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Amazing Breakfast Muffin Cups made with hash browns, sausage, eggs, Mexican blend cheese and red pepper.
3 cups shredded hash browns, thawed
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
1 12-ounce package breakfast sausage links
2 cups shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
Fresh chives or green onions, chopped
1. In a bowl, combine hash browns, butter, salt and pepper. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of greased muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. Meanwhile, cook sausage according to package directions; cut into ?-inch pieces. Divide sausage among muffin cups.
3. Combine eggs, cheese and bell pepper. Spoon over sausage. Sprinkle with chives or green onions. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until set.
2 slices egg bread
4 slices cheddar cheese
1-2 slices lacy swiss
4 slices cooked bacon
2 slices tomato
1 tablespoon butter
Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread, then stack buttered sides together. Layer 2 slices cheddar on top of bread stack, then bacon slices, then lacy swiss cheese, then tomato and finally the remaining slices of cheese. Place bread buttered side down in a fry pan over medium-high heat. Cover with lid and let cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden.
Reduce heat to medium and flip sandwich to other side and cook for 2-3 minutes or until bread is toasty golden and cheese has melted. The second side will cook faster than the first so watch carefully.
Cut in half and enjoy with homemade tomato soup!
If you love Parmigiano-Reggiano parmesan cheese, consider Asiago or Grana Padano instead. Apparently they are packed with plenty of flavor and only cost a fraction of the price.
I love grocery shopping, probably because I actually like cooking, so for me shopping is like an adventure and love looking for new products. I try to stay with wholesome, healthy food and the basic stuff is usually as close to natural and nutritious as I can find.
Two things I always make sure I do before I go shopping is ( a) I have is a shopping list, so I don’t venture too far off the mark and (b) have a sandwich before I go so I don’t go hungry and tempted to buy more than I need on overpriced, unhealthy food for a quick bite, because I am starving hungry.
Here is a list of the staple food that I consider a healthy choice when I go to the supermarket.
BREAD – Sourdough, rye, spelt and mountain bread (Paper thin bread, Saj or markouk, meaning “stretched ” or “patted”, simple bread of Hunza people of Northern Pakistan and the Sardinians from Italy)
WHITE CHEESES – Goats cheese and feta as opposed to processed cheese in plastic.
FROZEN VEGETABLES – Not as good as fresh of course but perfectly healthy and very convenient for the busy cook of the house.
MILK - If you or anyone in the family are allergic to cow’s milk choose oat or rice milk.
SAUCES – Choose Worcestershire, tamari and mustard instead of salty soya sauce, barbecue, tomato and sweet chilli.
WHOLEGRAINS – Choose brown rice instead of white and wholemeal pasta. So you want gluten-free? go for quinoa.
MEAT – Organic is preferable but of course more expensive. Stay away from processed and pressed meats.
TOFU – Not everyone’s choice especially not my husbands. It is packed with protein and fibre. Non meat eaters love it. Try it on your meat free day.
CRACKERS – I love these, you can have a lot of healthy choices, when it comes to what goes on them. Go for the whole grain, corn, rice or spelt.
Always be aware of what goes in your shopping trolley. Read the labels and stay away from excessive trans fats, saturated fats, sodium and sugar and any other ingredient you don’t understand or has a number.
Frugal and healthy eating!