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More on Eggs

21 Dec


Ok, more on the Poach Pods. I got a pair of Pods about two years ago now, and they are simply wonderful. They are very simple to use – just a dribble of evoo smeared around the inside of the pod, put your egg in, and then place in a sauce pan with about 2 inches of boiling water. Let them cook at a slow boil for a few minutes, and then cover with a lid to let the top of the eggs steam cook. Depending on how runny you want your egg, they usually cook for 5-6 minutes or so {probably less}. They are made of silicone, so with that dribble of evoo, the eggs come right out when you are ready to serve by sliding a spoon around the edges. I do some salt and pepper after they come out & put them on a toasted English Muffin. Yummy!


There is a website here that has a cute video about the Pods, and you can order 2 for $10.00 from this site. You can also get them at some grocery stores {Earth Fare} and I’ve seen them at Bed Bath and Beyond. Wouldn’t they make great stocking stuffers for the “cook” in your house?! The only downfall, they only come in green.



I also found a really great recipe for some Cinnamon Honey Butter on another bloggers site: {Fly Through Our Window}. I haven’t tried it yet – but it looks like such a cute idea for an inexpensive Christmas present. Perhaps for clients or neighbors, or family who would understand being broke and needing to be creative with gifts {hint} … Perhaps that will be my next project. I thought the little jars and tags were just adorable and so creative. Reminds me of when I was little, my mom would bake miniature cakes for my teachers and we would wrap them up in cellophane with ribbons and bows. We always got rave reviews! {perhaps it was the whiskey}


Alright, Ya’ll. Enough blogging for tonight. I’m quickly becoming addicted, and feel it is just wrong to go to bed without putting some  kind of thought out into the blogosphere! Night ya’ll!



A Gift that keeps on giving …

14 Dec

Have you heard of Tom’s Shoes?

Almost a year ago, I was sitting beside a teenage boy at an annual event and saw him wearing these really great looking, casual shoes. I knew my brother would love them, so I asked the kid where he got them. I wasn’t prepared for the story I was given. Tom’s Shoes is amazing. Their whole mission is to provide shoes to children in need. And, for every pair of shoes you buy they will give a pair to a child who needs them. They’re not just making a donation – they are literally providing shoes for millions of children across the world. What a wonderful, wonderful thing! The shoes average about $45.00 and they’re cute and stylish {and I hear pretty comfortable too!}

If you go on their website {www.tomsshoes.com} they have all kinds of styles for men, women and children. But I think one of the best Christmas present ideas they have is to give what they call a “Gift Pack.” It’s a gift certificate with a DVD telling the story of Tom’s … the gift that keeps on giving … so the person you give the gift to not only gets a great pair of shoes, but they know that the shoes they’ll be wearing also directly helped a child in need. I personally love the idea!