Sunday, February 28, 2010

The *Egg*cellent adventure

I have a story to share with you. . . . maybe more appropriately a secret from deep down in my very closed closet. Anyway, I claimed this year to be the year to *do hard things* And So far. . . the only things I have been doing are dishes. .(and my husband might contest this one) laundry. . (and this one too) wiping bums. . .cleaning buggies . . piano lessons. . and LOTS of homework!! The last *HARD THINGS* adventure was spurred on by this moment or more appropriately moments (ephasis on plural) of constantly stuffing my face. And let me tell you. . that was a *Hard things adventure* for sure. Rewarding ~ but hard! Enough rambling from me. . .
Back to my closet. It's all about eggs. Did you know that I am allergic to eggs? At least that is what I tell everyone. . . and I mean everyone. . my kiddies. . the waitress at a restaurant. . . even my grandma. Pretty much anyone that will listen to me. Hey. . Did I tell you I am allergic to eggs? YEAH!! The truth is. . .I'm not. . And that my friends is my deep dark secret.
There was a time when I did consume eggs and probably really liked them. Probably liked them a lot. Then. . . My parents moved me to a pseudo farm. It wasn't really a farm, but we liked to think it was a farm and we called it *the farm*. The same year we moved to *the farm* my parents bought chickens. What were they thinking? Chickens that laid eggs that we were suppose to eat. I had my turn collecting eggs from the chicken coup on *the farm*. And since that day almost 30 years ago I have not . . NOPE. . NOT EVER . . NOT EVEN thought about it . . . would sit at the kitchen table for hours every easter . . NOT eat an egg.
I'm allergic remember? Yeah! So now for my *egg*cellent adventure. I am going to try an egg type dish every Sunday for. . . a lot of weeks. . My sister started a list. That list is way too long. Kind of an overwhelming egg~y list really. Pretty sure we are up to at least 12 weeks of eggs.
The challenge is on. I can do hard things... I can do hard things. . .I really can. I know it seems like NOT such a *hard thing* or a challenge but for me this is BIG! I am having just a touch of anxiety just. . just. .thinking about it. I can do hard things. Do you want to play? Leave me your favorite yummy yum egg~y recipe and we will let the challenge begin. Wish me luck! I'm going to need it.


Becca said...

Love this! Love that you're coming clean about the egg thing. No allergy! You crack me up.

Okay.. so I love eggs on salads. Just chopped up. Maybe try that later when you're more "okay" with eggs.. like in 4 weeks. :) And of course, egg salad sandwiches. And the breakfast casserole that was at Lola's blessing brunch. I think you have that recipe, if not, I can email. Those are the things you HAVE to try.. at least in my book. :) Oh.. and one more.. you die it's so good.. the Royal Red Robin burger... heart attack on a bun really, but it has a fried egg on it and bacon. I PROMISE you'll love it. It's seriously my weakness. Maybe we should go together and get it? I vote girls night! :)

Janelle said...

Don't worry I'm sure there have been a lot of eggs consumed over the past years in all those treats! just tell yourself that and the rest should be easy!

Jen said...

SOOO PROUD OF YOU :) I will see what kind of egg yumminess I can come up with for you to try, Becca is soooo right about that darn burger!! I say it needs to be a GNO for the Royal Red Robin Burger :)

Lyss said...

I'm so excited for your adventure. Let the weekly cooking begin!!!!:)

Stephanie said...

I would have never believed you if you said you were allergic to eggs. I specifically remember you posting about the perfect boiled egg. Who else would post about that if not an egg lover?
We love breakfast casserole, too. It uses a ton of eggs and it's good for dinner also. Our kids devour it.

Jen said...

sooo...I think we need updates on how your eggspirements are going....

Deanna said...


Spinach and Potato Frittata


2 tablespoons olive oil
6 small red potatoes, sliced
1 cup torn fresh spinach
2 tablespoons sliced green onions
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
salt and pepper to taste
6 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Place potatoes in the skillet, cover, and cook about 10 minutes, until tender but firm. Mix in spinach, green onions, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking 1 to 2 minutes, until spinach is wilted.
In a medium bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Pour into the skillet over the vegetables. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until eggs are firm.