Last night I decreed it was eggs for dinner. I was tired. It was Thursday night. If we didn’t live 40 minutes each way from the pizza shop, it would have been pizza night.
My plan was to boil 10 eggs, hand everyone a spoon and some toast and call it dinner. The kids promptly announced they didn’t like boiled eggs this week, and requested omelets with cheese, chives, ham, and tomato. In varying combination’s of course. Country Boy suggested poached eggs, and could I whip up some hollandaise to go with it? Figuring that it was all eggs, I (stupidly) agreed that so long as there were eggs, I would make what they wanted (with the exception of the hollandaise).
By the time I had made three omelets to their specifications and poached an egg, Meg was back for seconds.
Finally I started boiling myself some eggs, when Toby requested another omelet. I whipped another up, and in the process, over boiled my eggs. I finally sat down to eat my over cooked eggs, and Toby (who is a bottomless pit) announced he wanted a boiled egg too. I just gave him my second one.
What was meant to be an easy dinner, suddenly wasn’t. Instead, I spent the better part of 30 minutes running an egg station like I was working at the breakfast buffet in a Fijian resort.
Which brings me to the point of this post. What do you do for an easy dinner? What do you cook when you just don’t want to, but pizza isn’t an option? I’m wanting some super quick, super easy, super yummy ideas.