Canadian Bacon Breakfast Casserole

It was dark on Sunday night by the time we ate.  I pulled out a pork roast Saturday to defrost and cooked it on the Weber Sunday night.  I rubbed it with horseradish mustard, salt, pepper and fresh chopped rosemary.

I know I can cook pork until 145 degrees – pink pork is okay people!  But when I took the lid off and looked at it, even though the thermometer said 127 degrees, it looked . . . done.

So I brought it in to rest.  After 15 minutes I began to slice it and I saw this deep red center and I was like “what the fuck happened here!”  But I took a bite and it was delicious!  I brought Tony his plate, sat down to my plate and it took us all of about 20 seconds to realize I cooked a beef roast!!   Note to self:  label your fucking freezer food!  (or alternatively recognize the difference between pork and beef)

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It was delicious though! Open-mouthed smile  Best pork Tony ever ate.

My store had Canadian bacon on sale . . . .99 cents a pound!  I decided to make a breakfast casserole – one casserole = 4 breakfasts. 

Canadian Bacon Breakfast Casserole

  • makes 4 servings:  243 calories, 9 fat, 36 carbs, 5.6 fiber and 21 protein

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces white potatoes (about 3) cooked in the microwave and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 5 slices (3 oz.) Canadian bacon, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper

Heat oven to 400.  When the potatoes are cooled (I actually cooked mine the day before and took them from the fridge), slice and layer the bottom of your baking dish. Salt and pepper the potatoes.

In a skillet, heat the olive oil, add the garlic, red pepper, zucchini and Canadian bacon, cook about 5-7 minutes, or just until the red peppers start to become crisp tender.

In a large bowl, mix the egg whites, eggs, milk and crushed pepper.  Add pepper mixture to the egg mixture and mix until combined, and pour over the potato layer in your baking dish.  Top with cheddar cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes, or just until the eggs are set and the cheese is golden.

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I actually put this together in about 10 minutes, then went on my 30 minute walk before work – it was done by the time I got home. Open-mouthed smile  I just wrapped the casserole in some clean dish towels and took it to work – that way I’ll have it all week.

My plate with gala apples on the side.  Which I’ve determined I don’t like as an eating apple – I think I’ll have to sauté the rest of them.  Breakfast comes in at 308 calories, 10 fat, 36 carbs, 5.6 fiber and 21 protein.

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Loved the potato layer on the bottom.  I think next time I’ll brown the potatoes in an oven safe dish and make it more like a frittata.

So I thought I had my plastic surgeon consultation appointment to set up the removal of my abnormal mole.  I got there right on time.  1:15 on the dot!  Only to find out that my appointment is Monday, September 24!   My first thought was “I can go work out now!”  But sadly, since I didn’t think I was going to work out, I gave myself the right amount of insulin and my blood sugar was 134 – too low to work out – it usually drops 100 points during exercise – um, pretty sure 34 would be close to a diabetic coma.

So I got back to the office and heated up my chili – with some tortilla chips on the side.  Lunch comes in at 456 calories, 20 fat, 49 carbs, 11.9 fiber and 25 protein.

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It was stormy on my drive home.  I don’t know what it is about rain and driving, but it just slows everything down.  It took me nearly 50 minutes to drive 15 miles home!  Luckily, I had Company Salisbury Steak on the menu – I kid you not that this is a dinner that is ready in literally 20 minutes from start to finish, even making the mashed potatoes from scratch (just cut your potatoes small and only cover the potatoes by an inch of water – they’ll cook faster).

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It wasn’t until I went to plate this that I realized I never made my wilted spinach on the side.  Let’s just agree that I got my veggies in my breakfast, mkay? Open-mouthed smile

I had every intention of doing a DVD after dinner while Tony watched Monday Night Football.  But turns out I unconsciously put my PJs on before I made dinner, so that set the tone for the evening.  No worries, I have six more days til my next weigh in, I’ll hit it hard today. Smile with tongue out

Stats for Monday:

  • 1382 calories, 52 fat, 144 carbs, 20 fiber and 87 protein
  • average blood sugar 144
  • 30 minute walk before work

What’s on your exercise to do list today?  My gym bag is packed and I think I am going to do a treadmill sprint/jog/walk today.  Make it a great day!

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37 thoughts on “Canadian Bacon Breakfast Casserole

  1. Beautiful breakfast casserole! That potatoes on the bottom is a fantastic idea. Bummer about the appointment. I’m teaching Attack tonight!

  2. Too funny on the meat swap! I always think I will remember what something in the freezer is, rarely happens. Today is my hard workout day, run and an hour with the trainer. Hope you get a good workout today, always makes the day better.

  3. Got up did my mini strength training workout then hit he treadmill for another interval 5K. Muay Thai Boxing tonight.

    Not only have I learned to label raw meat before I freeze it, especially if I’m putting into a ziplock style bag, I now label leftovers. Sometimes they don’t look recognizable once they’re frozen lol!

    • You would have been proud of me – I did an interval 5k on the treadmill too – my fastest sprint was at a 9:04 pace! (although I could only hold it for two minutes!)

  4. I love that Salisbury steak! I need to make it again soon!

    LOL about the pork being beef! I bet that spice combo kicked ass on the beef though!! lol

  5. Your beef roast looks perfectly cooked, funny you thought it was pork 😉 Love Canadian bacon, that casserole sounds yummy. I put on my pj’s the minute I get home, except in the summer. I’m already bundled up like it’s winter! Until my back is better my pitiful exercise will be getting out of my office chair and stretching…boo!

  6. OMG that pork roast story cracked me up!!

    I’m impressed with how fast you put food together.

    I did spinning this morning. Sadly, baby woke me up at 3:45 am, and well I was awake until class at 5:45.

  7. I wish you would come cook for me! That would be heaven.

  8. I am going to work out today, I am I am! I’m terrible about labeling freezer stuff too lol! I try to be so good, and sometimes I am, then I put something in thinking I’ll remember what this is, no need to label! And 6 months later I have no clue! At least it still turned out good 🙂

  9. That beef looks delicious! We don’t label like we should and sometimes have to change the meal when we pull out ground turkey instead of ground pork!

  10. Ive never seen Canadian bacon that inexpensive. I love it, more so than regular bacon. Btw, have you thought about getting an insulin pump? I started one about a week ago and its making my life so much easier. My insurance covered the entire cost too.

    • Lucky! I’ve thought about the pump, but since I am considered a “controlled diabetic” my insurance company won’t pay for it. I am going to email you – have your blood sugars controlled with it?? Hope so!

  11. thank you for making me LAUGH OUT LOUD – pork, beef – eh it’s all good.

  12. I’ve been a space cadet lately. I was all psyched to run a local 5K this past Sunday. We had a friend visiting and he brought his running gear. I texted the girl who told me about the 5K to let her know we would definitely be there the next morning. When I woke up to go to work that night I saw her text informing me that the race she was running was next Sunday. Duh! I only looked at the flyer about 10 times yet never really noticed the date.

    I finally started labeling things in the freezer with my son’s roll of painter’s tape. It is perfect because it peels off the plastic bags and containers so easily when you need to write a new label.

    My workout is done for today. I did the P90X Plyometrics and Ab Ripper DVDs. I can barely do the Ab exercises because they are heinous, but I will feel like I did them all later on.

    Have a great workout!

  13. LOL…I bet that was the best pork you’d ever had! 😀 Glad you stopped it at 127 degrees. The bigger sin would have been overcooked beef. Ick! And yes, please spread the word to the world that pork does not have to be cooked to dryness. Double ick!

    I think today is going to be a rest day from the gym, but I will get out for a quick walk. Gotta get my dose of vitamin D while I can!

  14. I haven’t driven in traffic in so long I think I would have a heart attack if I came upon it, so frustrating. I have to say I am a slow driver to begin with so add in the rain and I would be the one slowing everyone down.

  15. Roz@weightingfor50

    I laughed out loud at the meat mixup! Like you, I’ve mixed up dates for appointments too. what a perfect time to do a Homer Simpson immitation. DOH!

  16. haha! you crack me up. i could see myself doing the same thing with the meat confusion. i LOVE the look of that salisbury steak. and it looks perfect for a rainy day.

  17. That breakfast casserole looks just amazing!
    I have been there with meat confusion!! Well, it looks delicious either way! 🙂

  18. Oh man, I love breakfast casseroles!!!
    My workout today was an ass kicker; Turbo Fire: Tone 30 DVD.

  19. ok the pork and beef thing had me cracking up, I am sure I would do something like that so no worries 🙂 I am also glad I am not the only one cooking in PJs some nights.

  20. The casserole looks yummie.

    I have to be honest: I was supposed to run this morning, I even got up, got dressed, got out of the door and …. turned around and headed back home. I’m having a hard time adjusting to running in the dark but am convinced I’ll get used to it.
    But I will take Bella for a walk once I get home from work.

  21. So funny that you mixed your meat up, haha! Looks mighty tasty though!

  22. I read that at least 3 time wondering what Kevin bacon had to do with a breakfast casserole
    My exercise for today is only walking 😦 I went to the oral surgeon on Monday and my head hurts too much for more than walking

  23. I just saw your casserole on FG! :0) Nicely done Biz.

  24. […] day 3 of my breakfast casserole and I am still loving it.  Only one more slice to go.  I just love that in one dish, […]

  25. What a gorgeous casserole! May have to make it for myself for this weekend.

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