We hit a major milestone today: Jack conquered the Chick Fil A playground. Our CFA has this big vertical tube that the kids have to climb up to get to the slide. In the past I’ve had to literally climb in there myself and boost Jack up from level to level. Right now that’s not really an option (I’m picturing Augustus Gloop stuck in the pipe in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory) so Jack had to tackle it on his own:
A few weeks ago I stumbled across a recipe for make-ahead, healthy Egg McMuffins. I’d been dying to try it because we’re in a breakfast rut. Every morning I eat Chobani topped with frozen cherries, chia seeds and Bear Naked Granola; every morning Brian eats a Clif Bar. Jack has his usual 10+ course meal of grapes, cheese, sausage, yogurt, blueberries, bread with Nutella, strawberries, whatever I’m eating at the time, cereal…
Anyway, I bought all of the ingredients for these McMuffins… and then realized that you need a jumbo muffin pan for baking the eggs. Which is surprisingly hard to find (checked Bed Bath & Beyond, Wal-Mart and Target). I ended up ordering this one off of Amazon:
So anyway, you bake the eggs for about 25 minutes (that’s pepper on top):
Then assemble the sandwiches: English muffin, Canadian bacon, cheese, egg.
Wrap and freeze. Then you can zap them in the microwave as needed:
I haven’t tried one yet, but I’ll let you know how they turn out. Healthier than the McD’s version, that’s for sure. Brian likes the Jimmy Dean D-Lights, but those are actually kind of pricey (and probably not all that healthy, either). I saved a couple of the baked eggs for Jack’s breakfasts, too- because Lord knows I’m not one to turn on the stove first thing in the AM.