Fun Things Friday is back! If you’re new here, let me explain what “Fun Things Friday” is. Every Friday (except for the last few weeks) I share something fun. Topics include craft projects, recipes, herbal remedies, natural body care recipes, gardening, organizing… basically, whatever fun thing I’m up to at the time!
I get tired of eating the same old breakfast every day, so my last post was about making delicious and creative oatmeal packets (your kiddos will love this!) and today’s post is going to give you all some creative new ways to eat eggs!
- Eggs in Pasta Sauce: Sounds a little odd, I know, but it’s goooood! Here’s what you do- Pour enough pasta sauce into a pan to make it about 1 1/2 inches deep (use a small pan for 1 or 2 eggs and a large pan for 3 or more). Get the sauce simmering and then crack an egg into a bowl. Gently slide the egg into the sauce. Repeat with all eggs, then let it cook until the eggs reach the desired doneness (yes, I know “doneness” isn’t a real word). People who like runny yolks will love this recipe, but just leave your eggs in longer if you like the yolks firm. This is a great way to use up leftover pasta sauce. For even more flavor, sprinkle any kind of cheese on top!
- Frittata: I’ll be doing a post soon on cooking frittatas indoors, but it’s pretty similar to cooking them over a campfire. A frittata is the perfect way to use up leftover meats, cheeses and veggies! It is also a good choice if you want to cook breakfast once and then eat leftovers for several days. Just pop a slice in the toaster oven (not the microwave!) and you’ve got a quick and protein-filled breakfast!
- Baked “Hard-Boiled” Eggs: If you like hard-boiled eggs, you’ve got to try this! Instead of boiling them, put them in a muffin tin and bake them for 3o minutes at 325 degrees. When they are done, use a pair of tongs to set the eggs into a bowl of ice water until they are cool enough to peel. That’s it! Not only are they super easy, they also have a less sulfury smell and I like the texture better. If you have trouble with the eggs not peeling easily (for baked or boiled), I’ve heard that the fresher the eggs are, the more difficult to peel. Next time I’ll be getting my eggs from the farm and sticking them in the fridge for a week before baking them.
What are your favorite *unusual* ways to cook eggs? Feel free to link to your blog, if you’ve done a post with an egg recipe!