One of the easiest ways to get to know someone better is over a meal. Whether it's a long-time friend, or the family that just moved in across the street, there is something about breaking bread together that allows us to cultivate those deeper connections that we so desperately need.
The meal doesn't have to be fussy, and the house doesn't have to look like Joanna Gaines just fixed it up. Sometimes all it takes to create a perfect meal is throwing something in the oven and sending a text to say, "Hey, why don't you come over for a bite to eat?"
Here is a super-easy, no fuss recipe that's great for an impromptu brunch. It would also be great to take to an Easter brunch this weekend if you're running short on ideas. They are even great frozen and reheated in the toaster oven if you make a few extra!
LOADED HASHBROWN WAFFLES
1 Package refrigerated hash brown potatoes (20oz)
1 Package of pre-cooked, diced ham
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
4 sliced green onions
3 eggs (beaten) (You may also want to add a fried or poached egg on top for a more hearty meal.)
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat waffle iron on medium/high heat
Generously grease top and bottom of waffle iron to prevent sticking
Combine all ingredients together in large mixing bowl
Place about 1/2-3/4 cup of the mixture onto waffle iron
Cook until golden brown and crisp. (About 5 minutes. Times will vary depending on your waffle iron.)
Top with a fried or poached egg for a hearty meal. If you want to get real fancy, try adding a little hollandaise sauce on top.