Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Cups
These aren’t your typical sweet cupcakes with frosting. These are the type of cupcake with no cake. Hmmm….well maybe they aren’t cupcakes at all, but that is what I call them anyway. I do bake them in a cupcake pan, so I haven’t completely lost my mind.
Although with the day I’ve had, it’s no wonder I’m a bit off.
You see I’m particular. Yes if you don’t’ know me in real life you may just think, it’s all easygoing and no biggie on most things. Well, I’m actually not like that at all, and anyone who has met me somehow figures that about me pretty quickly, although sometimes I wonder how? Hmmm….not really sure but I’ve heard it enough to figure it’s true.
Today I lost my pocketbook.
I’m the one who doesn’t lose anything. I like to know where everything is at all times. I don’t number things and keep them in categories. Just because I said I’m particular doesn’t mean I’m overly organized. I’m not. I think I’m neutral there. I actually try to be more flexible about things but it doesn’t seem to come across that way.
Today I drove about 5 miles before realizing I had forgotten my pocketbook at the last store I was at.
I’ll spare you most of the details, I will just say. I went into a complete panic. My husband was with me. He even thinks he may have distracted me, enough so that, that may be the reason I forgot it.
I was hyperventilating and about to vomit especially when my husband called the place and they said NO it’s not there. I may have driven very fast to get back there. I may have driven my husband nuts in the process, I was in a PANIC. I was certainly not breathing normally. I may have squealed the tires of the car pulling into the parking lot and guess what I saw first…
40 high school students standing all around. Really no exaggeration. My husband said 40. He saw a girl with a yellow pocketbook on her shoulder the same color as mine and asked if that was it? No, it was the same color though. He told me to walk through the crowd and see if I could locate it, while he went inside. I did what he said. I looked and looked and didn’t see anyone with it. I went to the entrance of the store and there my husband was with it in his hand, I could not have been happier. I had almost lost hope. I’m so glad it all worked out in the end. We got in the car and as I drove to the exit of the shopping center I pulled over and got out of the car and said, you’ll have to drive. I’m a wreck.
Back to the breakfast cupcakes…I should have had these for breakfast. I’m sure I would have remembered I had my pocketbook with me. Yes, a good breakfast can prevent such problems. Don’t you think?
Actually, these got eaten up so fast, there weren’t any left. I’ve made these many times in the past couple of months but always forgot to take a photo.
I often make them at night so they are ready in the fridge in the morning to be heated up quickly so everyone has so protein in them. I don’t bake them with the foil lines then, I just lightly grease the cupcake pan. If they are in the foil liners, and I want to reheat them. The liners have to be removed. Of course, I do bake these in the mornings as well and they are great to take on the go.
Ham, Egg, and Cheese Cups (this recipe is great with leftover ham)
1 cup milk
1- 1 2/2 cup diced ham
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4-1/2 cup diced peppers (optional)
1/4 cup diced scallions (optional) I often use scallions but they didn’t make it into this batch.
Heat oven to 350 degrees (325 for dark nonstick pan) Mix eggs in a large bowl. (A large measuring bowl with a spout works well for pouring into the pan) Add milk, and cheese peppers/scallions and mix well. Pour into prepared cupcake pan (either with cupcake liners or lightly grease pan). Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until eggs are firm.
Makes 12 breakfast cupcakes.
Don’t be like me, start the day with a good breakfast, and don’t leave your pocketbook anywhere!
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