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Oh, hey there, Spiced readers! Maximus the dog here. That’s right. Despite my lack of opposable thumbs, I am jumping in to guest post on Dad’s blog today. Almost two weeks ago, Mom and Dad went on vacation for a couple of nights. I know it was a vacation because they packed their bags. But that’s ok, my grandparents stayed home with me, and my sister and I got tons of treats.
But then Dad came back one afternoon with a little towel in his hand. I sniffed and sniffed at that towel. It didn’t smell like the squirrel in the backyard or my friend from across the street. I debated carrying the towel off to chew on it, but I decided to go for my tennis ball instead. But then the next day, the strangest thing happened. Dad and Mom came back home (play time!), and they brought in this strange, squirmy, crying thing that smelled like that towel (they told me his name was Robbie). I liked the towel, so therefore I liked this new addition, too.
I feel like it’s my job to protect Robbie (that’s what my Dad calls my new friend). I sleep next to his chair to make sure he’s safe. He makes a lot of noise, though. Whenever he barks, Dad and Mom walk around the room holding him. And I walk along, too. I figure it’s the least I can do to help. My sister doesn’t help out much. She just sits on the couch watching the parade go by. (But somehow she continues to get treats from grandma.) And at night, I crawl into the bottom of his crib to sleep. There are tons of blankets down there. I know my Dad put them there just for me!
Speaking of nights, Dad has been barking like me lately. (He claims he has a ‘cold’, but I know he’s just trying to get in touch with his inner dog.) Between Dad’s barking and my brother’s crying, there hasn’t been much sleep going on in our house. Well, except for my sister. She just sleeps through everything. She’s so spoiled. So I decided to help Dad out and make him some delicious Sausage and Egg Muffin Sandwiches for breakfast. You should have seen the look on his face when he came downstairs and saw that I had baked breakfast!
These Sausage and Egg Muffin Sandwiches are super easy to make. Trust me. I’m a dog, and I was still able to make them. I grabbed Dad’s pack of Johnsonville® Vermont Maple Syrup Breakfast Sausages (mmm…sausage!). My Dad loves Vermont maple syrup, and these sausages have just a hint of sweetness. Delicious! Well, at least they smelled delicious. I was kind enough to not eat them all while they were cooking. I think that definitely deserves an extra treat, right?
I served these sandwiches on cinnamon + raisin English muffins. The maple syrup from the sausage combined with the cinnamon + raisin muffins is a great combo! (To be fair, my little sister was the one who toasted the English muffins. But she needed help turning on the toaster oven. Ugh…sisters…)
As far as the eggs for these sandwiches, I cheated and baked them in the oven. (I did mention my lack of opposable thumbs, right?) And since I’m such a nice dog (*hint hint* extra treats *hint hint*), I decided to make two different versions of the eggs. My Dad loves scrambled eggs, so I put his eggs in a container and then just pushed it all over the room with my nose. Easy scrambled eggs. My Mom loves her eggs over easy. I couldn’t quite manage the over easy eggs (darn you, opposable thumbs), so I just cracked the eggs on my sister’s head and dropped them into a muffin tin. Two different sandwiches. Both incredibly easy. And both incredibly tasty.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a nap to take. And I’m sure there’s a squirrel in the backyard that needs to be chased.
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Have you ever baked eggs in a muffin tin?
Has your dog ever cooked you breakfast?
Sausage and Egg Muffin Sandwiches
- ¾ cup fresh spinach
- 4 eggs
- 2 Tbsp water
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- 4 Johnsonville® Vermont Maple Syrup breakfast patties
- 4 English muffins split and lightly toasted
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease 4 non-stick muffin cups with olive oil or baking spray. (Note: I prefer to use an over-sized muffin tin here so that the eggs are the same size as the English muffin.)
For the Scrambled Egg Version
- Divide the spinach evenly between the muffin cups.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, water, black pepper and salt; divide mixture evenly between the muffin cups.
- Bake eggs for 20-22 minutes, or until fully cooked.
For the Whole Egg Version
- Lay fresh spinach on the bottom of the toasted English muffin.
- Crack one egg into each muffin tin, taking care not to break yolk. (Note: The extra water is omitted for this version.) Sprinkle pepper and salt evenly on top of the 4 eggs.
- Bake eggs for 15-17 minutes, or until fully cooked.
- While eggs are baking, cook sausage according to the package instructions.
- Assemble sandwiches with a layer of egg and sausage.
- Serve hot.