Egg Sandwich on Raisin Bread!

I don’t like eating the same things all the time. So, I switch it up. So, one morning, I decided to try something different. I tried some cinn-raisin bread instead of my normal rye bread. Yep, I used it as part of my egg sandwich.

I started off by making an over-hard egg. Here’s what my cooking an egg looks like. I add salt and pepper while the egg is cooking and before I flip the egg. I cook my eggs on really low and I cover them with a lid as they cook.

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I put some mozzarella cheese on the sandwich. I get the mozzarella balls and slice them. Here is the bread and cheese waiting for the egg.


I always put the egg on top of the cheese so that the warmth will start to melt it slightly, but not completely. I don’t like completely melted cheese.

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Then, I add some blueberries and cut my sandwich into two triangles. It’s more decorative and looks more tasty to me that way.


It really tastes delicious. I was surprised at how good it tasted when I first tried it.

I had some Honest Tea – Peach with it that day. I like their peach tea.


Cinn-raisin bread(Sun-Maid)                        180 (90 per slice)

egg                                                                60-70

mozzarella cheese                                         70 ( I used half this on the sandwich)

blueberries                                                     30 (2 oz)

Honest Tea                                                    80 (16 oz bottle)

                       Total Calories       430

Summary statement:

Try something different. You may like it. 🙂

Goat Cheese Breakfast

Have you ever tried goat cheese? I was surprised when I first tasted it because it’s similar in taste and texture to cream cheese. The taste is of course slightly different, but depending on your palette you may or may not notice. It also has less calories per serving. When I compared it to Philadelphia cream cheese, the goat cheese was 30 calories less per serving.

How did I choose to add it to a meal? I added it to my breakfast. I made an over-hard egg and placed it between two pieces of rye bread. Then I slathered some goat cheese on one of those pieces of rye. I let the warmth of the egg melt it a little before digging in. It tasted delicious. I also had a side of blueberries with the sandwich as well as a glass of green tea.

Goat Cheese Breakfast

1 serving Goat cheese                                                                                                                    70 calories

2 pieces rye bread                                                                                                                           180 calories

1 cooked egg

(your choice of over-easy, over-medium, or over-hard, sunny-side up)                                          60-70 calories

2 oz blueberries                                                                                                                               30 calories

16 oz Green Tea  (Honest brand name)                                                                                          70 calories

Total Calories                                                        410-420 

If you include the butter used to cook the egg, then you get about 500 calories, but it’s still a good idea for a low calorie and nutritious breakfast.

So, are you going to try goat cheese?

Breakfast Ideas

I like to eat simple things, but things that are good for me. A few of those things that I think are good for me is cinnamon, honey, and fruits. So, I will try to add these to breakfast as often as I can.  So, for breakfast, I take cinnamon and honey and add it to greek yogurt. I also eat strawberries or blueberries rather often. So, I will either add these to the yogurt or have them on the side. Here are the ingredients I use to make “my yogurt”.


Breakfast Yogurt

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

handful of strawberries or blueberries

If I choose to have toast with it, I use rye toast. I don’t often eat toast though. Usually I eat plain cinnamon raisin bread instead. I usually dip it into the yogurt instead of spreading it with butter. However, if I do have rye toast I will use real butter. Here is what I have in my kitchen regarding rye bread and real butter. Margarine isn’t good for you because it’s fake.


As I drink for breakfast, I usually have tea. However, I also like drinking Virgil’s Rootbeer. Tea has less calories, but Virgil’s rootbeer is made with all natural ingredients. The teas that I like are Honest Tea, Lipton Green tea, and Chamomile tea. If I’m in a rush, I will drink the bottled tea. If I have time to do so, I use the tea bags to make tea. I add honey to the tea to flavor it because it’s a natural sugar. Here’s a picture I took of the beverages I drink.


As you can see, there is no pre-made, frozen foods in my breakfast menu. It’s healthier that way. I also rarely eat meat for breakfast. I only eat meat for dinner. I am not a meat lover.

Here are a list of the calories. Not bad. And if you add an egg to your breakfast, it’s not bad either.

1 egg                                             +  70

1/2 cup greek yogurt                      110

1 tablespoon honey                         60

cinnamon                                   negligable

5 oz strawberries                            50

1 oz blueberries                              15

1 slice rye bread                              90

1 tbsp butter                                    100

Bottled green tea                              70

12 oz. Virgil’s Rootbeer                    160

These are only a few ideas for breakfast. I have other breakfast foods as well. To come in later posts. 🙂

Bird of Red

Poems aren’t for everyone. However, if you like poems, feel free to read away. If you like it, let me know.

I sat and I read.

Out in my garden homestead.

But then I put up my head,

To see a bird of red.

Then another flew in its stead,

Driving the bird of red

to emit a sound of dread.

Yet…..away it sped.

What is this?

O, thought, later in my head.

A bird of red.

A thought with me to bed.

Is there no other thought good instead?

Rather than a bird in red?

written by Kathleen Ivan


I usually don’t post too often because I don’t know what to post about.

I have lots of ideas but haven’t decided upon one.

My home office that holds my "art" supplies.

My home office that holds my “art” supplies.

Would you like to know

* how bad/good my book sales are?

* if I am going to do another book?

* food/recipes I like to eat or make?

* other book merchandise I have for sale?

* short stories written by me?

* poems written by me?

Right now, I am taking a photography class and that takes up the whole of the day on Monday. I get so exhausted from being in class all day, but I’m hoping it is worth it.


Kathleen Ivan