I’m a bad mom and occasionally use the electronic babysitter in the mornings… I’m not that much of a morning person and it takes me awhile to get moving if I’m home and not milking. If it’s a morning I’ve milked I normally need to have a little down time to recharge. So while little Henry takes his mid-morning nap, I may nod of a few minutes with him.
The elder tribe members are big fans of the Disney Jr channel. Instead of commercials they have nice little skits in between cartoons. One of these skits is dog, who happens to be a chef that speaks with a French accent. He cooks healthy snacks and instructs the kids how to make them as he goes. It’s like Rachel Ray meets Clifford in a way. The best of ways. He is kind of a cute little guy and most of the time his recipes sound pretty tasty for always being kid friendly, in prep and taste.
The other day one of these recipes caught Emma’s interest. The pooch made eggs in muffin tins. Emma is not a big egg person, despite the enormous flock of chickens she keeps, she would rather eat cereal. She is starting to be interested in helping me cook so we tried to remember the recipe this morning. Here is our adaptation!
- 9-12 eggs, beaten (amount of eggs becomes less as you add more fillings. Lots of goodies=less eggs, fewer goodies=more eggs)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 6 slices of deli ham, sliced thin and pieces quartered
- 2 small red potatoes, shredded
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4-3/4 cup of an assortment of chopped veggies for your liking. Peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.
- Salt and pepper to taste
Pre heat your oven to 375 degrees. Beat your eggs in a large bowl. Stir in veggies, potatoes, salt and pepper. Spray a non-stick muffin tin with cooking spray. Line the tins with the ham. 1 slice per muffin well. Arrange it similar to a cupcake liner. Ladle the egg mixture in to the ham lining. Top with the shredded cheese. Do not over fill the muffin tin as the eggs will puff when the bake. Bake the egg mixture for 20-25 minutes or until set.
These were a hit! Very simple to make and great to have little people help with. As the tribe gets older it’s been fun finding recipes they can help with. I have some great little sous chefs!