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:
(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!
Second Prize in the
Meal Prep Contest