Bacon & Egg Toast Cups

Wow! I feel like I made these in another life time. It was about a month that I made these, one morning I woke up and remembered seeing these on Foodgawker, so I made them.

They were quick, and yummy. Not something I would make often because it is a lot of work for bacon, eggs, and toast, but it was a nice little treat. If you are hosting a brunch they would be a great idea for how to wow your guests with something everyone will enjoy.

Bacon & Eggs in Toast Cups

Prep Time: 7 mins | Cook Time: 12 mins | Servings: 6 cups | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of bread
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
  • salt & pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with butter non-stick spray.

2. Using a cookie cutter, cut circles out of bread slices about 3 inches in diameter. (I confess I do not have a cookie cutter so I use the lid to my tub of orzo pasta and just cut around the edges ;D)

3. Take bread circles and press them into the muffin pan, set aside.

4. Heat a large skillet on medium-high. Cook bacon on the skillet until partially cooked but still pliable, about 3 minutes.

5. Shape bacon strips into the toast cups, fill with 1 Tbs of shredded cheese. Place in the oven for 5 minutes, allowing the bacon to toast just a little more. Remove from oven.

6. Crack your egg and separate out most of the egg white. Drop eggs into the cups, sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Place back in the oven and cook until white begins to set, about another 8 – 10 minutes. The yolk should be creamy.

7. Remove from oven when done and pop out using a spoon, serve warm.
Source: http://thenoshery.com/2009/03/29/a-two-bite-breakfast/

Now the best thing about this post, is that I have finally found an easy way to copy recipes onto the blog without having to type it all out again. I use an IPad app called Paprika, it is fantastic. I should have figured this out before, but you can email recipes from Paprika, which is how Chris’s mom and I exchange recipes, and so in order to put recipes in my blog all I have to do is email them to myself and copy/paste them here. UGH. I can’t believe this took me so long to figure out.

It’s one of those things that takes one second to figure out, but you never really think about so you don’t realize it until a time like now when it is embarassing that you’ve waited so long to figure it out. Like when you were younger and realized how a Lava lamp works…. Yepp, one of those moments.

 

Well, while the bacon, egg, and toast cups were a nice little treat. The ‘Beef and Mushroom Burgers’ we had the next night were not.

I would give the Beef and Mushroom Burgers a 4 of 10 star rating.  They were rather bland, or so I found. Chris liked them more than I did, but he said they were nothing he would make again. Nice to try but nothing worth raving over.

Beef and Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Servings: 4 | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 8 cremini mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb (454 g) extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (500 mL) baby arugula
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 whole grain kaiser rolls, halved and toasted

Directions:

In food processor, finely chop mushrooms with onion; scrape into large bowl.

Add beef, thyme, mustard, salt, and black and cayenne peppers; mix until combined. Shape into four 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties.

Place on greased grill or in grill pan over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning once, until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of each reads 160°F (71°C), 10 to 12 minutes.

Top each patty with cheese. Sandwich with arugula and tomatoes in rolls.

Nutritional Info:

Nutritional Info Per serving: about – cal 451 pro 36 g total fat 18 g sat. fat 8 g carb 39 g fibre 7 g chol 82 mg sodium 780 mg potassium 914 mg % RDI: – calcium 25 iron 33 vit A 18 vit C 22 folate

Source: http://www.canadianliving.com/food/quick_and_easy/beef_and_mushroom_cheeseburgers.php

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