Thursday, January 03, 2008

School Day Breakfast

I've decided that the spawn can't eat breakfast at school anymore....besides being pricy, it is pretty carb heavy and I think it does them good to get a little bit of protein in the morning. Since I am long gone to the office by the time the small fry get up for the bus, I need something they can make for themselves. They both like the Jimmy Dean style breakfast sandwiches, but they are loaded down with fat and sodium and fairly expensive, to boot! So, I posted my query for some kid friendly breakfasts on chowhound, which is a pretty good site for all things food. I got some strange answers, such as this one: mash a banana, add some whole wheat flour and brown sugar and fry it, and one really good one, which was to make the eggs in a muffin tin. Even the fussy kid that lives down the street ate one, and he never eats ANYTHING. Here's how I made a week's worth:

Eggs for Sandwiches - makes about 18 servings

1 dozen eggs
Frank's Red Hot, to taste
Mix ins: 2 cups cut up breakfast sausage, minced ham, bacon, sauteed vegetables, etc.
2 cups shredded cheese - I used cheddar

Stir eggs and the hot sauce until mixed together well. Spray muffin tin with non stick cooking spray, and put preferred mix ins in each cup. Let the kids decide which ones they want. Add a pinch or two of cheese to each up. Pour in eggs until cup is about 3/4 full.

Bake until set in a 350F oven - about 20 - 25 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan. Remove and store in the fridge, labeling the flavor on the outside.

For breakfast, toast an English muffin. Heat up the egg disk on a paper towel for 30 seconds or so, and put on the muffin to each sandwich style.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a sweet mom you are :)
The school where I teach has a few less than desirable breakfast choices for the kids. My least favorite is the "vitamin enriched donut" which is a pile of crap with a vitamin or two shoved in it. Another is the "bagelwich" which is two pieces of crap with cream cheese smooshed in between, wrapped in plastic. Don't get me started on the "eggs" that they serve....