An eggcellent adventure...Well today was a simple day and because I was dealing with a sick 3 year old and a morning doctor's appointment for my 8 month old, I didn't spend too much time in the kitchen. While relaxing in bed this morning with my older girls we decided to brain storm breakfast in a jar ideas and decided to try an 'omelette' in a jar. We have done oatmeal in a jar, an eggs, meat and grits parfait, granola, etc...but we wanted something different. We came up with some other kooky ideas that we will try later but figured the omelet was the most foolproof. As we found out later, maybe not.
The problem was I did zero research on how to bake eggs in a jar so I had no clue as to what temperature to cook it at, how far to fill up the jars or how long it would take to cook. Let's just say that I looked at the clock after it was in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes and noticed that the time was 10:15! My daughter's appointment was at 11:00 and guess who hadn't showered yet? Me!! I cranked the oven up to 375 degrees and had to decide whether to be late or save the eggs. Lucky for me hubby was going so he took off with all but one of the kiddos so I could finish up in the kitchen and get dressed. So as you will see, the pics aren't fancy and the food styling just didn't happen today but remember, I'm in rush so please be gracious.
We headed to the kitchen and cooked up some bacon, sausage and the little bit of ham we had left and that was one thing I could check off the 'little' list. I beat some eggs in a bowl, added some smoked salt and some pepper and we filled a half pint jar about half way and then tried them in a pint jar as well. As you can see in the pics that follow, we overfilled the half pint jars and the pint jars were a much better option but we used 4 eggs in each pint jar, yes I said 4 eggs. No one should eat 4 eggs at a time on a regular basis. Check it out.