I’m sorry for clogging your arteries first thing in the morning.
See, this is why I stick to pretty basic stuff on the blog. Because when someone gives me permission to go nuts, I do.
This is all Kita’s fault. She has been hosting an epic Burger Month and literally said to us “Make it epic!”
So. Much. Pressure.
I don’t know if Colorado Omelets are actually a thing or just a thing that IHOP created to have something else on their menu but basically it’s an omelet filled with beef, bacon, sausage, green peppers, onions, cheese and then you cover it in salsa.
I love them.
I love them so much that I made them into a burger.
So the burger has the beef in the burger (duh), the bacon, sautéed green peppers and onions, white cheddar cheese, and a yolky egg on top. And then you pour salsa all over it.
(I had sausage links cooked up but decided I needed to rein myself in.)
It’s messy and delicious and as someone who believes that more is more on burgers, I was a big fan. A big, messy fan.
I’m not sure how common this is but I find that it is so much easier to stick to healthy eating when my husband is gone. Without someone saying “We should just get pizza/burritos/cashew chicken,” it’s really easy for me to just stick with the good stuff. Plus, I’ve told you guys before that when he’s gone, I’m very willing to sacrifice some of my food budget for clothes or makeup.
It is what it is.
So since he’s deployed, I’ve been sticking to pretty much paleo. I mean, besides the McDonald’s chicken nuggets I had for dinner last night. And the hot & spicy chicken sandwich I had for my pre-sleeping snack. But besides that, I’ve been doing the paleo thing.
I really love paleo. I find that I feel best when I’m doing it. But – and this is a big but – it is so hard to come off paleo. I want to EAT ALL THE THINGS and DRINK ALL THE WINE and GO TO ALL THE RESTAURANTS. It’s bad. So I’m trying to do mostly paleo with some normal (McDonald’s) mixed in.
I make these Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins about once a week. I just keep them in the fridge and reheat when I need quick and easy protein.
You guys know that I’m not good with spicy food but these really aren’t super spicy. You get the flavor of the buffalo sauce without much heat since there is such a small amount of the hot sauce. If you are into the spicy stuff, just sprinkle some over your muffins before you enjoy them.
One of my husband’s favorite breakfasts is what he calls Eggs in a Cup. He just fries eggs, tears up some toast, and stirs it all together in a coffee mug. I seriously can’t even bring it up in conversation without him immediately needing to make it. He’s obsessed.
I have somehow also become a little obsessed with it. But I like to bake my eggs and add a bunch of yummy stuff. Because why have eggs when you can have cheesy eggs?
I used the Kraft Shredded Parmesan Cheese and some pesto for these eggs. It’s one of my favorite combinations for food in general but it’s definitely my number one when it comes to eggs.
If you have never baked eggs, it’s really simple and it’s especially great to do when you are making breakfast for a crowd. All you have to do it put your eggs in individual baking dishes and then broil them for about 5 minutes or to however doneness you like. It takes no time at all and really takes a little stress off you if you’re already got a couple pans going on the stove. It’s just one less thing to worry about it.
This recipe is for only 1 serving but if you wanted to makes more, just replicate the recipe in each of your ramekins.
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Preheat broiler and place an oven rack about 6 inches away from the broiler.
Brush olive oil onto bottom and sides of an oven-safe ramekin.
Put pesto, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and about half the Parmesan into the ramekin and whisk to combine. Add eggs and stir gently – do no break the yolks!
Broil for 5 – 6 minutes or until the whites are set the the yolks are done to your preference.
Serve hot with toast on the side.
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I made a bunch of deviled egg recipes one day before my husband left (best day of his life) and this was his favorite. He loves everything spicy so of course I knew he would love it.
I did not, however, expect him to kill the whole batch within 30 minutes.
It’s a pretty basic deviled egg recipe but you add a bunch of minced pickled jalapenos and then top it with another jalapeno slice. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your eggs, this is perfect!
So who’s already dyed their eggs? We’re waiting until later this week, I think. Maybe sooner if I run out of ways to entertain the crazies. I had planned on doing the silk-dyed eggs but I never got around to searching for silk ties. Boo! Hopefully next year!
2 to 4tablespoonssliced pickled jalapeno peppersminced
Â½ teaspoon cumin
â…› teaspoon salt
pickled jalapeno slicesfor garnish
Cut eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks. Place yolks, mayonnaise, minced jalapeno peppers, mustard, cumin, and salt in a bowl; mash everything together. Spoon or pipe the mixture into the egg whites. Garnish with sliced jalapenos. Refrigerate until serving.
If your house is anything like my house, you’re going to have A LOT of hard-boiled eggs hanging around soon. Since I have 2 kids who are old enough to dye eggs, I have to buy two kits because – help me – they can’t agree on which one they want. So that’s 2 dozen eggs. And then I have to dye my own, of course!
So what do you do with 3 dozen hard-boiled eggs if you aren’t really a fan? You make deviled eggs!
These are the weirdest eggs I’ve ever tried but also one of the best! It’s tastes justÂ like caesar dressing – which duh, I should’ve expected since it’s all the same ingredients you use in caesar dressing, including the eggs!