Monday, April 6, 2015

Life Lessons and Recipes - E is for Eggs

I've always wanted to own my own chickens so that I could have fresh eggs and fertilizer for the garden. So far that hasn't happened for me yet and only very distant relatives have had chickens in the family. Not sure why my great grandparents, that lived on an Orange Ranch, didn't have chickens - they did have gardens and they did eat eggs (and definitely had room for them).

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals to cook. Eggs, biscuits, sausage, potatoes, pancakes and more. My youngest daughter knows how much I love to cook breakfast and whenever she had friends over she would tell them that her mom would get up and cook for all of them. I think it is some of our fondest memories, cooking a big breakfast on Sunday mornings and all of us sitting around eating together.

Life lesson: The first meal of the day really is important. Life isn't always what you expect it will be but it is as good as you make it.

I love eggs cooked many different ways but my most recent favorite is the recipe I am going to share today.

Comfort Food:

Eggs in Bread

I saw this online awhile back and decided to try it for myself. Once I did I now make them quite often. Probably because without the bread to hold the egg in place, it runs too far on the griddle.


Turn the fire on under the griddle to medium low to medium and lightly oil the griddle with a paper towel.
Carefully tear a hole in the middle of the bread leaving the crust and a little of the bread. 
Place the bread with a hole in it over the burner part of the griddle and place the cut out piece from the middle on the middle part of the griddle that isn't over the fire.

Carefully break open the egg and pour it into the middle of the bread.

When the whites begin to look white, flip over.

I like to slice cheese and put on my eggs at this time. It is your choice whether you eat your eggs in bread plain or with your favorite topping such as cheese, gravy, hollandaise sauce or another of my favorites, sliced avocado - so good!

When the egg is cooked to your liking (remember uncooked eggs have the possibility of having Salmonella although I like a good and runny yolk myself and have never had a problem.) put it on your plate. Take the bread that you took out from the middle of the bread and put it on top. Enjoy!

Decided on fresh pineapple to go with it this morning.

What is your favorite breakfast?

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PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, poet & author that (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of  #OctPoWriMo You can find her writing and dancing into a wild and juicy life at Playing with Words. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she's a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn't.
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  1. Love Eggs and chickens. We raised chickens when I was a kid, I remember gathering eggs, it was one of my chores. I'm Cher'ley from the A 2 Z challenge and Writing Wranglers and Warriors.

    1. I'm back! Hi Cher'ley, I was out of town for a few days and didn't have access to WiFi and now that I'm back I'll be catching up on all the comments! That's cool that you grew up being able to have fresh eggs from your own chickens! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

  2. My husband and I had chickens for several years when we lived in rural Arkansas (30 years ago). They are a lot of work but a lot of fun. We also owned egg laying ducks. Duck eggs wouldn't work well for your recipe but they are wonderful for baking. favorite breakfast dish is an egg white omelet with onions, peppers and zucchinis, covered with salsa and cheese.

    1. Hi Alana, that sounds delicious! Awesome that you used to have chickens and I've never had duck eggs before! Thanks for stopping by, I'll be catching up the next couple of days and I'll be swinging by your blog soon!

  3. My friend has chickens and I try to get eggs from her whenever I visit. Nothing better than farm fresh eggs.

    1. Hi Patricia, I buy them fresh at the Farmer's Market when I can get over there but that isn't very often, unfortunately, they really are the best!

  4. Eggs are the best for breakfast!!

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy

  5. Ooo! Eggies in a basket! One of my favs! We butter fry the rounds from the center as well and use them as dunkers.

    1. Thanks DjinniaI also use the centers on top of the egg when I serve it up. I'll have to try them for dunkers!


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