23 November 2007

"Bachelor chow" egg muffin makes a fine daddy breakfast

In: Mealtime

Surprise a tired-out Thanksgiving hostess or host with breakfast, "bachelor style." From the very clever Steve:

Want an Egg McMuffin without the greasy overpriced “Mc” part? Here’s my method - bachelor style.

1 english Muffin or Bagel
1 egg
1-2 slices of lunch meat (your favorite)
1 slice of cheese

Put a piece of plastic wrap into a small bowl. Crack the egg into it and gently pull the edges of the plastic wrap back over to loosely cover. You want to keep egg poppage from getting all over the place but if you seal it too tight Bad Things Happen. Add optional salt and pepper to taste. I like a little chili-pepper myself. Cultural note: Personal experience has taught me that Indian masalas don’t microwave well. Nuke for 30-45 seconds.

Tip: while it is possible to use a fork to beat the egg and get something fluffier, doing so results in the use of a fork which then has to be washed. Go over-easy style for the no hassle clean up. Remember, it’s not bachelor chow if you haven’t put taste second and optimized for the smallest number of dirty dishes.

Pull apart preferred bread into two.
Put meat on bottom
Flip wrapped cooked egg onto the meat
Top with the cheese
Cover with top piece of bread
Use a toaster oven to achieve desired gooey+crispiness.
Put resulting (hot) breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack onto paper towel
Toss plastic wrap. Put bowl back into cabinet.

Zero dishes. Healthy-ish meal.

Makes for a great daddy breakfast while the lil’dude eats his cherios. Make two and give mom a pleasant surprise -- breakfast AND no dishes in the sink!

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bf6d653ef00e54f9c14878834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "Bachelor chow" egg muffin makes a fine daddy breakfast:

Your comments

Feed Follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

this sounds awesome. I'm gonna try it... but I'm not gonna use plastic wrap. Only use wax paper in microwave ovens.

Plastic wrap has too many chemicals that are released into the food when you microwave it. See the FoodSafety website here
http://www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/fs-mwave.html

Brilliant! I will try this! Thanks, Bob, for the safety info as well.

We close comments after a month to guard against spam. Want to talk about this hack? Join us on Twitter and Facebook!

 

Email updates

  • Never miss a hack -- the next one might change your life.

 

Asha's Book

  • At Amazon: Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

    Find out why doing less is the key to resourceful, thriving kids, and a calmer, happier YOU.

    Minimalist Parenting is an encouraging roadmap for decluttering your schedule, your home, and your vision for family life. Reviewers call it "a much welcome alternative to the usual parenting advice."

    Learn More at Amazon

    Also available at Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore.

Start Amazon shopping here