Monday, August 25, 2014

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

It is officially that time of year! The Christmas of Motherhood - Back to School!!

I love the start of summer when it gets here and I love vacations and three-day-weekends, but when the ends of August rolls around it is back to school time, I am counting down the days like my kids wait for Santa Clause. 

Here is a super quick and pretty healthy breakfast option for those school mornings. Kids who eat breakfast do better in school, and mom's who have time to make that breakfast in the morning and few and far between. Almost all my kids are old enough to use the microwave and so these are the perfect option for us. 

It takes no more than 1/2 hour of time to cook, assemble and wrap about a dozen of these. You can find your own shortcuts once you have made them once or twice. You could even teach your kids how to make them and have them do it for themselves! ( I just thought of that one, and the brilliance of it has me reeling) 

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

12 English muffins
12 large eggs
12 slices Cheddar cheese
24 thin slices deli ham
salt and pepper

The trickiest part to these is cooking the egg. You can fry them in a pan easily enough, or if you have large muffin tins or ramekins you can bake them in the oven for 12-15 minutes. But we just cook ours in the microwave. 

Crack your egg into a glass bowl, add salt and pepper to taste and then whip it gentle with a fork. Microwave on high for 45 seconds to a minute depending on the strength of your microwave. (Once you have done one, you will know the exact time for your own microwave). 

Once your egg is cooked, give it a minute or two to cool down while you assemble your sandwich, English Muffin, Cheese and Two slices of Ham ( you can use bacon or a sausage patty if you would like, but we like ham here - and it is healthier that the other choices) then add your egg and wrap the whole thing up in plastic wrap. 

To reheat the sandwiches, remove the plastic wrap, microwave on a plate for 30 seconds, open the sandwich and cook for another 30 seconds. Total heat time will depend on microwave strength. It could take anywhere from 1-2 minutes to be completely cooked.

If you are so inclined these are great with salsa, ketchup or mustard. But you can eat them just like this and they are delicious too.