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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eggs In A Hole

Finding fun foods for the kiddos that's also healthy and meets our portion sizes, can be a difficult challenge.

Recently we tried out eggs in a hole... the kids thought it was FUN and tasty. Pick out a fun shaped cookie cutter and get ready!

1 slice whole wheat bread per person (12, $1.50 HM Loaf)
1 egg per person (12, $1.25 at recent sale prices)
1/2 cube real butter (.25)

Cut the middle out of the toast using your choice of cookie cutters. The kids like to pick one out. Butter both sides of bread, including your cut out piece. Place one piece on a hot, buttered griddle (I heat over medium for a few minutes before cooking), crack one egg and drop the egg into the center of the bread, where the cut out is. Place the cut out bread piece on the griddle next to it so it's gets nice and toasty as well! Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the egg begins to firm and set. Flip both the egg slice and the cut out piece. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Move to plate. Repeat until all slices are done. Depending on the size of your griddle, you may be able to cook several at once. Serve both the egg in a hole and the cut out along with your choice of fruits and veggies.

Serve with:
6 bananas, sliced (about 1 1/2 lbs @ .49/lb= .75)
6 large carrots, cut into sticks (about 1 lb at .79/lb)

Add milk to drink for the kids and water for the adults (8 cups @ $3.00/gallon = $1.50)

Total cost of lunch for 10-12= $6.04


  1. My mom called these "toad in a hole" and put the circle on top for a little hiding place for the toad/egg. She had a knack for calling things fun names to make us like it as kids!

    Carrots were x-ray vision sticks. Broccoli was little trees. :) Squash is fun enough to say that it didn't need a fun name!

  2. Toads In a Hole... very cute! I'll have to see how the kiddos take to that one!