Now that the kids are back in school and everyone is running around the house all crazy-like, I wanted to share a scrumptious muffin recipe that can be made ahead and frozen, microwaved, has protein, and is customizable (is that a word?) for even the most finicky eater. My friend Heather and her daughter Gabby whipped these up, and I think they’re gone already.
The supplies, and the finished product:
After spraying your muffin cups, throw in whatever ingredients you wish — ham, bacon, spinach, onion, green pepper, sausage….you get the deal! Oh yeah, and don’t forget the CHEESE!!! Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder if desired, then add your beaten eggs. They freeze well and are ready in a snap with the handy dandy microwave! Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
Assemble chopped veggies and meats, and your choice of grated cheese(s), and sprinkle in muffin tins. Beat desired amount of eggs and add to muffin tins. Bake approximately 15 minutes or until centers are set. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate or freeze for use later. Microwaves well.
Not too shabby to wake up to this:
Thanks Stu & Betty!
After spending night #1 on the boat, our friends gave us a little reprieve from the cold weather (and no water on the boat yet) by sharing their gorgeous home. That being said, I happily set about creating an omelette bar to feed several hungry people. The best part is that I did the chopping prep work the day before:
Green peppers, onions, tomatoes, ham, sausage and mushrooms. Yum. If you use your imagination, you could pretend you are at some luxury all-inclusive hotel in Mexico and you are in the omelette line. 🙂 After placing a high-quality football themed paper plate in contestant #1’s hands, I directed them to the plates of ingredients to gather what they desired in their omelette. Saute in a little butter, add eggs and cheese, and you may want to come back for another!
We also fried up some potatoes and onions, which the hubster was supposed to be in charge of. However, he stayed in bed until the chopping subsided and just showed up to eat. They were delicious:
Unfortunately I don’t have a pic of the finished omelette product because I was quite busy cooking for a group. However, it resembled this:
Photo courtesy of elsblogcafe.com
This was super easy, and a great way to start the day before heading out to the St. Patty’s Day celebration at Bagnell Dam. Happy Monday!