Day 179: I would not eat it on a boat

June 28, 2007


We had high hopes for feeding Fried Greens with Ham and Eggs to Baby A for her dinner tonight. However a combination of copious amounts of dribble, excessive grumpiness and crying, an upset stomach and three new teeth working their way in to her little mouth conspired against us. It’s been months since we had teething issues, but we appear to be in the throes of “one of those nights.” Generally she is asleep within 15 minutes of being put to bed, but tonight she’s still crying off and on an hour and a half later. Poor wee bairn. Suffice to say that we didn’t faff around cooking the dinner for her but cooked it after she went to bed. She got comfort food, which she still didn’t want to eat. So we’ll have to introduce her to the joys of the fried egg on a day when she’s feeling a little less sorry for herself and a little more receptive to new things.

The meal is very fast and easy to make. Slices of prosciutto are fried in copious amounts of olive oil (the recipe calls for 5 tablespoons worth at this point) until crispy, then set aside. Anchovies are melted into some more oil with some garlic and red pepper flakes. The greens are then wilted into the mixture, then seasoned with black pepper and nutmeg. Finally an egg is fried in yet more oil then served on top of the greens. The crumbled prosciutto and some chopped scallions garnish the dish.

I have to say that I didn’t partake in this meal, but L did. Rachael Ray says that it is a meal that is good for B,L or D (breakfast, lunch or dinner) but L felt this was really only a breakfast dish. He is not an egg eater, but said that if you like eggs, this is probably a winner. It’s quick, easy, spicy and salty, with some crunch coming from the prosciutto and spring onions. Tomorrow he will be having Swordfish Burgers with Lemon, Garlic, and Parsley, I don’t know what I’ll be having for my three dinners. I am firmly in the stage of pregnancy where I am starving all the time. I am eating a small to medium size meal every couple of hours. My appetite is absolutely insatiable. I don’t know what to eat, but it has to be something. So much for not putting on a ton of weight this time round.

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