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Family Breakfast “Muffilettes”


Trying to do family meals is not about adding more “should” to your life. We are all crazy busy and overwhelmed. But a ritual, regular meal, whatever time of the day you do it, will make your life better, more manageable and enrich your life as well as your kids. It will actually make your day better because you will know how everyone is feeling, what they are eating and what they are thinking.

So breakfast, lunch, dinner, after school snack or before bedtime tea…whatever your family ritual, keep doing them! For those of you out there who make breakfast your not-to-mess-with meal, here’s a fabulous “muffilettes” recipe from Kirstin! (They are a special combination of an omelette and a muffin!) And for those of you who have more time on the weekend and like to do a special Sunday brunch this recipe is for you too!

You need

8 large eggs, gently beaten
1 cup drained and rinsed black beans
1 cup corn fresh or frozen, defrosted
2 Tablespoons mild diced green chiles from a can
1 cup of your favorite shredded melting cheese (cheddar, jack, …)
1 cup diced canadian bacon, or cooked chicken sausage (optional)
1 or 2 scallions finely sliced
1⁄2 Teaspoon salt Black pepper, to taste

To make (12 muffilettes)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Diligently oil your muffin tins small or large. In a mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, with the remaining ingredients (you can do this the night before, just gently stir the next morning).

Place muffin pans on the center rack of your oven and bake for 20-25 minutes for the regular sized, or about 10 minutes for the bite sized (time to go take a shower, wake up your kids…) or until muffins are golden, puffy, and the eggs are not jiggly.

Serve the muffilettes with warm corn tortillas, a dollop of sour cream, a spoonful of salsa and a few cubes of avocado. Any leftovers can be store in plastic bag in refrigerator and are great for the days when you need to grab breakfast on the run…. Just make sure you have time for dinner together later.

Cook’s tip: You can put any other combination of fillings in here, as long as they cook quickly and are not too wet, like big chunks of tomato might mess things up. But how about a combo of goat cheese, pesto and peas? Or cooked diced potatoes, green onions and roasted red peppers. Sun dried tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil? Cooked broccoli, fresh dill and feta? Your favorite this and their favorite that.

Do tell us what you came up with!


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3 Responses

  1. Maria says:

    Mmm….mmm….mmm. Gotta make these!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Laurie & Kirstin,

    I read your book over the holidays and found it truly inspiring, so much so that I shared it with my readers today, along with a version of your delicious Sunday Night Roast Chicken.

    Thank you!

  3. I added one cooked and crumbled black bean chipotle Garden Burger, sauteed mushrooms, potato and broccoli.  Yummy!

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