Sunday, September 23, 2007

~Memories Monday~



"This is where you can share your favorite memories of family, friends, childhood, and life in general. It will be fun to read about special memories each of us have. Pictures would be a nice accompaniment but not required!"
Hosted by Revee, at Country Roads.


Today I would like to share some memories of my Papa. When I was little and visiting my Nana and Papa's house, I always knew where to find him. He would be down in the basement, watching sports or western shows. I never liked when wresting was on, but we did watch plenty of "Bonanza" episodes together!

Some of my favorite memories are from when I was older. The year after I got married (1995), my Nana and Papa came to visit us in South Dakota. I drove back with them to their home in Canada for a three week visit. It was such a fun cross-country trip. My Nana and I tend to get a little silly (crazy!) when we are together and my Papa put up with all of it during those long hours on the road! He also stopped anywhere my Nana and I wanted to do a little shopping! :0)

The last time I saw him was three years ago, when we went up to Canada, for a visit. My Papa has a special way with little ones. The girls and Benjamin were "attached to his hip" our entire visit!

Benjamin was three at the time and still remembers the special treat Papa made for him: a bowl of sliced bananas, with milk and a sprinkle of sugar on top.

Here is another treat (a much healthier one!) that he made for my siblings and I when we were younger. It's called a Man in the Boat.

Cut a square or rectangle out of a piece of bread.


Melt some butter in skillet over medium heat and add the bread.


Crack an egg into center of bread.


Cook until bottom bread is toasted and then flip. When the egg is done, remove onto a plate.


Butter both sides of bread square and toast in same skillet.


Mmm...this is my favorite part!


Now the man has a hat!

This makes a fun lunch!

Thank you for reading about my special memories. We are going up to Canada for a visit next month and I can't wait to see my Papa again!


If you would like to join in for Memories Monday, please visit our hostess, Revee at Country Roads!

51 comments:

Julieann said...

What a sweet post about your Papa!!! We make those eggs in a hole too--actually those are Tony's favorite way to eat eggs:) I will have to try it in a square next time.

Love Bonanza!!

Happy Fall Kelli :o)

Julieann

CONNIE W said...

I used to cut a circle in a slice of bread and cook the egg inside; we called it egg in a nest. My sons thought eggs were better cooked that way so we had them fairly often. Since they're married and gone I don't fix it anymore, maybe sometime for the grandchildren.

diana said...

it's fun reading your memories. thanks for sharing them.

i have never seen anything like your "man in the boat." that is pretty cool.

Penless Thoughts said...

Neat idea. I'll have to fix that for my grandson.
Susan

Becky said...

What a fun Papa you had. I am so glad that he was able to meet and spoil your own children.

I think if you asked my kids their favorite memory of their Paw-Paw it would be riding with him on the tractor. That was major entertainment for 3 little boys growing up.

Thanks for sharing Kelli.

dot said...

What a cute sandwich! I've heard of it but never tried making one.

Mimi said...

what a wonderful memory of your papa!!
I have never tried making eggs that way but I'll bet my grand kids would love it!!

Jen said...

So sweet...those papa's.....we lost ours last April. He was 87. I miss him so. Cherish your times with him. The sandwich sounds and looks great.

Revee said...

What a very fun memory! Your papa sounds like such a wonderful person. :) The man in the boat looks yummy and I'll have to make it for the girls. Thanks so much for sharing!

Melissa E. said...

I'm short on bread and have a ton of fresh from the farm eggs--sounds like a "man in the boat" would be a goood lunch for the kids today. Maybe some canned peaches on the side.

Nice story! Three years is a long time! sound like another visit is in order!

Mrs. U said...

This is so sweet!!! Your Papa sounds wonderful indeed!! And I love the "man in the boat" idea!! The "hat" is too cute!!! I think I just found our breakfast for tomorrow morning! :)

His,
Mrs. U

smilnsigh said...

A Man In The Boat! Oh that is so cute!

Mari-Nanci

ellen b said...

What a great story and fun treat. I might have to try that...

SouthernBell said...

Man in the Boat is so cool! That will be a fun thing to make with my little girl. Thank you!

Julie said...

Oh YUMMY!! ...but that is NOT on my diet!

Anna S said...

What a sweet Memories Monday post. This egg in a square looks yummy :)

Susie said...

Loved reading your memories of your grandparents, Kelli!
How wonderful that your own children will also be soon blessed to again spend time with them.
What a cute name for your egg dish...
My Grandma called it "egg in a frame"
(but same recipe!)
xo

JoyFULLWifeMom said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing!

Chrissy

Pearl Maple said...

lpGlad you enjoyed the maple cookies. They are a tried and true old family recipe that we like because it is so easy to whip up and tastes so good.

Your man in the boat recipe is way too cute and having a family story to attach to it is all the better.

Heather said...

Kelli - I had a Poppa and Nanny too - but they are both with the Lord now! I'm glad you and your children have such special memories of your Papa - I am blessed with great memories too, but our daughter only vaguely remembers her Poppa David and he was gone before our son was born.

We make the same egg toast, but we cut the hole with a glass and it is called 'Bird in a Nest' and we all anjoy it here - especially the little butter toasted cut out! We still eat bananas and milk and sugar - for dessert ! Mmmm!

Momma Roar said...

What a wonderful post, so sweet!! We made a sandwich similar to that in HS home ec - but it was a circle and I think the name had 'frog' in it, but I can't remember! What a sweet Papa you have!

I liked your rings back on Show and Tell too! Oh, and those cookies, look yummy!

Storybook Woods said...

You are very blessed to have such happy memories of your father. We call our toad in the hole !!! Love Clarice

Sondra said...

Love the Man in the Boat idea. Good thing I stopped by because I am going to cook the boys some of them for supper. Easy and cheap! They love egg sandwiches so I bet they will love this too.

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing those treasured memories of your Papa! How wonderful that your children can know and spend time with him as well. The Man In The Boat is so cute!

The maple cookies in the previous post sound yummy! Today Abby and I are making iced pumpkin cookies! :)

Enjoy your day!

Kimmie said...

thanks for sharing...

aren't memories "the bomb!"
;-)

We called that dish, "Toads in the Hole," when we were kids. As you have stirred up a memory, think I will try to make it some time this week!
blessings
Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Lori said...

That is a cool! I've never done that before.
We've had ham/egg/cheese biscuits.
But I've never thought to make it like that. I'm going to be trying that the next time we have eggs.
What fun!! Thanks for sharing and showing me a new way to make eggs.
Thanks for sharing your memories.

Tashasc30 said...

Neat!

Christina said...

What a great tribute to your Papa...
And, the boat is GREAT!!!

PEA said...

Oh Kelli, what a wonderful story of your Papa and I'm so glad you showed us how he would make the Man in a Boat...I had never seen that before!! I'll have to remember that:-) I'm so glad that you'll be going to visit him next month, what an exciting trip to look forward to!! xox

Kriss said...

That's funny when I was a kid we called them whole in one's. -kriss :)

AllyJo's Mama said...

Awww...I knew there was a reason why I liked you! You call your grandpa "Papa" just like we did. Oh how I miss my Papa's too. My daughter and I were just looking at pictures of one of my Papa's, an Austrian immigrant a minute ago. I can't wait to see him again. His arms will be the second I jump into in heaven. I have to jump into my daddy's first! Thanks for your sweet memories.

Mica Garbarino said...

this is just the sweetest story. I love those boat sandwhiches, we will surely have to try that out..Have a blessed week. see ya Friday !!

Mica

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

My husband makes the same thing but he cuts the bread with a round cookie cutter and he calls it Egg in a basket.

Isn't always the simplest things that make the biggest memories for us?
Glad you are able to head back to Canada to see your grandparents!

~Amy

Brenda said...

Sweet story.I love eggs like that.We do a hole and call them egg in a hole.I think yours is cuye.

Amanda said...

That's pretty cool! I'll have to try to make that some time.

It's hard when family lives so far away...

Decor4U said...

I have a "show and tell"about my grandma antic.I have to wait till Friday for posting it!!???

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I enjoyed and loved everything about this post! My grandkids watch Bonaza with their Papa too! What wonderful memories! Joy to visit here! Blessings to You! Claudia O.

Melissa said...

I have the best memories of Papa too. :) I can't wait to see him again. And you're right, all the little ones have a special spot in there hearts for Papa! I need to call them today!

Fay said...

Kelli, I'm just SO excited about everything you're doing with Seasonal Delights!! I've loved reading and searching through your blog the past year or so getting ideas. I'm so excited that they'll all be in one place now :-D

USAincognito said...

I love that "Man in a Boat" idea! :) How great to have those memories, as well. :)

restyled home said...

What a lovely post, and I am thrilled to have found your blog. I am a fellow Canadian, and I have a blog of my own, Restyled Home, where I blog almost daily on topics related to decorating. entertaining, and family life. I love that your blog is like a "one-stop shop" where I can get recipes, see inspiring decorating, and lots of othere great topics.
I do not homeschool, but my sister does, so I understand the huge committment homeschooling entails, and I commend you for doing it!
Glad I found your site, and I will be back!! I am always happy to discover fellow Canadians in blogland.

Linda

Regina said...

What a wonderful post.so sweet.Thank
you for sharing yor memories.I have
taste "man in the boat",it's very
delicious.
Regina

Jenn4Him said...

Kelli, that is such a sweet tribute. I am glad you can share these memories with us. The recipe looks fantastic. I think we'll give it a try tomorrow for something different. They get tired of the usual cereal!

Jen said...

My 12 year old learnt how to do this at Home Economics just last week

Its easy enough for him to do and he likes cooking

its becoming a firm favorite of ours Id never seen it before he made it the other day for us all

how neat to find that your granddad use to cook it

Cris said...

I think my first comment didn't show. Here we go again. I loved this post, along with a great recipe filled with "eggscellent" memories! :-)

Mrs. Monise said...

Waht a sweet post and I am going to have to try your Papa's egg :)

Cathy said...

My mom is one who makes this and it's my son's favorite only she calls it Toad in the Hole. Fun to learn what others call it too.

Cathy :)

Deborah said...

I love this idea...thank you for sharing it! I surprised my husband one morning with it for breakfast. He loved it, and wants it again! So fun and so yum!

Amy said...

I've been a bit of a lurker, but I just had to comment. I was telling my kids the other day about spending the night with my grandmother (BEFORE I went to live with her.) She would always make me "Egg in a Frame" for breakfast. It looks just the same, but with a circle instead. Funny how it was a fond memory for me as well!

Christian Homekeeper said...

I've never seen an egg and bread made that way, wow! Thanks for the great idea and I love your blog.

Tracey in CT said...

Yummy...this was standard girl scout camping breakfast. But we called it "One eye toast". I haven't had it in years, but I think I might have to have it this weekend!