Today is National Play Outside Day. It seems that whoever it is (those mysterious unknown powers that be) who decide these things have designated the first Saturday of every month National Play Outside Day. I find that amazing. Growing up, we would have needed a National Stay Inside Day since every day was a day to play outside.
There are even sites dedicated to explaining all the benefits of outdoor play. Did you know that being outside clears the cobwebs from our brains and stimulates the imagination? Children who go outside experience new sights and sounds. Wow – the things we once took for granted like fresh air and the warmth of sunlight on our faces are now new discoveries! How did we get here?
Hubby and I grew up in a different time I guess. Whenever possible, we get out. The hardest part about Covid was that we couldn’t get out and connect with strangers soaking in the day. At the height of the lock downs, you could find us sitting in our backyard just thankful we had a yard. I can’t imagine what it must have been like for people locked up in cities. My God!
That’s behind us now. Or at least it should be, and we need to get outside once again. Look up at all God has given to His children. Birds singing, clouds floating by in His perfect sky. Go outside with your children and your grandchildren, look up and let the joy that abounds fill you.
But before you do, have a nice breakfast. I call this an Edwardian Breakfast, not because the recipe is old. I don’t even know if recipes like this existed back then. Nope, I made this for my family for the first time on April 15 – Titanic Remembrance Day. Since I was serving these eggs with a spot of tea and toast, Edwardian Breakfast just seemed the perfect name. Enjoy your day – and go play outside!
4 Earl Gray Tea Bags
4 cups Water
1 tablespoon Milk
2 tablespoons Chives, minced
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
4 sliced Multi Gran Bread
2 Roma Tomatoes
Place tea bags in a tea pot. Bring water to a boil, pour into the pot and let steep until ready to serve.
Whip eggs in a large bowl with a splash of milk. Snip chives, add to the egg mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Warm a skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with a little cooking spray to prevent eggs from sticking. Pour egg mixture into the skillet. Cook for a few minutes undisturbed while the eggs begin to set. Scramble, remove from heat while still slightly damp. Cover, let eggs continue to cook in the residual heat from the pan.
Toast bread, keep warm. Cut tomatoes into wedges, remove seeds. Season tomatoes with a pinch of salt. Plate toast, top with scrambled eggs. Serve garnish with tomato wedges and a cup of tea.
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2 thoughts on “Before You Play Outside”
This would be a wonderful treat after a good, brisk, morning walk.
Oh, that does sound nice!
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