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@p1kef1sh (45681)
July 16, 2008 7:55am CST
I have rediscovered the joys of simple food. You don't get much simpler than an egg sandwich. Take one hard boiled egg, a little salt and pepper and a spoonful of mayonnaise (or not as you wish). Mash it all up, spread on the bread of your choice and........ heaven! What simple foods have you rediscovered recently?
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@skinnychick (6905)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Your a cheeseball with your title. But I still love you!! I can't say I have really discovered any simple foods lately. But here is a little known fact, I'm addicted to potatoes of any kind. I eat them almost every day. I love rice too! Both are simple to prepare in numerous ways and I just love to eat them!
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• United States
18 Jul 08
LOL! Your on a roll today! I guess I could stand to gain a few pounds so maybe that's why I can't stop eating them. :)If it starts showing up on my waistline, I'll have to change my habits. :(
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
18 Jul 08
I do so envy you. I just have to think "calorie" and a million pop round and say "hello" to my waist and man boobs. Perhaps I need a training bra? LOL.
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
18 Jul 08
I love cheese sandwiches too Skinny. Especially toasted ones. I love potatoes and rice too. But neither love me. They just want to "waist" me!!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18151)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Well, since I had my little sister staying with me all week I rediscovered the joy of Peanut butter sandwiches and Peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. Simple and easy..but oh still so yummy.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18151)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Your in luck! I just bought a jar of Crunchy peanut butter my favorite being Peter Pan peabut butter. I haven't bought crunchy in years so I thought I would this month. My used to fix egg salad alot for the family(not me I don't eat eggs).
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
17 Jul 08
I love peanut butter - crunchy. A good peanut butter sandwich is wonderful.
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
17 Jul 08
We don't get that brand here. But I bet it just disappears without a chance to grow up!
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@dorypanda (1601)
18 Jul 08
Actually, I've redescovered honey on toast, I used to eat jam on toast quite a bit, but got bored with that, Mr.Panda bought me some acacia honey, so I'm using that now. Actually the honey's helping clear my hayfever up too.
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@dorypanda (1601)
18 Jul 08
She could even just take a spoonful in her tea or coffee, that works too. I sometimes just have a spoonful neat, but I do like honey, so I don't mind eating it. It really does work, something about kind of vaccinating yourself with some of the thing that your body's fighting. (If you ask my Mum, she'll tell you what I mean if you're not sure)
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
18 Jul 08
There's a thought. My daughter (not Pumpkin the other one that lives here) has Hay Fever. Perhaps I can persuade her to try some honey on toast. I'm pleased that it's doing you some good. Don't want you runny eyed and sneezing.
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@pumpkinjam (8419)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul 08
Now I really want an egg sandwich but I have no eggs. Grrr. Well, to the point. The simple food I have recently rediscovered is cheese on toast. I have phases where I eat lots of it (often because that's about all we've got in but sometimes becaus eI really fancy it!). I had forgotten all about cheese on toast. I don't remember liking it all that much as a child. Well, the thing was, I am not too fussy about toast nor cheese for that matter but I really like melty cheese. Now I have finally learnt how to grill toast the way I like it so I have been enjoying lovely cheese on toast. Sometimes with a little Worcester sauce. A certain toddler of mine likes dry toast but, rather more unusually, he likes tomato sauce on toast. I have had tomato sauce on top of cheese on toast but never just sauce on toast. Ooh, Welsh Rarebit. That's something I haven't had for a while - not that I have ever made a proper one but I have tried. I don't suppose you have a recipe. Mine tends to be just cheese and tomato with whatever I happen to find to put on top!
• United Kingdom
17 Jul 08
thank you. Now I just need eggs and cheese and I can have a lovely snack in my lovely new kitchen which is lovely.:)
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
17 Jul 08
I can deny you nothing! Courtesy of Keith Floyd, and it's good: Ingredients 25g/1oz butter 25g/1oz flour 150ml/5fl oz milk 175g/6oz cheddar cheese, grated 150ml/5fl oz brown ale 1 tsp English mustard 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce salt and pepper 2 egg yolks 4 slices of toast Method 1. Make a roux with the butter and flour, and leave to cool. 2. Bring the milk to the boil, then whisk it into the roux. Bring to the boil once again, whisking to ensure that it does not burn and also that the sauce is free of lumps. 3. Add the cheese, beat in and remove from the heat. 4. Reduce the ale, English mustard and Worcestershire sauce. When thick, add this mixture to the cheese sauce. Season well with salt and pepper and beat in the egg yolks. 5. Spoon on to the slices of toast and grill until bubbling. Serve with extra Worcestershire sauce handed separately. Happy cooking in your new kitchen.
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• United States
29 Jul 08
I know right? Some of the simplest foods can be such pleasure. We are so spoiled to the best and variety of our foods that something like a simple egg sandwich is a treat when it does cross our minds to visit it again. My mother made many salads like egg when I was growing up. It stretched the food dollar for her... Tuna Egg and macaroni salads where her favorites.
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
29 Jul 08
There is a whiff of nostalgia about simple foods Angel. Like being transported back across the years to a time when things seemed safe and unchanging. Little did we know!
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Thanks for the suggestion of an easy egg salad. I could even handle that I just hate to cook, bake whatever! The best dinner for me is pizza delivered to my house Maybe I'm just lazy lol I'm going to read thru your discussion and see what great ideas others have posted. Thanks for starting this discussion. Have a great evening, Char
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
18 Jul 08
I love cooking, I just can't be bothered half the time. LOL. But there is a sense of achievement when you lift something that you prepared from the oven and look at the faces of your family as they reach for the phone book to call the take out!! LOL.
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
18 Jul 08
You are soooo funny! Thanks for the laugh! Have a great day, Char
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@suspenseful (40193)
• Canada
18 Jul 08
I have not discovered any recently as I am still eating it. I am more into complicated, but I love grilled cheese sandwiches, and I do love spaghetti and meatballs, make my own meatballs, brown them first and then add them to the tomato sauce, and put them on spaghetti. With a salad it is just good.
@p1kef1sh (45681)
18 Jul 08
Meatballs and spaghetti are lovely. I'm not too good at making my own meatballs, they never seem to hang together.
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@snoopy04 (718)
• United States
17 Jul 08
A blt. I love those sandwhiches. I recently started making them again because my husband works late hours so he doesnt eat dinner with me. I will make him something and then I make something for me. I also love peanut butter and jelly. I have gotton back into making sandwhiches. My kids love grilled cheese and tomato soup yummy.
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
17 Jul 08
I love those things too. I am sitting here eating an egg custard tart. One of my other faves!
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@Pose123 (21635)
• Canada
17 Jul 08
Hi p1kef1sh, I love egg sandwiches, and as you say so simple to make. Blessings.
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
18 Jul 08
Yummy aren't they Pose. Thanks for stopping by.
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@gtdonna (1738)
24 Jul 08
Steamed brocolli...love it. Just need a microwave dish and some brocolli and a bit of salt and steam it covered for 4 minutes...yummy
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
24 Jul 08
I love broccoli. Al dente of course. Thank you.
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@ellie333 (21016)
16 Jul 08
Hi P1kef1sh, I have recently rediscovered having a bowl of hot soup with freshly baked bread and butter. Yummy. Ellie :D
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
16 Jul 08
mmmm. Yummy Ellie. I am especially fond of Heinz Tomato. I think it's a comfort thing.
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@jdyrj777 (6530)
• United States
19 Jul 08
MUMMMMMM!!! Iam imaging that with alittle mustard of choice and maybe a little pickle relish or finely chopped celery. MMMMMMm!!!
@p1kef1sh (45681)
19 Jul 08
Mmmmm. Lovely.
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@Opal26 (17679)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Funny that you should bring that up. Last night I decided to have French Toast for dinner! I have this great twisted egg bread that makes the best French Toast. I like to add some cinnamin to the egg wash. I cooked it up with some ham and it was yummy with some light maple syrup. Perfect dinner in just a few minutes!
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
18 Jul 08
I used to live close to a Jewish bakery that did the most amazing breads. I really miss that place.
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@Opal26 (17679)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Well, I like to make lots of "simple" foods. My boyfriend is the king of "something simple". His favorite is boiling hotdogs. Not exactly mine. I like to whip up some french toast, or also make some ham & eggs, anything that can be done in one pan. Even frying a hamberger that I individually pack with onions, as long as it's a one pan cooking even I'm good to go!
@p1kef1sh (45681)
16 Jul 08
There's a lot to be said for one pan cooking. Especially after a hard day at work.
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• United States
16 Jul 08
Egg salad...yummy yummy! But for some ungodly reason everyone in this house is trying to force me into consuming a peanut butter and sliced banana grilled sandwich. No thanks. I'll stick to slicing a tomato a little salt and pepper and a spoonful of mayo on a piece of wheat toast.
@p1kef1sh (45681)
16 Jul 08
That all sounds lovely Cyn. Are you going to keep the new, slim, trim Cyn bod now that you've done the deed. Mind you, I loved the old bod just as much as the new.
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@jerzgirl (9145)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I know just what you mean! My father LOVED fried egg sandwiches. My mother enjoys egg salad sandwiches. I won't eat either one or boiled eggs, but I sure can enjoy a scrambled egg sandwich with cheese!! In fact, I had three eggs with cheese this morning along with my toast. I was in SUCH a mood for eggs! As for a return to the "simple pleasures" of eating, I recently began buying yogurt again. What a treat!! I hadn't had any in quite a while, but I sure have been enjoying them. It's got the consistency and satisfaction of pudding, but is more beneficial because of the bacterial cultures - just a nice healthy treat.
@p1kef1sh (45681)
16 Jul 08
Eggs and yoghurt. Great foodstuffs.
@ruby222 (4847)
16 Jul 08
Simple foods are among some of the very best,the egg sandwich is lovley,but i like it with slad cream,the tang of the salad cream adds the extra bite.I like all the simple foods,ones we eat at lunchtime very often are cheese on toast,with a dash of worcester sauce if you like it,beans on toast are great,but for me there has to be no expense spared the beans have to be Heinz,I like the toastie machine too,all kinds of things can be stuffed into two slices of bread and toasted.a jacket potato with a number of fillings is as good as a meal too.
@p1kef1sh (45681)
16 Jul 08
I am not a salad cream fan Ruby. But cheese on toast is an absolute fave. In fact almost anything on toast. We have a toastie machine too. It sees most action with my daughter and her friends. But I had a cheese and tomato toastie just yesterday.
@ANTIQUELADY (36440)
• United States
17 Jul 08
i do my egg sandwiches like my grandmother use to do. she would scramble the eggs , add mayo & chip up fried bacon in them. yummy! u\i have always been partial to simple food. as my som calls it soul food. the fresh veggies right now are wonderful, put a good ol' tomatoe w/them & i think u have a good meal & good for u. have a good day & greetings from tennessee.
@mtdewgurl74 (18151)
• United States
17 Jul 08
My granny used to go out ot the garden pick some fresh tomatoes wash and slice them and put a few slices on a piece of bread then use Miracle Whip on a piece and sprinkle Real bacon crumpled or use real bacon bits and it would taste so good we couldn't just eat one. Sun ripened tomatoes just makes things taste better.
@p1kef1sh (45681)
17 Jul 08
Thank you. That sounds very delicious. I particularly like the bacon added. There's a lot of people on this site from Tennessee!
@p1kef1sh (45681)
17 Jul 08
I do so agree about fresh tomatoes. I am not the World's greatest tomatoes grower, but the odd ones that survive my TLC always taste wonderful. What's Miracle Whip please?
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I do like the egg sandwich. My kids love fried egg sandwiches..ask for them all the time. One of my favorites that I don't have very often but really enjoy is fried bologna sandwiches. Love them!!!
@p1kef1sh (45681)
17 Jul 08
I get the idea. Thank you.
@p1kef1sh (45681)
17 Jul 08
That sounds good. It would be even better if I knew what Bologna is. LOL. I'm not sure that we have it here. is it a kind of sausage?
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
17 Jul 08
It is round like salami and sliced like it...but not cured. It almost has the same taste as a giant hot dog...I guess. If anyone else sees this maybe they can elaborate.
• United States
16 Jul 08
The simpler, the better! Folks are coming back around to simpler eating, I've noticed. A fried egg sandwich is a favorite here; or pasta with butter n parmesan, a peanut butter sandwich rocks as well! ~~
@p1kef1sh (45681)
16 Jul 08
I love peanut butter sandwiches and on toast. Yum yum.
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