How a little gadget made our mornings amazing

Do you ever find yourself having sad breakfasts in the morning rush?  Maybe you love the idea of freshly cooked eggs, smoky bacon, warm bread… but you also love your sleep too much to get up way early to cook it all up.  I know we definitely had that happening, and although grabbing a granola or oatmeal bar, or having a bagel (half a bagel in my case) with some sort of spread is fine, it’s not exactly the happiest way to start off the day. If that sounds familiar, one little gadget that would seem to belong on an infomercial could be the answer.

I am talking about the breakfast sandwich maker.  Yes, a funny looking little contraption that will likely set you back around $25.  After thinking about getting one for weeks, we finally got one!  Here’s the little guy in all his glory 🙂

Now, our mornings have been transformed!  I’m not even exaggerating.  We begin almost every day with the delicious experience that rivals an Egg McMuffin, a Timmy’s Breakfast Sandwich, or a Starbucks Breakfast Sandwich, but at a fraction of the cost, and none of the hassle – right in our own home!  The aroma of hot breakfast is very conducive to smiles, and I’ll show you exactly how we do it.

The night before, I prep our breakfast.  I slice two English muffins, and slice enough cheese for each one.  I sandwich the cheese (and cooked bacon if we’re having it) between the muffin halves, tuck it in a small sandwich bag, and pop it in the fridge.  I also put fresh ground coffee and water in the coffeemaker.

In the mornings comes the fun part (there’s a statement I never thought I’d make). As soon as we get out of bed, we turn on the coffeemaker and plug in the sandwich maker to preheat.  Once it’s warmed up, just lift up the egg plate, pop in the bottom half of the muffin, cheese, and maybe some cooked bacon.  Then lower the egg plate, crack in a fresh egg (scramble it a bit if you’d like), and lightly place the top muffin half on top.  Close the lid, and set a timer for 5 minutes.  Once 5 minutes is up, slide out the egg divider gently, and raise each divider one at a time.  Presto!  A delicious, hot, fresh breakfast sandwich.  By now, our coffee’s also ready, so breakfast is served and fantastic!

Right now we’ve stuck to the classic recipe, but I’m also excited to see what other tasty combinations we can come up with, maybe with some veggies, other types of cheese, biscuits… my mouth waters just thinking about it.

Seriously, if you don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking, but want a great hot breakfast, give these little machines a whirl – you won’t regret it.

How do you make your mornings better?

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