Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Breakfast

Bacon/Sausage, Egg and Cheese Toast Cups

  • Prep Time 15 minutes

  • Total Time 35 minutes

  • Yield Makes 6

  • Ingredients

    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    • 8 slices white or whole-wheat sandwich bread
    • 6 slices bacon
    • 6 large eggs
    • Coarse salt and ground pepper
    We also did 6 with ground sausage and added cheese :)

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter 6 standard muffin cups. With a rolling pin, flatten bread slices slightly and, with a 4 1/4-inch cookie cutter, cut into 8 rounds. Cut each round in half, then press 2 halves into each muffin cup, overlapping slightly and making sure bread comes up to edge of cup. Use extra bread to patch any gaps. Brush bread with remaining butter.
    2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium, until almost crisp, 4 minutes, flipping once. (It will continue to cook in the oven.) Lay 1 bacon slice in each bread cup and crack an egg over each. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg whites are just set, 20 to 25 minutes. Run a small knife around cups to loosen toasts. Serve immediately.

    Thursday, December 1, 2011

    Being a good friend

    In elementary school, being a good friend was sitting together on the bus, eating lunch together, and sticking up for them.
    In middle school, being a good friend was sitting together on the bus, eating lunch together, sticking up for them, not liking the same boys, disliking the same girls, and sleepovers.

    In high school, being a good friend was sitting together on the bus, eating lunch together, sticking up for them, not liking the same boys, disliking the same girls, sleepovers, playing on the same sports teams, taking the same classes and the same extra curricular activities.

    In college, being a good friend was going out for drinks and dancing, not liking the same boys, disliking the same girls, living in the same dorm or being roommates, taking the same classes and the participating in same extra curricular activities, being in the same sorority,

    As an adult I am struggling to figure how to be a good friend...

    Most days after work, the gym, dogs, and dinner I feel like I barely have time to ask Mark how his day was. How can I possible keep up a great friendship with all the people who have come in and out of my life the last 29 years?

    I love my friends and try to do everything I can to make sure they know that I love them, and would be there for them if they needed me, but I constantly wonder if it is enough?

    Big and small things come up daily as an adult and if I only catch up with someone monthly I may miss something.

    What makes a good friend as an adult?
    • Calling one a week/month to catch up?
    • Occasionally "liking" or commenting on their status and pictures on facebook?
    • Mass emailing with general family updates?
    • Calling or texting on holidays?
    • Having an hour lunch once a month?