Monday, February 20, 2012

Eggsellent Breakfast

Every now and then our family eats breakfast at different times.  Sometimes the younger kids are up hours before the older kids.  Sometimes the older kids have somewhere to be early and they are up before the younger ones.  We try to do meal times all together but mornings can have many variables and we may not all be sitting down together every day.  

For the days when different folks are eating at different times I have an eggsellent idea, Coffee Cup Eggs!  These are quick and easy individual servings of scrambled eggs and cheese and they are perfect for mornings on the go.  They can even be eaten in the car if necessary.  I must mention also that they are perfect for snacking.  Snacks are becoming increasingly important around our house as we are trying to keep the stomachs of teenage boys full.  Sometimes after a late night soccer practice the kids are tearing through the pantry looking for a snack.  Instead of a Debbie Cake (have I mentioned we live just miles from the Little Debbie Bakery?'s dangerous!) the boys can pop these eggs in the microwave and in no time they can enjoy a protein packing snack that will chase away their hunger, at least for an hour or so.

Coffee Cup Eggs

You will need a coffee cup.  As long as it is not a tiny coffee cup, any size will do.
Spray the inside of the cup with cooking spray.
Add 2 eggs.

And 2 tablespoons of milk.

Whisk together.

Microwave for 45 seconds.  Stir.  Return to microwave for 35 more seconds.
Add shredded cheddar, salt & pepper and pop back in the microwave for 10 more seconds.
 Now you are ready to eat!
So delicious!  My kiddos love them.

She's been wearing these glasses ever since her brothers brought them home from a 3-D movie.  (no lenses!)
Obviously if I were making scrambled eggs for my family of 8 I would not use this method, I would scramble them in my skillet.  But for individual servings this idea can't be beat.  My six year old loves it because she can make scrambled eggs all by herself.  My boys love it because it gives them a quick "hot breakfast" option or a healthy snack option.  And my honey loves it because on hurried mornings I can send him out the door with a mug of eggs to eat while he is sitting in traffic! 

Try it!  You will like it! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I popped over from Women Living Well and LOVED this idea. It's perfect for grandparents when babysitting only 1 or 2 grandchildren. I'm definitely saving it. Thank you so much. :)



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