Friday, September 4, 2009
Breakfast to go and much cheaper than McDonald's!
Yesterday, a few friends and I got together like we do pretty much every Thursday morning when school is in. We fellowship and everyone brings something to share. Yesterday I decided to bring Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagels. And you'll be amazed at how much I spent. First lets get to the recipe.
Baked egg squares
1/2 cup of water
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease baking sheet liberally with butter (I used a 15x10x1 heavy sheet pan). In a bowl, whisk eggs, water, salt and pepper together. Then pour into buttered sheet pan. I have to add in here that I mixed the eggs the night before so that I just had to pour them in the pan in the morning. Just store in the fridge till you're ready to bake. Then bake until set. Mine cooked for about 20 minutes. Slice into squares to use on breakfast sandwiches. Yields: 12 squares
The eggs did have a couple bubble up spots. I just poked them down with a fork and that worked just fine.
I made 6 sandwiches. So here's what I did.
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagels
6 bagels (I toasted these in the oven for just a couple of minutes. Mine had been frozen so I wanted to dry out some of the moisture)
6 slices of cheese
6 egg squares
12 slices of bacon, cooked (I used the precooked stuff and microwaved it to get it crispy)
I assembled each sandwich, wrapped in foil and baked in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese was nice and melty. These were yummy sandwiches!
Now, for the amazing part.....
6 eggs .25 (only used 6 squares of egg)
6 slices of cheese .56 (bought on sale for $1.25 Kraft singles, 16 slice package)
Thomas bagels .99 (marked down, short sale date and put in the freezer)
Bacon 2.00 (bought on sale at kroger, Tyson B1G1F used entire package)
Total for 6 sandwiches $3.80 ($4.04 if you count the 6 leftover egg squares to use as needed)
Total for 6 Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagels at McDonald's: 6 x $2.50= $15.00
I'm going to estimate $2.50 per sandwich. I haven't bought one in ages but I'm sure they're at least that.
That's a savings of about $11!!
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