Money Matters: Grilled Corn Summer (Breakfast) Hash + Weekly Menu

I’m very familiar with the word hash when used as a verb. But as a noun, I wasn’t so sure.

hash [hash]; noun
1. a dish of diced or chopped meat and often vegetables, as of leftover corned beef or veal and potatoes, sauteed in a frying pan or of meat, potatoes, and carrots cooked together in gravy.
2. a mess, jumble, or muddle
3. a reworking of old and familiar material

This meal contains meat (bacon!), but it doesn’t have to. It certainly contains vegetables in the way of all things in-season: zucchini, corn, bell pepper, onion, eggplant…and potatoes. But I think potatoes are nearly always in season (they’re troopers through the cold weather).

Anyways, this summer hash is certainly a jumble of ingredients, and you can feel free to use just about anything and everything. I could even see this dish being turned into a fall hash with sweet potato, root vegetables, and may even…pumpkin!

Plus, this meal doesn’t have to be a breakfast dish. I served it as dinner and ate it for lunch throughout the week. It’s hearty, filling, stick-to-your-ribs food that is good any time of day.

Last week’s menu was all about corn after I got 13 ears from the farmer’s market. This week, the theme is eggplant. This time of year, eggplant is everywhere and it’s at its best! Plus, my garden has several ready to harvest ;)

Weekly Menu: August 28th-September 1st

Tonight is the championship game for my hockey team! I am hoping celebratory beers with the guys afterwards will be in order. Better stretch out my legs from yesterday’s grueling 5 mile run/walk. It’s a shame when one of the prettiest days of summer comes with one of the toughest runs in a while!

Question: Have you ever made a hash at home?

P.S. Check out my guest post over at Pursuing Balance on Dietary Compliance!

Be well,


  1. Your hash looks wonderful – so summery and I like how you can just add what you have on hand.

    Good luck in hockey tonight – I am sure you’ll win! Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. This looks fabulous!!! I think it would be great for dinner too :-) Definitely making this soon!

  3. I love hash, especially topped with a nice, runny over-easy egg! To me it’s perfect for dinner actually as we usually don’t have time for a “more involved” breakfast!

    Hope you won!!!

  4. Oh wow, I just love this. This looks pretty darn amazing!
    Good luck on the game!

  5. Looks yummy. Yes, I make a “hash”, I call mine Mexy Hash because I start with chorrizo and add peppers and lots of veggies, and top with eggs, cheese and sour cream!


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