Are you a sunny side up?

Eggs what can I say there is nothing like that nice yellow yolk staring at you from your plate just ready to be broken apart by a toast soldier, a chip/fry, waiting to be pierced and spread on your toast, mixed in with the grilled tomatoes and spread on a steak or sausage. YUM!

Hubby, when I first made him his eggs over 30 yrs ago he said he wanted a flat egg, huh? What’s a flat egg you ask, well it appears it’s just that, where the egg is all flat. Asked his mum and found out she’d just crack the many eggs into a pan, give them a bit of a swirl around and they’d cook flat then she’d cut into squares. That solved that problem.

I feel a bit sad when I break 2 perfect eggs into a pan only to have to stand there and pop one, watch all that yellow yolk run around and harden up.

When the eggs go onto a burger, mmmm bacon and egg burger, they are flipped and though mine is more set there is still nothing like biting into that burger and having that runny yolk mix in with the bacon and bun.

Mine are cooked in a non stick pan with the barest hint of olive oil.

I like a hot soft boiled eggs with toast soldiers (I have my 4 egg cups each with a funny face on it)

I like my eggs scrambled … my way not into under cooked restaurant mush or hard pebbles, just nicely set.

I like a nice bacon/ham vegetable frittata or an omelette.

Nothing like a good curried egg sandwich or spread on a salada.

That just soft to runny yolk on a caesar salad.

How do you like your eggs?

Nostalgia

Are you a memory keeper regardless of whether you have kids or not?

Once upon a time I kept most things from now Mr 29, I kept a little less from now Mr 24.

I quickly discovered that while I’d stored mostly clothes correctly things like elastic/shirring or stuffing in animals that elastic cracks and breaks and stuffing in animals decomposes … not everything as it does depend on how it’s made. Absolute cleanness is definitely needed in clothes or those brown spots that you did not see when packing away will be easily spotted and not easily cleaned again. Live and learn I say.

Over the years what I’ve kept for them became basic and what I thought they actually like to use or pass on.  Ask them if they want it kept.

I kept their 1st divided dinner plate, cutlery set and sippy cup. They have a blanket each, a few soft toys. A couple of sets of clothes that pertain to each child. Books, I’ve kept them all from Peter Rabbit to Harry Potter and Horrible Histories. And some school related items.

When their kids come along I’ll pass it on along with the photo albums I’ve made over the years for each.

Be selective, enjoy what you have or collect, if it no longer gives you fond memories donate it to a charity so that some one else can have the items happiness.

Do you display your collection, do you use it or does it hide away in a cupboard?

Oh to be a fly on the wall when I pass away to see what my boys make of my collections and what I’ve kept.

What do you keep?

 

Breakfast

Are you a person who has the same old same old for breakfast each morning or are you a person who decides on the day what you’re going to have?

As long as I have my cup of extra strong Liptons tea, no other brand will do, with a little lite milk I’m happy. I then decide on the day what I feel like, mostly it’s Vegemite on toast (not to be eaten like peanut butter by the spoonful but thinly and even spread over your toast or English muffin or crumpet). In winter I may go for traditional oats with milk and honey or Weet-bix with warm milk and honey but it depends on the morning.

There is then the conversation about toast, I like mine brown though not charcoal and it needs to be buttered to the corners. My daughter in law likes hers with a hint of colour and Nutella. My husband likes his somewhere between our two.

Smoothies are always good but I tend to have them as a morning tea snack.

Or a you a person that can get by on a cup of tea, coffee or even orange juice and skip the food portion of breakfast?

Tissue trauma

Ok so it’s only a trauma in my little world, but I absolutely hate it when I pull the washing out of the machine to hang on the line outside and find those dreaded white flakes all over the clothes.

What’s worse is that I can’t even blame it on another it had clearly exploded out of the pocket in my shorts, my navy shorts and the entire dark load of clothes that I’d just washed. It hasn’t happened for years.

If this happened when the boys were younger my threat was that you had to  pick off each piece of tissue from everyones clothes including undies. Worked a treat, it virtually never happened.

I have no one to blame but myself, I’ve hung the clothes on the line and hope there is enough breeze to maybe blow it all off ….. but I don’t like my chances.

Anyone have any methods for dealing with my tissue trauma?

Strawberry season

Yes it’s my favourite season of the year once again. Strawberries never used to be my favourite as when I was a kid I’d break out in hives when I had one. Thank heaven I grew out of it as my Nana used to make the most wonderful strawberry short cake tart/flan with the strawberries we’d collect from her garden.

I’m not so great at growing my own strawberries but they do pop up in my garden from the compost at times.  I then have to fight the dogs to get to them first if they are over hanging at an edge.

Replenishing my freezer stock for smoothies etc is well under way and my fresh ones to eat are going pretty quick from the fridge but getting replaced quite frequently.

My favourite snack right now is a couple of tablespoons of greek yoghurt, a dessert spoon of maple syrup to sweeten it up and about half a dozen chopped up strawberries, heaven!

Strangely enough I’m not a fan of strawberry jam or strawberry topping/flavourings, like mango I like the real thing. Mango will be my next favourite season to come along as Christmas gets nearer.

I love these warmer months …. maybe not in the middle of the summer heat with no air con!

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