If you have kids, family will ultimately come to visit. Not that this is a bad thing. Quite the opposite really. Whenever family visits us, we usually take advantage of the free babysitting and leave the house for a while and pretend like we are young and childless for a few hours.
The only tough part about visitors is that you must provide room and board. I find that breakfast is the hardest meal to supply. Why? Well, breakfast for us is usually a bowl of oatmeal or something pretty unglamorous. The ideal breakfast for company would be impressive but still leave the kitchen in the sanitary condition that I spent hours cleaning it to just a day ago.
I find that these Ham and Cheese Egg cups fit the bill perfectly. They come together fast, you can make as many as you need, they are really pretty to look at, and they are delicious. Serve with some toast and some fresh fruit and you’ve got a very nice breakfast that didn’t dirty up the whole kitchen.
I think they would be very versatile too. I am thinking of all kinds of fillings for these already. Just to let you know, I only made 6 of these even though the recipe makes 12.
Breakfast Ham and Cheese Egg Cups
12 slices of deli ham
1 box of thawed frozen spinach
1 dozen eggs
2 cups of shredded cheese
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
Press a slice of ham into each muffin cup.
Place some spinach into each cup on top of ham.
Add in some cheese to each cup on top of spinach.
Crack an egg on top of each cup and season with salt and pepper.
Bake for 25 minutes or until done!
Serve with fresh fruit and toast!
Yum! Breakfast is my favorite meal, but like you, we usually just do oatmeal or something, and that's not what I'm going to serve visitors. These look easy, fun, and delicious!
Fun idea! I think I will have to build off of your idea and create something similar. Can't wait- I might just do in for breakfast in a couple of hours. Yum!
Great idea! I had made toast egg cups, but never though about just putting a piece of ham and using that as the line. Awesome!
Katherine Aucoin says
Jodie, this is brilliant. I'm not waiting for company to try this!
Thanks Katherine! I love it when people call me "brilliant" 😉
Wow! Yummy, I just bought a new cupcake pan tonite. I can't wait to try these. Cute blog, GREAT pictures!
Money Saving Maine-iac says
Fabulously simple! I definate keeper recipe. Thanks for sharing,
this is such a great idea! and the fact that the spinach is under everything is great, because it's less likely that I'll get interrogated by my 7 and 4yo about what it is and why it's there and why they should eat it. 🙂