Wonton Breakfast Cups

Happy Friday Foodies! It’s been a pretty fast week. I am glad it’s Friday. I am so excited for this weekend because Nick has off on Monday! And just in case you’re wondering, we don’t have any fabulous plans for the long weekend. I wish.

I figured today was going to be a fabulous day because Bravo is running a marathon of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I catch enough flak from Nick about my television choices, and because I can hear the gasps from some of you, let’s just move along. However, two things happened this morning that irritated me.

The first was my own choice. I have this fear that I’m not getting enough nutrients so Nick and I went to GNC on Wednesday night to pick up some supplements. We opted for a box {his & hers} that contains packets of supplements. I am lucky enough to take 7 pills and they are huge. I mean HUGE. It took me 5 minutes to eat them this morning and I can still taste them. On top of that I am not feeling so well having taken them this morning. Can supplements affect your respiratory functions? I am having a difficult time breathing & I have a massive headache.

Other than my horse pills, I am becoming increasingly aggravated by politically polarized people. In the last several months several people have opted to believe they know who I vote for, where I fall on the political spectrum, have made needless and unwarranted statements against “my” party affiliation, etc. The funny part is nobody knows where I stand. I like it that way. As a joke about 6 years ago, when I was in law school, {in the infancy of Facebook} I changed my party affiliation to the exact opposite of what I believe in at the time. It was a joke and my closest friends knew it and laughed at me for messing with people. I grew up in six years, I became more aware of what was going on in the world, I met new people, engaged in new debates, listened in situations I used to scoff at and have become incredible at playing Devil’s Advocate.

What I have decided, after several years of being hard-headed, is that politically polarized people are a big root of all the evil in our country and in our government. As a result, I poke at the gaping holes in {hard core party line} arguments and cause unrest in people’s arguments, and then I sit back and watch it all unfold. It’s better than any national news source.

I think it’s important that people forget about party politics, and serve this country better. I am frustrated by people who ‘hate’ the other side and take a juvenile approach to negotiation and progression. Our government was never meant to be this way.

This morning I saw a FB status that said this:

sooooooo sick of the GOP complaining about the spending the President wants! Spend $ on Americans instead of 2 stupid wars the GOP started!!!! Billions could be saved!

I was furious. And when I know my emotions are going to get the best of me, I walk away {in most instances}. I considered the source. I considered what I had to say. And I scaled back a little bit, but it is not okay to blame the GOP for two ‘stupid’ wars. My boyfriend fought to defend this country. His friends continue to fight to defend this country. RESPECT THAT. What should we have done after 9.11.01? Should we have sat idly by and allowed the terrorists to continue to attack us? Should we have turned the other cheek? Should we have allowed people to continue to die in vain, at the hands of terrorists?

Hell. No.

She says she supports our troops. She says that not supporting the war does not mean she does not support our troops. She went on to say:

 I think sending them to a place to risk their lives that was a total sham is a total disrespect to our service members & a crime!

 But on some level it does mean that she doesn't support our troops. I mean, you're telling me that going to war is a sham? Going to war is a diservice & disrespectful? Plenty of men and women enlisted in the military post 9/11 to protect this country. Where would we be without them? Where would we be without leaders' {PLURAL} who believed that passive resistance in the face of terrorists was not the way to go? Where would this country be if people with her ideology had 100% power in this country?? I hate to think about that.

I support this country. I support our soldiers. I respect what they do. I respect their will, their VOLUNTARY WILL to defend this country. I believe that aggressive offense is the best defense. I believe that sitting idly by may have caused more unrest, more turmoil and more terrorist activity in this country.

I responded in a pretty stern way, based on my beliefs, based on my encounters with the military, based on my education. But it was NOT based on my party affiliation. I believe in this country. I believe in our soldiers. I support our endeavors to protect this country. P.E.R.I.O.D.

I’m so angry I could eat an entire pizza. Which brings me to food, the most important part of this website, right?

Today is Friday, which means I have a Kid-Friendly segment to give to you! And it’s a good one. Last weekend I was in the shower with my mind racing about what I could make for brunch. I knew I had to make something and I knew I had some things in the refrigerator that HAD to be used. Then it hit me. It was almost like Divine Intervention. I scampered out to the kitchen and started clanging away and what transpired was heavenly. Today I have for you Breakfast Wonton Cups! These are easy to make, you can use any ingredients you like, and your kids will love making their favorite breakfast cups!

Nutritional Information:
Serving Size: 3 wonton cups
Calories: 209.3
Fat: 10.6 g
Carbohydrates: 11.9 g
Fiber: .25 g
Protein: 17.3 g
Points+: 6

Here is what you will need:

  • 12 Wonton Wraps
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ounces cheese, shredded
  • 3 {thick cut} Ham slices
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup milk

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Grease muffin tins, put a wonton wraps to each muffin cup and add a little sprinkle of cheese to the bottom
  • Bake for about 5 minutes

  • Combine the eggs, garlic powder, hot sauce, onion powder, salt and pepper and milk
  • Whisk together until the eggs are light & frothy

  • Cut the ham slices into small pieces
  • Cut the pepper into small pieces

  • Add the pepper & ham pieces to the egg mixture
  • Pour in egg mixture and top with cheese

  • Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes {or until the eggs are set & the wontons are a crisp golden brown}
  • Remove & eat!

We LOVED these little guys. Nick was so impressed that this idea just hit me and that they turned out so well that he mentioned that we ALWAYS had to have wonton wrappers on hand. I love wonton wraps, I love using wonton wraps for cups of anything. They are a perfect appetizer. They are a perfect breakfast idea. And they are easy to make.

Your kids will LOVE making these with you because they can add any ingredients they love – bacon, cheese, sausage, peppers, mushrooms, onions, etc. They are perfect any day of the week!

Enjoy!

Until Next Time,

Happy Wonton Creating! 

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