Birds in a Nest Breakfast

Happy Spring!
To celebrate the first day of Spring, we're having Birds in a Nest for breakfast. The traditional "Bird in a Nest" is a piece of toast with a hole cut out and an egg fried in the hole. We used the same ingredients, but made it a little more fun. This is also a great idea for using some leftover colored Easter eggs, you'd have some very colorful birds!

Birds in a Nest Breakfast
Hard Boiled Eggs Whole Cloves (for eyes, do not eat)
Baby carrots
Yellow food coloring (optional)

Peel egg and gently cut a slit up each side for the wings (be sure not to cut all the way through!). Place egg in a bowl of cold water tinted with a few drops of yellow food coloring (optional). Let sit for 2 minutes.
While egg is coloring, cut toast into very thin sticks. Arrange on a plate to look like a "nest". Remove egg and dry with a paper towel. Put two cloves on the egg for eyes. Take a baby carrot, cut the end off, then cut out a notch at the end for the "beak". Using half of a toothpick, poke one end in the carrot and the other end in the egg to attach the beak. I also slid a small piece of carrot beneath the "wings" to make them stand up. Enjoy!

Note: If you have small children, please make sure to help them remove the cloves and toothpick before eating. You can also use a raw spaghetti noodle instead of a toothpick if you are worried about your child eating it.

Bobbi over at Casa Camacho already made them (wow, she's fast!), look how cute hers turned out!


Katrina said...

Cute! The only way my kids will eat eggs is hard boiled. Great idea!

Laura P. said...

this is too cute!

~Bobbi~ said...

Thanks for the love! I hope you have a fun, relaxing and safe trip with your hubby.

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Brandy said...

This is awesome!

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Pixeltrash said...

Super cute!!! If only my boys would eat eggs like that.

Anne said...

How cute! I grew up calling this Man on a Raft. My daughter loves it.

Joy said...

That is such a cute recipe!

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Natalie Jane said...

Love it!!!