I woke up this morning wanting to do something a little special for my BFs breakfast. I pulled out my trusting bible, the red and white plaid BHG (Better Homes and Garden) cookbook. I was looking through trying to decide … Continue reading
I luv fresh baked goodies for breakfast but really who has the time or energy to get up and do that? Not me for sure! I luv to sleep and its takes me a couple of cups of coffee to get going in the morning and by then I would have to be out the door or getting busy for the day. This solves that problem.
The night before assemble all your ingredients.
Best Ever Muffins from BHG New Cookbook Circa 1968
1 3/4 c sifted flour
1/2 c sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 well beaten egg
3/4 c milk
1/3 c oil
Heres the make ahead part. Take all the dry ingredients and sift together in a big bowl, make a well, like this
Now take all the wet ingredients and do the same thing.
The next morning I pushed the button for the coffee, turned off the crockpot, set the oven to 400 and got the wet bowl out of the fridge. Stir and mix with the dry. Add fruit of your choice. Done!
Spray your pan well don’t mess with muffin cups this early or you could set them up the nite before. Add batter to pan, 3/4 full. Pop in the oven.
Now go take a hot shower or enjoy a cup of coffee, whatever you need to do, breakfast is handled 😀
In 20 mins I’ve had coffee, showered, got my face on and am ready to eat.
I made 12 muffins but you could get 6 big ones if you wanted. So there you have it breakfast that super easy, delicious and good for you.
I understand that we are all super busy these days and its hard to make a good nutritious breakfast and get everybody ready at the same time, so I am the hunt for make ahead recipes so that when I go back to work, life will still be run smoothly.
This is part 1, the main course so to say, Crockpot Breakfast Casserole. You are going to luv this one, its super easy and cooks while you sleep. Its even a great way to clean out the fridge at the end of the week, cause I am sure if you are like me you have tons of leftover bits and pieces.
Assemble your ingredients and start by spraying your crockpot so your potato base doesn’t stick.
Next meat… You could skip this all together again your choice.
Next its veggie time.
Ok now cheese, I luv the big bag from Walmart its a taco blend and is perfect for practically everything and for a lazy girl who doesn’t want to spend hours shredding cheese all month its perfect! Bonus $8 lasts all month, and super cheap!
Next prepare your eggs. I used 8 but there are only 2 of us and I wanted to go big and have leftovers. I would say family of 4 use 12.
Spice it up according to your taste, Salt n Pepper of course. I also added Garlic, Paprika and Parsley. I think next time I am going to add some Celery Salt too and cut the regular salt.
To your egg mix you also want to add 1/2 to 1 c milk depending on how many eggs you use. You could also use heavy cream or half and half for a richer base. I think I will try this when its for company.
Now just pour egg mix over the rest and turn on low for about 6 hours.
And now the finished product…
Thats it easy peasy! Hot breakfast with no morning crazyness involved!
Check back tomorrow for Part 2, Make Ahead Muffins.
Egg Salad is great, its fast, easy, low cal, and low fat. You can eat it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or a midnite snack. You can serve it on bread, toast, crackers or a bed of lettuce. Talk about a versatile food. When I was teaching we had a snack truck that would come around just in time for morning break and those ladies whipped up a delish egg salad, I just loved to grab one with a chocolate milk, I could eat half, then save the rest for lunch and I was satisfied all day.
Today I was wanting to try something different for breakfast and needed to post a food blog so as I stood in front of the frig wondering what to do I saw the mayo next to the eggs and there it was egg salad. What how do I boil an egg? hmmm check out that learning experience here.
Since I don’t boil eggs I have never made egg salad before, I consulted the BHG bible but they didn’t have what I wanted. I decided to just wing it… here’s what I came up with,
4 soft boiled eggs
1/4 c mayo
1 tsp mustard
1/8 finely chopped onion
1/8 finely chopped celery
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp paprika
Smash it all together.
Serve on whole wheat toast.
It was fast, easy, cheap, very yummy, and BF luv’d it ;D
Awesome morning learned how to boil and egg and make egg salad! Win WIN!
I have a confession …
I can’t boil an egg.
I know, how can you get more basic then boiling an egg. To be honest I have never been a big egg eater, so when mom boiled eggs I didn’t really pay attention. Now I do luv egg salad sandwiches and so does BF so today I thought why not… lets learn how to boil an egg 😉
I pulled down the BHG cookbook, grabbed 4 eggs and a pan and jumped right in.
1. Cover 4 eggs making sure there is 1 inch above eggs.
2. Boil rapidly, meaning they want you to put it on high and make it come to a boil quicker than you might normally.
3. Once boiling remove from heat and cover for 4 mins. I set a timer.
Now the last step I remember my mother doing, drain, and then rinse and let rest for a couple of mins in cool water just so you can handle the eggs. If you aren’t using them for awhile then skip this cool down process just drain of the hot to stop the cooking process.
1. Same as above till the boil you reduce the heat and let simmer 15-20 mins.
Easy peasy right, can’t believe it has taken me 40 some years to figure this one out 😉
P.S. anybody got any tips for peeling?
Cook meat, onion, and green pepper together in large skillet till meat is browned. Stir in rest of ingredients and let simmer for 25 mins or until thick. (I did not add my olives here I waited and only added to half during assembly, BF doesn’t like them).