In honor of Father’s Day, we hosted the 2nd Annual Family Cook-Off. Because it was Daddy Day, we let Grandpa Choo Choo name the competition. He decided on BEEF. Everybody takes this silly competition very seriously, which makes for some of the most delicious meals ever created. It’s all in good fun, and although we made official score cards this year, we never can choose just one winner. 😉 I think next time we will need to invite an unbiased party to judge.
It was an amazing day- full of family fun, friendly competition, and lots of laughter. Memories were made that will never be forgotten. Thanks to everyone who participated! Keep your game faces on for the next throw down!
Happy Father’s Day to all of the men in our lives! Dad, Rev Kev, Grandpa Jack- You have all made such a tremendous impact on our lives and we wouldn’t be who we are without you. We have learned how to be great parents because of you, and we feel so blessed that our baby gets to have you all as granddaddies. We love you all so much. And Ian- this is your very first father’s day- I hope you remember it forever. To go from not having any kids to having three foster daughters and a baby in my belly is quite an undertaking, and I can safely say, I don’t think anyone could do a better job than you have. I love you more than words can say.
And, for anyone who wants a great breakfast recipe, this is one of our all-time faves: Eggs in a Basket!
What a fantastic idea–bacon, eggs and toast all wrapped up in a cute little muffin-sized package.
6 slices of bacon
6 slices of bread
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400° F. Grease 6 wells of a muffin pan with butter. In a frying pan, cook bacon about 3-5 minutes, until partially cooked but not completely crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Cut out rounds of bread (I used a 3.5-inch round cookie cutter, but a drinking glass would be fine.) Press the bread rounds into the greased muffin wells. Curl a piece of bacon around the periphery of each piece of bread, positioning it between the bread and the muffin tin to help keep it in position. Sprinkle a small amount of shredded cheese in the center of each piece of bread. One at a time, crack an egg, removing about half of the white, and dropping the remaining white and yolk over each piece of bread, being careful not to break the yolks. Once all the bread pieces have been topped with eggs, bake until eggs are cooked through to your liking (about 6-10 minutes) and bacon is crispy. Run a knife around the edge of each muffin well and pop the egg cups out. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.