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Cutting Expences - That Breakfast Egg Muffin - Home Made!

Updated on February 17, 2013

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 Step

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1st Their was a MuffinWhich Lost Its LidThen Had The Stuffing RemovedFilled With An EggGetting The Heat Turned UpThe Final Product
1st Their was a Muffin
1st Their was a Muffin
Which Lost Its Lid
Which Lost Its Lid
Then Had The Stuffing Removed
Then Had The Stuffing Removed
Filled With An Egg
Filled With An Egg
Getting The Heat Turned Up
Getting The Heat Turned Up
The Final Product
The Final Product

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.


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    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City


      It is tasty and the type of thing that I enjoy to make. It is a pleasure to share this type of recipes with my fellow hubbers.

    • oliversmum profile image


      8 years ago from australia

      Just-Rodney. Hi. Goodness me , That Egg Muffin looks absolutely wonderful, Can almost smell the flavor. It is a must try recipe for me.

      Thank you for sharing it with us. :) :)

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      10 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Yes, but make it home, surprise the kids

    • dutch84 profile image


      10 years ago

      my fav is the sausage McMuffin with egg. It's all the same stuff you just said except with a slab of sausage on it...


    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      10 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Karen, yes we all have those and we do need to eat properly.

      For those of you on the go type of person,says, on the weekend or free time, make a batch of rusks, take one with you when your in a hurry, and have that with your tea or coffee. Satisfying and healthy.

    • Karen Ellis profile image

      Karen Ellis 

      10 years ago from Central Oregon

      I have made many versions of my own egg muffin. They work great when you don't have time to sit down and eat a proper breakfast - you can eat this on the way to work or where ever.

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      10 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      I know that way, but i was being different.

    • sixtyorso profile image

      Clive Fagan 

      10 years ago from South Africa

      Now why did I read this hub while i was hungry. I also do a quick english muffin meal. Cut a muffin  through the middle giving two rounds. pop into a toaster. Butter the muffin.In the mean time poach an egg into a microwave poacher. Put a slice of bacon or ham on the muffin. pop the egg onto the mufffin. squeeze a dollop of fat free mayo onto the egg. grind black pepper and coarse salt onto the top and enjoy!. Now I'm really hungry!!!!

      Great Hub!

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      10 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks for the comment G-Ma. I enjoy taking photographs of what I am doing, as you say it lookes so yummy, you just wanna eat it.

    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I can smell it from here and feels like I could just grab it and eat it too...Nice photo's..Oh by the way also sounds really good..thanks Rodney...G-Ma :o) hugs

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      10 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      It was indeed very yummy


    • debby28 profile image


      10 years ago from WASHINGTON

      Sounds Yummy


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