Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich with Crockpot Cantaloupe Jam

I have 2 speeds in the morning. One is hyperactive: My alarm goes off, I immediately get up, brush my teeth (on the best days,) brew coffee of which I have time to take exactly two sips, walk a block in the dark to meet my lovely girlfriend for an obscenely early workout class, come home, shower, and make a seriously unsatisfying smoothie for breakfast.

The other speed is more Sunday morning: No alarm, but I still open my eyes at 6:30 and think holy shit what time is it? Roll out of bed. Brew coffee. Actually have time to drink it. Then, I cook a real breakfast. Maybe chocolate chip pancakes. Or granola Acai bowls. Or french toast (OK so this is rare, but its happened.)

The point is, both of those mornings have their place in my life and my kitchen. I don’t know what your routine is, but maybe some mornings you rush out of the house with half a banana and a tablespoon of peanut butter, and other mornings you make a 3-cheese omelet with bacon. Its fine. Its called balance. This recipe is for those lazy Sunday/can’t eat one more piece of french toast (has that ever happened to anyone?) mornings.

Ingredients
Cantaloupe Jam
3 cups cantaloupe, cubed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Juice from 1 lemon
Seeds from 1 vanilla bean

Sandwich
1 egg, fried
2 pieces of bread, toasted (I used Sprouted Wheat but if you want to live a little you could use a brioche or white bread)
1 handful of spinach and arugula
Salt and pep
Drizzle of olive oil

Are you ready for literally the simplest thing I’ve ever put up on this blog? Don’t judge me for this:

  1. Put the jam ingredients in a crockpot. Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Use a fork to mash up the remaining fruit pieces. Refrigerate until cooled.
  2. Toss the arugula and spinach with a little olive oil.
  3. Spread above jam onto toasted bread.
  4. Add fried egg.
  5. Add above arugula and spinach mixture.
  6. Add salt + pep.
  7. Done.

Breakfast sandwich

**I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I fried 3 eggs until I got one that looked kind of OK to use for this picture. I’m just saying, if there were a Most Beautiful Fried Egg Competition, I wouldn’t enter it.

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