Mother’s Day is next weekend, cue anxiety ridden thoughts about making it “the perfect day” for mom. But wait. What if we all took a deep breath and made it special but without all the expenses, frustrations, disappointments? What if you cracked a few eggs into dinner rolls and made this stunning mouth-watering dish for mom? Line up some colourful fruit or vegetables with these Baked Eggs in Rolls and mom’s got breakfast made. You don’t have to stir a thing. It’s simple yet visually and deliciously pleasing.
I was having coffee with a mom-friend the other day. This friend is special although we don’t chat or see each very often. We have multiple connections, the primary one being that we both have 3 girls which is a crazy wonderful and intense ride (read: DRAMA). Mostly though, I feel connected to her as we both want to be the best moms we can while still maintaining ourselves as individuals. To not lose ourselves in motherhood. Hopefully, I’m not taking our discussion out of turn and twisting her words. How do you do that as a mom? A day is broken down into time periods where certain things need to happen, such as meals, naps, doctor’s appointments, etc. And the rest is carved out into time slots where we *might* be able into fit in time for ourselves. What do you do with that 5-60 minute period? Do you do the copious amounts of laundry that comes with kids? The dishes piled high in the sink? Prep dinner because you know when toddler and baby bedtime rolls around you certainly won’t have the energy to do it?
I don’t have an answer unfortunately. What I do know is that these periods of time are in flux for me. I’ve made a promise to myself to fully recover from my knee injury that occurred when I was pregnant with L and to get fit again, which is taking up a large chunk of my “spare” time. I have this lovely little blog where I get the opportunity to express myself creatively and connect with many wonderful people who have a presence in my life. The rest is a toss-up and many of the days I’m so exhausted that a nap is the only thing I accomplish.
I do want to make sure that I’m not too hard on myself. My kids are healthy, happy creatures and I want them to enjoy their childhood. To make that possible I know I need to stay true to me and live in a way that makes me the happiest as well. Taking the time to come back to motherhood feeling rejuvenated and refreshed makes me a better mom. I know that, without a doubt, however finding the balance between being here for my kids and taking some self-care is really hard to find. Sometimes making that happen is the most difficult choice in being a mom. What do you do for yourself? How do you get over the “mom-guilt” to make time for yourself? I’d love to hear what others do for personal inspiration.
For Mother’s Day this year I’ve asked for my first cup of coffee to be in bed and to not have to organize food that day. I’d like to do some fun baking with my twin toddlers (cookies all the way!) and go play outside. Might seem like insignificant asks, but having coffee in bed with cuddles from all 3 of my girls is the best thing I could ask for. I hope the special woman in your life, mom or not, is treated to some specialness on Mother’s Day this year.
Eggs baked into dinner rolls for an easy and show stopping dish.
10 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 4 dinner rolls (French buns, or smaller sourdough or potato rolls work well)
- 4 eggs
- salt and pepper
- Suggested garnish: berries, steamed asparagus, mango, grapefruit, oranges, micro greens, pea shoots, etc.
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut out a hole in the top of each bun large enough to fit a cracked-egg. (Be sure to the leave the crust of bun intact so the white doesn't leak out. Use bread that's been removed from the buns for another purpose such as panzanella salad or breadcrumbs)
- Crack an egg into each hole. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
- Back for 15-20 minutes.
- Serve with suggested garnishes