Egg in the Nest

I struggle to call this a recipe. It’s so simple! I will say though that for those of you with kids, it’s a good way to wow the kids in less than 10 minutes. That alone was enough to convince me to post the idea. My daughter thought I was the coolest mom ever when I made her one of these the other day. She loves eggs and toast, so this was right up her alley. The eggs can be cooked to your personal preference. The one in the picture is still runny, so it’s definitely my sweetie’s. I like mine cooked all the way through. We sometimes sprinkle a little cheese on top when I wake up on the wild side, but this was not one of those days ūüôā
1 Egg
1 slice of your favorite bread
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tablespoon grated cheese (optional)
1. Spread butter on both sides of your bread. Heat a non-stick pan (if not non-stick, spray some cooking spray or lightly grease).
2. Use a cookie cutter to make a hole in the center of your bread. (I used a glass since I am yet to invest in a cookie cutting set. I did think that if it was a heart shaped cookie cutter, it would have made for a really cool presentation. Sigh.. Maybe next time).
3. Put bread in the pan and fry lightly. I put the donut hole too. Why waste it! Once you flip the bread over, crack an egg directly into the hole. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Sprinkle a little water on the pan, but not directly on the bread and egg. Cover with a lid and let the steam from the water cook the egg. If you like sunny side eggs, your done! If you are like me and like it cooked a little more, flip the toast over to cook both sides of egg.
5. Sprinkle with cheese if you are so inclined.
I now send thee out to impress thy loved ones with the easiest eggs and toast.
Devotion For The Day:
Choosing life for my children:
My hubby are having an interesting week. We are in the thick of things on instilling some principles in our oldest daughter that are proving to be quite a challenge. We take a parenting class once a week on “Growing Kids God’s Way” and it has come to our attention that there were some things we have not taken the time to teach, or have gotten lazy about. As a result, we are in the planting season, and it is not easy (actually, it’s down right discouraging on some days). That is why I am so¬†grateful¬†for my devotional reading this morning. Through the one year bible, there is some old testament, new testament, a psalm and a proverb every day. This morning my reading from Deuteronomy 30 ties in perfectly with my Psalm.
I have been reading for the past few months about the Israelites and their journey from Egypt to Canaan, and it is so easy to judge them. I mean.. come on…. you have the sea parted, your enemies destroyed, manna falling from heaven, a cloud by day and fire by night to guide you and you still can’t trust God? REALLY????( In my quick¬†judgment, I fail to see that it is me as well. All the times God has come through for me but I forget the next day and go on grumbling at the next problem I encounter). As a result, they wandered in the desert for 40 years, when the trip could have taken them weeks. The reading today in Deuteronomy is Moses instructing then just as they are preparing to enter Canaan. He is giving them the laws and expectations to live by once they enter the promised land. He is so desperate for them to hear his call to them. Not to forget the goodness of God through their journey, as well as the wrath of God. He says in Deut 30:19-20¬†“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying Him, and committing yourself firmly to Him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob”.¬†Psalms 78 reinforces what Deuteronomy is saying and reminds of the mandate that was given to the Israelites to instruct the next generation on what God had done for them, and of God’s laws.¬†Psalms 78:6-7 “so the next generation might know them-even the children not yet born-and they in turn will teach their own children. So each generation should should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying His commands”.
For me, this is a huge today. The knowledge that the way that I live my life is a choice for life or death for my children and the future generations inspires me to live a life focused on Christ. Equally important will be what I continue to teach them day to day, so that even when I am no longer with them, they can pass on these nuggets to their children, and their future generations. This is how  family trees are changed, and I pray that through the work we do today that seems so hard, our future generations will have ABUNDANT LIFE.

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