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Cooking on a Shoestring: Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches

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Cooking on a Shoestring: Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches

Here’s a new recipe my crew tried out last week as a test run for before-school breakfasts.  It was easy, filling, and a big hit with the hungry kiddos (and I was able to make six for less than the cost of two at McD’s!)

They were really yummy fresh, but I was curious how they’d be if I made them ahead, froze them, then microwaved for a quick breakfast another morning.  They passed the test, although in order to get the egg part warm enough when reheating, I had to get the whole thing pretty hot, then let it cool a few minutes before serving. 

If you plan to make them ahead and reheat, keep that in mind—plan for about 10 minutes between the time they come out of the freezer to the time a kid could comfortably eat them. (But the only active prep time in that 10 minutes is unwrapping and throwing them in the microwave!)

Mom McMuffins (My kids came up with that name!) 🙂

  • 6 eggs, scrambled
  • 6 English muffins
  • Brown & serve sausage patties (I had these from last week’s GE sale–you could also use regular sausage patties, bacon, ham, Canadian bacon, etc.)
  • 6 slices American cheese (use $1/1 package of KRAFT Singles)

Preheat oven to 400.  Spray the wells of a muffin tin with cooking spray, then divide scrambled egg mixture evenly between six wells.  (You could also just crack an egg into each one if you don’t want them scrambled).  Bake in oven about 10 minutes, or until eggs are set.  While the eggs cook, toast English muffins and heat brown & serve patties in the microwave (or prepare other meats according to package directions). 

When eggs are cooked, layer cheese, egg, and sausage on English muffins.  Serve immediately, or wrap individual sandwiches in plastic wrap, then store in a freezer bag in the freezer.  To reheat, unwrap, microwave for 1 minute to 1:30, check temperature, then add microwave time as needed to heat through.  Allow to cool before serving to small children.

Do you have a favorite breakfast for filling little tummies while still keeping up with the morning crunch?  We’d love to hear what’s worked for you!

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