We’re back with our Sweet Potato Chronicles friends, Ceri and Laura, authors of the phenomenal cookbook, How to Feed a Family. To start 2014 off right, we’re getting Back to Breakfast! These healthy, delicious recipes will be loved by the whole family. Next up: Toad-in-a-Hole!
Scarlett has gotten to a fun age where she loves to hear stories from what she calls the “old days.” In other words, she likes when we tell her about places she visited, things she liked to eat, or toys she had when she was a baby. The “really old days” are when we tell her places we visited as kids, meals we enjoyed, or toys we had back in the day. (Her response to a Sit ‘n Spin: “What’s so fun about getting dizzy?” Not sure.) Once we offer our tale of “the really old days,” it usually means we’d better be prepared to manage the obligatory requests: “When can I have a Jeep and drive around playing Whitesnake?” (Clearly, that was my husband.)
It was about a year or more ago that Dan told her about his love for Toad in a Hole, an easy egg recipe his grandmother used to make for him. Once he made it for her, Scarlett requested it regularly. She likes to love the things we do (did). I suppose that will end soon, but, hopefully, not until I influence her love of reading a book on a Saturday night instead of hanging out in the nearest McDonald’s parking lot.~Laura Keogh
- 4 spelt bread slices
- 2 pats of butter
- 4 organic eggs
Place one pat of butter in frying pan over medium/low heat. Allow butter to melt.
Cut holes out of the centers of bread using a glass or a cookie cutter. Place two pieces of bread in pan and allow to lightly brown on one side, about 2 minutes. Flip bread and crack eggs into center holes. Allow eggs to cook through, about 6 minutes. Remove and add second pat of butter. Repeat with last two slices of bread. Serve with side of fresh fruit.
Scarlett used to just cut the hole out of the bread for me. However, since she’s gotten a bit older, I allow her to crack the egg into the bread’s center. I love that I can let the egg sit in the pan on low heat cooking and be sidetracked by the onslaught of our morning. OK, I’m not advocating for forgetting food on the stove. I’m just saying it happened one time and I didn’t ruin this meal. Sometimes all my repeating to “brush your hair,” “brush your teeth” and “get your coat” take its toll. I’m just saying.
Photo credit Maya Visnyei