This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.
We live in a pretty busy household.
I don’t think we’re alone in this – everyone I talk to, especially this time of year, is running kids to sports or recitals or concerts. And that doesn’t even count the stuff we do as adults…work parties and volunteering and special holiday events and…the list is never-ending.
But there is one thing we try to do every weekend, which might be my favorite part of the week. Every Saturday we possibly can, my husband and whichever kids are willing and awake make breakfast. This usually includes eggs – omelettes or huevos rancheros – and anything else we have on-hand that you can use for a brunch food. Sometimes we have berries. Occasionally I have croissants or another pastry around. We love making hot chocolate, and there’s always coffee.
This week, Chris and Caleb made omelettes with a variety of mix-ins. Caleb went around taking orders from the rest of us, and when he asked his brother and sisters if they wanted bacon, every single one of them demanded, “What kind of a question is that??” See? I’m obviously doing something right.
The men take their omelette making seriously. My husband has a collection of small vintage appliances from the ’70s 🙄 including The Super Pan, which I will admit does make excellent omelettes. If you’d like to up your brunch game, you can search for them on ebay or try your luck at thrift stores – he scored these at our local second-hand store. If you’re not an omelette maker (and I am definitely not), you can also set out a bunch of mix-ins and make egg scrambles with your ingredients instead. Here are a few suggestions:
Make Your Own Omelette Bar
- Cheese (cheddar, monterey jack, and any other fancy cheese you’d like)
- chopped green onion
- chopped Wright® Brand Hickory Bacon
- chopped red peppers
- chopped tomatoes
The best part about this omelette bar? If you have leftover Wright® Brand Hickory Bacon (I’ve heard this happens to some people, though I have never experienced it), you can use it at lunch for sandwiches, along with your avocado and tomatoes. Toast your bread, add those things in, and bam! Two meals, straight up.
I know right now the big holiday meals are getting a lot of attention. They should, and I love them. But if I’m being honest, my favorite meals are the ones before the big meals. The breakfasts when the kids and any family or friends who are staying with us sit at the table or wander through the kitchen in their pjs with their bedheads, talking and helping and grabbing some coffee and snitching a piece of bacon when no one’s looking. I love the big festivities, but I love those unplanned moments most.
I’m a big fan of being cheap when I can, and splurging when it’s worth it, and I say for a family brunch, treating yourself on the small things really makes a difference. Get the good orange juice from actual squeezed oranges. Grab the name-brand chocolate for your hot chocolate. And use Wright® Brand Hickory Bacon and quality cheese for your omelettes. I promise you won’t regret it (and it will still be cheaper than going out for brunch!) You can find Wright® Brand Hickory Bacon at King Soopers and other Kroger grocery stores.
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