I had a discussion on Facebook with someone about cooking eggs in the oven. I recently learned that eggs can be baked in a muffin tin in the oven, like mini quiche only without the crust. I had tried it like a scrambled egg with cheese and peppers. They came out great!
Then someone mentioned that they just crack the egg and bake it so they can make egg sandwiches. Brilliant!! I love an egg sandwich in the morning and to have them already made for me to heat up sounded pretty good. My only hesitation?… I like my eggs to be the size of my english muffin, or toast and I couldn’t imagine a regular muffin tin being the right size.
Enter my muffin top pan! I figured, it would be the perfect size, and it was! Simple as can be, I just cracked 6 eggs, put one in each slot (after spraying with oil), and baked at 350 for 25 minutes or so.
Here they are after being baked:
Then, I took 1/2 of a slice of cheddar and placed on each egg to melt in the oven. While the eggs cooked, you could toast the English muffins. Actually, I get the 100% whole grain “British Muffins” from Trader Joe’s. Or I just use whole grain toast. I actually didn’t bother toasting this time, because I was putting them into sandwiches to store in the freezer.
I ended up saving some in the fridge and wrapping some in foil to keep in the freezer. They were simple to microwave the next day (30s for refrigerated ones and 1 min out of the freezer). Quite tasty! If I was really going to get fancy, I would put a slice of tomato and some cilantro on it. 🙂
Reminder: Get Your Skin Checked
Today, I went in to get my skin checked at the dermatologist. I’m extra sensitive to skin cancer for 3 reasons.
- I work for Cancer Services. I see people with cancer all the time. That means that us employees are always thinking something is cancer! My scalp hurt and I felt a weird bump on it… must see the dermatologist ASAP!
- Family History. My dad has had several spots removed and did the skin cancer treatment on his face.
- My very good friend, Jeff, died of melanoma 2 years ago. He is the inspiration and driving force behind me starting this website. His melanoma was discovered at stage 3, when he had a mole removed that was bothered by the heart rate monitor he wore to optimize his workouts. No symptoms.
Let this be encouragement to you to schedule your appointment to have your doctor check over your skin, scalp and feet for any suspicious spots. The good news? Most skin cancers are very simple to get rid of, as long
as they are detected early. For me… everything was fine, weird bumps
on my head and all. 🙂
Plus, taking care of your skin by using sunscreen, staying away from tanning beds, and avoiding extended lengths of time in the sun is also known as …
It’s true! So whether your reasons are vain or not… be good to your skin!