I’m one week in to a somewhat “normal working person” schedule for the first time in my life. No more nights (mostly). No more weekends. No more holidays.
This is great for my social life and probably my internal clock in the long run (though there is some question about that short-term). But I am figuring out how to adjust to the new time and having a lot of the rest of my day be after work, as opposed to having all day to myself before work like before. One of the biggest adjustments is actually my eating habits.
I’m not a huge breakfast fan and am not very hungry before work. I’ve been having a smoothie or peanut butter and banana sandwich before work or early in my shift. But what if I want something more, or want to heat up something with protein following my after-work run? When I came into fresh rosemary, I decided to make a Mediterranean egg bake that would satisfy any time of day.
This bake is a good amount of savory and filling vegetables with just enough egg to hold it together. This would be a great hearty breakfast or light dinner. It was simple to make, about 20 minutes of hands-on time and 30-40 minutes of baking, the perfect after work dinner.
Mediterranean egg bake
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 8 ounces of mushrooms, slices
- 1 medium potato, diced
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 fresh sprig rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 4 ounces feta, crumbled
- 3 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, potato, garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sautee for 6 to 8 minutes, until the mushrooms are cooked and the potatoes appear more softened and slightly translucent.
- Mix everything except the eggs and milk in a large bowl to combine.
- In a small bowl, mix the eggs and milk until combined. Pour it into the large bowl and combine.
- Put the mixture into a greased 8 by 8 baking dish.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the eggs have set.
What is your meal plan when life gets hectic after work? I would love to hear your suggestions as I transition my schedule.