Boiled Eggs & Soldiers.

Saturday 13th August 2011

They both looked as pleased as punch as they walked in the door with outstretched arms & grins on their faces.

“Look Dad, we just got them out of the coup.”

In their cupped hands they were holding eggs. Freshly laid, free-range brown eggs, 3 a piece.

This is all new to me. I’ve been banging on at my mum to get chickens in her garden for years to no avail. But finally now I was going to get the opportunity to experience chicken husbandry first hand. The family, whose house we are staying in, has 3 chickens & 1 cockerel, that wakes us with his cock-a-doodle-do every morning.

“Eggs for breakfast!” I declare. “How would you like your eggs Zeph?”

“Dippy with soldiers.” He told me.

I timed the eggs for exactly 3 minutes, then fished them out & left them on the plates. Unfortunately the residual heat continued to cook them and so we ended up with hard boiled yolks. 😦

No worries, there’s plenty more where they came from. In fact, Zephy went back later and found 3 more. 🙂



About whatdidyouhavefordinnerlastnight

I started this blog to record the meals I make for my son. One of the many great memories I have of my childhood is the food I ate. The smell of boiling cauliflower on a Sunday morning that steamed up the windows, Lamb sandwiches for tea in front of the tele, cubes of raw jelly at nan’s house and of course mum’s homemade pizza (made with a short crust base) I hope my food creates good memories for my son but if nothing else this blog might jog his memory when he’s older! Enjoy.
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4 Responses to Boiled Eggs & Soldiers.

  1. Stef says:

    I heard of eggs and ‘soldiers’ for the first time not even two months ago, by a fellow blogger (well, one of her commentors, actually):

    Two weeks later (if that), I saw ANOTHER blog that had a reference to egg cups:

    And now here you are, a month later, talking about dippy eggs and soldiers yet again.

    I wonder what I should have for dinner sometime soon? 😉

  2. rutheh says:

    Like the photo very much!

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