Years ago I remember hearing Ina Garten say, “Having an omelet party is a bad idea. By the time the last person’s omelet is made, everyone else is done eating!” When our small group decided to have omelets for a fellowship time, and I knew there would be close to a dozen people at our house, I knew I had to come up with a better plan than standing at the stove making omelets and missing all the guests that had gathered.
The solution was really easy! I filled the egg mixture into muffin tins, then everyone chose two of the muffin cups as “theirs.” They filled a small bowl with the ingredients
My husband and I try to eat breakfast together on Sunday mornings before we dash out the door to church. Doing so helps to set the tone for the day. It makes it quiet, restful, and expectant. As we prepare our hearts for church, sitting down to eat breakfast together before we go helps to slow the morning down.
I try to get everything prepared the night before so I’m not pushing the clock and making us late for our pre-service prayer meeting. I also like to have a breakfast with a little protein to keep my sugar from dropping before it’s time for lunch, but who has time to scramble eggs or flip an omelet?
I found a recipe recently for an egg dish that reminds me of something I’ve enjoyed at Panera. – an Egg White Spinach Bowl. It’s basically an egg white omelet baked in a dish. You can tweak the recipe for your tastes. I love that you make individual servings. This makes it so convenient!
I baked these up on Saturday then warmed them in the microwave Sunday morning. These are perfect to keep me satisfied until our noon-ish meal! You could add a piece of toast or some fruit as well to round these out perfectly!
This would make a great breakfast any day you need something filling in a hurry! Here’s my tweaked version of an egg white bowl ~
Egg White Spinach Bowl
4 large egg whites
1 whole egg
1/2 cup baby spinach torn or chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup diced Cherry tomatoes
1/8 cup low-fat Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
kosher or sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Lightly spray 2 (1/2 cup) ramekins with nonstick cooking spray and evenly divide egg mixture into bowls.
Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake 20 minutes, or until eggs puff and are almost set in the center.
I baked mine the day before and reheated them in the microwave in the morning. You could even mix the ingredients and pour into the ramekins, then bake them in the morning, if you have time to do so! Oh, and those egg yolks are going to be used for a dessert I’m making – Lemon Meringue PIe.. I’ll top it with Whipped topping, rather than meringue.
This recipe is a good way to start any day! Okay, now for full disclosure, I have to tell you that though I had this yummy egg dish all ready, my alarm didn’t go off yesterday, which meant I was running LATE! However, having this in the fridge allowed me to warm it, and eat it on our way to church. So, my best plan got changed for a good plan. It all worked out and I was glad I had taken the time to prepare something ahead of time!
Do you typically sit down for breakfast as a family on Sunday morning?
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I enjoy trying different granola recipes, and while I love my old standby recipe, my new find from Skinny Ms is a delicious addition to my granola choices! This one has no dried fruits in order to keep it lower in sugar, but I didn’t miss them! I did add walnuts, though it’s not in the original recipe.
This has a nice toasty flavor and a good soft crunch! We love it!
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