Thursday, January 27, 2011

Incredible Microwable Egg: Process in Pictures, New Soup Recipe, 4 Miles, Abs

Thanks for all of your comments on the egg - i'm in love with this simple idea! And I was also surprised to see so many fellow mushroom lovers! Those who didn't like it sounded like me with oatmeal - you wish you did! :( So I had intended to take a picture of the tupperware for Mica, as she asked what size is best to use. Then I just kept going and took pictures of the microwavable egg process - enjoy!

I use these small, Ziploc containers about the size of a muffin
See - the bottom is the perfect diameter
So crack an egg in the tupperware and add milk and salt; I also add some Tony's creole seasoning
Now whisk it. (if you're transporting to work - don't whisk until you arrive)

Cook in microwave until done - they vary. With my microwave at work it was ready in 35 seconds. At home, it took 45 seconds. I covered it loosely with the plastic top set off the center.

Drop it on your muffin - PERFECT size. I'm so obsessed. edited to add: Stacy taught me to use a fork to run around the edges to ensure it all comes out in one piece!

Top it with your bacon and cheese (I use 1/2 slice of Kraft singles and 2 slices of turkey bacon). Microwave it for 20 seconds to melt the cheese and soften the toasted muffin.

Yummy perfectness inside

That's how it's done! I don't know if I'll ever scramble eggs in a pan again! LOL Moving on! I got sleep last night. Austin has been out of town all week (again) for work. But he got back last night unexpectedly so I slept SO good. I don't sleep well when he's gone. Boo! Anywho, I woke up with more rest than I've had since Sunday. I just got to work, used my lunch break to walk 4 miles, worked more and enjoyed my puppers' company. Then I made THREE new recipes - yum - can't wait to post! Now i'm off to have a couple of beers with Austin - YAY - before getting back to work - BOO.

Q: What's your 'kitchen trick' - a way that makes things easier for you? I still can't get over not having to make 'egg packs' to go to work (i.e. scramble a big pan of eggs, weigh out servings on foil, then microwave again the next day - awesome).

Q: The month is almost over. If you had monthly goals, how are they going? I've been tracking mine on the sidebar and think it's going pretty well! I've definitely had a busy month, at work and socially, so i'm happy I was able to accomplish as much as I did!

And as per normal lately, time to post another recipe!
Chicken Enchilada Soup
Recipe adapted from a Lauren’s Kitchen recipe
Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information: 458 calories, 58 carbs, 8 fat grams and 40 protein grams.

21 comments:

Erica said...

Beautiful egg sandwich :) I just had eggs for dinner- so yummy! Glad your man is home from travel! I was on travel and just got back today. I thought I wasn't going to make it with the snow, but I did!! That soup looks awesome. I love spicy, Mexican inspired soups. Yayy for almost Friday

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I worked at a bakery that also served breakfast and lunch (eons ago) and we actually did our eggs in the microwave and everyone seemed to love them. Makes for a super easy, fast breakfast!

Melissa said...

Oh my...that is the perfect egg sandwich! I want one now!!!
I actually sleep better when the hubby isn't home. Shhh....don't tell him I said that! :)

Jenny said...

That's a beautiful sandwich right there!

I'm so making my egg whites this way from now on!

lee said...

Spray the tupperware with cooking spray. It makes the eggs come out much easier. I normally actually use egg beaters which require a bit more cooking time.

Mica said...

*Pretty genius* I must say. I would have never thought of this. (I would have been afraid of bringing an "open" egg in a container to work. Do you worry about it getting...hot?)

Hmm, kitchen tip? Whenever I use tomato paste, I always put the rest in a ziploc bag and then squeeze it out so it's in a pretty flat sheet. Then I freeze it and break off chunks as needed until it's all gone!

Savannah said...

First time commenting, but I LOVE your blog!

The egg idea is genius! Have you ever tried ziplock omlets? You mix two eggs and whatever fillings - green peppers, sausage, pepperoni, cheese etc - seal and boil for 13 mins. You can make multiple at one time AND the clean up is EASY! Very fun for a group too!

Frugalista said...

Your breakfast sandwich looks better then McDonald's. And I just saw a comment that says egg beaters work!! Yeah!!

Mom on the Run said...

That is an egg sandwich that would make Dunkin Donuts look bad. So tasty :) Mexican inspired soups are my fave because they freeze so well.

Hope said...

That egg sandwich looks fantastic! I've never cooked eggs in the microwave before but I think after seeing your sandwich, I am definitely going to try! What a great shortcut for a delicious breakfast! :)

Gabriela said...

Aww that looks so perfect!! I'm not a fan of eggs but I often wish I was, because they're so darn easy to cook!

Kacy said...

Wow, it does look perfect. How cool!

Stacy said...

So glad that you are enjoying the new egg making process! And that is one good looking sandwich...:)

Val said...

Um, I have never in my life seen an egg looked in a microwave....PURE GENIUS and making into a perfect sandwich???? I'm doing this ASAP.

milesandmanhattan said...

amazing!!! and adorable.
xoxo
s

april said...

That little egg is so cute.. and so pretty! It looks like the real deal!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Very cool! Your egg sandwich looks awesome! Love how it came all out in one piece! I want one! :)

Have a great weekend!

Kelly Olexa said...

LOVE This idea!! I'm so gonna try it with a ramekin!!

milesandmanhattan said...

amazing!!! and adorable.
xoxo
s

Frugalista said...

Your breakfast sandwich looks better then McDonald's. And I just saw a comment that says egg beaters work!! Yeah!!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I worked at a bakery that also served breakfast and lunch (eons ago) and we actually did our eggs in the microwave and everyone seemed to love them. Makes for a super easy, fast breakfast!