Friday, May 28, 2010

Loose ends

There were a few things I was exploring for May's breakfast theme that I didn't get around to sharing. So this is a post full of links, just to tie up those loose ends.

I really liked the idea of having breakfast ready when I wake up instead of trying to cram cooking into a busy morning routine.  Stephanie O'Dea cooked every meal for her family in the crockpot for an entire year, and I was inspired by the creative uses she found for this oft-overlooked appliance. It got me thinking about a "set-it-and-forget-it" breakfast using the crock pot. Here are some ideas I found:

Crock Pot Grits
Crock Pot Hashbrown Casserole
Crock Pot Steel-Cut Oats

I also tried a recipe for "Overnight Steel-Cut Oats" with  fair results. I followed the directions as stated, but found that I had to cook it down a lot to get the oats to the consistency of my liking, resulting in about 30 minutes work in the morning -- hardly get-up-and-go timing.

One of my co-workers brought in a sandwich made with Baked Eggs. (There are a lot of variations out there. All you have to do is google.) She made a bunch at once in a muffin tin and heated it up in the microwave when she was ready to eat. Just add whole wheat english muffins and some cheddar. (Mmmmm...) When we tried this, I used some canadian bacon to make a sort of "cup" for the eggs to bake in. Delicious!

Did you find any new favorites for breakfast this month? Let us in on your secret!


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  2. This co-worker with the baked eggs sounds very smart, and cute, I bet she's cute... ;)

    I like your idea of adding bacon, I'll have to try that for sure!


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