Monday, March 12, 2012

Eggs poached in Red Sauce

A storm passed through town a couple weeks back, and a lot of people scored themselves a snow day. On a late-morning drop in at my Facebook page I noticed a Friend trolling for comfort food ideas. It appeared she had made up her mind to lounge in pajamas all day while the rest of us shoveled snow and checked in on elderly neighbors and hunted and gathered to sustain humankind under desperate conditions.

Not that I'm judging.

Anyhow, I kept the attitude to myself and gave the woman what she was after.

"Since I know you keep red sauce around at all times (right?), well then you heat some of it up, crack a couple eggs on top, let 'em poach real nice, then throw 'em on top of some nice toasted bread from the baker of your choosing," I advised. 

"'Course, there's always Cocoa Puffs," I felt obliged to add. "Like, as a Plan B."

Some time later the lazy lassie (I'm thinking those jammies with the feet attached, am I right?) managed to summon enough energy to respond. "Meatball, you're a genius," she wrote. "I have all of that stuffs."

I have no idea whether she ever made use of "that stuffs," but I did only yesterday. I am not a genius, by the way. People have been poaching eggs in tomato sauce and laying them over a nice crusty bread forever. I don't think to do it myself very often, but whenever I do, well, it doesn't get a lot more comfortable around here than that.

The only thing I did differently this time was to use these homemade biscuits, which to certain people might make the dish even more appealing.

I prefer bread, frankly. 

But then I also shovel snow. And help old people when they need it. Like in a snowstorm.

Just sayin'.


Claudia said...

On snow days, I do vote for jammies (or yoga clothes). Sorry! And I have been known to spoonfeed myself red sauce. But when I add the poached eggs - I feel vindicated - as if I did indeed make a meal.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

In the early years of my marriage, when we were pinching pennies, eggs in tomato sauce was an inexpensive and delicious dinner - sometimes with chicken livers or gizzards added.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My husband's mother called these "uovo in purgatorio" We love them!

Jeannie said...

I could do with a plate of those eggs now, I am having a cold right now and that sounds comforting..