Our first date, sort of, but we didn’t really call it that, was breakfast at a little Greek diner in Santa Barbara called Pavlako’s. It was one of those little joints where the staff recognizes the regulars & refills your coffee without needing to ask, and where the food is fresh and homemade tasting. Pavlako’s became one of those special places for us to go when we were courting and newlywed.
And as I am apt to do, I found something I really liked and then stopped sampling anything else on the menu. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. So, I regularly ordered the same breakfast. And I still love it today. Thankfully, it’s also a frugal meal.
Greek Eggs (per person)
This is the basic recipe, but you can add sauteed onions or mushrooms to make it more if you like.
non-stick cooking spray ($0.05)
1/4 cup frozen spinach ($0.10)
3 eggs, beaten ($.30)
1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles ($0.35)
Buttered toast ($0.10)
In small fry pan, spray nonstick spray and toss in spinach. Heat until spinach starts to thaw. Add beaten eggs and sprinkle feta cheese over top. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until eggs are your desired doneness. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with toast.
Total cost per person – $0.90
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