This is picture of my latest money saving endevaour. It's my take on a McDonalds Egg McMuffin or a Tim Horton's breakfast sandwich - two of Jordan's favourite morning treats. As part of our efforts to have a zero spend month on eating out, I've been trying to find ways to replace some of our favourite eat out foods while making them healthier at the same time. I started by frying up some bacon after I had cut it into pieces.
I set that aside to rest on paper towel and then fried mushrooms, green onions, and green pepper in about 1/4 of the leftover bacon grease. Next I beat 8 eggs together and then stirred in the veggies in a large measuring cup so it would be easy to pour. The mixture filled 12 muffin tins about 3/4 or so full. I topped with bacon pieces and cheese and then baked in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Next up was my families cheese biscuit recipe - I left out the cheese though, because we already had some in the eggs. There, see, healthier lol.
On groceries for the egg muffins I spent just over $12. I did some rough math, and tried to account just for the amount that I used, not the amount that was left over in the fridge for the nachos we had for dinner. The biscuits are just flour, salt, baking powder, margarine, and milk - all things that we already had in the pantry so a bit difficult to price out.
At Mcdonalds, they are about $3.89, and don't have near the veggies, cheese, and meat that I included in them. So! I'd say a couple of hours well worth it! Both me, my mom and Jordan all thought they were tasty!
Have you ever tried to recreate a meal from a restaurant or fast food place that tasted better and cost less?