3/20/2009

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
Ingredients:
Hard Boiled Eggs Whole Cloves (for eyes, do not eat)
Baby carrots
Toast
Yellow food coloring (optional)
toothpick

Directions:
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!

12 comments:

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.

Miss Eve said...

Stopping by from SITS! Have a great weekend and thanks for this cute post!

Brandy said...

This is awesome!

I am Harriet said...

Hi.
I'm dropping by via SITS.
Today I am leaving 100 comments.
Wish me luck!
Have a great day!

Tonya said...

Visiting from SITS, have a GREAT weekend!

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!

{Stopping by from Welcomistas}

susette said...

I'm coming over from Mormon Mommy Blogs, asking for your help. I am in the running for a round trip airfare paid ticket to Connecticut, to meet a friend I became acquainted with through blogging. She is a super fun person and is holding this contest. I entered a funny story titled "Grapejuice Floaties, Now Marry Me." The person whose story receives the most votes will win a trip to meet this generous lady, whom I'm hoping to meet. The voting ends tonight-midnight. I used to be ahead but there is a story coming up from behind out of nowhere, and it's a tight race now. I would so much appreciate your help. Her blog is www.becausemomsaidso.blogspot.com and the voting is on the sidebar on the right. "Grapejuice, Floaties" Just go there and cast a vote for me, please. Thanks so much-you're awesome! ♥♥
YOUR VOTE REALLY WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Natalie Jane said...

Love it!!!