I'm playing a bit of catch up here. May was one of those months with hardly a day to relax. Between FOOL - an SCA event, a regional conference in which I was both an organizer and a speaker, and finishing up my Master Spinner In-depth study, for the second time, and having a kitchen under renovation, I've been fitting in the past few challenges. I'm almost caught up though :)
Breakfast Foods (May 6 - May 19) It’s simple - make a
breakfast dish. Get creative, but make sure to provide your
documentation for its place at the breakfast table!
Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management - 1859- Great Britain
2145 - The following list of hot dishes may perhaps assist our readers in knowing what to provide for the comfortable meal called breakfast. Broiled fish....... omlets, plain boiled eggs, oeufs-au-plat, poached eggs on toast..... etc.
While the challenge was to get creative, I was hungry. I had been away from home for 3 days and I didn't have a lot of choice for interesting ingredients. I did have a lot of fresh eggs.
I have to admit that I really like poached eggs. The yolk was soft and runny, so I could dip my gluten free toast in. It was a satisfying breakfast - quick and filling. It was very successful and it was a good method for making a perfect poached egg.
Time - 10 - 15 minutes included running out to the barn to fetch the egg, heating the water, tossing the toast in the toaster and finding a plate garnish.
Cost - all ingredients on hand. The eggs are from my own chickens and this time of year I pay about $6 a week or less to feed them, getting anywhere from 8-10 eggs a day.
In all, this was a really simple, tasty and period breakfast.