Yes, it’s the first of the month, and that can only mean one thing – the End of Month Egg on Toast Extravaganza is back after a December hiatus! Hurrah!
I know some of you have been quetly making enquiries as to whether the event will be taking place this month and the answer is a resounding YES. For egg-’n-toast virgins, it works like this: At the end of each month, when your fridge is empty and your salary is yet to be paid, there’s nothing to eat but good ol’ eggs and bread. So your challenge is to make something yummy, photograph it and tell us about it.
The rules are really simple:
1. You must use eggs of some description.
2. You must also use carbohydrates of some description (we are flexible on what form these take!).
3. If at all possible, you need to adhere to the month’s theme, which is usually literary. We are very proud to be the internet’s first and only ovo-literary event…
And so – a nation waits with bated breath – what will this month’s theme be?? Let’s ease into the year slowly. How about you pick your favourite poet (or poem) and write something eggy in the style of said poet/poem. Picture the scene – little short fragments of sentences scattered across the post a la ee cummings. A Grecian Urn full of eggs a la John Keats. "Whose eggs are these?/I think I know" a la Robert Frost. The list is endless.
So get cooking and get writing and post your efforts on your blogs sometime before Monday 6 Feb (gotta love that flexible EoMToTE deadline…!), preferably with a photo. Please don’t forget to leave me a comment or send me an e-mail (jeanne AT 501 DOT co DOT za) containing a link to your post as I’d hate to miss it and forget to include you in the round-up…
So let us go then, you and I, when the yolks are spread out against the sky…
[Anybody looking for a brief history of the End of Month Egg on Toast Extravaganza will find it at the end of this post.]