Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sausage and Eggs Part 1

I've been looking for ways to do what I do more efficiently. How can I run the same 4 mile loop in the morning, but faster? How can I get a quick, healthy dinner on the table, but easier? How can I fit a long run in on the weekends, but early enough?

How can I get the kids fed a decent breakfast and off to school faster? Forget faster... just not late would be nice. Their favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs and sausage... but that takes the extra 5 minutes we don't have in the mornings so often its cheerios, toast, or pancakes (duh, the microwave kind) instead. Sugar + Superheroes = crazy out-of-control behavior at school so I'm trying to cut that out. Eggs and sausage are perfect, just slightly more time consuming.

Then it dawned on me... my mini-muffin tin. You need this.. it's great for appetizers for parties, for tricking kids into eating healthy *on-the-run* meals, and I even heard they're the perfect size for Jello Shots. Just sayin'.

Egg Muffins on the Run

6 fully cooked breakfast turkey sausage links or patties
***I only used about 3 for this recipe but saved the rest of the chopped sausage for dinner,
Sausage and Eggs part 2, posting tomorrow!***
1 tube of crescent rolls or biscuits
about a cup of shredded cheddar
8 eggs

I didn't use any PAM first, just put a small square size of crescent roll in each tin.

Lightly flour a tart shaper or use your fingers to press each one down to make a little cup

Like so... how cute.

Roughly chop the turkey breakfast sausage (it's already cooked)

Whisk 8 eggs in a bowl... I didn't add any milk. Then I threw in a handful of cheese.

I layered a bit of sausage first. Then I decided I'd do half with crescent roll at the bottom and half without and see if it made a difference.

I poured the eggs into each cup over the sausage, careful not to fill allllllll the way to the top.

Like so.

13 minutes at 350 seemed about right. They popped right out of the muffin pan with no mess behind using a small knife. The verdict... definitely better with crescent roll on the bottom. I bet biscuit would be even better. Superman was wary at first but this morning he ate his in the car!! I see many mini-muffins in my future.

Breakfast for the week! Just pop a few in the microwave for 15 seconds before you head out!


The Samsons said...

fabulous idea. i'm definitely doing this!! wonder if you can let it sit overnight covered and just bake in the morning? i have let sophie eat egg casserole like a brownie in the car. much messier!

Christine Bilek said...

yum!! Great for little hands! I think we'll try to make these tonight, after dinner!

I blogged (forever ago...) about a similar egg in a muffin pan quickie...that is a go-to for me and the hubby...super healthy!


Karen the "Hungry Mom" said...

oh christine now that you mention it i remember reading that! I just got my mini muffin pan and I'm all about it!! Meredith... I'm going to go with definitely YES!

The Longendyke Family said...

oh I love this! it looks so darn easy and yummy! my kids may not eat it (they don't eat anything), but I certainly will! :)

Rebecca Samson said...

This looks so yummy and something Charlie might just go for. I'm all for being more efficient!

Meg said...

Hey Karen, These look yummy and easy. Any idea how this would work in a regular muffin pan, or what kind of time it would need in the oven? I want to try it for a family brunch coming up. Let me know, thanks


Karen the "Hungry Mom" said...

Meg, I googled and found these. She does them with other fillings and a silicone pan but you could use this info to at least figure about how many eggs and how long to bake at what temp... http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2006/10/egg-muffins-revisited-again.html

Noelle said...

I'm definitely going to try these, maybe ad some veggies, so excited for a quick breakfast that isn't a bagel haha.

Ashley said...

Brilliant! And thanks for the link for regular-sized muffin pans.