Benefits of having a husband who watches The Pioneer Woman!

Happy Easter Sunday  to all of you!  

It’s a beautiful sunny day here at the Ainger household.  Unfortunately, I’m still feeling under the weather.  There is something about the Holidays lately, I was sick at Christmas and now for Easter.  Luckily our church added services on Friday night and I was able to attend ’cause I wouldn’t have made it today!  Not to worry though, I have a husband who takes really good care of me!

I truly benefit from having a husband who watches The Pioneer Woman on TV.  He saw her preparing eggs in a hash brown nest the other day and right away knew this is what he was going to make for us this Easter Sunday morning!  He actually took all these photos too while I was laying on the sofa so I’ll do my best to explain what he did here.  First, he baked some potatoes in the microwave (I think The Pioneer Woman used the oven).  You leave them a little on the crunchy side ’cause there is more baking to come.  Once they are cooled, grate and season with salt and pepper.

Then you lightly spray a muffin pan with a cooking spray. 
Next, you scoop a little less than 1/4 cup of the shredded potatoes into each muffin cup.  Use your fingers to form each nest.  Make sure they go clear to the top of each cup as they will shrink a bit when baking.  Give the tops a very light spray again with cooking spray.  Then cook for 15-20 minutes at 425 in the oven until golden brown.  Keep watch over them to make sure the tops don’t burn.  Let cool.


 Last step ~ crack an egg in each nest, season with salt and pepper then place back in the oven.  Bake 10-15 minutes.  Our egg yolks were completely hardened so next time my husband said he won’t cook them quite as long.  He said he should have left them in just 12 minutes like The Pioneer Woman did with hers.  It just depends how you like your eggs!

Here’s a photo of my plate.  I’m not sure if he was going for the goofy smiley face on purpose, but I think it’s pretty cute.  It was quite tasty too.  My husband added a little salsa on top of his but I’m a big fan of salt so I didn’t need anything else to spice up my Easter breakfast.  Here’s a link to the full detailed recipe from The Pioneer Woman herself.  Enjoy!

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  1. Oh yum! What a nice husband you have. Easter blessings to you and get well soon. Patti

  2. I wish I wasn’t allergic to eggs because those little egg/potato cups are too cute.

    Hope you are feeling better.

    • Wow…I can’t imagine being allergic to eggs. I eat them almost every morning for my protein source. :) Thanks so much for your well wishes. I feel good, I just have a nasty cough that keeps me up all night. It will pass soon I’m sure! Have an awesome week! ~ Judy

  3. Feel better!! We’re down with something here too – can’t seem to make myself do anything right now. We have company next weekend and I’m going to make these!! Sadly, we don’t get the Pioneer Woman on our Food Network yet here in Canada – it would definitely be on my must see list.

    • So sorry you are feeling under the weather too! Luckily you can get all the great recipes from The Pioneer Woman online. You’ll have to let me know how they turn out when you make them for your company! Hope you feel better soon too! Take care ~ Judy

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