EoMEoTE#7 – the limerick edition

by Jeanne on May 27, 2005

in EoMEoTE

There is a young African lady

Whose eggy events are quite crazy!

Just scramble or fry -

The month-end is nigh!

So send me your eggs – don’t be lazy!

Last month haikus, this month limericks.  Off you go.

So how do you get to play along and become part of the world-wide phenomenon that is EoMEoTE?  Well, it couldn’t be easier.  Here are the rules:

1. Make a dish using eggs

2. The dish must also use bread (any type of carbohydrate- product to which dry heat has been applied!) under, on, alongside or near the eggs.

Then write about it and include a photo if you can, post the story to your blog and leave me a comment with the link (or e-mail it to me if you don’t have a blog) and sometime around the first weekend in June I will do a wrap-up of all the entries.   No pressure, no competition.  Just loads of really really bad egg puns and some eggcelent limericks (see what I mean??)

So beat it – go cook eggs!

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Stephanie May 27, 2005 at 6:39 pm

Great…I’ll be making mine tomorrow. Can’t wait!


Karen May 27, 2005 at 8:30 pm

I’ve been avidly following EoMEoTE from the beginning and now I might have something up my sleeve. Will post in a few days!


Sylvie May 28, 2005 at 5:28 am

I have been waiting for this one also. My post to come.


saffron May 28, 2005 at 7:54 am

Hi CookSister! New to the EoMEoTE, but thought I’d add this last minute lunch dish. Hope it meets the requirements. http://writingonapapernapkin.blogspot.com/2005/05/eomeote7-throw-together-plate.html


Moira May 28, 2005 at 9:13 pm

Miss Jeanne…I’m doing my entry tomorrow, but I thought you should have my limerick today:
Once a month an event draws a crowd
If you cook with eggs and carbs, you’re allowed
Cook Sister! holds sway
Send your entry…don’t delay
Spark a flame, snap a shot, she’ll be proud!
Hee, hee- hope you like it…


Spittoon.biz May 28, 2005 at 10:43 pm

It’s the end of the month – which can only mean…

As the month of May drew to a close,A culinary delight we propose,The worlds bloggers unite, For culinary delight,Using egg and bread I suppose.Technorati Tags: wine  food & drink eomeote…


Sylvie May 29, 2005 at 12:10 am

Hi Jeane, my EoMEoTE #7 post is up on my blog- Soul Fusion Kitchen
It’s a quick and easy prep. Hope Panko Bread Crumbs meet the requirement.


Nicole May 29, 2005 at 4:47 am
pinkcocoa May 29, 2005 at 8:20 am
anthony May 29, 2005 at 2:01 pm

There once was a young lad from Oz
Who completely forgot when it was
When to his great shame
He remembered the name
He’d forgotten because well because.


Lady Amalthea May 29, 2005 at 6:27 pm

Hey Jeanne! I know it’s called the “END of the month,” but can I please send you something the beginning of next month? Like, say, the first?


anthony (nightwatchman) May 30, 2005 at 12:38 am

Lady Amalthea


Stephanie May 30, 2005 at 5:49 am

Just in case it doesn’t make it through, here’s my entry:


clare eats May 30, 2005 at 5:58 am

I just completed my first entry for EOMEOTE! Yay
this the best I can do for a permanent link at the moment( I am having discussions with blogger about this)
Please excuse my terrible limerick :)


gwenda May 30, 2005 at 8:19 am
Sue May 30, 2005 at 1:18 pm

Hi Jeanne,
Goodness the end of the month creeps up quick!
Eggs, eggs, eggs
Love, lick and capture
Whimsical Baked Eggs: http://www.noodlebowl.net/?id=346#comments


Who Wants Seconds? May 30, 2005 at 5:33 pm

EoMEoTE#7: Breakfast Burrito with Chipotle Ketchup

click to enlarge Once a month an event draws a crowdIf you cook with eggs and carbs, you’re allowedCook Sister! holds swaySend your entry, don’t delaySpark a flame, snap a shot…she’ll be proud! After missing the last two installments


Moira May 30, 2005 at 5:40 pm
Jennifer May 30, 2005 at 5:52 pm

There once was a couple from Spokane
who thought a bean cone should be the plan.
Properly fried and egged,
they at last had it pegged!
Another fine egg dish in the can.
My entry is in! What fun!


Spittoon.biz May 30, 2005 at 10:25 pm

End of Month Egg on Toast Extravaganza – Limerick Edition.

Walnut Bread IngredientsI have a confession to make – I forgot to toast the bread! I was so excited to sample a morsel, having spent most of the day either kneading the dough or waiting for it to rise, that this vital instruction for EoMEoTE just slipp…


ejm May 30, 2005 at 11:03 pm

apologies in advance:
No eggs in the fridge – only chicken;
I cannot help feeling quite stricken.
Jeanne shattered my nerves
By throwing some curves:
I wrote the wrong kind of poem – it’s sicken (ing)
- Elizabeth
My entry:


McAuliflower May 31, 2005 at 1:50 am

You made my day!
The end of the month is near
and paychecks are not yet here
to the fridge I do run
of eggs we have one
no bread, but I do see one beer?
But wait ya egg on toast fans
for in my hot little hands
is a box of cornmeal
which with water congeals
polenta will meet our demands !


anthony May 31, 2005 at 2:13 am
anthony May 31, 2005 at 2:24 am

Oh and
There once was a man from Nantucket
Oh there’s someone at the door, back later!


Culinary Fool May 31, 2005 at 5:16 am

It’s End of Month Eggs on Toast,
Created by Jeanne, the talented host
This month a limerick
Will do the trick
To explain your entry and culinary post
What came to mind was a Monte Cristo
But with a twist, ala the Fool’s Bistro
Bread, eggs, chicken and cheese
Add something savory, to please –
Stack ‘em up on the grill, then eat the little feast-o.
You can find my entry here:
And please ignore my comment on EoMEoTE #1 – sorry about that…. :-(
~ B


anthony May 31, 2005 at 10:03 am

Hi, sorry about that where was I?
There once was a man from Nantucket
Whose egg was so old you would chuck it
It’s really not spoiled
And one that’s hard-boiled
Isn’t really so bad if you suck it


The Pilgrim's Pots and Pans May 31, 2005 at 11:19 am

EoMEoTE 7: Pisto (Limerick Edition)

Look at breakfast, how festive it is
For sure you’re going to like this
Meat and peas – no pressure
Of course, a few eggs for good measure
Alas we have a meal we can’t miss!
The dish is very simple, it can be whipped up in the most rudiment…


ejm May 31, 2005 at 12:31 pm

Augh anthony, you’re too good! Quit it!! (is it okay to use vinegar to clean coffee spray off of the monitor?)


AugustusGloop May 31, 2005 at 1:32 pm

there once was an egghead called bill
his eggs mixed with cream gave me thrills
his corn dipped in batter
was good but what matters
is he must learn to use CAPITALS!


Grab Your Fork May 31, 2005 at 1:36 pm

EoMEoTE #7: bills corn fritters

there once was an egghead called bill /
his eggs mixed with cream gave me thrills / his corn dipped in batter / was good but what matters / is he must learn to use CAPITALS!


Chubby Hubby May 31, 2005 at 2:32 pm

Hi Jeanne,
My limerick is well, kinda, soft-boiled:
There was once a man with an appetite
Who wanted his eggs to come out right
He fried his bread
He scratched his head
His croque madame was out of sight.
Post is over at:


flygirl May 31, 2005 at 3:41 pm

Entry coming soon…on own blog! yes! waiting for camera…


eatzycath May 31, 2005 at 4:56 pm

Hi, Jeanne – this is my first EoMEoTE, and I must thank you for thinking up this month’s limerick edition – really had good fun! My limerick:
There once was an Egg in the Pan
Whose pals had been Beans from the Can
They swore ne’er to part
Til the very last fart
And such a grand Pong they did Plan!
For egg dish – come visit at (no need to cover noses): http://eatzybitzy.blogspot.com/2005/05/eomeote7-limerick-edition.html


Jeanne May 31, 2005 at 6:07 pm

Phew!! Went away for the long weekend and got back to this HUGE pile of comments!! Yippeee! Nothing like loads of comments to make you feel loved. I did feel suitably mortified when I discovered that *somebody* had remembered my throwaway remark last month that all this month’s contributions were to be submitted in the form of Petrarchan sonnets. Erm, well, yes. It wouldn’t have been so bad if the eagle-eyed person in question hadn’t actually WRITTEN a sonnet!! So now I sit here feeling mortified and trying to compose a sonnet for the first time in like 10 years. Oi vay.
Anyhow, let’s start with the easy part – responding to your comments:
Top marks for your speedy response to my post! And thanks for your contribution – sounds delicious!! Another one in the tradition of sweet EoMEoTE dishes!
Look forward to whatever it is you have up your sleeve ;-) Would be great to have you playing along!
Thanks for your contribution – and yes, of course Panko breadcrumbs count! It’s just toast with an extra step!
To Saffron, Pinkcocoa, Gwenda and Clare
Welcome to EoMEoTE! Always nice to see new faces, sunny side up (so to speak, ha ha ha!). I’m looking forward to checking out your no doubt eggcelent contributions. And Clare – terrible poetry is practically compulsory for EoMEoTE ;-)
Well done on the limerick! :-D And thanks for the contribution – anything wrapped in a tortilla is all good in my book!!
Thanks for joining in again! Bacon in the sandwich maker? Cool! Anythign that saves on washing up is OK by me…
Lady Amalthea,
Hey, this is EoMEoTE, the event where the rules are far more rubbery than the eggs – see them bend!! Of course you may submit your entry in early June – I’m unlikely to do mine before the weekend, so you still have plenty of time. Look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Thanks for your contribution – and I look forward to the even more whimsically named “son-in-law eggs” next month!
Cool limerick – and innovative contribution! So are you? (from Spokane, that is…!) :P
Oh dear, a thousand apologies!! I was totally mortified when I read your post and recalled that I had in fact mentioned Petrarchan sonnets last month as being compulsory this month. I can promise you that time constraints contributed to the sonnet requirement being downgraded to a limerick (not the general dumbing-down of my blog, nor my mean and capricious streak…)! Give me a while and I will respond in kind.
Aaaah, we aim to please! And way to go on not one but TWO limericks! This is definitely raising the bar… Thanks for humouring me!
Culinary Fool,
I see you rose beautifully to the challenge laid down by McAuliflower and produced yet another limerick in two verses! And as for working in Monte Cristo into the limerick – well that “counts” for double points! :D
Hahahaha! I think we should send that off to Bill (or at least his typesetter!!). Your contribution looks quite speggtacular though – I was actually looking at the scrambled egg recipe last night, but didn’t have the requisite large quantities of cream in the house. Ah well, my arteries can breathe a sigh of relief…
Chubby Hubby,
Soft boiled, hard boiled… it’s all relative, really! We coddle all our participants here, regardless of how boiled (or fried!) they are. Love the post – and it’s good to see you are taking the non-discriminatory, non-sexist credo of EoMEoTE to heart! ;-) I always wondered why the only the men had a toasted sandwich named after them…!
Welcome back after your not-at-all-shaky start last month! I can’t wait to see what your contribution will be!
Hey, no problem! Glad you liked the limerick theme. Man cannot live by bread (and eggs) alone – there must also be some culture involved :P I love your limerick – it does make me wonder thoug: would EoMEoTE by any other name still smell as sweet? hahahahah!
And last but not least, our co-founder in Nantucket, Anthony:
Two people who’d never met
Got acquainted over the ‘Net.
Put together a plan
For eggs, bread and pans.
And was it successful? YOU BET!
Now monthly in every corner,
From the coldest climes to the warme,:
You will find eggs a-boil
And with bread people toil,
And combine the latter and former.


Nupur June 1, 2005 at 1:41 am

…there are days when you wanna sup and hop into bed
but the sight of your empty ‘fridge fills you with dread
Well, don’t stand around and mope
make some Egg-Onion-Float
Instead of hungry, you will end up over-fed!
Thanks for hosting, Jeanne. Here is my entry:


Lyn June 1, 2005 at 4:43 am

There once was a girl named Lynette
Who made deep fried yolks of regret
she threw them in the bin
and resolved once again
to make blog-worthy eggs this week yet.


ejm June 1, 2005 at 5:17 am

Jeanne, it is I who should apologize! Of course, I knew your comment about a sonnet requirement was a joke. I also knew that I wasn’t going to manage a post that included eggs and toast, what with no eggs at all in the fridge. And I so wanted to join in! Silly me though. I wrote the sonnet before seeing the announcement for the limerick.
Besides, I wanted to show off that I _could_ write a sonnet (sort of). I’m sure we must have had to write one in grade 8 or so, but I haven’t tried since then.


Seattle Bon Vivant June 1, 2005 at 5:42 am

EoMEoTE#7: No limerick, only eggs

I do love my eggs…very, very much. They are one of my favorite things to eat–any time of day or night– which is why I’ve grown so fond of Anthony and Jeanne’s EoMEoTE– End of Month Egg on Toast


flygirl June 1, 2005 at 6:06 am

hi jeanne!
here’s my entry, sans photo for now. Limerick? Uhhh…Bah! I don’t do them. Nothing to do with utter lack of any form of poetic talent, no….


anthony June 1, 2005 at 7:31 am

I bring good news from the East! {tootatootoottoooooot!}
“Ahh, eggs!
I love them so! Thanks for another fun EoMEoTE you guys! Here is my entry:
Sorry about the missing limerick! ;-)


anthony June 1, 2005 at 7:35 am

Ta Jeanne!
On a limerick he was to hear
Spicey did so shed a tear
I think it’s great
But don’t tell me mates
They’ll all be convinced that I’m queer.


Moira June 1, 2005 at 1:13 pm

Young Spicey did go to Nantucket
And said, “You don’t like it? Then…pluck it!”
He’d leap out of bed
(into puddles of sass he did tread)
and order fried clams by the bucket.


mrs D June 1, 2005 at 11:37 pm

For this, our new culin’ry quest,
We’ve cooked up some eggs, as you’ve guessed.
We took bread for this vittle,
And carved out the middle
And behold, we’ve got Eggs in a Nest!
I hope we’re not too late!
–mrs d & chopper dave


anthony June 2, 2005 at 1:48 am

Rhyming powers…too low… must..try…free verse
are eggs
yet they are not circles
is smart
she will know


Lyn June 2, 2005 at 2:06 am

Prolific poet
Enigmatic egg-y bard
Inspiration for
The masses


Lyn June 2, 2005 at 2:07 am

Soory, couldn’t help myself. I know last month was haikus, but I missed out on that one.


cwc June 2, 2005 at 2:43 am
anthony June 2, 2005 at 6:21 am

TinyTimtypelyrics ACTIVATE!
Oh I like you
And your Haiku
Oh hai hai haiku
oh haiku
yes I like you
thanks Lyn


Jeanne June 2, 2005 at 4:05 pm

Great limerick – and I’m familiar with the feeling of ending up over-fed instead of hungry!! Egg float sounds intriguing… Thanks for joining in the fun.
“Yolks of regret” – ha!! :D Still looking forward to your whites of contentment (or similar!). Or failing that, just more eggy limericks will do!
Well, scarily enough, when I put up last month’s post, I did have a vague notion of writing a sonnet as a post, but a) as real life intruded, time ran out and b) I didn’t want to put people off participating in what is meant to be the foodie blogosphere’s most inclusive event by making the requirements too tedious… However, since you have started the ball rolling, I may just have something up my sleeve…!
Welcome back to EoMEoTE! No limerick? Watch out – Spicey and I may give you detention and make you write a villanelle instead :P Seriously, thanks for playing along – haven’t seen many coddled eggs in EoMEoTE, so yours make a welcome addition.
Viv (via Anthony!)
So glad you could join us! But as I said to Upulie above, watch out that the limerick police don’t come looking for you!! Maybe you want to follow where Moira and Anthony have led and try some free verse? I mean, it’s easy, you just scramble the words (ho ho ho!)
Hmm, yes, have you also noticed Anthony’s new-found obsession with Nantucket?? Well done on keeping the limerick clean – I know I couldn’t have (but then I’m well known for my Tourettes!!)
Mrs D and Chopper Dave,
Welcome to EoMEoTE, where you can NEVER be too late – there’s always room for one more! Great limerick – and merely a foretaste of the treasures that the post itself holds. A fantastic debut indeed! Hope to see you again.
Once again, you can never be too late for EoMEoTE! We’re always glad to have you…
Oh dear, see now what you’ve done – unleashed the inner songwriter in Anthony!! Freed him from the constraints of a known poetic form and unleashed his ovoid stream of eggspanded consciousness on us!! To the hills, to the hills…
I would like to say that words fail me but nobody would believe me… ;-)


Lady Amalthea June 3, 2005 at 11:32 am

Here it is! Better late than never, right?
Oh, and as for my limerick:
There once was a meme for eggs on toast
That a South African gal did host.
Chopped onions and eggs,
Soon there’ll just be dregs.
Now both poem and recipe I post.
Can’t wait for the write-up!


flygirl June 3, 2005 at 3:21 pm

Free verse?! Free verse I can do (badly!)! The very Vogons rival shall I!
Spicey, you can find things that rhyme with “Nantucket?” I am in awe. What rhymes with “anthethesis?”


ejm June 4, 2005 at 12:19 am

Ah, Jeanne, now the truth comes out… I have NO life; therefore I had time to write not one but two sonnets. (You don’t want to see the Spenserian sonnet I wrote first.) You have something up your sleeve? Now I’m scared. I hope you aren’t going to make us write something epic like Ryme of the Ancient Mariner! I’m not sure if our market carries albatross eggs….
Anthony… STOP IT!!! (Does anyone know where I can get a new monitor? I’ve GOT to stop drinking things while I’m sitting at the computer!)
Moira, you’re brilliant. (But quit it.)


sarah June 4, 2005 at 8:21 pm

if there’s a prize for porcrastination, methinks i win it…three (four? this must be why i’m always late) days past!
There once was a gal from Delicious,
Whose day job was seriously vicious.
Southern eggs did she want,
But alas Boss did haunt.
Three days late, but she gets what she wishes!


anthony June 6, 2005 at 2:34 pm

panty grease is?


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