The experts say the meal that builds a strong happy family doesn't have to be dinner. Here are some quick breakfast ideas, if the morning is a more convenient time for you to sit down together.
HAM EGG AND CHEESE CUPS
12 slices of ham
10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and strained (I used fresh, and chopped it finely)
2 cups shredded cheese
salt and pepper
Heat oven to 350F.
Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. Press a slice of ham into each muffin cup. Evenly distribute spinach between muffin cups, and repeat with cheese.
Crack 1 egg to each muffin cup. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
I served ours with buttered english muffins.
Recipe adapted from The Dining Guide, July 2012
BACON AND CHEESE BREAKFAST SANDWICH WITH MANGO CHUTNEY
8 slices of canadian bacon
4 large eggs
4 english muffins, split and toasted
8 teaspoons mango chutney
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray. Add bacon, cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan, keep warm.
Break eggs into hot pan, cook 1 minute on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
Place muffin halves, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Spread 2 teaspoons chutney over bottom half of each muffin, top with 1 slice of cheese, 1 or 2 bacon slices, and 1 egg.
Broil 1 1/2 minutes or until bubbly. Place top halves of muffins over the bottom halves.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, July 2003