Menu Planning Monday Plus A Breakfast Muffin Recipe

Hi All!

Now is about the time of year where I start to feel motivated and in need of change and organization. It’s also the time of year where we start trying to accomplish all those house projects we’ve been holding off doing all winter. We starting working on our kitchen back-splash this weekend, so my kitchen is a big huge mess, but I’m loving the way the back-splash looks. I will take before and after pictures and I’m sure you will love it as much as I do.

Anyway I’ve decided to start a new series a lot of bloggers do called “Menu Planning Monday” for several different reasons. One, menu planning helps reign in the grocery budget. Plus it helps me share some recipes I’ve cooked up.

Now I use PepperPlate to help with menu planning. I plan out all the meals so I know what we need to go grocery shopping for by the end of the week. My grocery shopping day is always on Fridays. As you can see I don’t have Friday night dinner planned. So I’ll probably figure out what we’ll be eating that day at the grocery store. 

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I also didn’t add in what we ate last night or Saturday since Saturday was a take out day because my kitchen was torn apart.

The recipe I wanted to share though today was Quiche. Now I think Quiche has such peculiar name, don’t you think? I told my husband that I was making Quiche, inspired by what I ate at Easter brunch a couple of Sundays ago, and he immediately gave me a turned up nose. I said do you even know what Quiche is? And like the child he can be he said “it just sounds weird”. So the next morning I purposefully called them breakfast muffins so he’d give them a try. 

 Now after trying Quiche for maybe the second time in my life, I decided I liked it and that it would be great if I made it ahead of time. then I got the idea to do them in muffin tins and freeze them! It was a great idea, because they turned out awesome! At least I and Jaydon thought so. 😉

 The great thing about quiche….I mean “breakfast muffins” 😉  is all the stuff you can put in it. I made mine with left over Easter ham, green onions, cilantro, cheese, green peppers and tomatoes and of course cheese.  

I made 2 dozen breakfast muffins and put the ones we didn’t eat the first morning into freezer bags. I ate two the next morning by warming them up in my toaster oven at 350 for 15 minutes and they tasted just as amazing! 

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 I can tell you now that making this ahead of time and heating it up during the week will make things so much easier in the mornings, plus it will help me stop buying hot pockets. 😉 

Now with the rest of my menu for the week, it’s mostly eating up things in the freezer/fridge/pantry that have been there for a while, or might expire soon. I have no real inspiration for the week’s meals except to use the food before its outdated. I’ll probably be more creative in the coming weeks! 

Do you menu plan? What’s your trick to making sure you use all the things in your pantry before they expire? I can be really bad at not using the items in a timely manner, which then ends up wasteful. 

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97 thoughts on “Menu Planning Monday Plus A Breakfast Muffin Recipe

  1. These would be great for a picnic or lunchbox too. We make & eat quiche a lot (and not just savoury ones either). Basically they’re an eggy custard on a shortcrust pastry base.

  2. I’m going to have to check out Pepper Plate. I plan usually two weeks worth of meals at a time and then shop. Most online meal planning programs are too fancy and have more details than I need. So this looks promising.

  3. Oh, my, yumm!! Now that I’m cooking for one, it’s very difficult to find recipes that I can made and then freeze in small portions. Thanks for this great information!

  4. I love meal planning apps, they are so helpful especially the ones that also allows you to keep a list of the ingredients you have and the ones you need. Thanks for the lovely muffin recipe, it looks so good!

  5. This looks like a great recipe for me to add to my new meal planning. I just started meal planning and notice how much easier, healthier and less expensive it is and was stuck on warm breakfast options.

  6. I make quiche in mini pie tins and freeze than for my husband lunch at work. They also come in handy for those times were having something for dinner that one of the’s doesn’t like. I can grab a quiche out for them. The favorite around here is chicken, broccoli, red pepper, onion, and sharp cheddar.

  7. I’m about to do our backsplash for our kitchen as well, so excited. Love the idea of menu planning, makes life so much simpler!

  8. What a fantastic idea about making breakfast in a muffin pan, and a great way to save money and time..

  9. They sound delicious! I would never have thought to make something like this for breakfast but it is such a great idea for something healthy to have in a rush on the way to work! And a bit different from the usual boring cereal

  10. (Menu Planning Monday Plus A Breakfast Muffin Recipe) (yum) these breakfast cups sound so good to me, I am going to make them for my family real soon-

  11. I have to make Quiche AKA Breakfast Muffins that are low carb. They look filling and my family would love these for breakfast. Thanks for a awesome recipe!

  12. I make these breakfast “muffins” frequently although my recipe is a bit different. I change it up depending on what I have on hand. It’s a quick, family favorite breakfast when in a hurry.

  13. These sound delicious!! I love the idea of making them with muffin pans so they are personal breakfast “muffins!” 🙂 I also love that you can put any ingredients that you want in it!

  14. These sound really good and also look good, I may have to check out pepper plate myself for menu planning,didn’t know they had anything like this.

  15. I am trying to put some weight on my husband and these breakfast muffins are just the ticket. I can make them ahead so I am not so rushed to get to open up our business.

  16. OMG, this looks absolutely delicious! I’m definitely trying this one! And I love how you can freeze them for the next day! Brilliant!

  17. I can’t wait to try these. For years I ate eggs almost every morning. When I was growing up it was grits and eggs. All of a sudden I don’t like breakfast foods. These really sound good and I plan to make them soon. Thanks for sharing this.

  18. I always try to make a plan for the week’s meals. That way I can stick to a list and keep spending down.

  19. love the idea of muffin quiche instead of a pan. Much easier to eat this way, and they would freeze and thaw simply.

  20. I love breakfast foods, and eggs are both yummy and healthy. Mini-size like these that can be made in advance and frozen make for an easy breakfast. Saved your recipe for future use! (I never eat fast foods, except…. the Jack in the Box breakfast platter with eggs and bacon – which is available all day!)

  21. I don’t like eggs, but I enjoyed reading your recipe. I can tell you’re a way better cook than I’ll ever be.

  22. I like your way of thinking. Fall is coming and that spurs me on to get things done. Meal planning helps free me up to do some of those plans.

  23. If I could get organized enough to do this, it is a great idea!!! I am a cluttered, scatterbrained beast though!!!

  24. I keep seeing your appetizing photo of them muffin-tin quiche for breakfast, and they look fantastic. Will definitely try this recipe soon to treat the family!

  25. Thank you for recipe
    My son has a 70 mile(one way trip daily to college)so that’s 140 round trip
    Since he is a body builder he eats a lot of protein I believe this would be good for him to pack in cooler for a snack throughout the coarse of a day
    This would be good for my vegetarian daughter(also in college-but 1300 miles away)
    just leaving out the ham
    she could on one of her days off work(she works part time jobs and goes to college full time)make a bunch of these freeze and just pop in microwave when needed

  26. I’ve done this before, and it was a big hit. It’s easy and who doesn’t like finger-food (well, finger-food for my kids)

  27. Your Breakfast Muffins look so Delicious!! I cant wait to make them.. Great tip to make them ahead of time and freeze them. Thankyou for sharing your recipe with us! Yummy! I Also pinned it so I can get to the recipe when needed! Pinterest comes in so Handy! lol~

  28. Thanks for the recipe! I love quiche, but I had never thought about turning it into muffins. I plan on varying the recipe a little bit by adding broccoli and substituting cheddar as the cheese.

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