Had your breakfast yet? You should - most important meal of the day, they say.
Weekday mornings it's usually a quick affair for the kids and Bill - oatmeal or cereal, or sometimes scrambled eggs or even a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
But it doesn't really take that long to do something a bit more fun with the eggs, and my kids love them this way.
Egg in a nest - goes by other names as well. The fun part about this is if you've got cookie cutters (and we all know I do) you can vary the theme from time to time. Trust me - it's a little thing, but it's a big deal to the almost-4 to almost-6 year old set.
This morning I decided to cut out bunny shapes.
All you do, is get a piece of bread and a cookie cutter that will cut out a shape and still leave a sturdy outline of bread all the way around.
Cut out your shapes, being careful to get all the little corners and crevices if you can, so the cut-out looks like what it's supposed to.
Heat up a griddle or frying pan and melt some butter in it (butter adds flavor)...then lay all your bread pieces down (if they all fit - you can also work in batches. If you are, do the inner shapes first.)
Once they start to brown a bit on the underside, pour in your eggs.
Once the bread starts to brown...
Flip them all over - use care when you're flipping the egg-filled bread so nothing falls out and breaks.
Cook just enough to set the white on the other side (we're an over-easy family here) and then serve. When you plate them, you want to flip them back over so the "prettier" side is face-up.
(You'll note the darker bunny on the left, the lighter bunny on the right - I sometimes forget to lower the setting on the power burner in the front part of my stove - things above it cook faster.)
Anyway - success this morning - happy, breakfast-eating children!
Breakfast can be fun! (Okay, yeah, I sound like a nut.)