Today’s card is because of my breakfast. Strange, I know, but oh so true. I have today off due to swapping shifts with someone at work. Instead of my mad dash out the door, I made myself breakfast after walking the dogs and after a soak in the hot tub.
I know, right? Decadent.
When I came in, I’d decided that I wanted eggs but I wanted them a specific way. I wanted them the way Mama made them.
Now, I have to confess that my mother was no amazing cook when I was growing up. She was a single mother who worked her ass off so breakfast was haphazard some days. I tended to want rice and soy sauce for breakfast.
I’ll pause while you mull that one over.
But on those rare days when the three of us didn’t have to dashing off hither and yon, she might ask if we wanted hens in a basket. That was pretty much always a yes from me.
I’ve found myself missing my mama lately. Strange since she’s been gone 11.5 years. I’ll always know how long she’s been gone since my niece was nine months old when she passed. I’m happy she got to have those precious few months with AM.
So I decided to indulge my nostalgia and my belly by making hens in a basket. This is such an easy dish and has many different names. But because it is tied so tightly to a memory of my mama, I’m assigning it to the nostalgic Six of Cups.
I should also point out that this was my first working deck. The first one that I truly studied. Did my first paid for reading with this deck. So yeah, nostalgia all around.
Six of Cups Hens In A Basket
1 Sandwich Round
2 TBS butter
Take a wine glass and cut out the center of each side of the sandwich round. If you like more bread, use regular slices.
Melt the butter in a skillet. I prefer cast iron. Just make sure you don’t burn the butter.
Put the bread in the skillet. Don’t forget the centers you cut out. What do you mean you already ate one? LOL
Let that cook just a minute or so–not too long. Then crack an egg into the center of each piece of bread.
Salt/pepper to taste.
When the edges of the eggs start curling up a bit, carefully turn the egg and bread over. Let it cook to your preference. I’m an over-easy gal (HEY! I heard that snicker. RUDE!) so I don’t let it sit for very long.
Serve it up and dig in!
I told you it was super easy. And there are dozens if not hundreds of variations on this one.
Six of Cups, Herbal Tarot, U.S. Games
Your journal prompt today is, “What food makes me nostalgic? Who does it make me nostalgic for? How can I best remember them today?”
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