Easy and Cheap Breakfast Sandwiches

My boyfriend and I have been getting back into a routine where we wake up early enough for breakfast. I decided to make him breakfast sandwiches for the week.

We paid $8.97 for the English muffins (2 packs), Canadian bacon (1 pack), and cheese slices (1 pack). We got the eggs for free from using one of our Albertson’s rewards.

I was curious to see how much it costs compared to McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches…

Ours came out to $0.75 for 1 sandwich! If we paid for eggs, it would be $0.86 for 1 sandwich.

Of course, prices will vary depending on where you shop and how much each item costs.

These are the items we got:

Bought 2 packs
I needed 12 slices (1 per sandwich) and this pack comes with 15 slices.
We think this would melt easier than the usual kind we get.

What you’ll need:

  • Muffin or donut pan
  • Oil spray
  • Brush (optional)
  • Wax paper (microwavable)
  • Canadian Bacon or preferred meat
  • English Muffins
  • Cheese slices
  • Eggs

FYI – you’ll have to wait for things to cool down before putting the sandwiches together, so be sure to give yourself some time to make them.

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2. Spray your muffin or donut pan with oil. I used a silicone brush to make sure the oil is spread all over each pocket.

3. Bake your eggs for 14-18 minutes. You can crack each egg directly into a pan pocket. What I did was crack them into a measuring cup, whisked them then poured them into each pan pocket.

4. Toast your muffins and let them cool.

5. Lay meat, cheese and egg. Make sure everything has had time to cool so your cheese doesn’t melt.

6. Wrap each sandwich in a piece of microwaveable wax paper then place in a bag you can seal.

I placed one of the bags in the freezer. You can microwave them for a few minutes when frozen.

January 2021 Highlights

Spring semester started. I am taking a psychology research class and an eating disorder class. The eating disorder class is very interesting. I am pretty sure at one point in my life I had an eating disorder.

Puppy started Puppy Preschool – it sounds as cute as you think! Because of Covid, we are in a smaller class – which is good. Puppies get easily distracted with each other and want to spend the time playing. So far we have been working on lay down, sit, stay, and walking on a leash.

My birthday passed. Every year I am surprised that I am in my 30’s because I certainly do not feel like it. I feel like I am still in my 20’s and feel very unsure about the direction my life is headed. I am hoping that once school is over, I feel like a little more like an “adult.” For this year’s birthday, a few close friends came over and we played Cards Against Humanity and ate yummy food. My boyfriend remembered that I had mentioned I’d like to have a charcuterie board and surprised me by making one!

I found out that I have adrenal fatigue, low progesterone, and an intolerance to potatoes, wheat and soy. I’ve been dealing with a lot of health issues for a year now. And seems like every other month something new reveals itself. I have been trying to do a gluten free diet, it is a struggle, but I think I am getting the hang of it. I’ve done really well with not having any potatoes – which really makes me sad because I love mashed and scalloped potatoes. I met with my dietician and she felt like I was not eating enough. We decided to try intuitive eating – I’ve only been doing this for a week and I am not sure how I feel about it. I have already gained the weight back that I have lost since November, so feeling a bit discouraged. If anyone has any suggestions, please leave a comment!