I have never made a secret of my appreciation for McDonald's Sausage McMuffin With Egg. It is the pinnacle of breakfast sandwich creation. Say what you will about Mickey D's horrible, fatty, unhealthy menu (which, let's face it, is most of it) the Sausage McMuffin With Egg is a good choice to start the day: It's a simple and decent breakfast in sandwich form, and when you break it down into components - 1 egg, 1 sausage patty, an English muffin, and a single slice of cheese - it's a fairly normal breakfast, not that much different than you'd make for yourself on a weekend morning.
Even so, I don't indulge in them very often. Partly this is because I can't really burn off breakfast by sitting in an office for eight hours. But partly, it's because I really don't want to spend $3.50 or so to buy an egg, a sausage patty, and an English muffin. You see, I can be a Cheap Bastard.
But you know what? Thanks to McDonald's dollar breakfast menu, I can enjoy a Sausage McMuffin with Egg while still being a Cheap Bastard. Check it out - breakfast for me and a friend at work for about $2.25:
|Here are two Sausage McMuffins - English muffin, sausage patty, and cheese. They're on the dollar breakfast menu. I picked them up on my way to work.|
|Here are two eggs, fried in rings for the proper size and shape, which I made at home before leaving for work. They cost about ten cents each.|
|And here are the Sausage McMuffins set with the homemade eggs, turning them instantly into Sausage McMuffins With Egg. Total cost each: $1.10 (compared to the full menu price of $3.50 each.)|
Oh, and Ronald McDonald, if you're listening: I would never have even thought of doing this if you hadn't tried to charge me $2.50 for a fried egg, you greedy facepainted freak.