Re-igniting with the Spark of Egg Spoons

This website – all about great food and fun places and sitting un-tended for too long – is being re-ignited with a spark of inspiration from this fun article about Egg Spoons and the ‘culinary culture war’ they seem to be setting off!

Intrigued by the visual of eggs cooking in a long-handled spoon over a bed of hot coals, I dove into this New York Times article to learn more.

The ‘spoon’ looks much like some of the ladles used throughout history for various purposes of dipping water, cooking over fires, and warming beds with hot coals.

Using a long-handled ladle over an open flame or hot coals to cook an egg, or anything else, seems like adaptation out of necessity while living on the edge either ‘roughing’ it or as a minimalist or possibly while camping where one might actually have an open fire. The idea is intriguing in itself.

The ‘culinary culture war’ that is smoldering under the Egg Spoon has its own intrigue and is more of the subject of this delightful article than actually cooking an egg in a spoon over a fire. Read on and enjoy!

Have you? Would you? consider cooking in an Egg Spoon?

Easy & Fun Egg Muffins

Easy…& Fun…to Make   Easy…& Fun…to Eat

Healthy TOO!

 

EGG MUFFIINS

A Great Breakfast-by-the-Hand Recipe

Easy & Fun Egg Muffins

Delicious and healthy egg muffins are a great alternative to the usual breakfast-by-the-hand options that we often grab as we head out the door (think muffins, bagels, donuts, and other carb and sugar filled choices here) .  Great to throw in your bag to take to school or work or even headed out for fun excursion, Egg Muffins are a healthy and hearty snack for anytime and can be made in advance – ready to go!

The variations are endless.  Any combination of omelet, scramble or quiche fillings, meat, cheese and vegetables. I’m thinking Chili Rellenos s bake (green chilis & cheese), Spinach Ricotta Pie, (with a tasty salami added), Quiche Lorraine (Swiss Cheese & Bacon); Or the iconic Denver Omelet (ham, bell peppers, & cheese)

Easy Fun Egg Muffins

Ingredients

  • Green onions
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Bell peppers
  • Cheese
  • Green chillies
  • Fresh cilantro
  • You can add chicken or other lean meats, spinach, ricotta cheese, bell peppers, and lots more as per your taste.
  • Eggs 6 beaten with 2 tbsp milk, black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 400ºF
  2. Grease your muffin tin
  3. Add vegetables of your choice along with cheese (if you choose), pour beaten egg mixture on it.
  4. Place muffin pan on the center rack of a preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until muffins are light brown, puffy, and the eggs are set.
  5. Let muffins cool for a few minutes before removing from the muffin pan or cups. Loosen gently with knife if they seem to be sticking. Eat immediately or let cool completely and store in plastic bag in refrigerator or freezer. The Egg Muffins can be reheated in the microwave.
http://greatfoodfunplaces.com/2014/12/13/easy-fun-egg-muffins/

Adapted from SignatureWeddings

Tuesday Tidbits: Speaking of Eggs…

I hope you find this brief rambling as amusing and entertaining as I do.   And Informative: Speaking of Eggs

Did you know salt over an egg forms a ‘white egg scab’? and that vinegar in the water helps ‘set the eggs’ while boiling?

Enjoy!

Math.  I use it daily.

I went shopping yesterday.  I had 30 minutes to shop, check the post office, drive home to unload the groceries and then back downtown to go to work.

We are big egg eaters. Not that we eat huge eggs but we enjoy them frequently.  One dozen eggs, large, were $1.70 and the 18 egg carton was $2.50. I saved a nickel by buying the larger carton. When I got home I removed the 18 egg carton by grabbing the right front of the carton and bringing it out of the sack. The left front closure was misnamed, no closure. The carton came out of the sack and plop, plop, plop spilled eggs on the floor and counter. The 3 eggs on the floor were gone, huddled together, naked on the floor.

I covered them in salt to form a white egg scab. The 3 on the counter? The shells were badly cracked and leaking. I asked for vinegar but it had all been used earlier and had not been replaced. I was going to boil the 3 eggs with a few drops of vinegar to set the eggs. There were no heroic efforts, too much blunt force trauma, and the eggs were gone. I was disappointed because of the lost time, the lost eggs, the lost savings.  Speaking of lost time, thanks for reading.