Wednesday, August 24, 2016

'Bout To Get Married Bacon-Wrapped Egg Muffins

When you're a maid of honor, your most important job should be making sure the bride eats on her wedding morning.

Heck, you should be worried about her eating at all during wedding week.

I didn't. I just didn't have time to sit at eat from the Wednesday before our wedding to the Sunday after it. And wedding morning? I had half a cup of orange juice and that was that.

I wouldn't recommend it. Instead, I would recommend making these 'Bout To Get Married Bacon-Wrapped Egg Muffins. They're super easy to make ahead of time. Then, bring them to where the bride is getting ready, pop them in the microwave, and enjoy.

You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.

'Bout To Get Married Bacon-Wrapped Egg Muffins


This is actually a spin on a recipe I've made before, but completely forgot about until my cousin blogged about it at Tales Of A Tired Mom.

So of course, I went ahead and made this batch so Pete and I could have breakfast for the week. It's so easy, plus, it sure beats having cereal or a granola bar every morning. And, I've gotta be honest: any morning that starts with bacon leads to a good day.

You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.

What You'll Need:
  • 12 eggs
  • 3 leaves of kale
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 6 green onions
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • saute pan
  • muffin tin
  • small bowl
  • fork
What You'll Do:

Pre-heat the oven to 350.
You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.
Chop the onions and put them in a saute pan. Cook them over medium heat (with an optional drizzle of olive oil) until they start to become translucent.
You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.
While that's cooking, chop the onion and finely chop the kale (remove it from the "ribs" and then slice the leaves). If you're a slow chopper, the onions should be translucent when you're done chopping.

Saute everything until the kale is very wilted. Toss in a optional two pinches of salt if kale is bitter for you. If you're not into kale like me (I eat it raw, by itself), you can swap this for spinach. If you do, just make sure to check your teeth a zillion times before taking any wedding photos.

When this is done, remove it from the heat.

You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.

Line a muffin tin with a slice of bacon. Do this for every cavity in the tin.
You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.
Crack one egg into a small bowl, add the veggie mixture, and stir. 

Pour that into the bacon-lined muffin tin.

I would recommend doing these one by one. I know, it's a little more time consuming, but you can assure they all have veggies that way. If you crack a dozen eggs into a bowl with the veggies and then scoop it that way, you'll end up with the vegetables sinking to the bottom of the mixture and only making it into the last few cups.

You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.

Bake for 25 minutes, until the bacon is cooked.

Store in an air-tight container until wedding morning. Pop them in the microwave and you're ready to go.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

DIY Thanks A Latte Coffee Wedding Favor (And a free printable)

For a long time, I didn't drink coffee. It wasn't until two years ago that I finally acquired a taste for it -- well, for the last sip of it, at least. I give up chocolate for Lent every year and two years ago, I was really hurting without hot chocolate every morning. So I decided to try coffee. I added enough milk and sugar that the last sip tasted like hot chocolate, and that worked for me. When Lent was over, I kept drinking coffee, much to Pete's delight. That meant we could have coffee parties and coffee dates.

If you like coffee, you might want to incorporate it into your wedding. And what better way to do it than with your favors. I put together a really tasty -- and fun -- "Thanks A Latte" wedding favor.

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DIY Thanks A Latte Coffee Wedding Favor


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What You'll Need:

What You'll Do:

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Fill the organza bags with coffee beans.

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Cut the circles from the printable. I used scissors, but a 1-inch circle punch would have been much easier since I designed these to be 1-inch in diameter. I don't have a circle punch that large, though, so I cut them by hand. No worries because I was only making a couple of them, but if you're making 100 or so for your wedding, a punch is definitely worth buying.

Place the circle in the bag and close it.

I originally thought about taping each Thanks A Latte printable to the outside of the bag but they were popping up and not laying flat. Doing that meant risking them falling off before making it to your guests so I wouldn't suggest that.

Simple. And saving the printable is simple too. I already designed it so all you need to do is right click the image below and save it to your computer. Then, print it on a sheet of printer paper. It's already formatted to fit an 8.5x11 sheet of paper perfectly, so you don't have to worry about resizing anything.

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We have a few other wedding printables available for free, too. They're all listed below:

BRIDAL BABBLE: How do you drink your coffee?

Monday, August 22, 2016

Summer Wedding Signature Cocktail Ideas

Are you planning your summer wedding? If you are, and you're trying to cut down on the bar tab, you're in the right place.

As with every season, we've put together a list of summer wedding signature cocktail ideas. By choosing to serve one of these instead of a full open bar, you can potentially save a ton of money.

Planning a summer wedding?  Check out these summer wedding signature cocktail ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com. They'll help you save on your bar tab and add a little personalization to your wedding reception.

Summer Wedding Signature Cocktail Ideas


When you're thinking about summer wedding cocktails, you want to go with drinks that are light and fruity. You can save anything dark and heavy for winter. But right now, with fruit in season, you want to add that flavor to your drinks.

Sangria (recipe adapted from epicurious)

Sangria is one of those summertime recipes. You can put in a bunch of differnet liquors, but we were at a restaurant once that suggested Licor 43 (which you can find at your local liquor store), and Pete's been making it that way ever since.
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1/2 cup Licor 43
  • 1.5 cup white grape juice
  • Fruit of your choice, sliced and diced
  • 2 sprigs mint
Halfway fill a glass pitcher with ice. Add the fruit. Pout in the white wine, juice, and liquor. Stir. Top with mint.

Piña Colada (recipe from Food Network)

Who doesn't like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain? Okay. Me. I'll admit it. But that's only because I'm allergic to pineapple and I don't drink alcohol. But the caught in the rain part, oh, it's so super romantic, isn't it? And, as much as Alanis Morissette would say rain on your wedding day is ironic, I still think a piña coladas is a great wedding drink.

  • 1.5 cups ice
  • 1.5 cup frozen diced pineapple, frozen
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 1.5 ounces white rum 
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • Pineapple slices for garnish
Blend everything (except the pineapple slices). Pour into a glass. Garnish with pineapple slices.

Mojito (recipe from Chowhound)

Mojitos just sounds like summer, don't they? Plus, what's great is that even though the recipe below is traditional, you can add fruit and totally change a mojito. Think strawberry mojito, mango mojito, passion fruit ... whtever works best for your wedding.
  • 1.5 ounces club soda
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce symple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated and combined)
  • 2 ounce white rum
  • Mint leaves
Put the mint, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle (to open the flavor of the mint). Add the rum, some ice, and shake. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with the club soda.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Which of these summer wedding signature cocktail ideas is your favorite?