Thursday, April 28, 2011

Eggs Goldenrod

Mom never believed in wasting anything. And, she couldn't afford to throw food away. So, at Easter, after she'd boiled dozens of eggs for us kids to color, she had to find a way to get us to eat dozens of eggs--without complaining. We never knew it, but she was super-sneaky and always gave foods fun names so we kids wanted to eat her specialties.

And, growing up in a family with nine kids and grandma living with us, Mom had to make cheap meals (for 12 people) and find a way for us kids to love them. Here's one of her secret recipes that we kids loved even tho' it was inexpensive food and we thought it was fancy.

We ate it every morning for Easter. It was a great way to use all the broken eggs that we couldn't use for our Easter EGG HUNTS.

Mom called it "Eggs Goldenrod", or Daffodil Eggs. (Mom called daffodils "Goldenrods" or "buttercups") and here's how she made it:

She toasted a piece of bread then she chopped up hard-boiled egg whites and made a white sauce.

She poured the white sauce over the toast and then crumbled the egg yolks over the white sauce. Her finishing touch was to sprinkle paprika into the center of the daffodil. WHOO-HOO fancy, CHEEP, food for Easter morning. We kids loved it so much we asked for it all spring long.

Try it, you might like it. :) I hope you do.


David Batista said...

Hmmm, that's probably one of the more inventive breakfast recipes I've ever seen! I'm not want to stray from my usual omelets and scrambled egg choices myself, but perhaps I'll give this a try.

You had a very thrifty mom, Kim. I see where you get it from now.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That does look like a nice change from egg salad!

Kelly said...

We have some sort of egg dish each week. Cheep :) and tasty!
Do you know how she made the white sauce?

Kim Kasch said...

Kelly: She melted a half cube of butter in a pan then took a little flour and milk, shook them up in a cup - or slowly added the flour - whichever she felt like doing, until it was creamy and thickened then she added the chopped up whites of the hard boiled eggs.

We thought we were having a flower feast ;) sneaky Mom.

Rena said...


Kim Kasch said...

David: I'll take that as a compliment. Mom was awe...mazing.

GG: I love egg salad too but only every once in a Easter. :D