School has been in full swing for a while now, so you'd think I would have conquered the morning routine at this point. Yet there it sits, taunting me. I'm not a morning person. I have never been a morning person. And I don't think I ever will be a morning person.
Unfortunately, the world doesn't work around my ideal sleep schedule, so I still need to get up and get my family ready for school. The first week I usually go all out with big breakfasts, and then I quickly fall into the routine of a bowl of cereal or a granola bar and a cheese stick.
There is certainly nothing wrong with these standard breakfast choices, but this year I wanted to try and provide my kids with something a little better and more delicious on a regular basis. (Because I want them to have good memories of school mornings, not "hurry up we're late" memories.)
So I started to look for something that I could make ahead of time, freeze and then pretty much grab-and-go (with a little reheating) in the morning.
I found a recipe for mini egg cups that works perfectly with our Roasted Pepper Egg Bake Starter. Instead of having to chop up bell peppers and onions, I just add a scoop of this product and get on my way.
It really is so simple. I just mix together eggs, Roasted Pepper Egg Bake Starter, cottage cheese, shredded Cheddar cheese and milk. Then I pour it into a mini muffin pan. (If you have a mixing bowl with a pour spout, it makes this process even easier.)
I let them bake for 15-20 minutes and pull out delicious, single-serve egg cups.
My family liked them so much we pretty much ate the entire batch right out of the oven, so I had to whip up another one to freeze for later. And I know my family is excited when we have them for breakfast.
They're also freezer-friendly, so we ate some right away for breakfast and I made an extra batch for the freezer.
On the weekends, we also really like the Roasted Pepper Egg Bake Starter stirred into basic scrambled eggs. So this product is a pretty versatile breakfast starter. Just right for sleepy-head moms like me! It hasn't helped me from hitting my snooze button five times before I get up, but it has helped me give my kids a better breakfast … and that's a start!