Dr. Seuss is a staple in the book world, wouldn’t you say? It’s a rare one who hasn’t read at least one of his books. His stories are a gift to both the listener and the speaker. The words on the page roll off your tongue as though you authored them yourself. Or, maybe they have become such a staple to our library of words we find it hard to decipher their origin. Either way, they are a part of us. And for most, a lovely part. Brimming with thoughts of childhood at every turn of the page, awaiting the reaction of the young listener cuddled in our arms as they try to imagine the places that grumpy old man would not try Sam’s green eggs and ham.
I love those moments.
The written word is just one medium that facilitates such moments. Food is another.
Did you know the average person has 10,000 taste buds? And, like everything else in our bodies, they are unique to each of us.
Now, as someone who gets pleasure out of pleasing the taste buds of others, this could be a daunting task. On the contrary. It’s what makes the reward that much sweeter!
How blessed am I that I get an opportunity to love on others through a medium so many take for granted?! Cooking for others is definetely a labor of love for me.
BUT…. I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the days where it feels a lot more like labor and a lot less like love!
Those are the days when easy is the one and only characteristic I’m looking for in a meal. Once again, this is where Pinterest has been a Godsend.
Tuesday was one of those days. So many plates spinning I felt like a circus act!
So I went back to the staples.
We always have eggs in the house.
And bacon. I admit it. It too, is a staple in our home. And it always will be.
I know, it’s not always the healthiest meal.
That’s why I will be interjecting healthier alternatives/substitutions, where I can, in each recipe from here on out. (Characterized by a 💓)
This post has 2 Pinterest suggestions.
The first is how you cook your bacon. I loath any part of cooking that requires hovering over the stove while spats of grease spray on anything in a 2 ft radius of the pan! Which is why this was a game changer for me.
Here’s the next pin I used… Please note the instructions came in the note section. Clicking on the picture did not bring me to a detailed recipe.
So hopefully my additions (like adding toast as a base) will make things more clear for you.
Here’s my line up…
1. *I precooked my bacon because I prefer it a bit crispier, and I didn’t want the extra fat soaking into the egg mixture. 💓 use turkey bacon
2. I made both fried & scrambled. This is a good idea if you have many different preferred versions in your home, as we do. 💓 use just the yokes.
3. I used a multi-grain bread for the base of the muffin. Toasted the bread, cut it into circles (large shot glass or cookie cutter works well) and then placed in the bottom before the bacon or egg.
I would use a good sourdough or rye for more flavor.
💓whole wheat (what I normally have) for a healthier version.
4. Another 💓healthy idea is add chopped veggies (mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes) to the scrambled egg mixture.
5. I used a strong pepper jack cheese because I LOVE cheese and everything needs a bit of a kick!
A couple of things….
~ I love the muffin tin meals. The kids seem to eat every bite when its shaped like a cupcake. The photo bomber above ate 3!
~ These were better than I anticipated. I was expecting the bland egg/bacon/cheese combo but I was pleasantly surprised!
Convenience = 🌟🌟(it’s not exactly cereal in a bowl)
Price=🌟🌟🌟super cheap because it’s already on your grocery list!
Flavor= 🌟🌟.5 -🌟🌟🌟(this is easily a dish to serve for brunch or a baby shower & your guests will love it)