Y’all, Show Her Some Lovin’. A Mother’s Day Breakfast from Texas.

Breakfast is daybreak, a new beginning, a fresh start. It’s optimism, the glass half-full and, most importantly, it’s deliciously filling. It starts off slow then revs you up.  

Being adventurous, road-trippin’ people ourselves, we’re big fans of the roadside breakfast found in every one-horse town and big city. But when it’s Mom’s special day, a home-cooked meal is a sure-fire way to reach her heart.  As with life, you need the sweet to balance the spice, so we suggest a see-saw of maple sweet with Texas spice: 

Texas Toast One-Eyed Jack, served with Spicy Maple Bacon

Shopping List:

For Texas Style One-Eyed Jack

8 slices Texas toast (extra thick country-style bread)

8 large eggs

1 cup freshly shredded cheese, sharp cheddar or pepper jack

Salsa, to taste


For Spicy Maple Bacon

1 pound thick-cut bacon

¼ cup pure maple syrup

Mom’s favorite hot sauce

How to:

Spicy Maple Bacon

1.  Pre-heat oven to 400. Lay bacon strips side-by-side on baking sheet.

2.  In a small dish, whisk hot sauce into maple syrup, then brush or drizzle onto bacon. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. 

3.  Take bacon from oven, and re-apply spicy maple drizzle.

4.  Bake 5 minutes longer, or until bacon reaches desired crispiness.

Texas Toast One-Eyed Jack

You may have heard it called eggs in a basket, sunshine toast, or gashouse eggs. We know it as one-eyed Jack. This time, show Mom your love and make her fried egg heart-shaped.

1.  Butter both sides of Texas toast. With a cookie cutter, knife, or your kids’ crafty fingers, create a heart-shaped cutout from the middle of the bread, and set aside. 

2.  Heat large skillet on medium, and add butter. Grill bread and cutout heart in skillet 2-3 minutes, until golden.

3.  Flip bread and heart piece, drop a pad of butter in the hole, and crack an egg in the center. Top egg and bread with a sprinkling of cheese. Cover and cook about 2-3 minutes.

4.  Serve with salsa, and the heart-shaped toast for Mom to break her yolk with.

This day is all about Mom relaxing, so don’t let her crack an egg on the fry pan or lift a finger on the dishes. Give her piping hot coffee, her favorite section of the paper, and if she’s lucky, you’ll make her a mimosa, too. 

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  • Comment Link 2015-05-07 13:07:15 Posted By April Akerson

    THIS SOUNDS AMAZING! Fancy eggs in a basket. Thanks so much for sharing this idea. great for any special day.