Breakfast of Champions

Okay… so, I used to be a really Great wife… now I’m just a really good wife…

I used to get up with Mr. Pastor of Pump each morning at 4 or 5 am and make him a yummy, hot breakfast… but now I just don’t…. But I make sure he still gets his breakfast each morning and that it is homemade… I do not buy the store-bought processed crap that has been so preserved that it is just a block of salt, I just have taken some short cuts.

20150212_152133And now I’m going to share them with you.

My little secret…

I make breakfasts for a week at a time!!!!
Then I turn off my alarm clock.

You’re welcome.

So here we go:

Take your homemade English muffins from the other page that you made…. 1908323_435211849962081_617089625553245199_n

I’ll give you a minute.

Ok. Cut them in half, slice some cheese, get out the bacon and a couple of baking sheets and follow me into the kitchen…

Turn your oven on – 350 will work.

20150212_155021Take a pound of bacon (I hate turkey bacon, so I use the “real” stuff!… but whatever you want to use)
lay it out on a baking sheet

Then take a dozen eggs
Crack them (one at a time) into a GREASED/sprayed with oil Muffin Tin (I know…. I know… Pinterest rocks!)

20150212_15243620150212_153434Put both pans in the oven. Set the timer for 12 minutes

Prepare your muffins for the broiler: Cut them, add cheese, place on baking sheet… wait for timer to go off.

Once your eggs are done, take them out and put them on a cooling rack (in the pan)

Turn your oven up to broil (the bacon should be on the bottom rack… did I say that? I am drinking a glass of wine right now… so..? Anyway, move your bacon to the bottom rack, then put your muffins w/cheese on the rack closest to the broiler and watch closely- they really don’t need to do anything but melt the cheese a little.

Take them out when done, turn your oven back down to about 400 and let your bacon finish.

It won’t take long for your bacon now… so start to assemble your muffin/eggs

Place eggs on muffins.20150212_155555

Get out the plastic wrap.

Take your bacon out of the oven, transfer to a paper towel and pat the grease off (I save my grease that is on the baking sheet – I use bacon grease… I’m from the south, what can I say)

Put bacon on muffins, wrap up, put portions into a baggy, pour a glass of wine, put the baggies in the fridge… you’re work is done

Send me a little “thanks” on Face book. that’ll be fine.

20150212_160121You are a fabulous wife! AND Mother!

Drink a toast to you!

On to dinner….




Yummy! Better than Drive Through!!!

It all starts with a yummy HOME MADE English Muffin, then the rest is cake… ok not real cake… but something even better and better for you then a quick trip through the drive through… and because you can make them ahead of time the size that you like, you can have more control over the:

1. Portion


3. Gluten! (Don’t knead them so much!)

So here we go with a basic recipe for plain ole’ English Muffins:

1st – Proof your yeast in 1 Cup of warm water (2 1/4 T yeast or 1 packet) Yeast Proofing

On the stove, cook on medium heat:

1C milk (whatever kind you like… LOW FAT would be fab right about now … Just say’n – But NOOOOOO Skim!!!)

3 T Butter (gotta use butter- flavor… you know)

3T (sugar or honey- your choice… I used Honey)

Warm until the butter is melted

then add this to your stand mixer that is filled with:

3 C Flour

1t Salt

Mix together then slowly add 2 more cups of flour until it pulls away from the bowl but stretchy.

Let it sit – 5 minutes

Roll out and cut out (I don’t have a cutter that large, so I used an “egg” ring, you can use a large glass, whatever works. 20150212_105041

Once these are rolled out, place them – EVER so gently on a baking sheet dusted with corn meal – don’t let them touch, they will rise. (Out of these ashes ri-hise… If you don’t know the song, press the link and listen while you read… Trust me!!!!)

Cover with dry towel for 1 hour and sing… dance… work out… if your married… well, need I say more…?

Heat up your skillet, griddle…. flat thing that you are using, to about 350 degrees;  I used an electric griddle (which was fabulous!)

GENTLY lift each muffin off of it’s cookie sheet and place on griddle, brown on both sides (about 5 minutes or less- depending on how you cut them and how thick they are)

10968196_435211833295416_7882894641095159958_nYou can also pop them in a low heated oven to finish cooking on the inside if you got them a little thick…

Split them open with a fork and enjoy!!!

So… to see how to make this a great meal… click here