Egg in the Hole

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Good morning! I was feeling creative this morning and made my British husband a traditional English breakfast:  Egg in the Hole!

Egg in the Hole is basically an over-easy egg INSIDE a piece of toast.  To make it, cut out a little hole in the center of the bread, put it on the griddle, and then drop the egg inside the hole.


Flip carefully and fry the other side!  It ends up as a yummy, drippy egg already soaking into the bread – SO GOOD!


Plus, banana and blueberries, and a glass of Amazing Grass in unsweet almond breeze.


Team in Training


A big THANK YOU to Jessica, who donated to my Team in Training efforts.  I appreciate it!


Since a few people have been asking, my friend who has cancer (I’m running the Disney marathon in her honor through Team in Training) is starting chemotherapy next week.  She’ll go through 3 months of chemo, have a bone marrow transplant, and then she’ll be in the hospital for 3 months.  She loves that I’ve received so much support on Team in Training and says it brightens her day! So THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed so far!


Operation Beautiful


Did YOU post this note?


Hilary found it in women’s locker room in the White Building at Penn State University on July 1st.  She said, "I found this note in my gym locker room a few weeks ago and I’ve been checking the Operation Beautiful website everyday to see if I could find it!  I would just like to say right before I found the note I was thinking about how my muffin top was probably showing because I bought shorts that were a size too small and then I saw the note and I couldn’t help but smile and I immediately laughed off the thought of my muffin top because it really didn’t matter!"  Did you post this note? Hilary would love to know who did!


UPDATE!  Lorie was the one who posted the note!  She sent me a message this morning that read: "I was checking up on blogs this morning and saw the note and picture you posted from Hilary, who was wondering who posted an OB pic at Penn State University a few weeks ago.  Well, when I saw that picture that she took of the OB message, I realized that it looked incredibly familiar–because, it was me! I am a student and go to that gym almost everyday, and I realized what a perfect place it would be to post a message.  I didn’t have my camera on me, but I was so excited that days later, the message was still up!  I never thought that a blog reader would be the one to notice the message–and then take a picture of it too!–but I am so glad that the words did impact her, and only hope that it has done the same for other girls passing by that mirror.  I know that OB is meant to impact others, but knowing that this message meant something to Hilary is a huge boost in my own confidence.  It makes me realize that sometimes the simplest of gestures can make the greatest of impacts."


Check out Operation Beautiful for another story of a"found note."  Plus, see what a man living in Los Angeles thinks of the mission!



  • healthymadison July 15, 2009, 4:43 am

    Aw, I had that last summer a lot in England! That and some hot tea with the brown sugar cubes.


  • Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) July 15, 2009, 5:01 am

    haha Toad in the hole! I know that as "Egg in the hole", but I guess "toad" sounds much more fun!

  • Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) July 15, 2009, 5:01 am

    haha Toad in the hole! I know that as "Egg in the hole", but I guess "toad" sounds much more fun!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 15, 2009, 5:08 am

    kathy – no you are right! it is egg in the hole. toad in the hole is sausage LOL those silly brits!! 🙂

  • Thinspired July 15, 2009, 5:09 am

    Haha–I love your egg in the hole 😉 I grew up calling that "The Special" for some reaon. Random. And I've never had toad in the hole with sausage but I hear I can't leave Britain without trying it! Eeeehhhhh.
    Have a great day, Caitlin!

  • Stacey July 15, 2009, 5:16 am

    Mmm your breakie looks yummy, whoever thought of putting an egg into toast is pure GENIUS!

  • Amy July 15, 2009, 5:21 am

    Hi Caitlin! I have a question about training for a race.

    I'm doing an aquabike race in mid-September (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride-I have knee troubles so I can't run), and while I bike regularly and swim somewhat regularly, I'm not sure how to train for it, especially for the biking part.

    You've probably mentioned how you trained for your 60 mile bike ride but I was just curious about how to pace myself while training / how to prepare for the race day.


  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 15, 2009, 5:23 am

    Amy – I worked up to a 20 mile base and then tried to increase my long rides by 5 miles per week until I was at 40 mile long rides. The was the fartherest I went before the race. So I would just work on adding a little mileage every weekend, and on shorter rides you can do some speedwork to gain speed. check out for more! GOOD LUCK!

  • Amy July 15, 2009, 5:24 am

    Thanks so much Caitlin!

  • Anna July 15, 2009, 5:34 am

    Egg in hole! Yours looks so neat- mine is always spilling out of the hole! Ew that sounded dirty. Sorry.

  • Becca July 15, 2009, 5:36 am

    Yum…I'm craving that breakfast now. When I was little, my dad would make those all the time, although we call them "nest eggs" same idea, but using a glass to cut a bigger hole in the bread. Enjoy!

  • *Andrea* July 15, 2009, 5:37 am

    awww i used to have that all the time, my daddy made it "bird's nest" 😉

  • Allison R. July 15, 2009, 5:42 am

    I made that for my boyfriend for V-Day but used a heart cookie cutter to make the hole! It looked so cool 🙂

  • Dori July 15, 2009, 6:01 am

    I never heard of egg in the hole but it sounds so delicious and now I will definitely be making it!

  • Rose July 15, 2009, 6:22 am

    Aw, that reminds me of home-ec when I was in middle school and we made "eggs in a frame" – same thing, different name!

  • Bec July 15, 2009, 6:27 am

    mmm egg in a hole sounds yummy!

  • Ada July 15, 2009, 6:29 am

    I love Toad in the Hole! I have been having that ever since seeing it featured on Top Chef 🙂

    I wish all the best to your friend, I am sure she will push through it and stay strong. Having a friend like you will totally boost her spirits:)

  • brandi July 15, 2009, 6:47 am

    i love egg in a hole, and haven't had it in a while.

    i hope you have a good day today!

  • Mica July 15, 2009, 7:13 am

    "Egg-in-a-hole" is awesome! Does he also make Bubble and Squeak?

  • Matt July 15, 2009, 7:38 am

    I call "eggie in the baskey" (V for Vendetta). The best part is getting the extra yolk with the cut out piece!

  • K from ksgoodeats July 15, 2009, 7:41 am

    I'm waiting for the day that I find an OB note somewhere – it'll be soon at the rate this is growing 🙂

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn July 15, 2009, 7:53 am

    Operation Beautiful is ALIVE!! so awesome.

    I had the egg in a hole once, it was good– it should take a crack at it again.

    I walk through the farmer's market on the way to work in NYC 3 days a week and picked up a small bran-raisin muffin. So dense and yummy.. shoudlve posted it but I ate it too quickly 🙂


  • leslie July 15, 2009, 8:09 am

    i've always wondered how to make that! maybe i'll give it a shot for lunch.

    those operation beautiful stories never fail to make my day! 🙂

  • Amie July 15, 2009, 8:28 am

    LOVE Egg in the Hole! Learned it from my hubby also, but hes from *Indiana* – not England 😉

  • Jenny July 15, 2009, 8:31 am

    m'mm my mom used to make that breakie for me all the time when i was younger — we used to call it "toad in a hole".. for the life of me i have no idea why!

  • Trainer T.s Fitness July 15, 2009, 9:06 am

    I may have to try that breakfast it sure looks wonderful.

    Prayers to your friend.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) July 15, 2009, 11:57 am

    Operation Beautiful really reminds me of that whole pay it forward idea.. so great.

  • lookingforserenity July 15, 2009, 12:42 pm

    oh my gosh, that egg in a hole thing is so cute! hahaha i think ill deff. try it!!!

  • runjen July 15, 2009, 6:18 pm

    OMG, how cool that a blog reader discovered it! I love that!

  • roseyrebecca July 16, 2009, 2:49 pm

    I have blueberry-banana salad all the time. I'll have to try the egg in the hole thing! That's such a great Operation Beautiful story. I hope they meet and become friends! 🙂

  • N.D. July 17, 2009, 4:49 am

    My father in law- italian-makes the egg in the hole w a big slice of italian bread. I like how it lokks. He uses tons of olive oil to grill it up!

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