Ratatouille with Lentils & Poached Eggs.

Sunday 6th November 2011

This was a mix of a few different dishes I’ve seen but was mainly inspired by my friend, Amanda, who made ‘The Hairy Bikers’ version when we went for dinner a few years back. I remember it very well. Thank you.

Zephy was not in a great mood when he came to the table.

“Yuck! That looks gross. I’m not eating it!” He pronounced.

This does not offend me. He was tired & emotional.

“Come & have a look at these eggs Zeph, look. They cook in the oven.” Occasionally this method of distraction works, today he isn’t having any of it.

After another 15 minutes of tears, we all eventually sat down to eat, lukewarm food.

“Look at the egg,” I said having another go. “It cooks in the oven.”

He quickly glanced at his plate before continuing with his train of thought. He was back on form. Hurray!

I then watched (& listened) as he ate his way around the hard boiled yolk. Rolling it around the plate to get the penultimate mouthful.

“Don’t forget the yolk.” I told him. “It’s the best bit.”

“I won’t.” He said cutting into it, shovelling it into his mouth & carrying on from were he left off.

It reminded me of when I was a kid & how I used to eat what I had on my plate in order. Working my way around it, rarely mixing each element. It took me years to work out that you could have more than one thing on my fork at the same time.

One day your time will come my son.

20111106-110523 PM.jpg

Advertisements

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.
This entry was posted in Dairy-Free, Dinner, Eggs, Organic, Vegetarian and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Ratatouille with Lentils & Poached Eggs.

  1. Stef says:

    Poached eggs – they must be the food of the week. 😉

    I still eat my food in order: vegetables, 1/2 glass milk, starch, protein, other 1/2 glass milk, fruit, dessert. Every single time. (Except for breakfast.)

  2. A Tablespoon of Liz says:

    yum, this looks amazing!

  3. Mistral Zagni says:

    yes the egg was great in this meal and I love lentils so all in all a great meal. I enjoyed it a second time for lunch today.

  4. roger edwards says:

    looks good enough to eat. i am going to try it for braekfast instead of a fry up!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s