Grits & Poached Egg

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When I was a kid my Texan Grandmother would occasionally make grits for breakfast. I wasn’t too excited about them then, preferring the traditional Grandma’s House Breakfast of Special K and Equal. But, when we were in Texas last spring I ordered grits at breakfast and couldn’t believe how long it had been since I’d enjoyed their goodness. Seriously, guys grits are delicious. I’ve been a little obsessed since getting back from Texas, and this is one of my favorite breakfasts with grits.

Ingredients:
Grits
Cheddar
Chopped Onion
Chopped Tomato
Choped Spinach
Poached Egg
Smoked Paprika

Directions:
Cook the grits & stir in some cheese.
Poach the egg.
While the egg is poaching, spoon the grits into a bowl and top with the vegetables.
Add the egg on top and dust with smoked paprika.

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Baked Eggs in Ham Cups

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I discovered this little trick for making eggs years ago, when I could barely turn on the stove. It’s a fun way to serve breakfast for a crowd, because all the eggs cook at once, and the ham cups make it fun. I made this for my Mom for breakfast (hence the break from our usual Corelle dishware) alongside roasted potatoes and peppers.

Ingredients:
Thinly sliced ham
Eggs
Cheese (optional)
Choppped herbs or other seasoning (optional)

Directions:
Using a standard muffin tin, arrange the ham slices to cover the insides of each cup.
Crack an egg inside each cup.
Sprinkle with cheese and other seasining.
Bake in a 350 degree oven until eggs are set.

Tips:
For these, I used some chopped rosemary and thyme.
Play around with different cheese and seasoning.