Saturday, February 18, 2012

It's Saturday...a day full of possibilities! And another use for that coffee mug!

Good morning sweet followers. I am emerging out of my slug fest. I hate when I let perfectly good days slip away. But then again, if I relaxed a bit too much, surfed the web a bit too much, slept in a little too long.....who's keeping track? But today, I woke up...albeit alittle too late...and thought...this is a perfectly good day to make some things happen.  I plan to get a mani/pedi, finish up some work stuff, and get to that Wheat Belly book that has been sitting on the table since it arrived in the mail a few weeks ago.

To start off my day, I'm going to make scrambled eggs in a mug. I'm sure many of you have made this quick and simple microwave scrambled eggs. The other morning my son, who is home for a long weekend, mentioned that he loves eggs in the morning, but never has the time to make them and clean up and get to class on time. I printed out a simple recipe for him to take home from the incredible edible egg website. It's so basic, but wanted him to have something to refer too.

 You can totally jazz this up anyway you like. You can put the cheese in right with the eggs instead of on top as the recipe suggests. Try putting in a wedge of laughing cow cheese, or some crumbled bacon, or ham, or turkey sausage crumbles. If you have ever seen or heard of Hungry Girl on the food network, she has many jazzed up ideas for this on her web site. She even adds, salsa, dijonnise mustard, spinach. The sky's the limit here! The key is to stir halfway through to get that nice fluffy texture. Oh the possibilities!!!

Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble

Prep Time: 1 minute | Cook Time: 75 to 90 seconds | Makes: 1 serving
recipe image

What You Need

Tbsp. milk
Tbsp. shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper

Here’s How

  1. COAT 12-oz. microwave-safe coffee mug with cooking spray. ADD eggs and milk; beat until blended.
  2. MICROWAVE on HIGH 45 seconds; stir. MICROWAVE until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer.
  3. TOP with cheese; season with salt and pepper.

Thought for the day: I hope you make something happen. Anything you want.


  1. That's where I got my egg recipe idea. I put 2 eggs, a splash of heavy whipping cream, some marinated artichoke hearts (Dr. Oz says theyre loaded with fiber!) and some torn up smoked gouda (slices from Trader Joes). OMG, this is sooooo goood and fast! Did I mention that I love fast?! :) Anyhow, don't feel bad about being a slug. Sometimes it's just a sign that our body wants us to slow down from all the stress we've been under. Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I did not know that about scrambled eggs! What a great idea! We gave up our Costco membership so I haven't had my microwave bacon for awhile. I bought some that I thought was the same thing at the grocery store. Yesterday before Zumba, I got it out and was going to microwave for 20 seconds and head out the door. It was raw bacon that you "can" microwave:( 2 minutes later I left with 2 crispy pieces of something for breakfast...but it was something! Next time I will read the label more thoroughly.
    I agree with Carey, I think your body/mind needed a break. I like being a slug, but I like coming out of it too. I LOVE to laugh, and I don't do that enough when I am being a slug! My daughter/grandson are only here until next Thursday, so I am hoping that we are busy bees everyday. I want to absorb every second with my grandson before they leave. They are off to a wedding in Seattle for the weekend so I won't see him again until Monday.
    Do you leave your Keurig on all the time or have the auto shut off? I love how it looks when it is on, because it glows a pretty blue, but I don't know if I "should" leave it on?
    I am wishing you sunshine and happy thoughts for the weekend!

  3. Hi Pattie, That is a another great idea to add to our list of stuff to eat. I hope you have a great day today :-)

  4. This is great! I hope your son uses that idea. I know when I was on my own I didn't do that kind of thing nearly enough - I could have done that in the college dorm, even! Gosh, the money I could have saved!

  5. I am a cheetah in a slugs body (well, that is what I am trying to tell myself anyway)...does that count, lol!
    We have had another round of the plauge in our house, this time ear, sinus, and eye infections....UGH! I am going on day 7 of having my ears plugged....about to take some long pointy object to them, haha, j/k...I think. I totally thought this would go away after being on antobiotics, but nope. Have I said UGH yet?! ANYWAY, I love this idea....since Mama is down, I am sure the kiddos are sick of cereal.
    Hope you have a great one (((hugs)))

  6. Yeah for you for having a bit of time to just relax. It's a necessity.

  7. I just taught my three boys how to make this today! I am so excited!!!