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Jan 12, 2013

Audra's Famous Tomato Egg Sandwich

Okay, so maybe it is only famous to my daughter and husband :) But it is requested often in this household. This morning when I asked my husband if he wanted me to make him some breakfast, he asked for "Audra's Famous Tomato Egg sandwich". So I thought maybe I should share it with everyone else. It's a very simple recipe.

The history of this sandwich goes back to my childhood. On Sunday's our big meals were always after church at lunch time. Then it was back to church in the early evening so we didn't have an actual dinner on Sunday evening. When we would get home from the evening service, of course us kids would be hungry. So my mom would make us these sandwiches that were simple and easy. When I married my husband I began making them for him and the rest is history as they say. This is my recipe for Tomato Egg sandwich.

Tomato, sliced
Salt and pepper

The amount of ingredients you use depend on how many sandwiches you are making. The first step is to scramble the eggs. I have one way I like my eggs scrambled and it is probably not the method most use. I  melt a tablespoon or so of butter in a skillet. Crack the eggs directly in to the skillet and let the whites cook just a little before you start to stir them. Salt and pepper to your liking.

Next step; toast two pieces of bread for each sandwich you are making. Spread mayonnaise on both pieces of toast. Place slices of tomato and a spoonful of scrambled eggs on one of the toast and cover with the second piece of toast. There you have it, the famous Tomato Egg Sandwich. I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as mine does. Happy eating!

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Jan 3, 2013

DIY Menu Board

I have something fun today. It's not a recipe, but it is kitchen related. I made this cute menu board (several months ago) to put up in my kitchen. I use it to plan my weekday meals, so that I don't have to think too hard about dinners when I get  home from work. I don't know about  you all, but I am exhausted when I get home and the last thing I want to do is try and figure out something for dinner. I came across these really cute menu boards on Pinterest. I am addicted to Pinterest, by the way. But that is another post! Anyway, I wanted to share with you how my menu board came out.

If you know me at all, my main household decorating theme is southwest (I know, big surprise). So of course I had to make my menu board with the southwest theme. The items you will need to make this board are as follows.

1 dry erase board (whatever size suits you, but it has to be big enough to get all days of the week on it). I used an 11 x 17 inch size. You will need to make sure it is magnetic.
1 bottle of Mod Podge
The rest if the craft items you can vary because you will want to get what you want to match your decor.

Small foam paint brush
7 bottle caps (found in the scrapbook are at craft stores)
7 magnets to attach to back of bottle caps
Various scrapbook paper (12 x 12 size is best)
Various stickers and embellishments.
Small Post-It pad (for writing down ingredients to shop for)
Small envelope to hold menu ideas

First you will need to remove any extras from the dry erase board, like the pen and clip. Then you will take a foam paint brush and cover the entire section of the dry erase board with Mod Podge. Take whatever scrapbook paper you chose for the background and place it over the Mod Podged area. A 12 x 12 piece will not fully cover the area so you will need to be creative by piecing it together or using ribbon or stickers to hide the seam. You can also use two different papers that compliment each other as I did on mine. Once you have it all positioned and the air bubbles are pressed out, you will Mod Podge over the paper to seal it. Now comes the fun part, decorate the rest of the board however you would like. I made the titles and the menu idea strips on the computer with a font I liked, then printed them out on colored card stock. I just made a list of all the meals we make regularly or meals that are our favorites. I also have one that says "delivery" and one that says "eat out". I have more that I need to add to it. 

To make the bottle cap magnets, I also used the computer and made the days of the week, then I cut them out in the same circle size of the bottle caps and glued them inside the caps. Glue the magnets to the back of the bottle cap and you have your days of the week. 

You now have your very own menu board. I attached it to my pantry door using the 3M hook adhesive, it worked great. Having a menu board also makes grocery shopping easier. On Saturdays I look through the menu choices and pick out what I want for the week and make my grocery list according to that. It works great and takes away some of the stress of trying to figure out what's for dinner tonight!

I hope this motivates you to be creative and make your own menu board. Have fun!

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