Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Sunday, January 05, 2014
Breakfast on New Years Day
This is an easy, versatile breakfast that has many names. I grew up with my Grandma and Dad calling them Toad in the Hole. But I have heard them called, Eggs in a Nest. It is simply an egg in a hole in bread.
The normal way is to do this in a frying pan, but then that means cooking them almost one at a time. If you are doing several, I find baking them much easier. Plus it allows me to walk away and do other things while they are cooking.
We like even having these for a quick dinner when things have been so busy during the day.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for sheet
4 slices sandwich bread
4 large eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional toppings: grated cheese, finely chopped green onion, crumbled bacon, ham, chopped parsley, sliced avocado, hot sauce, and chopped tomatoes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously butter (or use coat with cooking spray) a rimmed baking sheet.
Butter bread on both sides. With a cookie cutter or drinking glass, cut a 2 1/2-inch round from center of each bread slice. Place slices and rounds on sheet and bake until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven and flip bread.
Carefully crack 1 egg into center of each slice. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg whites are set, but yolks are still slightly runny or cooked hard, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through (sprinkle with cheese, bacon, ham, onion, if using, during last minute of baking). Serve with desired toppings.
During the holidays - I used heart, star, snowflake shaped cookie cutters. With Valentine's approaching, I will be doing these for breakfast with crumbled bacon and cheese on top and using a heart cookie cutter on the bread.
Monday, December 30, 2013
New Christmas tree ornaments we got for our tree this year. If anyone knows where I can get a Unicorn Christmas tree ornament please tell me. Wendy loves Unicorns so we want to get one for her.
This year we traveled so much that I didn't get the tree up until 8 days before Christmas. So I didn't get to mail out cards, gifts or really do anything special like bake. I made 2 things and those were for parties we went to and that is it.
But even though it wasn't our usual Christmas - it was one of the best. I really can't imagine having a better one.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
I look forward to 2014. I know it is going to be a fabulous year!
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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Monday, December 16, 2013
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Sunday, December 08, 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Every Thanksgiving Michael and I watch The Polar Express after having our feast. From the first time we watched many years ago, I wanted to find the silver bell. This year I found one at Hallmark so picked it up and surprised Michael with it right after watching it. He loved it.