About Rachel L.

I am 28 (almost 29) years old. I am a transportation engineer by day and a budding athlete by night. I have spent this year trying to finally reach a healthy weight and have lost 50+ pounds! I live in Tampa, Florida with my boyfriend, sister, dog and two cats.

Spinach Bacon Breakfast Cups for #SundaySupper

Happy Easter! I don’t know about you but I always seem to get really nostalgic around the holidays. I find myself reminiscing about all the things that my family used to do. I love spending time with my family on the holidays but our traditions have changed over the years. Whenever I reminisce about Easter, my thoughts always return to the Easter egg hunts we used to have.

Spinach Bacon Breakfast Cups

My sisters and I would always wake up earlier than normal on Easter Sunday in an attempt to scope out the locations of the eggs. Of course, my dad was usually awake when we got up so we didn’t really have a chance to do that. It never actually stopped us from trying though. The worst part was having to wait for my mom to wake up before we could officially start the hunt. She was the Easter Bunny’s helper so she always slept in.

When my mom finally woke up, we would run around the house grabbing eggs, chocolate bunnies and whatever else the Easter Bunny had left for us. Once all of the eggs were collected, it was time to sort the candy and gifts. As much as I love chocolate, I can’t stand malted chocolate. My sisters and I would try eggs until each of us ended up with exactly what we wanted. There was always plenty of black licorice jelly beans for my dad to munch on while we sorted our candy.

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Once we were done, we had to hurry up and get ready for church. My sisters and I were in the church choir and Easter was always a big holiday for us. After the service was done, we would head out to brunch. We were all starving and ready for something quick and easy to eat. Most of the time we would find ourselves at a restaurant near the church that was having a special holiday menu. Sometimes we would just head home to make eggs, bacon, and hash browns.

An easy breakfast recipe in your back pocket is essential to have during the holidays especially if you are trying to take care of a millions things at once. My mom and dad always seemed to have something going on while they were trying make breakfast for us. These spinach bacon breakfast cups are simple, delicious, and absolutely perfect for Easter brunch. I call this creation a breakfast cup because they contain all of my favorite breakfast foods … eggs, bacon, spinach, hash browns, and just a touch of cheese!

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Spinach Bacon Breakfast Cups

by Rachel L. Wright

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Keywords: bake breakfast bacon eggs spinach

Ingredients (6 breakfast cups)

  • 1 large baking potato, peeled
  • 6 strips thick cut bacon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • a pinch of salt, to taste
  • a pinch of ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Shred the potato into a pile on a clean work surface. Squeeze the excess starch and moisture out using paper towels. Set the dry, shredded potatoes aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon strips for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the bacon from the skillet and place on a paper towel.
  4. Add the olive oil to the skillet. Place the shredded potatoes into the skillet and cook for 4 to 6 minutes.
  5. Evenly coat a muffin tin with cooking spray. Line six of the muffin cups with a slice of bacon. Divide the potatoes evenly between the six muffin cups. Top the potatoes with chopped spinach. Carefully crack each egg onto the spinach. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of each cup.
  6. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the middle of the eggs have set.
  7. Carefully, remove the cups from the muffin tin and serve immediately.
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Coffee Date {4/18/2014}

 Coffee Date

Happy Friday! What a seriously crazy week it has been. I am so glad that the weekend is only a few hours away. My work load is about to increase like crazy so I have big plans to relax this weekend and get as much done around the house as possible. Since it is Friday, we need to make some time for a coffee break before we get this weekend started!

If we were having coffee today, I would probably order the largest cup of coffee available and add an extra (or two) of espresso to it. I am seriously exhausted today. Last night, a few of my coworkers and I headed over to Orlando for the IOA Corporate 5k with our Orlando office. It was a ton of fun but it was also a really, really late night. All these late nights are starting to catch up with me and it is only going to get worse over the next couple of weeks.

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you about the crazy silly thing that I did on Wednesday. What I did may even be considered to be completely Dopey. Can you guess what I might have done? Well I may or may not have registered for the 2015 Dopey Challenge. That’s right I have decided to tackle 48.6 miles in 4 day again next year. I know that I haven’t posted my final thoughts about the challenge (look for that post very soon!). When I crossed the finish line of that marathon, I knew that I was going to do it again. I knew that I wanted to train harder and run faster. I just knew that I would run it again. Are you planning to run any of the races during the WDW Marathon weekend?

If we were having coffee today, I would want to talk about the upcoming Boston Marathon. I am still amazed that it has a year since the tragic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon. History always talks about defining moments of generations. That day may not have been as defining as other moments but it definitely struck a chord in the heart of every runner. I remember sitting on my computer at work listening to the race in the background. I was in awe of the strength and ability of Shalaine Flanagan and Kara Goucher. When I heard about the bombing, I remember sitting at my desk in shock. We may never truly understand why it happened but we will always remember that day. #BostonStrong

If we were having coffee today, what would you share?