Special Eggs in a Basket

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Life, it seems, has been crazy for all of us here at Threaded Together since the last post we put up was Chocolate Pretzel Pieces before Valentine’s Day.  I don’t know about everyone else, but I am HOPING beyond hope that my life is about to slow down a bit.  I am a high school teacher and just finished coaching Girls Indoor Track for my school.  My girls placed 3rd overall in the STATE, which is HUGE, but I am SOOOOO glad it is over.  I will now have more time to be organized at home (thanks hubby for carrying the housework load for the last four months!), get some projects done that I WANT to do, and SLEEP!  Yes, SLEEP!!!  Track meet days were literally 17 hour work days.  No joke.  Now that I am five months pregnant, those days have been pretty rough to handle!  So I am hoping this will mean more opportunity to post on our little bloggy blog. 

DSC_9371This little project was actually another thing I did for my family on Valentine’s Day, but any day is a good one to show your loved ones that you are thinking about them! 

Eggs in a basket is simply another way of cooking your morning eggs (some people call it chicken in a basket).  You cut a hole into a piece of bread, put the bread in a greased hot skillet, crack the egg into the hole in the bread, and cook it!  When it’s time, you flip the entire thing over – bread and egg together and cook to desired doneness. 

My children only like to eat their eggs scrambled, so I had to mix them up first.  To make the meal special for a special day, I used heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut the bread instead of a circle (any round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter will work if doing the round method). 

I put the heart cut-outs in the toaster oven and covered them in raspberry jam.  Eggs, toast, and jam!  What a great breakfast!  YUM!

Special Eggs in a Basket

  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice bread of your choice (I use honey wheat for everything)

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Place a medium or large skillet on the stove top on medium-high heat (whatever you usually cook your eggs on).  Using a cookie cutter of your choice, cut a hole in the middle of the slice of bread (make sure the cookie cutter will create a hole large enough to hold the entire egg – which expands while it cooks!).  Place bread onto greased skillet and immediately crack egg into the hole in the bread.  Cook to desired doneness on that side and flip.  Cook until completely done.  Remove from skillet with a spatula and enjoy!

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