One of our favorite things about weekends is Saturday morning breakfast. In fact, when I go for a long run or my son has an early soccer game, we’re all a little disappointed that the day doesn’t start with something we all love: eggs and bacon!
My kids love eggs and bacon so much that they will eat it the same way, week after week, with no complaints. They don’t need to change things up. They like toast, “dippy” egg (over easy), bacon and sometimes hash browns. Maybe a banana on the side. That’s it.
I like to mix things up with a spinach scramble or a few times we’ve done something similar to our mexi bowls where we layer things starting with hash browns on the bottom, bacon then eggs and top it off with an avocado and salsa.
With each approaching (major) holiday, I like to peruse the Martha Stewart site for craft and decorating ideas. I haven’t actually executed any of these ideas in years that coincidently align with the age of my children, but I still enjoy the activity. A girl can dream. And now that I have Pinterest, its even more fun.
I know it’s past Cherry Blossom season, but I still love this idea!
On a recent exploration of her site I came across a recipe for Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups. They look so cute! And tasty! And easy! And something my kids would love.
We had all of the ingredients on hand, as we always do: eggs, bread, bacon, butter (though we use Earth Balance) and salt. So we gave it a whirl.
Now, I will admit that, like most things I find on the Martha Stewart site, this took a bit longer to make than I’d hoped, but it certainly wasn’t difficult and I learned a few things along the way that makes it faster the second time around.
I was too careful in placing the pieces of bread into the muffin tin. Once you really flatten the bread, it becomes really flexible and sort of sticks together so you don’t need to be that cautious (and perfect).
I also buttered the bread instead of the muffin tin, which was a mistake. It comes off! Use a pastry brush and coat the muffin tin cavity well.
The bacon is better throughout the egg cup so I wouldn’t have it sticking up outside the muffin tin. It’s also too easy to burn when its exposed that way. Break it into smaller pieces and mix it into the egg.
So, the big question is the payoff, right? Did my kids enjoy it? Did I enjoy it?
It shouldn’t be a surprise that we all loved the Breakfast cups – it had all of the individual ingredients we all love. It was certainly a nice break from the routine and something that would be fun to make when we have friends or family visiting.
If they’ll let me make anything other than dessert for breakfast!