My name is Sarah and my blog is Will Run for Pasta which I started in July. I am currently saving up for a blog design because that will take less time than learning code myself, ha! I blog from beautiful Portland, OR about our life, our dog, my running, my husband not running (Mr. Won’t Run), and whatever else I feel like sharing. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (my favorite), Pinterest, and BlogLovin‘.
Hello Clark’s Condensed readers! I am so happy to be helping Katie this month and am excited to share something for her Copycat series. I got to know Katie through a blog conference Facebook group in October and then I had the fun chance to meet her in person in February. She really is just as sweet in person, as well as Forrest, and Jack is even cuter in person if you can imagine that! Thank you so much for letting me be here with you today!
To say that I am NOT a morning person is basically the understatement of the century. My husband, Mr. Won’t Run, would agree 110%. I will hit snooze as many times as possible, and then once or twice more after that.
It makes for a very rushed morning which is stressful and I’m really not sure why I do it, it’s not like I get good sleep during those additional 9 minute increments. There’s hardly enough time for a shower let alone time to come up with a cute outfit or do my curly hair the way I should.
Makeup? Barely. As in Bare(ly there) Minerals.
Breakfast? Coconut creamer with a little coffee as I rush out the door.
Makeup and Breakfast are each important in their own ways, and I personally feel better when I have done both. I’m not a fan of stress and drama so these rushed mornings day after day are starting to annoy me and it’s something I’m trying to change.
Why is so hard to change things even when you want to? Do I not want it bad enough? Do I just need to woman-up? I’m an adult; I should be able to just do it, right?
Well, until I become the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed type at 5am, I need some breakfast options of the grab-and-go variety; something I can eat on the way to work or when I get to work. I don’t realistically see myself getting up early to cook, and if I tried to use the stove before the coffee kicked in I’d probably burn down the apartment building and my neighbors wouldn’t like me very much after that.
There is a McDonalds nearby and I do love their breakfast sandwiches, but that would mean leaving earlier which means getting up earlier and I think we all know that’s not going to happen! Swinging by the drive-thru can also start to add up in the way of money AND calories so it’s not the best option for my wallet or my health.
So what’s a girl to do? Homemade Egg McMuffins, that’s what! I started making these a few years ago and we love them. A little bit of advance planning and you can have grab-and-go breakfasts prepared for the week. These are so easy to customize any way you want to, and can work out to be pretty cheap depending on what ingredients you use and where you buy. I have a hard time calling this a recipe since it’s mostly just assembly, but here’s my Copycat version of the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin:
Once the English muffins are toasted drop the oven down to 350°F and then bake the eggs for 10-15 minutes (see pan notes below). Look how cute the eggs are!!
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.