Thursday, January 29, 2009

Homemade Egg McMuffins...

So, by now you've figured out that I have a thing for McDonald's Egg McMuffins...I just do...they are the perfect amount of food for breakfast. Not too light and not too heavy. I just love them. Melissa, my bloggy friend, says her husband makes them for her as a special treat. That is so cool. On the off chance that what was so obvious to Melissa's husband might not be obvious to someone else other than me, I thought I'd do a little post dedicated to my beloved Egg McMuffins.

To begin, I have to admit, it didn't even occur to me that I could make my own Egg McMuffins until I saw a Back to Basics machine that makes them for you. (Yes, I am a rocket scientist!) Suddenly, a world of possibilities had opened up before my very eyes. I had to have it and it was beautiful! (Remember me? I'm the girl who, until more recently than I'd like to admit, didn't realize you could make pancakes without a box mix. Yeah, I'm that girl.)
Anyway, the only problem with that cool little machine is that it made the Egg McMuffins one at a time and that didn't work well for me with hungry children biting my ankles or knees or whatever. I was having to choose between putting them in the oven to keep them warm (and spending half an hour making 5 Egg McMuffins, or letting them eat them as they were done, which pretty much ended the "family breakfast".) So, I freecycled my Back to Basics machine to a lady with a husband who wanted to make them before he left for work at 4:00 a.m. and figured out how to do it myself.


It is pretty darn simple, really. You cook eggs in a little poacher I got at Target (I got two, for a family of 5), you have your slice of cheese, some kind of meat (Superman likes SPAM, so we always save a little for just these occasions), a little butter and your English muffins.


It is all in the timing. You've got to get your English muffins in the toaster before you start cooking your eggs, so they'll be done before the eggs are and you'll have time to butter them and lay them out before the eggs are done.


Butter your toasted English muffins, get everything laid out and plop your eggs on the muffin.

Bingo! You've made yourself an Egg McMuffin...you won't have a Diet Coke, but at least you can still be in your nightgown or pajamas...plus you won't have to worry if you can get to McDonald's before they stop serving breakfast!

(...it's the little things in life...what can I say?...)

6 comments:

generationsgoneby said...

Cool. I hate egg mcmuffins, but if I didn't that would be handy to know. I can't eat a lot of eggs, they don't like me and other's don't either if I eat a lot of them, so I only have them maybe twice a month, but then only scrambled.

So how many trips to McDonald's would you have to forgo to pay for the fancy machine that only makes egg mcmuffins?

Erin said...

The machine was $28, so I had to forgo 7 trips to get it...it was foolish, but a learning experience...

Melissa Henning said...

wow! you evil, evil woman! >:D

Clark said...

I am working on the Diet Coke dispenser...I haven't got it worked out yet, but I am getting closer!

generationsgoneby said...

$28 isn't bad at all really if you use it regularly. I would have thought closer to $100. Clark keep us posted. I have thought seriously about installing a drink machine in the summer. THey'd drink more, but it would probably be cheaper. We make tea and koolaid, and lemonade, but with tons of kids here, they just eat and drink a lot.

Erin said...

Generations...you did read the part about me Freecycling the machine, didn't you? It didn't work well for a family at all. Clark would become a local hero if he could figure out the drink thing! Unfortunately, (or fortunately), I think the kids are stuck with milk, water, or tea at the Nagle house...even the neighborhood kids have learned that we're just not that cool!