Disclaimer: Thank you to our Cabot Creamery Cooperative for sponsoring #DairyMonth and for providing the prizes free of charge. This company also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for recipe development. All opinions are my own.
One morning I whipped up these breakfast egg bites and they were a total hit. My youngest son is not a huge fan of eggs but he will eat an omelet. These are essentially mini omelets that you can create with any ingredients your family likes. You can even let each family member make their own with their favorite things. Set out bowls of cooked, crumbled sausage, chopped onions, cooked and crumbled bacon, chopped cooked broccoli, chopped green peppers, and a variety of shredded cheeses to choose from.
So I have to share a story about the muffin tin in the photo. That muffin tin was my Grandmothers. My mother inherited it when her mother-in-law passed away. It’s a rare sight to see a muffin tin with six wells. Most are twelve. Well, as the story goes, my Mom had a recipe that didn’t need to make six so she asked my Dad to cut it for two and four wells. My Dad even rounded the edges on both pieces so no one would cut themselves. That tin is more than 55 years old because that’s about how long ago my Grandmother passed away. It may not look pretty but it works just fine. Plus it’s one of the few items I have from my Dad’s Mom. My youngest enjoyed these so much he’s asked for them each morning since I initially made them.
As we enjoyed them that first day we talked about making them on school mornings. We figured everything but cracking and whisking the eggs could be done in advance. That way they could be easily and quickly pulled together on school or work mornings. Chop onions, cook bacon and shred cheese in advance and you’re good to go. I used Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar cheese but you could certainly use any variety. Cabot also makes a delicious Pepper Jack, Chipotle, Hot Habanero as well as other sharp Cheddar varieties. Cabot are some of my favorite cheeses because they not only taste amazing but melt beautifully making them perfect to use in this recipe. Use one or a couple in your creation.
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