breakfast egg muffins.

Recently I took to making egg-bagel sandwiches on occasional Saturday mornings at home. I scrambled the eggs, poured them into two silicone egg rings on the griddle and waited for what felt like forever to flip them and usually made a mess in the process. I will say, the final product was delicious. But I was looking on Pinterest for something easier and just as tasty.

I found a link to eggs in a muffin tin. Unfortunately, as is the flaw with many Pinterest links, it linked to a picture only and not directions. But I tried it out this morning and while no bagels are required, they were pretty easy and delicious.
Breakfast Egg Muffins(Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 c. cheese
  • splash of milk
  • 12 strips of bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped peppers/onions (optional)

First, grease your muffin tin. I sprayed olive oil spray and it worked well. Then loop a slice of bacon in each tin. I use turkey bacon because it's awesome. The bacon didn't really form to the shape of the tin, but it stood up on its own. It works.

Second, scramble up eggs and cheese. For 12 "muffins" I used 8 eggs. Six wasn't enough. I added about 1/4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/4 c. cheddar. Also a splash of milk. If I made these again, I would add salt/pepper to taste and maybe even some chopped onions/peppers.

Pour the scrambled eggs into the tins. The easiest way I found to do this was with a cookie scoop. Don't worry if the egg leaks around the outside of the bacon. The few that looked like they didn't leak ended up leaking in the oven anyway. They'll taste the same even if they aren't picture perfect. I filled each cup up about three-quarters full. The eggs expanded a little when baking, but they just "puff" and don't overflow.

I baked them at 375F for about 35 minutes. The eggs had puffed and were toasty brown on top. They slid easily out of the tin and were very hot. Nate ate his with hot sauce; I liked them plain.

I was happy with how they turned out. This would be easy to take to a breakfast or brunch. It would also be cute if you wanted to serve them each on half of a toasted mini bagel. Since the egg crisps over the top, the insides stay warm for quite awhile.

Update: We had leftovers and they are surprisingly and amazingly good reheated! I popped a couple in the microwave for 20–30 seconds and the insides were still fluffy delicious.


snow day.

Here's everyone who came out to Nashville for Thanksgiving: Mark, (me and Nate), Erica, Mom, and JR. Last year when Mom and Mark came out, it was 70 degrees. Much colder this year, but not unbearable.

Random fact: Nashville hasn't had measurable snow on December 10 since like 1934 and 1910. (Or something like that … I can't remember exactly what dates the news said. But it's been awhile.) We got a dusting overnight, and thus schools were closed. Despite brining and salting efforts, the interstates refroze and traffic was kind of a mess this morning. I left for work early, while it was still dark. Our main road had wet spots, a little slush, and didn't look like it had been cleared at all. People were driving 15 mph in a normally 40 mph zone. I stayed under 40, but 15 mph was a little too slow. I avoided the interstates (or the drivers, rather) and cruised into downtown up 2nd Avenue. The roads downtown were pretty slushy and slick, but once the sun came up, everything melted and by the time I left work, you could barely tell it snowed except for some leftovers in the shadows.

Baby Jones has been moving like crazy! Kicking or punching or something. I had felt little butterfly movements before, but starting this week (22 weeks and some-odd days) I have been able to feel him with my hand on my belly. Nate even felt him. I was pointing out to Nate yesterday that my innie belly button is getting shallower. I have a few maternity shirts, but I've just started wearing Nate's shirts around the house because they're big enough. Most of mine leave Baby Jones hanging out.

I can't believe how quickly Christmas is approaching. April is going to be here before we know it!
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