DumbedDownFood received a free copy of MugIt! in exchange for this review.
If we’re talking about simple ways to enjoy a meal, it doesn’t get much easier than tossing all your ingredients in a mug and eating mere minutes after. We recently reviewed Mug It! Easy & Delicious Meals for One by Pam McElroy and were shocked by the variety of meals that can come out of a coffee mug.
The book walks you through simple mug-centric recipes for muffins, cookies, soups and more. We’ve been a fan of mug recipes for some time—Sugar cookies, cakes, brownies… Still, MugIt! opened up a whole new world for us: Breakfast in a mug.
Below is our interpretation of her Sunday Quiche in a Mug recipe. For those going off to college or starting to cook for the first time, MugIt! would be a great way to educate yourself on the many ways coffee mugs can help you through every day. You know, beyond a double dose of caffeine after a 6 AM alarm.
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp milk
- 3-4 croutons
- 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 tbsp diced deli meat
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, basil, or chives
- DDF Tip: We bought chive & onion cream cheese to simplify an already simple recipe, because we’re rebels like that.
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Scramble the egg, milk, croutons, salt, and pepper together in a microwave-safe mug.
- Stir in the cream cheese, protein, half of the herbs, and mustard. Stir thoroughly to blend cream cheese.
- Microwave on high until cooked through, about 60–75 seconds.
- Low powered microwaves may require longer cooking times.
- Top with the remaining fresh herbs and enjoy!
Ricky’s Take: This recipe was a godsend for me this week—I made it twice! The dijon adds a great kick, with the deli meat (I used turkey) helping to make it filling. I’m looking forward to trying some of the other recipes in the book. I hear good things about Mason Jar salads and MugIt! has a whole chapter on them.