Breakfast in my house needs to be easy to whip up. Most days it consists of toast, a boiled egg and perhaps a slice of avocado smeared on top. While my kids live in a world of cold cereal and instant oatmeal. One would think that I would have these crazy spreads laid out for my family considering the way I cook and bake.
Here's a little Carrie fun fact, I hate mornings. Most nights I am called to by one of the three kids, several times. "MAAAAMMMAA, I need to go pee." Well go pee then! Or " I need water" I gave you water before you went to bed... it's right THERE! Or then there is my 1 year old who still does not sleep thought the night and wakes up crying. I think I am up more than I am asleep. This overtired mom has no time for fancy breakfasts.
Since I slack in the breakfast department most days, on occasion I get real crazy and whip up a breakfast casserole or scramble eggs and fry some bacon. This week for my out of the norm breakfast, I made these breakfast squares. They are so easy to make and eat without dirtying a bunch of dishes! Hand held, no forks or plates needed. That's a win for this lazy mom!
Jalapeno Cheddar and Bacon Breakfast Squares
4 slices of day old bread
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
4 oz cream cheese room temperature
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
6 strips crispy fried bacon
2 jalapeno peppers sliced thin (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 9x9 baking dish. Place 4 slices of bread in the bottom of the dish.
In your electric mixer whip cream cheese until light and fluffy. Mix in half of your cheddar cheese, then your eggs one at a time, followed by the milk. Mix in salt and chili powder. Pour over bread slices.
Top casserole with the remaining cheddar cheese. Crumble crispy bacon over the top of the casserole and top with optional jalapeno peppers.
Bake for approximately 40 minutes. Or until the center stops jiggling and the top has browned.
Today's recipe was made with Davidson's Safest Choice, pasteurized eggs.
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I can let my kids lick the brownie bowl or steal a chunk of chocolate chip cookie dough. My kids can help even more in the kitchen now that they can safely handle eggs without the risk of food born illness.
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(Disclaimer: I am a brand ambassador for Davidson's Safest Choice as a member of their Darling Dozen. This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own.)