If left to his own devices, he'd be at McDonald's every morning getting his Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bagel plus a hash brown and (truth be told) probably a sausage biscuit on the side! Not very healthy on his body or his wallet! We've come up with a compromise that's both delicious and frugal. Now isn't that what love is all about?
Every week, you'll find me taking 10 Minutes out of my day to assemble his weekly supply of Fake McDonald's Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bagel Sandwiches. Yup....I sacrifice a whole 10 Minutes to do this for him. Hope he appreciates it!
Here we go! Grab Bagels, Eggs, Cheese Slices and Pre-Cooked Bacon.
It's much more efficient if I gather everything I need at once.
I lay it all down on the counter and make an assembly line.
I fry two eggs at once in the pan to further increase efficiency.
Let them cool for just a minute on the counter.
All assembled and ready for the bags!
That's it! Pop them in the freezer and they're ready to grab one at a time for the rest of the week! All Hubby has to do is wrap one in a paper towel and heat it in the microwave for about 90 seconds (every microwave is a little different, so you'll have to experiment with yours to see what's best)! They'll last for about a month in a freezer bag.
Now let's do the Fake-It Yourself Breakdown!
Bagels $1.49, Eggs $0.67, Bacon $2.19, Cheese $.72
Total Fake-It Cost $5.07 or $0.85 Each
6 Real McDonald's Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bagels, $2.10 Each
Total Fake-It Yourself Savings $7.53*
*That may not sound like much, but consider the savings over the course of a year, 6 bagels a week, and it comes to a savings of $390.00. Taking it a step further, if he went to McDonald's and was tempted by that hash brown and extra sausage biscuit, his yearly expenditure would be $1279.20 (yikes!), therefore giving us a savings of $1014.00 by "faking" McDonald's. Definitely worth the 10 Minute effort!