For some reason, that title sounds so wrong. But ‘baked eggs in cups’ sounds less elegant, too. Well, you get the drift.
You know when you’re sitting on a roller coaster ride and you’ve just done three loop-de-loops and four twisties, then you’re finally back at the dark tunnel, waiting for the safety bars to go up so you can scramble outta there? That’s what the end of the semester at art school looks like. I’ve barely held myself together over the past two weeks of editing films (which suck, if you’re wondering how cool that is), sometimes eating 3 plantain chips and 2 strawberries for dinner because I couldn’t be stuffed to turn the stove on. And just as I thought the ride was over, it did one of those anticipation escalations – you know, when the ride feels like it’s done but then does a 40-foot drop? Yes.
I’ve also started pastry classes in Santa Monica, which is SUCH a hassle to get to, but so worth it (she mutters under her breath as she sits in 2 hour traffic). What should be a 35 minute commute turns out to be a two hour, soul-crushing, bumper crawl because people have their foot on the brakes more than the accelerator. But on the very plus side, I get to eat all my goodies on the ride home.
So today, I had a stupid setback with my Gumby knee. But the freakiest thing is that my horoscope predicted “concerns over a minor health issue” (which of course, I did not read until it was too late). You guys have to check out http://www.cafeastrology.com/. This thing be legit, yo. And if you’re a skeptic, you can totally just read yours for laughs, and pretend to chuckle like the misses and madams from Downton Abbey.
Here are some breakfast baked eggs that are awesome and super handy as a morning pre-wod breakfast (or post-wod snack). I make a tray of ten on Sunday night and store them in the fridge so I don’t have to panic over what to fuel myself with in the a.m.
SPICY BAKED EGG CUPS
About 3 teaspoons of coconut oil
About 3 teaspoons of coconut milk
Pinch of paprika (or if you like some heat, use cayenne pepper)
Pinch of salt & pepper
10 silicone cupcake molds (or just plain paper cupcake things, or a cupcake tray)
Method of Madness:-
- Pre-heat oven to 380F. If you have silicone molds, you don’t have to grease them. Otherwise, grease lightly to avoid the eggs sticking to the cups.
- Crack one egg in each cup.
- Add 1/3 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1/3 teaspoon of coconut milk in each cup.
- Sprinkle the paprika/cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in each cup. Place cups on a baking tray.
- This is important! Place tray on the top rack of the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes (or until you see the oil start to bubble and the surface of the eggs turn a little white)
- Then move the tray to the middle rack and finish baking for another 6 – 10 minutes, depending on how gooey or baked you want your eggs to be.
- Remove from the oven and inhaaaaaale.