Thursday, June 4, 2015

Historical Food Fortnightly Challenge #27 - BONUS! Breakfast Food

27. BONUS! Breakfast Food May 29 - June 11
For a bonus challenge, make a breakfast dish. Get creative, but make sure to provide your documentation for its place at the breakfast table!

Bonus!  The Historical Food Fortnightly journey has been fun for us and we hope fun for you to read.  We have shared some recipes from mid-century cooking and we have also shared some photos and memories of our family.  In this digital age it is still nice to have a book in hand and we plan to have this blog published in book form for our family to put on a shelf.  Of course it will collect dust, but sometimes it will be fun to take off the shelf and share a laugh together as we so often do with the photo albums we have kept from years past.  History can be as fun to share as good food!

I spent my high school years living on a farm and loved collecting fresh eggs.  Eggs are still a staple in our diet although Patrick has switched to egg substitute following a heart surgery in 2005.  Our bonus breakfast food challenge recipe was easy to find in our CBS Homemakers Exchange booklet from April, May, June 1950.  Eggs Royale!  Yum!  With bread and bacon!  Double yum!

This would be an excellent recipe for those mornings when you have a house full of guests.  Quick to prepare, quick to bake, and ready about the same time as the coffee takes to brew and the juice to be poured.
Basic ingredients.

Circles cut from bread with a biscuit cutter.

Bread layered and buttered on both sides.

Bacon wrapped and pinned to the bread and baked at 375 degrees for 5 minutes.

Eggs sitting prettily in the bacon wells.  NOT! 

Eggs seasoned and back into the oven for 5 more minutes.
I would recommend a heavier bacon than I used as the bacon didn't hold the eggs for the second time in the oven.  But I'm a firm believer that a nicely plated and delicious meal makes up for those little disasters.
A hearty and absolutely royal breakfast of Eggs Royale!
Even Tasha thinks it would be delicious!
Tasha is our German Shepherd Dog who is now 16 months old and even though she is 74 pounds she is still very much a puppy.  This is Tasha at 8 weeks.
All together now - Awwwwwww!
Tasha is usually called T2 because there was another Tasha in our life.  Tasha the First has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  This is T1 with Patrick and his daughters, Cathy and Chrissy, in spring 1995.
And again - Awwwwwww!
By Christmas she was full grown and also still very much puppy.
There have been other four-legged family members but I'll save that for a special bonus for mid-century lovers in our final post next week.

Patrick and Jeanette