Get Crackin’

February 23rd

Lots of cracking

My mom used to tell my brother, “It’s time to get crackin’!” when we were dragging. I thought of her this weekend when making the breakfast for the masses.

Prep

Phyllo -- the ultimate short cut

Thankfully, Rebecca added several great suggestions, including bacon and fruit. She sent her husband over with two large bags of oranges and grapefruit and encouraged me to fry up some piggie to go along with the eggs.

Eggies

Kitchen scene

Breakfast for the masses

Egg cups

Thankfully, I don’t have photos cooking the bacon. So, let me just paint you a brief, gruesome picture. Me, leaning over a skillet, watching these strips start to crackle and pop, telling the woman next to me, “I’ve never cooked this before!” when BAM! Bacon grease starts going bananas and I really regret wearing a v-neck t-shirt. The burns weren’t bad, but stung enough to strengthen my resolve that pork is disgusting. Ew.

That said, guess what they loved most? The bacon.

Breakfast for the masses:

48 eggs

2 packages of phyllo dough

1 container of half & half

2 cups grated cheese

2 bags of fruit

2 pounds of bacon

{Another woman from the church brought coffee, juice and toast.}

Total cost to feed 45? $32.Β  Giddyup.

~K

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22 Responses

  1. Umm those look good! Key to not getting popped by the bacon grease is to keep the temp down.

  2. That was so nice of you to cook for so many people – the eggs look yummy!

  3. Are those little omeletes or quiche cooked in a muffin pan?

  4. that looks great! great way to feed a brunch crowd – thanks for the recipe and pix.

    still lovin you blog πŸ™‚

  5. I’m so glad it well, minus the burns, of course. I just love your giving ways.

    Also, next time, use your cookie sheets and bake the bacon in the oven. I usually do it at 400 – it takes about 10 minutes, but cooks evenly and less dangerously!

  6. I’ve never tried this, but I’ve heard that you can bake bacon. Much easier than frying — especially in large quantities. I know it doesn’t help for last weekend, but it wouldn’t surprise me if you end up making breakfast for a crowd at some point in the future. πŸ™‚

  7. Um, guess I should read ALL of the comments before adding my own 2 cents. I promise the previous comment wasn’t there when I read them before. πŸ™‚

  8. Sounds like it went well though, kudos to you!

  9. That’s an excellent price for feeding that many people. Your eggs look great in the phyllo cups–makes for a lovely presentation, too. I’m sorry to hear that more than the bacon got fried; hopefully, your burns heal quickly.

  10. I’m with you on the bacon. Ew. But, I’m the only one in my family – no matter what, I can count on them to devour the pork products. Don’t get me started on my husband who threatens to try a bacon apple pie (no kidding) when I get all tofu on him.

  11. Glad to see the red bowl got put to such great use!! Now, about bacon … I try awfully hard to leave it alone; special occasions (like Sunday brunch)only … but it is truly one of my favorite foods. A very wise lady friend of mine is often heard saying: “Honey, there are only two things in life that one simply can’t enjoy too much of: sex and crisp bacon” .. she’s 92, healthy as a horse and .. well, I take her word for it!!!!

  12. Tina in Duluth February 23, 2009

    My heart is warmed that you would offer to feed such a large crowd. Everyone appreciates a good breakfast!

    I don’t buy bacon very often, but when I do, I buy it already fried. Now I’m hungry…

  13. Great job and sounds fun! What a bargain too!!! YAY!

  14. I am sure everyone loves the bereakfast Kelli. How sweet of you! The eggs look fabntastic. I loved baked eggs like that. I have never done it in phyllo cups before. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I look forward to trying them. However in much smaller masses. Oh how this reminded me of when I catered! Have you tried baking bacon? works great for a large amount.

  15. You’re amazing! I love the egg idea…

  16. hee hee hee! you’ve never cooked bacon and never used the broiler before? so weird! both of these are staples at our house (though i have to confess: my mother cooked bacon in the microwave and i didn’t know you could cook it in the pan until i met jason in college). and i agree with colleen, you can totally bake bacon in the oven in large batches. and i’m so glad that’s philo in the pictures! i thought it was napkins and i was wondering how it didn’t stick to the eggs!

  17. Amazing Girl has done it again!!! Kudos Kelli! (looks REALLY yummy by the way!…I hope your weekend was really awesome too!) πŸ™‚

  18. I LOVE bacon, but I HATE cooking it! I would be a vegatarian if I could give up bacon.
    And boy do those eggs look yummy.

  19. I cook the bacon halfway in the microwave oven, then into the pan for that great crisp look. Those cupcake things looks great, and must’ve tasted even better. No phyllo over here. At least not yet.
    Sorry about your burns. Don’t get sun on it for a while till they’re cured, or you can have a lifelong scar.
    Take care!!!

  20. Note to self….cook your bacon in the oven! I do it to avoid that whole bacon crackle thing! I LOVE bacon.

  21. All has gone just fine, right? That’s what really matters. And those little omelettes are just yummy! Chhers to you girl!

  22. YUMMMMM so how did you make those? I’m curious!

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