Today, I am going to feature something that is both simple and functional. I was blessed to have received it almost two months ago: The Pampered Chef Ceramic Egg Cooker. These days I have been quite busy, and so anything that is low maintenance and gives you fast results in food preparation, gets a high five. It has been a life changer for me when it comes to getting something ready within 20 minutes or less for breakfast for two college kids, who are always rushing out the door in the mornings. I am not getting paid to share this item with you. I would just like to share the blessing of having this simple, functional, Ceramic Egg Cooker from Pampered Chef.
This egg cooker can make microwave omelets, oatmeal, french toast, muffins, etc. The two things that I have tried is the omelette and the muffins. The omelette takes literally five minutes. There are two and a half minutes of prep time, and then another two and a half minutes of cook time in the microwave. The best thing to do if you want to use frozen vegetables or quinoa, is to cook them at night so that they will be ready in the morning. Otherwise, you can use fresh veggies, and it will only require the two and a half minutes. Because of the fact that my son loves eggs, I have tried several varities of the omelette: omelette with cheese, omelette with cheese and lunch meat, and an everything omelette, which is the one that I will be discussing.
Activity: Making a Quinoa Turkey Omelette
Total Prepping and Cooking Time: five minutes, unless you have frozen vegetables and quinoa to prepare the night before, then 20 minutes
- (2) eggs
- (1 1/2) tablespoons of milk
- (1) slice of turkey lunchmeat
- (1) teaspoon of parsley
- (1) tablespoon of quinoa
- (1) tablespoon of cheese
- Place two eggs, milk, and parsley into the egg cooker.
- Put on the top to the egg cooker and cover the hole with your pointy finger.
- Shake the egg cooker ten times, holder the top in place.
- Fold the lunchmeat in half, cutting it into square pieces.
- Add the quinoa, lunch meat, and cheese, and stir.
- Place in the microwave for 2 and 1/2 minutes with the lid.
- Take the top of using a silicone trivet or oven mitt.
- Take a butter knife, outlining the omelette in a complete circle.
- Invert the omelette into a plate.
Activity: Making a Quinoa Oatmeal Blueberry Muffin
Total Prepping and Cooking Time: ten minutes, unless you have frozen vegetables and quinoa to prepare the night before, then 25 minutes
- (2) tablespoons of flaxseed meal
- (3) tablespoons of water
- (1 1/2) tablespoons of milk
- (3) tablespoons of flour
- (1) tablespoon of sugar
- (1/4) teaspoon of sunflower seeds
- (1) teaspoon of blueberries
- (1/4) teaspoon of baking powder
- (1/4) teaspoon of vanilla extract
- (1/4) teaspoon of coconut flakes
- (1/4) teaspoon of chia seeds
- (1/4) teaspoon of raisins
- (1/4) teaspoon of oatmeal
- (1/4) teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil
- Place olive oil, flaxseed meal, milk, and vanilla extract into the egg cooker and stir.
- Add all the rest of the ingredients and stir.
- Cook for two minutes and 20 seconds without the lid.
- Place in the microwave for 2 and 1/2 minutes.
- Take the top of with a silicone trivet or oven mitt.
- Take a butter knife, outlining the muffin in a complete circle.
- Invert the muffin into a plate.
Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
5 And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
Isaiah 40:4-5, NIV