Thursday, August 29, 2013

Breakfast in 5 Minutes! #BTS Mornings Made Easy {Giveaway}

Mornings are crazy around my house. Not least because I am so not a morning person. Everybody in theory knows to keep out of my way until after I've had at least one cup of coffee, but really Mom is in pretty hot demand, even when I'm not fully functional. Trying to get everyone fed and out the door on time is a challenge, so quick solutions are important to me. Also, two words - dashboard dining. It's a big thing in our busy family, so breakfast that can be grabbed and eaten on the way to work, school or camp is a bonus!

That's why I love this sweet little addition to my kitchen:

Hamilton Beach® Breakfast Sandwich Maker
• Quick and easy to use – just put your ingredients in, close the lid and in 5 minutes you have a fully assembled breakfast sandwich ready to go.
• Cook delicious breakfast sandwiches in the comfort of your own home
• Use your own fresh ingredients, including eggs, cheese, and much more! Endless combinations beyond the typical eggs, bacon, and cheese!
• Quick and easy recipes included
• Fits English Muffins, most bagels, and biscuits

Honestly? So quick and so good. My breakfast sandwiches don't come out quite so pretty as the one in the video, but they do come out cooked and tasty. I did find that I had to spray the surfaces with oil the first few times I used this, to keep the egg & cheese from sticking, but the surface seems to grow more non-stick as you use it over time. If you find your sandwich is sticking in the rings when you go to release it, just give it a little help with the back of a butter knife around the edges.

We keep a supply of fully cooked bacon and sausage in the fridge to make these. Hubs likes sausage, egg & cheese, while I go for bacon, egg and cheese. You can add whatever cooked meat you like, veggies, or more! The sandwich maker takes just a couple of minutes to pre-heat (a light goes on to let you know it's ready), then you add your bottom bun, cheese, meat, etc., slide over the divider, then crack in your egg, add the top bun, and close. Next, walk away and finish putting on your make-up, or making your kid's lunch. After 5 minutes, go back and slide out the divider to drop the egg layer onto the bottom, and enjoy!

This is also a great little appliance to send off to college or university with your big kids. It takes up so little room, and, combined with their mini-fridge, would be a great addition to any dorm room. You don't need to be skilled in the kitchen to make and take a tasty and protein-filled breakfast to your first class. Especially for any of our not so wee ones who seem to have trouble listening to their alarm in the a.m., this could be a big help to get their day started right.

A Giveaway

How would you like to make easy & delicious breakfast sandwiches at home too? Hamilton Beach Canada is giving one of my lucky readers their own Breakfast Sandwich Maker to start their day off right. Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EDT, September 15. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec. Best of luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was or will be received. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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