Breakfast Scramble and Weekly Menu Plan

We love Breakfast for Dinner! It’s one of most inexpensive meals you can serve for dinner. I usually schedule a couple dinners a month with breakfast items, but I also like to change up what I serve.

Recently, I cooked up this Breakfast Scramble and we all loved it. The best thing about a Scramble is you can add ingredients from your fridge that need to be used up. Even if you don’t have enough of one ingredient it’s easy to combine them to stretch and make enough for the entire crew. For this Scramble I used some honey ham and Italian sausage that we had left over from some meals from earlier in the week.

A little tip I learned from Alton Brown to speed things up in the kitchen and make your eggs fluffier; add milk when you are beating your eggs. You want to add about a tablespoon for each egg so count the number of eggs you are using and pour the milk that long. For example if you are using 6 eggs count to 6 as you pour, 1-2-3-4-5-6. Simple.

Serve it up with easy Cinnamon Rolls and a Smoothie and you have a perfect Dinner or even Breakfast treat!

Weekly Menu Plan

Monday ~ Cheeseburgers, Potato Pockets, Corn on the Cob

Tuesday ~ Beer Can ChickenMini Penne Pasta and Salad

Wednesday ~ Mini Meatloaves {Recipe from $5 Dinners}, Mashed Potatoes, Corn

Thursday ~ Easy Barbecue Chicken Salad

Friday ~ Appetizers – Sausage Cheese Balls, Cheesy Chili Dip, Bacon Crescent Rolls Chicken Lo Mein and Egg Rolls

Saturday ~ Chicken Lo Mein and Egg Rolls

Sunday ~  Mexican Mess {Recipe from $5 Dinners and Smockity Frocks}


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Breakfast Scramble

Make this one dish Breakfast Scramble for Dinner or a special Sunday Breakfast.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes


  • Potatoes, washed and cut into small chunks {the smaller the better}
  • 23 tablespoons oil
  • Meat {I used 3 sausage links and 4 pieces of ham, any meat you have in the fridge}
  • 1/4 cup Green peppers, chopped
  • 6 eggs {depending on the number of people you are serving}
  • Milk {6-8 tablespoons}
  • 1 cup Cheese {milk, sharp or colby jack,whatever you like}


  1. Heat oil in large skillet
  2. Add potatoes and season with Greek Seasoning
  3. Cook until almost done and well browned
  4. Add the sausage, crumble with a spatula
  5. Cook until almost done
  6. Add the chopped ham or other meat
  7. Add the peppers {you can add onions too if you like}
  8. Cook until all ingredients are fork tender and browned well
  9. Whisk together the eggs and milk
  10. Pour over meat and potatoes mixture
  11. Cook eggs until almost done
  12. Stir in cheese, reserving a little for the top
  13. Cook until eggs are done and cheese is melted
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


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  4. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says

    I serve breakfast for dinner often, but I never thought to add cinnamon rolls to it. My kids would love that! We usually have pancakes/waffles, eggs, and sausage. Also, I’ve always added milk to my eggs before scrambling them. They are much fluffier that way!

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    Thursday – beans
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