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Monday, January 10, 2011

Toad in a Hole

I don't know about you and your family, but our family could go through 6 boxes of cereal in one week if I allow it. Sometimes, without coupons, cereal can get expensive when you are buying in bulk. To try to cut back on that cost a bit, we have been trying to find some yummy breakfast meals that I can make if we are short on time in the morning. This is one of our favorite breakfast meals. Actually it's a favorite weather we are in a hurry or not. Toad in a hole. Hey to 4 boys, eating a toad sounds appetizing.

12 Slices of bread
12 Eggs
12 slices of cheese
2-3 tbls of butter
Salt to taste

Cut a hole out of the middle of a piece of bread. I normally use a small cup to cut the circle. We throw these circles on and toast them as well.

Butter your skillet(or griddle). Butter one side of your bread and bread circles. Place the butter side up on your skillet or griddle. Give the toast about 10 seconds to brown

Break the egg directly in the center. You want to cook the egg about 3-5 minutes .
Flip and cook another 3-5 minutes or to desired doneness. This is a good place to sprinkle some salt.
Add cheese. It will take about 30 seconds to melt.
Serve with fruit and juice or milk. We normally put Peanut butter between 2 of the toast circles for a mini- PB toasted s'wiches.
Remove cheese or add fancy cheese :)
Add crumbled bacon or sausage
Add chopped onions
Add chopped mushrooms(or other veggies)
Substitute regular bread for texas toast
Cost Breakdown(for 12 servings)
Butter- $.05
1 dozen eggs- $1.34( you could easily get these for $.79, just depends on the store)
12 slices whole wheat bread- $ .67 (from a loaf of 20 slices)
Cheese( 12 slices from a 16 slice package)- $1.44
Meal total $3.50, $ .29 a serving
What do you call this dish in your neck of the woods? What do you do differently?

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