• 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Knob of butter
  • 1 slice of ham
  • 1 slice of cheese
  • 1 cherry tomato

Scrambled Monster

Jess decided she wanted to scare mummy at breakfast time. So we did – via the medium of food that is, rather than the usual morning ritual of falling down the stairs or off one of the high stools in the kitchen. Anyway, we decided to make scrambled eggs on toast, with a few “embellishments”…teeth, hair, eyes and a rather disturbing beard made from cheese. It was as potentially hideous to eat as it looks (and sounds). But actually, the combination kind of worked. Was mummy scared? She didn’t show it. In fact she laughed and seemed to enjoy the whole thing. How bitterly disappointing.

How we did it:

  • We boiled one of the eggs and let it cool down before peeling it (the eyes). We sliced it carefully to get 2 eyes with no yolk in them.
  • We cut two slices from a cherry tomato (the pupils).
  • We made scrambled eggs from the remaining 2 eggs (the hair). We used this recipe for perfect scrambled eggs:
  • We toasted a slice of bread and placed the ham on it (the face).
  • We cut a zigzag line through the ham and toast (the teeth).
  • We cut triangles from a slice of cheese (the disturbing beard).
  • We put it all together (see picture).
  • The beast was born. I turned to Jess and said “we’ve created a monster, behold”. She said, “it’s scrambled eggs on toast daddy”.

What we thought of it:

According to Jess, mummy ate the hair and eyes first. We’re not sure what that means. Perhaps we need to put that through a psychological profiler and see what it concludes. I for one am not taking any chances and have moved into the shed with the dog. It’s safe in here.