I was a bit thrown when my super sweet four-year-old son asked me to create a breakfast that would look like his new teddy bear (who's dressed as a pumpkin, by the way). Okay, I'll be honest. It didn't turn out looking exactly like the stuffed bear/pumpkin, but it was cute and was eaten right away! Hooray!
So ask your kids what "character" they might like to see on their plate at breakfast. If the resulting creation even resembles the requested item, I think you and your breakfast will be greatly appreciated! Oh, I haven't mentioned that this will only take a couple minutes to make! It's so quick and easy!
- 1 slice of your child's favorite bread
- 1 egg
- Olive oil
Prep time: less than 5 minutes
Cooking time: less than 5 minutes
Use a tiny round cutter or small knife to make eyes, a nose, or whatever's requested of you. Be sure to save your cut-outs as they could become ears or a beard. (You never know.)
Coat a small saute pan with olive oil and place the bread and cut-outs in the pan. Turn the heat to medium and then, in a small bowl, whisk your egg until it's well-blended. Season it with a bit of salt and pour a bit into each opening in your bread. If there's any excess egg, just add it to the pan and you can use it for a decoration or for your character's hair. Cook until the egg is solid, about 1 minute. Use a flat metal spatula to carefully flip the bread over — this will be your "show" side, as you'll see it will look neater than the other side. Cook for just another 30 seconds or so, and serve!