Recipe of the Week: Father’s Day Recipe
Here at Pley, we know that Father’s Day is a special day in the life of every dad. For one day each year, dads are off the hook for all their usual responsibilities and become King for a Day. Finally, Dad gets his well-deserved day of rest!
Father’s Day is also a great day for family memory-making. Here on the Pley blog, we’ve been talking a lot in our recipe series about memory-making and the importance of creating family traditions to be enjoyed and passed down through the generations.
Father’s Day is a perfect time to do this! While the youngest family members may not fully comprehend the holiday’s history, everyone can get in on the fun of celebrating their hard-working, dedicated and loving Dad.
For instance, after letting Dad sleep in, the kids can surprise him with a wonderful breakfast feast. Of course Mom may need to help a little (or a lot) with this effort, but it will be worth it in the memories that get made.
In this article, we share a super-special Father’s Day recipe that the whole family can make together (except for dad, of course!).
Family is Family is Family
Whether your family consists of one parent with kids, two parents with kids, two same-gender parents with kids or two different-gender parents with kids, there is still a way to make Father’s Day into a special annual tradition in your family!
You can call it whatever you like and make it into your own special one-of-a-kind holiday that is just for your family. The point of the holiday is also the essence of the holiday – gratitude and love for a special family member who is always there for you, loves you, helps you, provides for you and cares about you unconditionally.
P.S. Making Modifications for Special Diets
This is an easy recipe to modify. For egg allergies, you can use your favorite egg substitute. The recipe is naturally gluten-free as-is. If anyone in your family can’t eat dairy, you can substitute vegan cheese or leave out the cheese entirely.
A Great Father’s Day Recipe: Tasty Savory Bacon-Wrapped Egg Cups
Special thanks to Stockpiling Moms for the recipe idea!
This tasty dish has tasks for family members of all ages. Of course, for the parts requiring the oven, be sure there is an adult present to supervise and take point if need be!
NOTE: You can also prepare these ahead of time and freeze them if your schedule does not permit same-day preparation.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
- Four bacon slices.
- Four whole eggs.
- One-quarter cup shredded cheese or vegan cheese (your choice of cheese).
- One-quarter cup each diced onions and green peppers (or other toppings of your choice).
- Salt and black pepper to taste.
- Non-stick cooking spray.
- Salsa or hot sauce if desired.
NOTE: With this amount of bacon and eggs, the recipe will yield one egg cup for each family member (or all four egg cups for Dad). You can adjust the ingredients as needed for more or fewer family members or for larger portion sizes.
Here are the supplies you will need:
- Muffin tins.
- Mixing bowl.
- Cooling rack.
- Small bowl for salsa and a spoon.
Here are the steps to take:
Step 1: First, preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C).
Since this recipe comes together quickly, you can go ahead and have your oven heating while you work. Just be sure BEFORE you heat the oven that you have one tray in the center position and there is enough room to slide the muffin tins onto that tray for cooking.
Step 2: Break the eggs into the mixing bowl.
Discard the egg shells. Add the cheese, then add salt and pepper to taste. Use the fork to whip together these four ingredients until the mixture looks light and fluffy (there should be some small bubbles on the top of the egg mixture).
Step 3: Prepare the muffin tins.
Spray the inside of each muffin cup with the nonstick cooking spray. If you prefer to use butter, margarine or oil instead of cooking spray, this is perfectly fine as well.
Step 4: Line each muffin cup with a strip of bacon.
Take a strip of bacon and work it into the cup so it makes a “cup liner” of sorts.
Step 5: Pour the egg mixture into each muffin cup.
Be sure to stop filling each cup when it is three-quarters full or the cooked mixture will overflow the cups!
Step 6: Add your desired toppings.
You can add diced onion or bell pepper, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes or whatever your family enjoys mixing into their morning eggs.
Step 7: Put the muffin tins into the oven to bake.
Set your timer for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, do an initial check to see how far along the egg cups are.
Step 8: Test the egg cups by lightly shaking the muffin tins.
If the egg cups don’t jiggle, this means they are done and you can take them out of the oven.
Step 9: Set the muffin tins on a rack to cool for five minutes.
Use the knife to carefully remove each egg cup from the muffin tin.
Step 10: Breakfast/Brunch is Served!
Arrange Dad’s egg cups on a plate and spoon some salsa into a bowl if desired.
Memories Are Made for Sharing!
Don’t forget to have a camera ready to snap a pic of Dad digging into his Father’s Day bacon-wrapped egg cups. Post the pics on your social feeds for extended family to enjoy with you!