Made Ya Look! This “ Colorado Hash” isn’t what your thinking. It’s better!
Wow! This is turning into quite a day and it’s only 11 AM Mountain time!
This post is likely to go in a vastly different direction, or scatter in 3 or 4 directions from what I expected, because this morning I got the news of the UNexpected—The GOOD unexpected. Not to distract from Colorado Hash & Egg Muffins or anything, but today’s news is something that I won’t be able to keep to myself. So fasten your seat belts kiddies, we’re going on a wild blog ride!
For starters, it’s my awesome Dad’s birthday today so you can thank HIM for this recipe! WOOT! More on that later…
I love my Dad! And this morning, he and my Mom began HIS BIRTHDAY with an early morning call to me to let me know about the SCOTUS decision on same sex marriage. They were excited to share that DP and I—who rarely watch the news—are finally legal in ALL of our United States of America! It’s good news we’ve been waiting to hear! My parents are selfless and super cool like that! 🙂
This may be the perfect time to let you know that DP and I have been keeping a secret from all of you. Are you sure you want to know? OK! Not only is DP an acronym for Double Portions, but also domestic partner. I’m a “words” gal so there’s nothing I love more than a good double entendre. 😉
Because I don’t want to distract from this terrific dish, at the end of this post I’ll share with you what I posted on Facebook about this momentous day in gay rights history, but right now It’s all about Colorado Hash & Egg Muffins!
On to States rights…
If like me you live in your own little utopian bubble, let me get you up to speed on my great state. Colorado has become the butt of many a joke about Mary Jane and her quest for world dominance beginning with the altered states of Colorado and Washington. The bubble people are saying, “ Mary Jane WHO?!” I’m talking about pot, hash, ganja, loco weed, sinsemilla: The budding controversy over Marijuana. And though I do not partake, I live in a state where now it seems everyone is taking a ride on the reefer-mobile.
Speaking of which, we HAVE noticed the traffic is moving much SSSLLLLOOOOOWWWWEEERR these days, and Rocky Mountain High has a whole new meaning. Though you couldn’t convince me the name of that song was NOT a double entendre already.
On the good side, we’re now taxing the fertilizer out of pot and munchie-manufacturing-profits are rising faster than the four cannabis plants now allowed in every household in Colorado.
Which brings me right back to Colorado Hash & Egg Muffins…
Colorado Hash & Egg Muffins may not have maui wowi in them but they will take care of your savory comfort food cravings and make you say, “WOWI, These are AMAZEBALLS!” Whether it’s a birthday breakfast for your devoted Dad or a munchie fest brought on by a little too much dried herb, these will knock your socks off! They’re SUPER EASY to make, too! Muffin tin? Check. 1 store-bought raw pie crust? Check. NestFresh Eggs? Check. Hormel Corned Beef Hash? Check Kraft 2% Cheddar Cheese Shred? Check!
WARNING: This recipe is NOT recommended for paleo or vegetarian consumers unless you’ve been influenced by colorado hash, in which case you probably won’t be able to help yourself, so just dig in! 🙂
Hmmm…Why don’t I just cover ALL of the worlds most controversial topics in one blog post!
But I digress…The true irony of what has now become this post is that my parents are so far removed from being part of the pot scene that they may as well be in Singapore*. You’d think that being young adults in the 60s might have influenced them but by the time they were old enough to drink they were already having me and my sister! Mom always said that the were insulated from all that stuff because of us kids—there’s that utopian bubble again! Now ME? I’m thinking if I had two little kids ages 4 and under 1 to deal with 24/7, I might have needed some wacky weed to keep me sane! It’s PROBably a good thing I didn’t have any kids then.
If you’ve hung in there reading this, you’re probably dying to know why I chose this particular meal for my Dad’s Birthday?
You’ve heard me talk about my parents over and over again. I’m always sharing about their support and encouragement of Cinfully Simple from writing guest blog posts to trying my new recipes and commenting on the blog, as well as sharing on social media. Well, truth be told many of the things I cook are NOT the foods I grew up eating. My ideations are often born of a vivid imagination, a brain that never seems to sleep and my own experiences. Thus, they are mostly unorthodox for the two very traditional eaters that are my parents. Take my Blueberry Avocado Paleo Pancakes for instance…
My dad looks forward to every weekend because he can food-splurge and have bacon or sausage and eggs with pancakes. So when the luscious picture of my paleo pancakes caught their eye; they (meaning Mom) immediately went out and bought the ingredients to make them. I probably should be supplementing their grocery bill!
Let’s just say it was not my Dad’s idea of a real “Saturday Pancake”. Dad said they were tasty. “BUT,” he said, “they should not be called pancakes.” “It’s misleading,” he said. Did I mention traditionalist? The whole idea of a Paleo Pancake is about as foreign to my dad as well, smoking a joint! SOOOOOOOO, I thought it was about time I posted a recipe that although presented in a different medium, is more like the traditional breakfast he’s used to. Colorado Hash & Egg Muffins are all the things you like for breakfast in one yummy little muffin cup!
Happy Birthday, Dad! I love you!
Here’s the recipe you’ve been waiting for!
- 1 raw store-bought pie crust
- 1 can of Hormel corned beef hash
- 6 NestFresh eggs
- 1 cup Kraft 2% sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 T oil/spray oil to grease muffin tin
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Watch the 3 min. time-lapse HOW TO video for a quick tutorial!
- Lightly coat each muffin cup with oil.
- Unroll pie dough on wax paper.
- Find a glass or cup with a circle big enough to fit in the muffin cup and create a little edge around the sides.
- Make 6 circles in the dough pushing hard enough so you can pull the circles from the rest of the dough.
- Remove circles and place one in each muffin cup.
- Bake the plain crusts for 5 minutes before filling.
- Put a generous spoonful of Hormel corned beef hash on top of each crust and spread out to form a layer.
- Crack one NestFresh egg on top of each pile of hash.
- Sprinkle each cup liberally with Kraft 2% sharp cheddar cheese.
- Cut extra pie dough in strips and place two in an X across the top of each muffin cup.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until eggs and crust are done.
- Scoop out of muffin tin onto a plate, and get high on the flavor sensation! 😉
I used wax paper so the dough doesn’t stick.
I live at high altitude so your cook times may vary. Check eggs for doneness at 10-12 minutes if you are a flatlander.
My first time out I overcooked the eggs. If this happens don’t stress. It was just as good. I Promise!
And here’s the Facebook post I promised to share on the #SCOTUS gay marriage decision:
*Singapore was reported by wikipedia to have the lowest marijuana use in the world in 2004.