorry. Onto the recipe. I had some really yummy smoked ham leftover, along with a couple of really beautiful red peppers and a bag of frozen hashbrowns lying around. What else would I do but make ham and red pepper hash?! YUM!

ham and red pepper hash

Ham and Red Pepper Hash

1 16-ounce bag frozen hash browns
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup cooked, diced ham
1/2 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
3 large eggs, poached or fried
salt and pepper
olive oil

Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet, then add the frozen hash browns and red peppers. Cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or so, until peppers begin to soften. Stir in ham and salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes more. Top with cheese and poached eggs. Serves 3-4.

Recipe source: Sing For Your Supper original

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  1. You’re not a crazy mom! Or maybe I just am. lol. I was the same as you and I had never spent a night away from my daughter and she was two years old. However when I became pregnant with my second, obviously I was going to be away from her for a couple of days in the hospital. So I wanted to sort of prep her for that. We planned a nice weekend and booked a motel not too far from home (you know, in case of emergency. lol) I couldn’t sleep the first night because all I thought of was her. I ended up needing to go see her and hang out with her during the day until it was time to go back to the motel. In the end I of course was the one with the problem. She was just fine. You’re weekend sounds incredible Amy! Just relax and enjoy. You and Joel deserve it. Don’t be crazy like me! Cassidy will be just fine. You may surprise yourself and want to do it more often. Anyways, the hash looks good!;)

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    amy Reply:

    Thanks, Heather! This made me feel better!

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    Comment by Heather R — February 15, 2013 @ 7:50 PM

  2. Amy, you’re not crazy at all! I hope you can enjoy the weekend. If you’re feeling too anxious, maybe just pour yourself another glass of champagne :-)

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    Comment by Kelsey — February 19, 2013 @ 10:33 AM

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