Breakfast for the Week in 30 Minutes!

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About: I'm a Temple University grad looking to start my career. You know the story about how hard it is for kids to find a job these days so in the mean time I take pride in being a maker. We could buy cheap plasti...

Intro: Breakfast for the Week in 30 Minutes!

I always feel great when I wake up early enough to make a nice breakfast but my love for sleep rarely allows that.

Now, after spending only half an hour in prep on Sunday night I can have breakfast all week and not miss a wink of sleep!

Step 1: Making the Purchase

First, we need a shopping list.

1 dozen eggs

1/2 lb of your favorite cheese slices (I like cheddar)

1 lb your favorite breakfast meat (I use ham and bacon. If I'm feeling daring I get some pepperoni)

5 bagels or English muffins

note 1: I don't use regular bread or biscuits as they don't keep very well.

note 2: I love bagels with garlic or onions on them but they tend to get sticky so I opt for plain. It's easier to eat on the run.

Step 2: Cooking Eggs for the Week!

Cooking eggs for the week is actually easier than cooking them for a single breakfast.

Preheat your oven to 350° F

Crack your eggs into a medium size mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper and whatever spices you might fancy.

Take a large rectangular cake pan and lightly oil it with some olive oil. Pour the eggs into the pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until they are thoroughly cooked.

Your eggs might puff up in the pan but they'll flatten after a moment.

note: A little olive oil might pool over the eggs when they finish. This is normal.

Step 3: Sandwich Composition 101

Time to learn how to make a sandwich!

Slice all of your bread first. Slicing on a sandwich by sandwich basis gets tedious.

In order assemble:
-Bottom bread
-Egg
-Meat
-Cheese
-Top bread

(My girlfriend was having an anarchy day and did not follow the proper order directions. Talk about revolution...)


I like sauce as much as the next guy but avoid adding it until the moment you want to eat your sandwich as it can cause the bread to get soggy.

Step 4: Wrap It Up!

Time to wrap your sandwiches for the week!

Most people grab for the plastic wrap but I am aggressively trying to push the wax paper movement. It's better for the environment and just darn seems to keep that sandwich freshest for as long as possible.

Anyway, wrap your sandwich in some wax paper and tape it shut with masking tape. If you believe that variety is the spice of life and prepare different sandwiches for the week you can label them on the masking tape with a marker.

Step 5: Enjoy the Breakfast Revolution!

Wake up Monday morning and throw one of those bad boys in the microwave for 30 - 60 seconds.

You've put in your work, now reap your reward! Enjoy your breakfast and never go hungry again!

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    djzypher

    1 year ago

    do you use all of the dozen eggs?

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    RubyA10

    2 years ago

    Tasty

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    radical_michael

    2 years ago

    in my country: Venezuela, what we would do is replace the english muffin or bagel, (which here hardly anyone knows it, therefore it is very difficult to get) and would replace a local variant known as "arepas" , or if required a sweet touch another local variant known as "arepas andinas" would be used. other than that, the recipe is excellent...:-)

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    warriorethos2

    2 years ago

    JosephR25, your breakfast for a week receipt is right up my alley as I am always buy the Jimmy Dean ham, egg, cheese, and English muffins at the store for my morning breakfast. This is a good way to save some money. How much does it cost you in an average to make the weeks supply of breakfast sandwiches? How do you heat the ones you have stored in the refrigerator? I heat the Jimmy Dean sandwiches on high of 35 seconds and that works great. I also enjoy adding pepper jack cheese when I use croissants in stead of English muffins. Good luck in the Meal Prep Contest.

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    leeroystake

    2 years ago

    I usually buy those dirty home brand hamburgers & stick them on toasted muffins with cheese & freeze them.
    45 seconds in the nuke box. best.

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    Leathaldose

    2 years ago

    OMG, I may not make a weeks worth of breakfast, but THANK YOU for showing me a different way to cook eggs.

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    JosephR25Leathaldose

    Reply 2 years ago

    It really is a great way to make them! Make sure you coat the pan with a little oil or you might just have a big mess.

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    RebeccaW52

    2 years ago

    I'm definitely intrigued but I'm sceptical about having cooked eggs in the fridge for a week. Did they stay fresh?

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    JosephR25RebeccaW52

    Reply 2 years ago

    Trust me, I was skeptical as well but they kept really well. I didn't actually notice a difference between Monday and Friday's quality. Give it a shot and let me know how it turns out!

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    jeanniel1

    2 years ago

    Mass production - the way to go! Efficient

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    pcoates

    2 years ago

    I just made a half dozen by putting one whole egg into into each spot of a large, muffin pan. I also used a second muffin pan to form breakfast sausage patties the same size before pan frying. (Probably could have done them in the oven, but grease spattering seemed like a safety issue which I wanted to avoid.) I also toasted 3 English muffins and 3 onion bagels before making my sandwiches and wrapping them in a double layer of paper towels and plastic sandwich baggies for the freezer.

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    interknight2007

    2 years ago

    I made 4 of these last night, and just had the first one - pretty excellent! I am not a morning person, so it was perfect to just wrap these in foil and stick them in the toaster oven for a few minutes (then flipped it over and did the other side, since they had been quite cold). Delicious!

    I did smoked sausage and pepperoni.

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    JosephR25interknight2007

    Reply 2 years ago

    That's awesome to hear! I'm really happy to hear you reproduced this.

    Smoked sausage sounds excellent. Everything is better smoked!

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    susaner

    2 years ago

    I've made these by throwing eggs, spinach, bacon, shredded cheese and Tabasco in a blender, then pouring onto a Pam'd cookie sheet and baking in my toaster oven. I cut the egg slab to fit those little croissants that you can buy by the dozen in any grocery bakery section, then bagged in individual Ziplocs and froze. They were ugly to say the least (which kept my coworkers out of them!) but wonderfully tasty, and they took about 30 seconds to reheat (out of the plastic bag, on a paper towel) in the microwave. The croissant did indeed stay soft. Perfect for taking on the road at the end of night shift, to keep me out of 7-11 or McD's drive-thru.

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    SamF32susaner

    Reply 2 years ago

    Been there, done that, delcious

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    JosephR25susaner

    Reply 2 years ago

    Croissants sound great. I'll have to give that a try!

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    JosephR25Me04

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I've been lurking around here for a few years and thought I should start letting people see what I've been tinkering with!