This past week I had the privilege to participate in 2 group meetings of folks who are living with COPD. Something that came up both times was how exhausting it is to prepare meals.They talked about how they often times will just grab something not very nutritious or maybe not eat anything at all because they are often too tired to eat after prepping and cooking a meal.Oh, and don’t forget how exhausting the clean up is.
So, I thought maybe we could start sharing quick and easy recipes or make ahead meals to help each other out.
This weekend I made enough breakfast to last me all week. Here’s what I did:
- ¼ c chopped green bell pepper
- 1 T minced onion flakes
- 5 eggs
- ¼ c cream or milk
- 2 pieces breakfast sausage
- ¼ ham (diced)
- ½ c Shredded cheddar cheese (or to your taste)
First, I put 5 eggs in a mixing bowl and whisked them with the cream until they were well blended and then added the onion flakes and cheese and gave a quick stir. I chopped up the whole green pepper and put ¼ c in the egg mixture. (I put what I didn’t use in a freezer bag and popped it in the freezer.It will keep for several weeks and is perfect for future recipes.) Next, I took some ham that I had on hand – it could even be deli ham – and chopped it up and put it in the egg mixture.I had 2 pieces of breakfast sausage left over when my family was finished with breakfast that morning, so I crumbled them up and in mix they went! You could add anything you want to this mixture – mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes, the sky is the limit
I used muffin liners so I wouldn’t have to use any cooking spray, and filled all 12 wells with the egg, sausage, cheese mixture - sprinkled them with a little salt and pepper and baked them in a 375* oven for 30 minutes.I now have breakfast for every day this week and only had to cook once – plus the clean up was fairly simple, too.
Share your make ahead or easy recipes here. I can't wait to see what you post!