Humpty Dumpty was cracked on his head,
Humpty Dumpty was eaten with bread.
Now all the food bloggers and all of their friends
Will hunt Humpty Dumpty at every month’s end.
Yes, it’s that time of the month again, folks! And of course, when I say the "end" of the month, I mean "somewhere vaguely between the 25th of the previous and the 10th of the following month" And that can only mean one thing – the End of Month Egg on Toast Extravaganza! After my beloved EoMEoTE has been away from home for two months (thanks Stephanie and Moira for babysitting so well!) I thought it was time to host it at home again for a change and I was pondering the question of theme. Last time I hosted (end of August) it was high summer and life was great. Now it is most definitely winter here in England and the weatherman is predicting the coldest winter since 1963 (when it started snowing on Boxing Day and didn’t stop till Easter. Or something.).
It’s at times like these that we all need a little comforting. Maybe you are in bed with a nasty cold and long for a nice coddled egg and a mug of tea. Maybe you went out on the town last night to drink through the cold and are nursing a hangover that only a big eggy fry-up will cure. Maybe you are just feeling cold and in need of a big edible hug, just like mom used to make. So this month, the theme is nursery food, the food of childhood and and the food of comfort. And of course, what with this being the only ovo-literary even on the web, I had to throw in some literary challenge too… So when you post about your favourite eggy nursery food, please take a moment to add an appropriate nursery rhyme. (In case you’ve thrown away your Mother Goose book, you can try here for some inspiration.)
So what do you need to do? Well, the rules, as always, are simple.
1. Make your favourite nursery/comfort food – and of course, ensure that you use both eggs and bread in this dish (very NB!!).
2. Post it to your blog, together with a picture and some eggy adaptation of a nursery rhyme, as long or as short as you like.
3. Send me the URL either via an e-mail or by leaving a comment in the comments section of this post.
I’ll give you the weekend to come up with your creations and will probably do the round-up sometime early next week. No real pressure. So off you go, like Little Bo Peep to find your lost sheep. And possibly some eggs on toast
And for anyone wondering what the the heck the End of Month Egg on Toast Extravaganza is, here’s a little history lesson:
EoMEoTE #6 – haiku edition
EoMEoTE #7 – limerick edition
EoMEoTE #8 – the drama queen edition
EoMEoTE #9 – the Harry Potter edition
EoMEoTE #10 – the Dr Seuss edition
EoMEoTE #11 – the 70s song lyrics edition
EoMEoTE #12 – the Halloween edition