Hobbit Breakfast

I love the Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit included. J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece is one of my favorite book series. As great as my fandom is, it doesn't even come close to that of my boyfriend's. Dude might as well have the books memorized. He has read all the backstories. You can pretty much ask him any question about the Middle Earth universe and he can answer it.

So, naturally, we both also love the movies. We've seen the premiere of every movie in The Hobbit trilogy and it's a tradition that we go to Denny's the morning after we see the movie for their themed Hobbit breakfast. This year was to be no different. We planned to see The Battle of the Five Armies and then enjoy our awesome second breakfast.

Alas, Denny's, for some reason I will never understand, did not release a Hobbit-themed menu this year. Curses! Well, I am not one to give up so easily. So I decided I would make my own Hobbit breakfast at home for us to enjoy after the movie.

And you know what? It was 1000% better! Seriously, why didn't I think of this sooner?? I mean, look at this deliciousness. Yum!

I took the inspiration for these straight from the Denny's Hobbit menu. They are so delicious and pretty easy to put together. Regarding the type of bread, I used a kaiser roll for his and a wheat roll for mine (a little healthier), but you can use any type of bread you choose, as long as it's something that goes well with eggs and cheddar cheese.

So, here you go, folks: how to prepare your very own Hobbit breakfast for two!

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~ Ingredients ~

For the Hobbit Holes
4 eggs
2 large rolls
Shredded cheddar cheese

For the Mushrooms
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. thyme
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste

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~ Directions ~

Hobbit Holes (Eggs in a Basket)

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Cut the rolls in half lengthwise, then cut a circle in the middle of each half. Make sure it is a size big enough for an egg to fit in. Place the bread on a greased baking sheet. Crack an egg into the center of each, then top with a generous amount of cheddar cheese.

Bake for 12 minutes, or until the egg white is set and the cheese is melted. Remove and allow to cool slightly.

Hobbit-Style Mushrooms

Because, what Hobbit meal is complete without mushrooms?

Heat the oil in a large skillet pan on medium-high heat. Saute the mushrooms, onion, garlic, and thyme until the mushrooms are soft (about 5 minutes). Add a little bit of salt and pepper to taste.

And there you have it, folks. A breakfast that will make you feel like you're enjoying a nice quiet morning in The Shire. Or maybe not so quiet. Enjoy!