I intended to have pictures to go along with this recipe because I make it all the time and while I can read perfectly well, I am a very visual person. I figure most of my readers would like to see what happens. But I was so intent on cooking that I utterly forgot about my blog. So sorry, just words today.
The name is Breakfast Skillet, but it's made in the slow cooker. This is very similar to the Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls. You will need:
3 cups of milk
5 1/2 Oz box of au gratin potatoes
1 tsp hot sauce
5 eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp mustard
4 oz can sliced mushrooms
4 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
1 cup cheddar cheese
Combine all ingredients except for cheddar cheese. Cook on High for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or Low 5 to 6 hours. Sprinkle cheese on top before serving.
I used real potatoes the last time I made this because I didn't have a box of au gratin. I leave the mushrooms out because my husband is allergic. I don't brother with the hot sauce or mustard either because both myself and my older son will cover our food with hot sauce when we sit down to eat. It doesn't matter if I add cheddar or not, at least half the family will added cheese again anyway. This recipe also works nicely as a breakfast buritto filling.
Magickally, hot sauce can be used to make someone feel remorse. Mustard is fiery can be be used to add passion (thus this could be a good thing to serve after a fight with your lover) or it can be used to invoke anger (thus giving a more do-what's-right-even-it's-difficult type of vibe). Bacon is abundance (bring home the bacon) and so is cheese because it usually costs more to have a restaurant add it to food. Mushrooms are also abundance because they spring up quickly from waste. Since they are phallic shaped they figure into love and fertility as well. Mushrooms help to remove toxins from their environment so they can be used for banishing. Because so many mushrooms are poisonous and great care is needed to identify which are edible, mushrooms represent wisdom. And madness due to hallucinations. That's a lot of potential magick for 1 ingredient!
You may be wondering what spell I used. I didn't. I just cooked breakfast. Kitchen Witchery doesn't mean everything IS a spell, it means knowing how to turn whatever is handy into a spell.