Thursday, February 20, 2014

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

So I have a small problem.  You see, there is a Breuggers Bagels downstairs from my office.  And I want to go there all the time.  But, I'm trying to save money.  My life is really hard.  Like so hard.

Anyways, I thought I'd try to bring my own food to work, rather than eating a bagel for every meal of the day.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.  I knew that I'd have to make something amazing to keep me from giving it away and eating the bagel anyways, so I made some breakfast sandwiches.

Over the weekend, I did a TON of cooking for the week; I wanted to make sure that I have food on hand so that I'm not tempted to eat take out for every meal.  It's kind of working (I want a bagel...).  These breakfast sandwiches are SUPER easy to put together, and you can freeze them and then bring them to work with you.  All your co-workers will be jealous.

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches:

6 Slices Bacon
Cheese (shredded, sliced, whatever)
6 English Muffins
6 Eggs
Salt and Pepper

First, make the bacon.  I do mine in the oven because I'm a weirdo who doesn't own a microwave.  To make it in the oven, put the slices on a cooling rack, over a foil covered cookie sheet.  Put into the cold oven, then turn the heat to 375.  It takes about 15-20 minutes.


























While that's happening, prepare the muffins.  You can obviously use whatever kind of bread you'd like - but these were on sale at Shaw's, so I went with it.  Split them open and add the cheese.  If you're so inclined, you can also add some kind of vegetable here, but I'm not.  Big surprise.

























After the bacon is done, prepare the eggs.  Lower the oven to 350 and crack one egg into each of 6 muffin cups.  Season the tops with salt and pepper.  You could scramble them if you wanted, while in the cups, but then you'd have to wash another fork, so...don't.


























Cook the eggs at 350 for about 30 minutes.  For some odd reason, one of my puffed up like crazy.  I'm not sure why, but it was kinda cool.


























After the eggs have cooled, put them into the sammiches with the bacon.  Put into individual baggies and freeze.



























So, I'm going to warn you, these aren't as good as if you made it and ate it immediately.  When you re-heat, the bread gets a little moist.  It's not too bad, but just keep in mind that things you pull from the freezer aren't the same as things you just made.  They're still really good and will totally save you $3 a day.

Question of the Day: 

What's your favorite breakfast food?

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