Cutting Expences - That Breakfast Egg Muffin - Home Made!
In Todays Economic Climate
Yes, we are all feeling that economic squeeze, we need to cut back on our spending, so the first items that are goes away, is those trips to our favourite drive throughs and other fast food type of establishments.
This is not too much of a problem, especially if everyone in the family, gets stuck in and helps Mom in the kitchen.
An Egg Muffin - No not a breakfast muffin from a take away!
This was designed as a quick Hub, but as things happened I realized that when working on the hub editors the file size is important, they do warn you of this, this photographically speaking of course.
With my Canon E350, my standard frame image, (photo), is 3456 x 2304, which is pretty large, and takes at least 5 minutes to upload one of these onto the hubpage.
So after several false starts I have now learnt how to down size my images, in a batch using the Zoom Browser, supplied with camera. So I do not have to capture images in a smaller format. This to me is in itself, is a major bonus.
Secondly, and I think of more importance you should never try and make a quick hub, the same caring and planning of a larger hub, should also apply for those smaller hubs.
A Meal in One
Read up on a few other ideas!
Take An Egg
What you need for this quick, easy and tasty meal, either for one or four several people.
For each person
- Is an egg,
- an English Muffin,
- A dab of Butter or Margarine,
A grill to toast it under
How it came about
I was busy working on tidying up my hub, and the way my profile was looking with all the links and other comments, when I realised that I was feeling a bit peckish. As I had already started to prepare the main meal for the day, there was only time for a quick snack.
The extenuating circumstances
The stove plates and oven were occupied, as I had a batch of rusks in their as well doing the evening meal.
Raided the deep freeze, found an English Breakfast Muffin, very tasty as a base, looked in the refrigerator, no leftovers that I fancied to go with the muffin, discarded cheese, as I had that the day before.
So this was how it was done
Had not had eggs for a couple of days.
So I removed the top off of the defrosted muffin.
Scooped out the centre of the muffin's filling.
Broke an egg into the centre of muffin
Placed the filling of the muffin on top the raw egg.
Dabbed the top and the egg with a largish pat of butter.
Placed into a small table top stove,
Grilled it until the egg was cooked to personal satisfaction.
As you see this was done an an ovenproof plate,and each muffin would need to be done this way.
Use your normal oven grill if you have to do several snacks, lunches.
Step by StepClick thumbnail to view full-size
Now Make it Special!
For the adventerous and more enthusiastic of us, or just to compete against the cravings, fed by your favourite Take outs.
Once the Eggs are cooked, in the muffin nest
Add a slice of cheese - Egg & Cheese Muffin
Add a couple of slices of Ham
So You Get the Idea
This does make a difference, not only to your budget, but also to the overall benifits of healthier foods, but not least of all, remember that Mom's cooking is always better.
I do remember the breakfasts Bacon eggs toast & fried tomatoes, that my Mother for the family every day of the week. Sundays we would also get fried mushrooms or some other extra like savoury mince, chicken livers ot kidneys.