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A Mother’s Day Breakfast

Some of the hardest working people I know are moms. Somehow they manage to juggle busy careers, a full family life and still have time to pursue hobbies they enjoy. I think back to my own mom and grandmother who always put family first. My mom was a stay-at-home mom till I was in my mid-teens. Even when she went back to work full-time, she still managed to always make time for my sisters and I.

A Mother’s Day Breakfast

On the other hand, my grandmother worked until she was 65 and then when she retired, she still worked everyday on the farm. She was full of energy and life.  I remember her hugs, songs she would sing and quirky little sayings like this one from an old Doris Day song.

A Mother’s Day Breakfast

I miss her dearly and wish I could tell her that now.

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it and I’ve been reflecting on my relationships and what I can do honour them. One way to someone’s heart is through food! I enjoy preparing meals for my family. Even better though, is when someone prepares a special me just for me. It doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, it sure means a lot to me.

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I’ve partnered up with HP Canada to share some ideas on how to celebrate Mother’s Day with the help of my new HP Spectre x360.

A Mother’s Day Breakfast

This sleek laptop will bend over backwards for you to help simplify your life. Literally. It’s a an ultra-slim,  convertible PC with a 360° hinge. It easily transitions to four modes (Tent mode, Laptop mode, Tablet mode and Stand mode) depending on what you need it for. With up to 12.5 hours of battery life, you can take it with you on-the-go too.

I noticed MSN Food & Drink on the start screen and thought how perfect it would be to use this laptop in the kitchen when I’m cooking. Normally, I’ll print out a recipe and have the paper on the counter for reference. This time, I decided to bring the HP Spectre x360 with me in the kitchen and use it to follow a recipe. MSN Food & Drink has many yummy recipes to choose from.

A Mother’s Day Breakfast

I found a recipe perfect for a Mother’s Day breakfast – Breakfast Cups. With my HP Spectre x360 in Tent mode, I started my prep work and got down to the task at home.

A Mother’s Day Breakfast

The recipe is at your fingertips. I scrolled through to see the directions using the HD touchscreen display with ultra-wide viewing angles. The photos were vivid and sharp….and very appetizing! It was a hard choice to decide what to make!

A Mother’s Day Breakfast

This recipe is super simple with only two ingredients. I liked it because it was a recipe my oldest daughter could make on her own for me for Mother’s Day (hint, hint Olivia). It’s also one the younger kids can help make, with adult supervision, of course.

A Mother’s Day Breakfast

You’ll need a dozen eggs and 12 strips of bacon. I also seasoned with some salt and pepper too. Whisk up your eggs in a large bowl and season to your preference, if desired.

A Mother’s Day Breakfast

I cut the bacon strips in half so they would fit easier in the muffin tin. The bacon is cooked by itself for 10 minutes at 350°F.

A Mother’s Day Breakfast

After the bacon has cooked for 10 minutes, pour the eggs into your individual muffin tins and put back in the oven for another 20 minutes.

A Mother’s Day Breakfast

Carefully remove from the muffin tin. It will be HOT! I’d also recommend using cooking spray to grease the pan before you add in your bacon. The eggs stuck a little bit for me. It was still yummy though.

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Cups - a Mother's Day breakfast

Breakfast is served! Serve with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice or coffee and some toast and hash browns. It’s a wonderful recipe for Mother’s Day because it doesn’t use that many dishes. That means less of a mess to clean up.

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Cups - a Mother's Day breakfast

If mom is watching her carbs like me, then this is a breakfast she will enjoy!

I thoroughly enjoyed cooking with my HP Spectre x360 and plan to do it again. It’s easier than printing out a paper (and then losing it) or having to run back to your computer to see what the next step in the recipe is. Bring your HP Spectre x360 into the kitchen with you and set it up in Tent mode and you are good to go!

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Disclosure: HP products mentioned in this post were supplied by HP Canada. All opinions expressed are my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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