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Bird Nest Breakfast

by Buffy Owens
March/April 2010
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Ingredients:

8 eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup shredded cheese
¼ cup diced carrots
½ cup chopped spinach
¼ cup diced bell peppers
6 slices of whole wheat bread
salt and pepper

Equipment:

spray release such as Pam®
rolling pin
plastic knife
whisk
muffin tin with 6 compartments

Let the children cut the crusts off 6 pieces of good quality whole wheat bread — use the plastic knife for this. Set aside. Combine 8 eggs, chopped and diced vegetables, milk, and cheese in a large bowl and whisk to incorporate. Add salt and pepper to your liking. Set aside.

Take a rolling pin and let the children roll out the bread slices (with crusts cut off). Make them as flat as possible. Spray the muffin tin inside each compartment. Place the rolled out bread inside each compartment and push gently to the bottom.

Pour the egg and vegetable mixture into each muffin tin compartment which now is lined with bread. Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Remove from oven and test for doneness by inserting a metal table knife into the egg mixture. If it comes out clean, it is done. If not, bake for a few more minutes. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes, and serve. Remove ...

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