My mother is an angel. I can honestly say that there isn’t a mean bone in her body. Never have I witnessed a moment when she’s taken out a bad mood on another person, or shown any sort of jealousy towards others, or not been willing to give help or affection when needed. She’s just that way….perfect. I’m very lucky to be her daughter.
Unfortunately, we don’t live in the same state. She and my dad are in Florida and I’m in New Jersey. Because of this distance, we don’t see each other very often, something that I hope changes in the near future. We do talk a lot and use our computers to video chat as well. Modern technology can be so wonderful. Being able to see her face when having our conversations is almost as good as if she were in the room with me. The only thing missing is one of her hugs.
When I think about my mom, I feel comfort and love. One of my comforting thoughts is the food she made me as I was growing up. She isn’t a fancy cook, except for her beautiful cakes. I loved the bunny cake with the coconut fur she would make at Easter, but my absolute favorite was the Barbie cake with the long icing dress. The detail was incredible and it made me feel like a princess to have such a beautiful cake.
Today though, my craving is for one of her breakfasts which has become a staple throughout my life. It’s another simple, quick breakfast that is perfect for those rushed weekday mornings or for the lazy weekends too. It’s a soft boiled egg on top of a piece of buttered wheat toast. Yummy!!! Usually I have one egg but if especially hungry, I put two eggs on one slice of toast because two slices of toast is more carbs than I like to eat in the morning. Let’s get started….I’M HUNGRY!
This is all you’ll need. Use your favorite bread for the toast, 1 to 2 eggs, butter, salt and pepper. That’s it! You can also add a couple of sausage links or some bacon on the side, if you’re a lumberjack, or just really hungry. But, if you’re a really hungry lumberjack, then 2 eggs AND the sausage or bacon is even better.
There seems to be many different ways to make soft boiled eggs. Some people boil the water then put in the egg for a few minutes while the water is still boiling. Others boil the water, put in the egg, turn off the flame and cover the pot for a longer period of time. I put the egg in the cold water and bring it up to a boil for about 2 to 3 minutes for soft boiled eggs. I find that letting the water and eggs heat up together reduces cracking. Do whatever works for you.
Start toasting the bread when the egg is done and sitting on the counter cooling a bit. Then butter your toast and peel the egg.
Voila! Done. I serve this with the egg still intact so that it will stay warmer until eaten. Then crack it open and use salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy.
hmmm…. I’m pretty sure she licked the plate. Success!
Here’s the printable.
- 1 piece of toast
- 1 or 2 eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- Put your egg in a pan with just enough cold water to cover the egg.
- Bring the water to a boil and then cook the egg for 2½ to 3 minutes.
- Toast and butter the bread.
- After the egg has cooled so that it can be handled, peel it and put it on the toast
- Crack open your egg and add salt and pepper.