Broke The Yolk

April 20, 2010

This dreary weather has me wanting to chew things like a teething baby! I’ve been munchy all day. And getting that funky feeling again. No endorphins? No coffee? Rain? Ahhh!

My leg injury is much better today – but the other side of my leg is really bad! It doesn’t feel like an injury – it feels like a compensation cramp of sorts. It’s like the tendons are all scrunched up because I didn’t really extend my hamstring all the way yesterday in fear of delaying repair. It relaxes after I walk on it for a bit so I’m hoping that it blows over and my whole leg is much improved tomorrow. Matt’s leg massage during a post-dinner House Hunters helped. [yeah, I watch it a lot. I’ve seen every single one!]

Tonight was an "eat what you want" night and we pulled together a bunch of leftovers:

Tomato sauce, roasted veggies, freshly made WHEATBERRIES (!!)

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Plus EGGS. The world’s easiest dinner item.

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PLUS a canned soup that I’ve had in my pantry for AGES. I’ve planned canned soup on our menu for about 4 weeks in a row and we always end up eating foods in the fridge first. Tonight we combined them all! Amy’s sent me this soup to sample and I have to say it was one of the best canned soups ever (and I really don’t like canned soups!) I was tentative about the smell, but the taste was great! Really sweet.

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Garlic Gold also made an appearance. Another food I am surprised I like so much! Because it’s all the good part of garlic – roast + butter and none of that sharp onion flavor.

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So what did we make?

Eggy Soup!

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Amy’s soup mixed with homemade tomato sauce, leftover roasted veggies and wheatberries topped with a fried egg, goat cheese and fresh basil from Karen’s garden.

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After using Justin’s 28 mm lens this weekend, I pulled out the stock lens that came with my Rebel to try to capture some wide angle shots. The frame is great, but the photos just aren’t quite as crisp as my 50mm lens.

Stock lens on left. 50mm on right. Can you see a diff?

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My bowl was handmade by a family friend, Mark Latta of Hillsborough!

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Broke the yolk!

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To drink I mixed POM and water. Didn’t want boring ole water tonight.

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Matt shared a bite of his egg + tomato sandwich!

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Might have a bite of dark chocolate for my inflammation.

And now I’m going up to take an Epsom Salt bath!! Remember I used to write about Epsom Salt for my public relations job!! They are so good for the muscles – all that magnesium!

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1 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Hahaha at first I was like dreary weather and appetite? But then I thought about it and you’re right–I get super munchy when it’s icky out. I also get the munchies when I can’t workout. Funny how that works, huh?

BUT perhaps you’re munchie because it’s POT DAY!!! :) :)


2 Kath April 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm



3 Diana April 20, 2010 at 6:54 pm

love the photo compare…and that bowl! so neat! :)


4 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I LOVE Espsom salts! Seriously, I sing the praises all the time. People probably get tired of hearing about it I talk about how great it is that much! Sorry about your leg. I hope it feels better soon! I am a House Hunter’s addict myself. Can’t help it. I love looking at homes!

As for dinner, we did the egg thing too only on a polenta pizza crust! I love eggs for dinner! YUM!


5 Food Makes Fun Fuel April 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

The 50mm is definitely better


6 Mama Pea April 20, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I’m off the caffeine too, so today’s been a joy. Lulu is currently complaining that her juice is in the “wrong” sippy cup. I’m so munchy that even your eggs look good. Praise God, GLEE is on tonight. We need some glee up in this joint. (And I’m not referencing the date on that one). Let’s all just put this day behind us.


7 Kath April 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm



8 Lisa @bakebikeblog April 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm

What a creative dinner! LOVE IT!


9 Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks April 20, 2010 at 6:59 pm

That Garlic Gold is a really intriguing product. Your recipes are tempting me to try it out!


10 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 20, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Ohh egg soup – that’s so unusual, but very groovy sounding!! I have a craving for eggs at the moment weirdly too…I was thinking eggy oatmeal tomorrow 😛
Have a good evening!


11 [email protected] April 20, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I was really wishing I had some Epsom salts today! The marathon yesterday left me VERY sore.
Also one of my favorite dishes ever is a rustic mushroom ragout topped with a runny egg. So simple and so decadent!


12 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Love your dinner! Wish I had it right now!


13 Ann @ Appalachian Appetites April 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

That looks delicious! Would have never thought to put an egg on soup…definitely have to try that one!


14 Nicole, RD April 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Yum, that looks delish! I’d never think to add a fried egg to soup, but I like it!


15 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 20, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I love that soup!!! I’m not a big fan of canned soup, but that one just rocks! Never would have thought about adding an egg though– brilliant!


16 Wei-Wei April 20, 2010 at 7:22 pm

That dinner looks delicious… and easy! I bet it would be fun for me to try (I’m only a teenager and I can’t cook… YET.)

The runny yolk looks gooooood… 😉 I love runny yolks over rice (think Korean bibimbap!).


17 Kel April 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I love throw it together dinners with a runny egg on top! I always have some cooked beans in the fridge. I love to heat the beans, throw in some leftover veggies, slice some avocado and break a yoke!


18 Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 20, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Amy’s is the best!!! I agree, that soup is really good for a canned soup! I would have never thought of putting an egg on top though, yum!
Glad to hear you are feeling better! How much salt do you put in each bath?


19 Kath April 21, 2010 at 5:35 am

2 cups is the rec!


20 Estela @ Weekly Bite April 20, 2010 at 7:29 pm

What a great looking dinner!!! I love that bowl too!

I had the munchies all day too… and it wasn’t cause I was hungry 😉

Have a great night!


21 Cate April 20, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I second your positive vote for the Amy’s tomato bisque. It is hands down my favorite canned soup. Mix in a little yogurt or some decadent goat cheese, and you are in business. Of course, your concoction looks great!


22 Kristin April 20, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I am about to make the same thing for dinner tonight– egg in tomato sauce! I’ve been eying a recipe on smitten kitchen that I will be trying for the first time


23 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm

I had eggs for dinner too! SO easy and so delicious. I loooove eggs on soup and salad. Tonight I had ’em on grits!


24 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 20, 2010 at 7:51 pm

It’s funny how when I was young, leftovers were the worst! Now, I can’t imagine life without them.


25 Cynthia (It All Changes) April 20, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I would never think to put eggs in soup. Looks interesting but maybe a bit too adventurous for me.


26 [email protected]:// April 20, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I had a leftover night also. So easy and convenient and gives that gift of time. I also love anything with eggs.


27 Christie {Honoring Health} April 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm

I love eggs over marinara sauce, one of my favorite meals.

I have not used my stock lens much at all, I can’t seem to get good shots with it. Much prefer my 50mm. I really want a fancy pants macro lens but that isn’t in the budget for years to come. 😀


28 Larissa H April 20, 2010 at 8:09 pm

if you google pes anserinus- tendons of the hammies that can become inflammed behind the knee


29 Kath April 21, 2010 at 5:37 am

The diagrams seem to suggest the upper tendons – mine seems to be the medial hamstring tendons – like the sartorius?


30 Camille April 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I’m loving the egg soup idea!
That is something I never would have thought of!


31 kristen April 20, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Eggs are the perfect in a pinch dinner – I am having them tonight too! Eggs baked in tomato sauce are stellar, yumm!


32 teens eat April 20, 2010 at 8:53 pm

That is so creative, I have never thought to put an egg over my soup. That looks super yum!


33 Lindsay April 20, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Funky feeling, tight leg, munchies

Yoga :)


34 [email protected] April 20, 2010 at 9:02 pm

that soup looks awesome!!


35 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 20, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I am in LOVE with Amy’s soups. It’s the only canned soup brand I buy! What an awesome soup mix you made tonight… and such a pretty presentation!


36 Jenna April 20, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Creative dinner!


37 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) April 20, 2010 at 9:18 pm

What a creative and delicious looking dinner. That touch of fresh basil and handmade bowl makes it look like a culinary masterpiece. I’ll have to try the fried egg on soup soon!


38 lynn (The Actors Diet) April 20, 2010 at 9:23 pm

eggs are the best, aren’t they? i just hard boiled a bunch of them and they have been coming in handy in a pinch!


39 Amber K April 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I definitely ate more today in the icky weather. But, tomorrow’s another day.

I love the egg and tomato sandwich. I am not a fan of soup.


40 [email protected] April 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Love this dinner! What a great idea with the egg :)


41 Jenn (www. ) April 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I love House Hunters, too!! 😀 I also bought a bottle of that Italian herb seasoning today, can’t wait to try it.

I’ve had a yolky egg in my soup before, it’s delish. Eggs rock in general. :mrgreen:



42 Hannah April 20, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Eggy soup? I”ve never heard of anythign like that but I think I’m in love. Also, as I just started housesitting at a place where the oven AND microwave are broken (and the vacuum cleaner… and there’s no internet… argh!) I can actually make this. Win!


43 Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 20, 2010 at 10:41 pm

ahhhhhhhhh . . . I’m actually drooling over your dinner pics. Really I am truly salivating!


44 Cyndi April 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm

That egg soup looks like meal heaven! Colorful and delicious.

Injuries are NOT good. Why push so hard … for what? Our bodies are not meant for such torture haha.


45 [email protected] April 20, 2010 at 11:09 pm

I LOVE that soup. I didn’t notice that it was very sweet, but my husband did. I made it for him when he had strep throat recently, and he didn’t even eat it bc he said it was too sweet. I couldn’t believe it! Tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich (or some form of it) is one of my fav. meals.


46 Veggielady4life April 20, 2010 at 11:26 pm

That’s my favorite canned soup. Ever.

Growing up my mom always made Campbell’s Tomato Soup with grilled cheese sandwiches, so it was hard for me to make the switch… but now that I have I could never go back. The Amy’s brand has such a homemade flavor… so tasty!


47 Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 21, 2010 at 4:47 am

I’ve never thought about adding an egg on top of soup! I like it though :)


48 Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind April 21, 2010 at 5:49 am

This is going to be a really stupid question, but is there a certain cooked-enough point that makes an egg safe to eat? I know a person is not supposed to eat raw eggs, so all I ever do is scramble, but I’d like to try something else. (I remember runny yolks from childhood breakfasts.)

Embarrassing that I don’t know this. Ha


49 Kath April 21, 2010 at 6:22 am

Anyone in foodservice would tell you to cook an egg until the yolk is totally solid. Unfortunately that’s not very fun! I’m willing to take my chances…


50 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear April 21, 2010 at 6:07 am

Such a pretty bown and the soup is so colourful! I would never have thought to put a fried EGG on top of a soup but it looks very good :)


51 Heather April 21, 2010 at 6:22 am

I love that Amy’s soup too – would never have thought to crack an egg on it though! Brillant!


52 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) April 21, 2010 at 6:23 am

How pretty! I love your creative bowl of soup. Looks so delicious. 😀

Glad to hear your injury is on the upswing! RICE: Resting, Icing, Compression, Elevation. Works like a charm. 😀


53 Simply Life April 21, 2010 at 6:44 am

I never would have thought to add egg to soup -looks great!


54 Paige April 21, 2010 at 7:52 am

Wow! Your soup creation looks absolutely delicious!


55 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full April 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

I was actually talking with some photographers (friends) last night about the rebel and they suggested I purchase the body only and not get the stock lens. Do you agree? Trying to figure out my best option if I am going to make the SLR plunge.


56 Kath April 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

Unless you’re going to buy a fancier wide angle lens, I would get it. Sometimes the 50mm just doesn’t work (like with people you have to stand realllly far back.) Have you played with both? You’ll see what I mean when you get them. So unless you’re going to buy both a 50mm AND a 28mm, then get the stock lens.


57 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full April 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Thanks for the advice!


58 Lisa April 21, 2010 at 10:23 am

What an interesting combination! I never would have thought to combine those things but it looks tasty!


59 Diana @ frontyardfoodie April 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Mmm! That looks crazy good! Totally creative idea.

I need an epsom salt bath myself. Gotta pick some more of that stuff up. I just recently finished off my 5lb bag.


60 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies April 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm

That looks amazing!! Hope the leg feels better and I’m a House Hunters addict, too. haha


61 Tina April 21, 2010 at 8:09 pm

I’ve been so obsessed with eggs and runny yolks lately. If I overcook the yolk, I’m so sad! Haha. I love the idea of egg on soup.


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