Wednesday, November 9, 2011

30DoC: Food Related

Friends, the Rob and I have been living with a pseudo kitchen for about two weeks.  We have two ovens, a drawer microwave, and a fridge.  No sink or stove top.  Our food choices have consisted of some microwave meals, sandwiches, and cereal.  Lots of cereal.  So much cereal we ran out of plastic spoons and I had to use a fork.

With this in mind, I decided I wanted to make a meal that was satisfying, had healthy ingredients (and by healthy, I mean lots of protein), and was not made in the microwave. 

Trolling through Pinterest, these two recipes (via my lovely friend Michelle) caught my eye:

I was in love.  Eggs, ham, and croissants?  Sounds perfect.  We tracked down our muffin pan and got to baking in our shiny new ovens.

Croissant cups on the left, ham cups on the right.  Both bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, so we put them in the same pan.

Mine look exactly like the pictures ... in a Picasso sort of way.

The croissant ones were exploding.  Or the cream was rebelling against the eggs.

Awww....look at the cute little ham cup!  These tasted amazing.  It was like an egg mcmuffin without the mcmuffin.  We ate them with our fingers and pronounced them a success.

The croissant cups... not so much.  The croissant dough did not bake at all and I didn't want to risk eating it.  
I wonder how many people ruin a recipe specifically designed for baking with kids?


Maybe I'll just stick to sewing from here on out :)


  1. Those look delicious! It sucks not having a fully functional apt. And don't worry, I've completely botched many, many simple recipes :)

  2. Omg - when I saw the first picture I was like, "This is the first time she blogs about food and her pictures look better than mine!" And then I realized that wasn't yours. Heehee. I want a ham cup! And DON'T GIVE UP! Sometimes recipes have typos in them. :-)

  3. I love it! So cute! Even though 1/2 of it didn't work too well... it happens to the best of us!

  4. Just jumping in on an old post! Mum has started making sort-of eggs benedict in little cups like this for Christmas breakfast - super easy for lots of people! She gets a huuuuuuge white square loaf (as in the cross section/slices are huge), cuts the crusts off, butters both sides, and stuffs it into a Texas muffin tin. Then it gets lined with ham, and an egg broken in, and then she puts a little bit (only a little bit!) of Hollandaise sauce on top so the top doesn't go all rubbery. They get cooked in the oven for a bit (no idea how long!) and then pulled out, served on a big plate for everybody with a jug of the Hollandaise on the side.

    I've never tried them with just ham though - it's quite cute!