I Love Breakfast!
This week at our house we’ll be eating delicious, healthy and easy-to-make (always!) breakfast sandwiches. I call them “Michelle McMuffins” but you can personalize yours if you like.
At my house we take breakfast very seriously. I always have. I could never understand the old, “I’m just not hungry in the morning,” answer.
WHAT!!!??? You haven’t eaten in roughly TWELVE HOURS and you’re not hungry’!!!??? Seriously. How is this possible?
And then, not only am I hungry, but I’m HUNGRY (I’m going to be using a lot of CAPITALIZED and italicized font today! Plus a lot of !!! and ??? See how serious I am about breakfast!?)
How can one go out and conquer the world on a small bowl of cereal or a slight piece of toast with butter? If you can, kudos, but Michelle no comprende. I need something substantial, baby! A typical breakfast for me is something like the following…
First, a cup of good coffee with milk. Gotta start on the right foot. Then I like a good grain/protein mix like toasted up pancakes from the other day, good oatmeal with raisins and fresh chopped nuts (that recipe coming soon), or, perhaps Michelle McMuffins!!!
Do you want the recipe now? OK, OK!
Ingredients: 1 egg, Whole grain English muffin, few pinches of shredded cheddar cheese and a slice nitrate free ham
Directions: While the English muffin is toasting, I cook the egg over-medium (over-hard for the kids) in a fry pan. I have a toaster oven so when the muffins are close to being done, I put a little cheese on one half and the piece of ham on the other. Alternatively you could heat the ham and cheese with the egg. When the egg is done, slide it between the two muffin halves, ham and cheese and wa-lah! Girlfriend, you’ve got yourself a McMuffin!
Tips: Sometimes I use whole grain sliced bread instead of an English muffin. For this I cook up the egg and then layer it with the ham and cheese between two slices of bread. Then I put the bread back in the pan with a little butter and cook it like a grilled cheese sandwich, flipping onto both sides. Go easy on the cheese and the butter to keep the fat levels down.
And just in case you’re interested, I always round out my first meal of the day with some kind of fruit, usually something de-lish from the farmers market. This week my fruit bowl options are pears, oranges and apples. Pear is sounding kinda nice…
And just in case you’re even more interested, I’m not kidding one bit about how much I love breakfast. Like, I am seriously bummed about my upcoming annual physical because not only do I have to fast (fast!? Yikes!) for the blood test, but I couldn’t get in before 9:00 am!!! How in the world am I supposed to wait so long to eat!? I may have to stash a Michelle McMuffin in my purse that day…
I hope nobody smells it in the waiting room.
What is that scent !!!???