Thursday, August 25, 2011
First of all I must apologize for my lack of blog posts this month. I've been enjoying the summer as much as I can before it's gone. We've gone on a couple wonderful trips to Harrison Hot Springs and Shuswap Lake, enjoyed many BBQs with friends, and spent a lot of lazy days hanging out in our backyard in te sunshine. It's been hard to fit in any blogging, but hopefully once the fall comes I'll be posting more again. September might be a little crazy though because Cole is starting kindergarten, Bennett is starting preschool, and they both have birthdays that month too. It's a busy time but I'm also looking forward to it. It's exciting watching the boys reach important milestones; they're growing up so fast!
Now for a recipe. I was browsing Pinterest, as I so often like to do, and I came across these Egg Nests from Simply Recipes. I knew right away that I wanted to make these with my kids, because they looked so fun and easy to create. There aren't very many ingredients (just egg, cheese and a pinch of salt), and they're ready in no time. Cole and Bennett both loved helping me put these together and we all enjoyed eating them. I'm not much of an egg person but even I thought these were pretty good.
From Simply Recipes
For each egg nest you want to make, you'll need:
2 tbsp shredded cheese of your choice (I used Swiss)
1/8 tsp salt
Preheat over to 450F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Place each yolk in a separate bowl to prevent them from breaking when you add them later (I missed this step and broke one of the yolks. I really need to learn to read directions more carefully!). Place egg whites and salt in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold in cheese very gently. Spoon onto the parchment lined baking sheet to form mounds and use the back of the spoon to push down the center to make a 'nest' for the yolk.