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

12 eggs
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.....
Cost breakdown:
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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VanderbiltWife said...

Wow! That is impressive. I've never thought of baking eggs that way! Smart lady. :)

Mom2fur said...

I do a version of this with biscuits, and my boys love them. I make them with bacon, eggs and cheese and freeze them. They take about a minute each to nuke in the microwave.
Your method of making eggs is awesome, and one I'll surely try!

jean said...

I love the baked egg squares! Wonder if you could freeze them for future use? Or maybe even make up whole sandwiches & freeze them to grab as needed?

Mary said...

This is a wonderful idea. I'll be using your recipe over and over again when my family visits. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Buffie said...

I love the baked eggs. I'm going to have to try this now. It would be great to have a quick breakfast we could grab and go with during the week.

Jennifer said...

That looks so good!

heartnsoulcooking said...

I love the idea of baking your eggs. THANKS!!! for sharing a WONDERFUL!!! idea. Geri

Yira said...

This is fantastic. My daughter loves eating eggs before school (she's like me in that department, crave the protein in the AM). I will have to have her try these, she will like them, maybe on flat bread or that new think sliced bread since she's trying to watch her carbs. Thanks for the great idea.

ButterYum said...

What a FANTASTIC idea!!! I've made these using eggs that I've cooked on the stove top, but I like this idea way better!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!

Nicole Feliciano said...

Not to mention sp much better for you than McD's. Here's to home cooking! And thank you for stopping by Momtrends and sharing your recipe. See you next week!

Anonymous said...

I am SO going to do that!!! What an awesome post. =)

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