Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Comfort Food at its Finest: Eggs Goldenrod

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From earliest memory I can see my mom making this recipe.  When I learned how to make it myself I remember how easy it was to prepare.  This was usually a weekend breakfast with bacon or sausage.  We ALWAYS had it once in the week after Easter to use up the hardboiled eggs.  It comes from a time when folks were not worried about cholesterol. My mom learned to make it in home economics and since I went to the same school with the same teacher,  I learned to make it too.  There is no a foolproof way to adjust it for the fat and the calories either, so while I occasionally made it for my kids,  I simply do not make this anymore. However, it is very tasty and heartwarming and was the first thing that popped into my head when I read the writing prompt.
The next thing that popped in was pineapple upside down cake.  Which mom only made when we were expecting visitors after church on Sunday or Wednesday evenings.  It was a  recipe that she could make ahead, pop in the oven when she got home and serve warm. Also it meant we got to stay up later on a school night! 

Goldenrod Eggs
• 2 hard-cooked eggs

• 2 tablespoons butter
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon pepper
• 1 cup milk
• 2 slices bread, toasted
1. Cut eggs in half; remove yolks and set aside. Chop egg whites; set aside. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.

2. Stir in egg whites; heat through. Pour over toast. Force egg yolks through a sieve to break into small pieces; sprinkle over sauce.

I am participating in Mama Kat's Writing workshop on a weekly basis and this week the writing prompts are:

1.) Six Word Memoir: Write about a significant time in your life in just six words.
2.) “One need not be a chamber to be haunted, One need not be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place”. -Emily Dickinson-What haunts you?
3.) Describe a talent or flaw that seems to be in your genes.
4.) What are you passionate about?
5.) Comfort food at its finest. Share a family favorite recipe you loved as a child.

She has a great prompts generator that I often use for other posts that I am not submitting for the weekly challenge.


  1. Yummy! Sounds geat. I wonder if I could make it even MORE unhealthy and add some cheese! I think I might have to try that!

  2. Sounds delicious! Just stopped in from Mama Kat to say hi and glad I did!