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Since this was a somewhat egg-based giveaway, I felt an eggy dish was appropriate to conclude it. So here’s something I’ve been wanting to make for awhile.
Breakfast cups! Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. One piece of bread is enough for the bottoms of two cups, so butter one side of as many pieces as you need. I just used two. Using a glass that is a little bit wider than the bottom of one cup of your muffin tin, cut circles in the bread. I used a wine glass. Don’t you judge me. Press the circles, butter side down, into the muffin tin.
Cook up some bacon, until it’s about halfway done. You want it to be pliable. I like crispy bacon, so I cooked it as long as I possibly could. Line it around the inside of the muffin tins. I tucked edges every now and then under the bread.
Now for the best part. Have I mentioned that I love eggs? I mean, I really love them. I think I’ve mentioned that. Have I also mentioned that I especially love farm fresh eggs?
Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that, too. It’s really too bad that I was not able to use them today… Ahem, boyfriend-who-should-let-me-put-chickens-in-his-yard. I think I’ve complained about that, too. Sheesh.
Anyways, for my eggy addition, I combined 3 eggs, milk, fresh basil from my herb garden, and pepper. We like our eggs scrambled around here, so I mixed it all up. You could leave yours whole and sprinkle these things on top, though. Except the milk.
Then just pour the egg mixture on, top with a little shredded cheese, and stick ’em in the oven. The timing on this is really up to you and your preference. Since we were having ours scrambled, I went a little long- about 7 minutes. But you could do as little as 3 or 4. Just periodically give the tin a wiggle to see how done they are.
Done! Aren’t they cute? Sorry for the heavy emphasis on yellow in these pictures, we had our cups with some fresh pineapple. My kind of Sunday morning breakfast. Mom, I would have made these for you for Mother’s Day if I was home!