As my brother and sister in law are out with my son and his cousins for dinner, I just made dinner for me and my daughter tonight. This was trickier than usual because we arrived today and I haven’t done a supermarket shop yet. There is some food in but I’m not sure what my in laws have planned and it seems a bit antisocial to potentially eat half the ingredients.
So I went through the freezer and pulled out some oven chips and frozen corn on the cob.
Now, I know the rule of blogging is that all food on it must be awesomely nutritious and fabulously presented. This isn’t. However, it DOES include one brilliant thing – a poached egg! I consider poached eggs to be the saviour of crappy dinners – including a poached egg means that I have made some effort to get my kids to eat something wholesome. Plus, it may be the only form of protein my daughter gets as she isn’t keen on meat.
I used to think that poached eggs had to be made in a terribly complex way, using vinegar in boiling water and a swirling motion. Ha! You just need these. You can buy them online but I would amazed if they aren’t sold in all kitchen utensil shops – I bought mine at Gill Wing.
Seriously, I just rub some butter on the inside of the egg poachers, crack an egg in and put them in a pan of boiling water for around three minutes. Then you get a perfect mound of poached egg for your child to dip her mass produced oven chips into.