Saturday, June 19, 2010


"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."
~ Jim Valvano

(Leonard Francis LaFlamme)

~ A simple 'egg in a frame'. Dad's favorite breakfast and snack.

Firm slice of white or wheat bread
large egg
room temperature butter
salt & pepper
thin sliced Pinconning or American cheese (optional)
  • Cut circular hole in middle of bread, large enough to accommodate egg. Butter both sides of bread.
  • Place bread in heavy iron skillet and toast on both sides. Drop a tsp. of butter in the hole and carefully slip in egg. Season with salt & pepper and cook until browned.
  • Carefully flip and cook on other side. If desired, top with cheese and cover with lid until cheese is melted. (single serving)


~ Simple recipe for meager funds


Tall glass

fresh cold water from the spigot

tooth pick


Carefully fill glass with ice cold water. Gently drop toothpick on water surface. Enjoy.

Note: Both recipes featured in Diary of a Ho-Hum Housewife.


Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Hey Joey...
We call this "Eggs in a Nest"
and a favorite here too!
Sweet post!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Jeannie Hanson said...

what a Handsome Man, your daddy, and a drink to toast him tidyly!

Unknown said...

Ah, this post made me smile... and also made me a little hungry! Your father was a dashing young man, btw. Very handsome. :)

Rick said...

Very suave looking. Nice tribute.

joey said...

So simple, so yummy, Kathy! My favorite too since a child.

Thanks, Geno ... sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate! And to you too, ... Cheers to our fathers!

Aw, thanks Kim. Dad was indeed dashing ... this was on his wedding day (to my mom, of course). I still miss him so ... he died many years ago, shortly after my daughter was born.

Thank you, Rick. He lives forever within me and my children/grandchildren.

Jane O' said...

Your father is dashing! Could have been in the movies!
I haven't been by for a visit in a while. enjoyed all of the June posts. Beautiful as always.

Anonymous said...

Dear Joey, At the risk of repeating what has already been said, what a very handsome and elegant man your father was. The photograph of him on his wedding day is a delight and something so good to have and to treasure.

Do I detect that there is a 'Ho-Hum' book available out there somewhere? If so, where do I obtain it? An ISBN number would be enough.

F Cameron said...

What wonderful photos and tribute to your dad.

Jimmy V coached at NC State and was loved by everyone (even those of us from the opposing team at Carolina). Great quote.

joey said...

Indeed he was, Jane Marie, and thank you! Delighted to see you again. Enjoy the rest of beautiful June.

Thank you, dear Edith. Indeed, I do treasure this photo of my dapper father. (Diary of a Ho-Hum Housewife is in the final editing stage, which is taking forever!)

joey said...

As so often happens, just missed you, Cameron! Thank you and also for the Jimmy V tidbit. Love the quote!

imac said...

Beautiful post.
happy day to us all.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

A very dashing young man your father was, and a lovely tribute for father's day. I often think it's a tremendous shame that we just don't make the effort to dress like that anymore. Baggy jeans and torn t-shirts just don't cut it somehow. I have some lovely photographs of my grandfather looking all suave and sophisticated that I adore too.

lindalou said...

Wow, great photos. He's just do dapper. Love that mustache.

Careful not to swallow the toothpick!

Unknown said...

Great post, Joey! LongSuffering Spouse eats that for breakfast quite often, though he adds a bit of cheese on top. The pine float was one of my father's jokes...sounds like they may have shared a quirky, fun sense of humour.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Your dad looks like Errol Flynn! I loved when the men wore hats - my dad always wore a hat. That recipe is delish.


chasity said...

what a funny drink!
love the photos.

joey said...

Thanks imac ... Happy Father's Day!

It was an interesting era that my parents grew up in, Clare. The stories rich, while struggling, sustain me.

Yes, a dapper man, Lindalou ... handsome, indeed ... I see him (eyes, smile and humor) in both of my sons and grandsons.

Hi, dear jodi. Perhaps the quirky Canadian sense of humor runs through both of us ... luv it!

joey said...

Thank you, chasity ... fun to share and love the humor.

joey said...

Whoops Eileen! Blogger comments come in whenever they want! Dad did look like Errol Flynn with a touch of Clark Gable ... always dapper to the end and loved hats! I wish my children/grandchildren were able to know him ... he died way too young but his memory/humor and genes live on :)

Nutty Gnome said...

Cor but your dad was a handsome fellow - and very sophisticated! Can't imagine me getting Himself to dress so smartly!

It sounds like your dad had a great sense of humour too - I think I would have liked him :D

joey said...

You would have loved my Dad's keen sense of humor, Nutty! So enjoyed your last tank driving post .... you are 'the bestest'!

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a handsome gentleman your father was!

I believe I could handle that recipe for the pine float. I'm not a great cook and I love two ingredient recipes:)

Actually, I may try the Derling sandwich. It seems very similar to my egg and cheese croissants.

Basil Anthony Beighey said...

Great photo of Pip.

I'd really like a high resolution version of that one to print and frame!



joey said...

Much simpler, Marnie, and thanks :) Dad was indeed handsome, both inside and out.

Hey Skip ... sent you one I hope works (cropped off of an old photo). Hubbard Lake hugs (it won't be long before we will all be together again :)

D said...

Joey, such a handsome man... wonderful eyes. I love these old photos. It was a wonderful era when everyone dressed. Hope your week has been a good one.

joey said...

Thank you, Di ... I see his eyes reflected in both my sons, a wonderful feeling that life lives on. Happy Summer :)