Remember that advertising campaign about the “incredible, edible egg?”. Well, I’ve realized recently that eggs are pretty darn amazing.
Princess has decided lately that her favorite breakfast is a fried egg with toast. At first I tried to disuade her from the notion. Then I realized “What am I, crazy?” A dozen eggs costs $.88 at Aldi’s, and a loaf of white bread $89. that’s almost 2 weeks of breakfast for $1.76.
Granted, pulling out the frying pan and cracking an egg into it, then throwing a couple of pieces of toast into the toaster does take a few seconds longer than pulling out a box of cereal and pouring some milk on it in a bowl. But it really is just a few seconds. Plus since the egg is high in protien she will be satiated longer and have more protien available for building muscle etc.
So, bring on the eggs!
There are also some great ways to use eggs for the rest of the family. Back when I worked full time one of my favorite “I’m totally desperate” dinners was scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage and toast. It is a meal that pretty much everyone likes, it’s cheap, and it’s fun (Hey look! We are eating breakfast for dinner! What fun!). You can dress it up more by making an omlette, frittata, or “breakfast” style burritos.
Leftover (or freshly) scrambled eggs can be worked right into fried rice. I love making fried rice for lunch or dinner. It is just plain yummy, and you can use up a lot of the little bits and pieces that are languisihing in your fridge.
Quiche is also delicious, elegant, and a great way to hide those self same leftovers. As an added benefit, it freezes well and can be eaten either hot or at room temperature. I use the “Universal Quiche” recipe from The Complete Tightwad Gazette. Surprisingly, you can make a quiche big enough for the whole family with just 3 eggs.
I even plan on adding “Egg Foo Yung” to my egg repitoire with my next batch of bean sprouts.
Tune in tomorrow for the Quiche recipe!