|So happy to be helping Mommy!|
It was last summer, when he was two and a half. He wanted some eggs, and he decided that he was going to cook them himself. I figured that the prudent thing to do would be to teach him how to do it right so he wouldn't get hurt. So I turned the pan on, cracked the eggs, showed him how to scramble them, what they looked like when they were done and how to put them on a plate. Only once did he touch the burner--he's never done that again. Thing One has gotten good enough cooking eggs that after I crack the eggs for him I can walk away and do something else, and come back to turn the burner off. Do other three year olds do that? I honestly don't know.
The other night I was looking for something to eat (a strange condition that I have, needing to eat every hour), and Thing One decided that I wanted eggs. That was fine with me, so long as I could eat. He insisted on cooking my eggs for me, and when they were almost done he said he wanted some too. So I put my eggs on a tortilla, which confused him for a minute, and cracked his eggs. I asked him if he wanted anything on them and his response was, "No pepper, just salt."
Elizabeth's Egg-stravagansa for Pregnant Protein Needs
Lightly brown one side of a tortilla in oil. Spread browned side with mayo, ranch dressing or sour cream (whatever your taste prefers). Scramble two eggs (with onions and mushrooms if your budget allows). Layer the eggs on one half of the tortilla and top with cheese. Fold the tortilla in half and put gently back in the pan--just long enough to brown on both sides and melt the cheese. Cut in half (or thirds) and devour!