When days are long and time is short, I find myself making grilled cheese for dinner with a can of tomato soup.
We are so very classy at our place.
Let's back up. Tim's all-time favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs with fried breakfast potatoes. It's like another part-time job distracting him from asking for that in the morning. I am not a morning person. I do not want to move, talk, or put on work clothes. And I especially do not want to cook a long, drawn-out meal.
So distracting Tim from his beloved eggs and potatoes is a task in and of itself. The only way to avert him is to have breakfast waiting for him so he doesn't even have the opportunity to even ask about it. Some say I'm a great wife for having it prepared and at his bedside each morning when his alarm sounds. No, this is not the truth. I am doing it for my own benefit.
Grilled cheese is a relatively easy meal, and it's one that doesn't require constant supervision. Throw it on the stove, go brush your teeth. Come back and check on it, then pack your lunch. It's pretty low maintenance.
So the idea that we can take a simple classic like grilled cheese and turn it into a breakfast sandwich appealed to me. And it appealed to Tim. Which is why I made it.
And it was good.
Ingredients (makes 2 sandwiches):
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 4 slices of bacon, cooked
- 4 slices of cheese (preferably American)
- 4 slices of bread (preferably sourdough)
- Salt and pepper
First, we're going to whisk one egg in a bowl, then pour it into a small, sprayed pan. Turn it on medium/high heat and let it cook all the way through. No stirring required. We want it to almost be like an omelette. Sprinkle some salt on there.
Next, we're going to crack the other two eggs in a bowl. Add the milk and whisk together.
The egg should only take a few minutes to cook. Go ahead and slide it off the pan and onto a plate to use later. Using the same pan, melt the butter.
Add the olive oil to the butter mixture. Keep heat at medium/high.
Dip the bread into the egg mixture on both sides.
Place one piece of bread in the butter/oil mixture.
Place the cheese on the bread.
Cutting 2 bacon pieces in half, place on top of the cheese.
Place your cooked egg on top of the bacon. If it's too large, you can fold it in half.
Dip your second piece of bread in the egg/milk mixture and place on top of the sandwich.
Cook on each side until browned. I like mind a lil' crispy.
Cut in half and serve hot.
I hope you enjoy this. And please don't stare at all the paint on my hands. It's being stubborn and won't come off.
Love and grilled cheese,