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Do you remember me saying the other day I bought some new stackable cookie cutters? We are having so much fun with them! Today we used them for One eyed monsters! A reader, Tina, made a comment last time we made them and said her family called them Sunshine Eggs, because it looks like the sun in the morning! I love that name now!
Now that winter is upon us, eggs are a great way to get some vitamin D, which is normally obtained through sunshine. There are several foods fortified with Vitamin D, but only eggs and fatty fish have vitamin D occurring naturally. We need Vitamin D to absorb calcium, but more research is coming out showing the benefits of Vitamin D to protect us from many chronic diseases.
Preparation Tips for One Eyed Monsters or Sunshine Eggs
- With a slice of whole wheat bread, cut a circle or other shape out of the middle.
- I was taught to butter both sides of the bread and put it on a hot griddle. However, I stopped doing that years ago. Just spray the pan with some cooking spray so your egg doesn't stick, and it cooks just fine.
- Grill one side of the bread to slightly toast it, and flip to the other side.
- Crack and egg into the center of the bread slowly to keep the egg within the borders of your hole.
- Only cook one side. The eggs pictured were only cooked on one side. Nate likes his eggs runny anyway, so I just waited until all the whites had been cooked through and it was finished. Erica and TJ like a hard yolk, so I cooked both sides. (the pictures just weren't as pretty).
- After the egg whites are no longer runny, slide the Sunshine Egg onto a plate. Use the center piece of bread to dip in the yolk.
My kids love these, but Omelets are probably they're favorite way to eat eggs currently (it changes once in a while). How do your kids like their eggs?