This picture of eggs (from our farm!) was taken by my friend Tarena of Three Tree Photography. Check out her beautiful work!
Since we have 8 kiddos in our home and lots of appointments and life is REALLY busy, I haven’t been coming up with lots of brand new recipes. Instead, I stick to my staples. I’m not going to type up full recipes here, but I want to give you an idea of what we eat around here. 🙂
We used to have smoothies every day, but with 3 3 year olds and a 2 year old, that can get pretty messy!!! I make eggs just about daily. Sometimes we have fruit with our eggs, sometimes we don’t. 🙂
I often bake eggs. This is easy for me because I can whip them up, pop them in the oven and then take a shower and get ready before the kids are even up. No standing over the stove while they’re whining for breakfast because they’re staaaarrrvvving.
How I make Baked Eggs:
I scramble up about 18 to 24 eggs with some yogurt. Maybe 1/2 to 1 cup. I add in salt, pepper, other spices (I love garlic, parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme together. Yum). Sometimes I add in meat, many times veggies, always cheese (cheddar, jack, swiss, whatever I feel like that day…we always have cheese in the house ;)). I grease the pan with butter or bacon grease or coconut-ghee. If I’m not adding any meat, I prefer bacon grease because it adds a nice meaty-flavor. I add in my veggies raw or saute them if I have time (usually I don’t have time to do this). I have frozen bags of peppers, spinach, zucchini, asparagus, peas, etc. I froze sauteed mushrooms in cupcake pans and then popped them out & store them in the freezer. I minced onions and froze them in ice cube trays & popped them out. These are nice additions to eggs.
So, I scramble up the eggs, yogurt, spices, and then add in whatever else I feel like adding that day. I grease the pan, pour the mixture inside, and pop in in the oven. I keep the oven somewhere around 350 or 375, or 400 if I’m running late. 🙂 It takes between 20 and 45 minutes, depending on the temp and the quantity of ingredients. Sometimes I top it with cheese near the end.
I love frittatas. I love crispy cheese on my eggs. Yum. I saute veggies in my cast iron skillet, pour in some scrambled up eggs and cook partially. Then I top the whole mixture with a bunch of cheese and stick it under the broiler for a couple of minutes. Mmmm…
My favorite egg add ins~
Today I made YUMMY scrambled eggs. I sauteed some minced onions in coconut-ghee. Then I added in the eggs, and then some of our very own ham (thanks to our pigs, Luke & Leia!) that I had baked and diced up. Then I added in A LOT of shredded cheddar cheese. It was soooo good. Every one of the kids wanted seconds.
I LOVE bacon and peas together in an egg dish, especially a frittata with crispy cheese. Yummy.
Once per week we will have Grain Free Granola on yogurt. This is super filling to me, but not quite enough for the kids, so I serve it with some kind of eggy thing, but usually with less eggs than a normal day.
On the go breakfast~
We’re driving to appointments early in the morning once per week these days and it’s a 1 hour drive, so I make breakfast for the car. I make Applegate Farms Chicken Apple Breakfast Sausages. They don’t have any added sugar, fillers or preservatives and my family likes them. My family can eat 3 or 4 boxes at one meal. 😉 I bake them in the oven while I shower. I cut up some kind of fruit (this week it was tangerines). We also have some kind of muffin. This week my mom made honey-coconut muffins for us when she was here the day before. I might stick to that kind every week, because adding in blueberries or other things might get messier in the car. 🙂 I purchased some cardboard clamshell "to go" type containers from Cash & Carry, and I pack up each kid’s breakfast with a napkin and a sippy cup or sports bottle filled with water, and we eat on the road!
I like making coconut flour pancakes or banana pancakes, but truth be told, I don’t think I’ve made them in almost 2 months. 🙂 Farm Princess asks every day "what are we having for breakfast?" and when I say "eggs" she says "ohhh…we never have pancakes. Pancakes are my favorite." 😉 One of these days!! They’re just so time consuming with so many hungry little ones.
And that’s what we eat for breakfast! 🙂