Clean Up Confessions
If you have ever forgotten to use cooking spray in a pan or baking dish you know how much of a nightmare it can create. It can not only wreck the dish you are trying to create, but it can also make the after dinner clean up a real chore.
It took me a while to learn how handy a good quality cooking spray like PAM can be. Not only do I use PAM for cooking but I also us it to make some other chores a lot easier. When you’re measuring ingredients like, honey, syrup, or ketchup use PAM cooking spray on the utensils, and it will pour more easily, leaving very little residue behind making for easy clean up. Cooking spray also works well for shredding cheese. Lightly spray your grater with PAM and it will help keep the cheese from sticking to the grater and plugging it up – and it will make for easy clean up after. There are so many uses I don’t think I can remember them all. Another little trick I found handy, is that when using aluminum foil to cover a dish for baking, lightly spray the side that is going to be touching the food to keep it from sticking when you remove the foil. I have had the looks of one or two dishes wrecked before I caught on to this. Let your imagination do the work – I have found you can use a good quality cooking spray like PAM on almost anything you’re worried about sticking.
Scrambled eggs without butter, oil or cooking spray sticks to the pan like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It not only destroys the eggs but also makes the pan very hard to clean. Sometimes using oil doesn’t work out very well either, because it can leave an oily texture on the eggs. You can use butter but then you have to deal with the calories – the good news is it’s easy to eliminate the problems by using a quality cooking spray like PAM. I like to use the buttered flavored to give the eggs a buttery taste.
This is a cooking blog and I don’t feel comfortable writing this without including a recipe. So let’s get out the PAM, scramble some eggs, and make a breakfast pizza.
Breakfast Pizza Recipe
- PAM butter flavored cooking spray (to cook eggs)
- PAM regular cooking spray (to spray pizza pan)
- 1 pizza crust (store bought or your favorite recipe)
- 1 cup shredded pizza cheese (unseasoned)
- ½ pound bulk breakfast sausage
- 1 can sausage gravy (14.5 ounces)
- 1 small onion (finely chopped)
- 1 medium bell pepper (finely chopped)
- 8 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- In a large skilled brown the sausage along with the onion and bell pepper until sausage is no longer pink inside. Drain if necessary; and set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together the eggs and milk until well combined. In a large skillet heavily coated with PAM butter flavored cooking spray, stir, and cook the eggs into small chunks that are firmed up but still moist. Salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
- Lightly spray a pizza pan with PAM . Form the shape of the dough over the pan working from the center out and prebake the crust for 8 minutes.
- remove the crust from the oven and spread the sausage gravy over the crust using the backside of the spoon and then spread the sausage mixture evenly over the top.
- Top with the shredded cheese and bake for an additional 8 to 10 minutes until crust is deep golden brown, and cheese has melted.
- Cut into wedges and serve hot. Enjoy
“Leaving up to 99% less residue, PAM is your ally in the kitchen and allows you to save time during prep and clean up.”
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