By Kelly Bogard

One of my most cherished times with my family is Saturday morning breakfast. Unfortunately, with sports, birthday parties and play dates, this rarely happens. What’s a good Momma to do? Well, I get up before everyone else and get to cooking. Within about two minutes of starting, I have help though. I guess maybe I make too much noise.

I absolutely love when “Butters” helps me in the kitchen. To see her learn is one of the best parts of being her Mom. She has become quite the little chef and could probably do everything for this recipe minus the cutting of the vegetables, frying the bacon and using the oven. So for right now, I am still needed. I see that not being the case in the not-so-distant future, though.

For Egg Boats, you will need…Egg Boats
8 eggs
8 bacon slices, chopped
4 sub rolls
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Parmesan cheese

There are so many things for little hands to mix and pour. It is a great starter recipe for little ones wanting to help cook. Before you know it, they will be making you breakfast and you can sleep in. Well, at least I hope it works out that way for you.

First things, first. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, cook the bacon. Once the bacon is done, remove the bacon and most of the grease from the pan. Then add the chopped veggies and cook through.
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While the veggies are cooking, turn your attention to the eggs. Crack all eight eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk together with the heavy cream. Set aside.
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Pull the vegetables off the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. You can prepare your bread during this time. This is accomplished by cutting the sub roll down the center lengthwise and removing some of the excess bread to create a vessel for your eggs. Be careful not to poke a whole in the bottom or side of the bread.
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Once all the rolls are prepared, combine the bacon, onion and bell pepper with the egg mixture and season with salt and pepper.
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Place the bread boats on a lined baking sheet and pour in the egg mixture until two-thirds full. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until eggs are set. Let cool for 5 minutes before attempting to eat as they will be super hot. I like to sprinkle a little Parmesan on top right after I pull them from the oven.
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I hope you have the opportunity to teach a child to cook and see the joy it brings them. And even though it might take some extra time, it is well worth the smile on their face. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!



Recipe: Egg Boats

Summary: Fun breakfast for the whole family


Egg Boats

  • 8 eggs
  • 8 bacon slices, chopped
  • 4 sub rolls
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Fry bacon until crisp. Remove from pan along with all but a little grease.
  • Cook the onion and pepper in the remaining bacon grease until cooked through.
  • Whisk eggs and cream in a large bowl.
  • Cut bread lengthwise and scoop out a small amount of the center of the roll to make room for the egg mixture.
  • Stir the bacon, onions and peppers into the egg mixture.
  • Fill the cavity of the roll with egg mixture two-thirds full.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the eggs are set.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 45 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4