I wish I had known a mini apocalypse was going to erupt shortly after these were being eaten, I would have made it a point to finish mine. You see, my child has an 'I run the show' complex and decided that, once again, she was not going to school. After keeping my calm and telling her she was in fact going to school, or that she could go to summer camp down the road if she wanted, she decided then that the only compromise would be that she had to take her bike. She knows full well that she is not allowed to take her bike to school (this being the school rule, not mine). So I told her no. This is when shit got really ugly.
MAN YOUR BATTLE STATIONS RALLY THE TROOPS
Oh wait, there are no troops, it's just me.
And so the bulls locked horns, words were thrown and some tears were shed. I begged her to be nicer while she screamed and cried about her life being terrible. Oh the woes of an eight year old. After much begging, some more crying, a mini mental breakdown on my part and lots of hugs she finally caved. I walked her down to school and she ran off happy like nothing happened. The battle of wills is a hard fight to win, but today was a good lesson for her that she might as well surrender early and save herself the trouble, and a good lesson for me that perseverance pays, even if you do cry the whole time.
I need a break now, and a new breakfast.
Baked Ham and Egg Cups
4 slices Ham
1/4 Cup Mozzarella, shredded
1 Tomato, seeded and diced
Salt, Pepper, Basil, Oregano
Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Very lightly grease two ramekins.
Line the ramekins with 2 slices of ham each. Beat the eggs and add the tomatoes, seasonings and most of the cheese. Pour into the lined ramekins and top with remaining cheese and additional basil and oregano. Bake 15 minutes or until puffy and golden.