By Bree of Baked Bree
Mom deserves a nice breakfast in bed, don’t you think? Moms do a lot for all of us and Mother’s Day should be a day when she is pampered and loved on. Why not start her day with a simple breakfast in bed?
Cheesy Eggs in Toast with Candied Pepper Bacon will make the cooks look like stars in the kitchen, even if the only meal they cooked this year is Mother’s Day breakfast. A simple heart-shaped cookie cutter makes Mom feel loved when she looks down on her plate and sees her eggs wrapped in bread love.
Kids can make a tray for Mom with a piping hot cup of coffee, a glass of orange juice and a freshly picked flower from the garden. Add a book or her favorite magazine to read while she lounges in bed just a little bit longer. (It is Mother’s Day after all.) Who wouldn’t love to have that and a delicious breakfast delivered by her sweet babies to her bedroom? (This mom would.)
By Bree, Baked Bree
4 slices challah bread (or Mom’s favorite bread)
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper
Chopped parsley (optional)
Hot sauce (optional)
Using cookie cutter, cut out a heart in center of each bread slice. Set aside.
Heat nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter and melt. Place 1 bread slice and 1 heart cut-out in skillet. Crack 1 egg into the heart cutout area of bread slice. Cook until egg begins to set, about 1 minute. Flip slice with egg and cut-out heart. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over toasts and cook until egg is set to desired doneness and cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from skillet.Repeat with remaining bread, eggs and cheese.
Sprinkle toasts with chopped parsley. Top with toasted heart, and serve with hot sauce, if desired.
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
8 slices thick-cut bacon
Heat oven to 325°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Mix brown sugar, black pepper and cayenne on plate. Dip bacon slices into brown sugar
mixture and place on sheet pan. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar over bacon. Bake 30-35 minutes, until bacon is crisp. Serve immediately with egg toasts.