October 24, 2013

recipe // breakfast bagels

breakfast is hard for me. i mean really, who can be creative about their food at 7 am? i just need it in my stomach, asap, with a big cup of coffee. but, we all know "it's the most important meal of the day," so Travis and i have gotten into a good routine of eating together before we leave for the day. sometimes, it's as lame as a bowl of cereal, but that's better than nothing right? or, on our sleep-in days, we go nuts with french toast, waffles, or pancakes - we've even coined "french toast fridays." but sometimes, i need an inbetween, and this little go-to breakfast sandwich has been a new fav. i thought i'd share in case anyone else is looking for a little quick-and-easy breakfast inspiration. 


cream cheese
lunch meat (we use oven-roasted turkey)
sliced cheese (currently, we're as simple as colby jack)


grease a latte mug or bowl with either non-stick cooking spray or a drop of olive oil (any bowl with a smaller base will do - nothing too wide). crack an egg and lightly beat it with a fork. add a pinch of salt or other seasonings - i love adding a crack of lemon pepper. microwave the egg for at least 1 minute, or more if needed. when cooked, the egg should be completely firm and "patty" shaped. toast the bagel and shmear it with cream cheese. add a layer of lunch meat, the cooked egg, and then the cheese on top. sandwich everything while it's still hot so the cheese melts. and wham-o, you're ready to eat an easy, filling breakfast. 

i've always been inspired by food photography, so if you like this, i'll keep taking pictures and posting recipes, because i have a love affair with both my camera and making great food! 

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