What do you call this dish? Egg in a hole? Toad in the hole? Eggs in a nest?
Frog in a basket? Birdie in a basket?
This dish goes by a thousand different names, but I’m partial to Egg in a Hole, if only because that is literally exactly what it is: an egg fried in the middle of a hole in a piece of bread.
As basic as that sounds, the combination of the two ingredients, toasted with a big pat of butter in a frying pan, elevate it to something way more than the sum of its parts.
This weekend, my husband was out of town visiting a friend, and I was excited about a relaxing me-time weekend filled with blogging, cheesy romantic comedies, and yoga classes. However, the universe instead decided that it would conspire to make me miss my husband: first, the furnace broke, and then it snowed.
On Saturday morning, I woke up to a strong burning smell, which my nose could detect from the coziness of my bed. I traced the smell downstairs to the furnace room, where the smell was incredibly strong, and started panicking and frantically googling.
And so, instead of a productive day blogging, I spent it shivering in a cold house, waiting for the repair man to show up.
On Sunday morning, I woke up to the scraping sound of snow being shoveled outside my window. And so, instead of carelessly heading off to my morning yoga class, I trudged outside, found the snow shovel and salt, and spent the first hour of my morning shoveling our sidewalks.
After shoveling snow, I returned inside and promptly decided I deserved a fancy breakfast to warm up. Something savory. Something full of flavour. Enter Jalapeno Cornbread with Poached Eggs.
The countdown to Christmas is on!
Most of my shopping is done, and about half of the presents are wrapped, but I have yet to write any holiday cards. Must do that this weekend! (Does anyone still send out holiday cards anymore? Is it so old fashioned that I love mail?)
Planning Christmas morning brunch is a task that often gets forgotten in the chaos of present wrapping and tree trimming – so let’s get thinking about it!
The question in my house is always: sweet or savory? One year I did cinnamon rolls, another year I did overnight french toast, so this year we’re going savory! And this Crustless Mushroom Quiche is a top contender.
As I stare out the window at the relentless rain coating my window, I can’t help but think back to a sunnier trip I took last Spring – to Las Vegas!
It was my second time visiting Vegas, and because I’m not a huge gambler, this trip was spent EATING!
At the top of my restaurants-to-try list: breakfast at Eggslut.
Eggslut has a huge cult following and serves up a small variety of egg sandwiches and egg dishes – all of which are DELICIOUS.
To give you an idea of just how delicious, of our 3 mornings in Vegas, 2 mornings we breakfasted at Eggslut. (The third morning we classed-it-up and ate brunch at Bouchon – also SO delicious in a very different way ;))
I COULD NOT get enough of Eggslut’s Fairfax breakfast sandwich: creamy scrambled eggs and chives inside a lightly toasted brioche bun, with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and sriracha mayo. Then I added bacon and –
I’m a big fan of muffin tin breakfasts. They are so portable and individually sized, and are perfect for large batches made in advance.
Shredded sweet potatoes and grated parmesan cheese form a hashbrown “nest” surrounding soft baked eggs – giving you two breakfast favourites in one convenient portion.
These cute little Sweet Potato Egg Nests get to join the other muffin tin breakfasts in the recipe index already:
See? That muffin tray is versatile for more than just muffins!