Saturday, August 11, 2007

Eggs in a Basket


are the classic camping food. I was partly inspired by all my friends' camping trips which I sadly could not participate in due to all my end of July work jaunts. There's something very comforting about a piece of warm toast with an egg in the middle. After a few challenging work weeks, I decided that I didn't need to wait for my next camping trip to enjoy such a treat.

Hearing about camping trips and stories, of course, jogged my memory back to the 10th grade. We were on our class bonding trip in Yosemite. I was sharing a tent with at least 4 other girls. Some boys thought it would be humorous to surround our tent with cookies so that the bears would come, and indeed they did! What were they thinking?! Did they not realize that we knew their plan before they did it? We came up with the buddy system to mitigate scary situations. My buddy's time came, we peaked our heads out, saw the glow-in-the-dark bear eyes, and ran for it. The bears were harmless enough. While we didn't bond with the guys in any way they would have liked, we girls certainly did. After a sleepless night and a 4 AM wake up call for the 18 mile hike to Half Dome, we were a lot grouchier than the bears. The cute rugged scruffy older brother of one our teacher's handing us eggs-in-a-basket with a smile slightly lifted our spirits and made our little girl hearts palpitate; re-energized we set out, beating the guys to the top was priceless!

6 comments:

marye said...

I never thought about cutting out a shape...That is awesome! HRM Princess Kyrie (4) would love it!

Cynthia said...

Aren't these the best :)

Genie said...

OK...but I'm going to ask the very stupidest of questions...how do you make them? I never had them growing up (or camping), and one of my carpoolmates made one for me one morning, and I was too embarrassed to ask how she did it...I'm such a wuss!

Azureus said...

Cool! I have a bajillion cookie cutters and never use then. I think the shapes thing is great and perhaps another way I can make breakfast interesting for my 2.5 year old son! Thanks for the idea.

Claire said...

How cute! I've never thought of cutting a shape other than a circle out! Yum!

judy coates perez said...

my kids love their eggs cooked this way.

my brother in law from england calls these "eggy in the middle". he said when he was little his mom would hand him the bread so he could take a bite out of the middle to cook the egg in.