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Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Moonstruck, Eggs in a Nest and Tiles


                                                  I liked the movie, "Moonstruck." How wonderful was the Castorini's  4,160 square-foot Federal style Brownstone in Brooklyn Heights which was built in 1839 (pictured below). It's been reported to have sold for between $4-5 million. No wonder I like it!  Did anyone else adore the huge kitchen?  When "Rose" cooked the Eggs in a Nest I got soooo hungry.  A good kitchen can make anything taste better, cant' it? Note the white subway tile and glass front cabinets? White marble tiles and white frosted tile options are below. Any other Moonstruck fans or "Eggs in a Nest" fans?






34 comments:

Beverly said...

I haven't seen Moonstruck in years. Now I want to watch it again, just to see the kitchen. I also don't remember the "eggs in a nest", but you picture above makes me hungry and it is 3:00 in the morning. Love subway tile too, and have it in my kitchen, but have never seen it in marble....beautiful.
Janean, just wanted to say that I love that everytime I come to visit you have a new post that I enjoy reading. I aspire to be more like you this year.

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Oh Janean, you've no idea what you've done. That is my all time favorite movie....I seriously could practically act the entire movie myself! Your egg in the hole toast looks awesome! 'your life is goin' down the toilet!'

Olivia and Me said...

I watch Moonstruck all the time here.. Olivia Dukakis is sooo much like my dear Mother in-law.. from her looks to her mannerisms.. down to a 'T'. We use to call those 'haybailers' in Chicago. Thick bread, poached eggs and a very light sprinkle of cheese on the top.

And that house.. yes part of our American history that I hope will be around for many years come.

with love,

Olivia

PropellerHeadMom said...

I have never seen the movie Moonstruck. I heard it was excellent. That first picture is making me really hungry!

julie - eab designs said...

Hi Janean,
Loved the movie, so perfectly cast - it's part of our home collection. Of course, I love the house too. It would be so fun to have a home in NYC, but I'd have to be a millionaire! We watch the movie on Valentine's Day. - Julie

katie said...

I haven't seen the movie, but now I would like to .
I also never knew exactly what a brown stone house was. It is beautiful. I guess you can tell I haven't gotten far from the Ozarks.
Eggs in a nest, that I know about. Yummy.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, the movie was SO long ago, But I do remember loving the house and all of the pretty wallpaper!! I don't remember the Eggs In A Nest, but don't laugh...we call them Toad In A Hole!! lol!!

xoxo
Jane

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh, oh! We call them 'toad in the hole' - I see someone else does! My dear grandma used to make these for us. I still make them on occasion for our family. I love the thick luscious bread as pictured. Will try that :-p It's been years since I watched Moonstruck. Sorry to say I don't remember a thing about it. Maybe I'll revisit. Thanks! -Tammy

Kelli said...

Gonna have to watch Moonstruck again now! ;) Haven't seen that movie in years.

kimsound studios said...

Moonstruck is such a cool love story ~ One I really enjoyed. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" would be another one that is good to see. The tile is very beautiful ~ like wow!

Gina said...

I love Moonstruck! When the family sits down for breakfast toward the end of the movie, it's like a scene from my parent's house on any given Sunday! LOL

Brinda said...

As Cher said to Nicholas Cage "Snap out of it" Excellent movie, great, great house. I could live there, but I would have to make my eggs scrambled!

Janean said...

okay, I'm sooooooo enjoying your favorite lines from the movie. i have several, but one i laugh at every time. Rose to her FIL: "Old man, you give those dogs another piece of my food and I'm gonna kick you 'til you're dead!" Morbid? Yes. But the way she says it in the middle of her other sentence.

Also like "You're a wolf!"

Sharon said...

I have not watched that movie in yrs, but I sure did love it.
We call them Toads in a hole here.
I made them for my grandkids once.
The youngest one wanted to know what I did with his Toad?LOL
Thanks for sharing I enjoy coming here.

Oklahoma Granny said...

I can't remember if I've seen the whole movie but I know I've seen parts of it. Love the tile and we used to call that dish "eggs in a frame". No matter the name, they're wonderfully delicious.

Just Breathe said...

I loved the movie, don't remember the eggs in a nest yet I have seen it a dozen times. Loved the kitchen. I've been telling my husband about the subway tiles and he thinks they are ugly. I love them and want to use them somewhere someday. I would have used them 3 years in this house but didn't really know about them for decorating then!

Becky Shander said...

So delicious-looking and cozy too. Having a big kitchen with enough space to accomodate family, friends, good food...all so wonderful!

Andrea said...

Gosh, I don't think I've ever watched Moonstruck! Honestly, after all these years, I wonder why not?! Hmm....
Anyway, we LOVe eggs in a nest, one of my hubby's favorites, and they are FUN to make!

BellaRosa said...

I love the Moonstruck :) It is such a great love story...I never noticed the eggs in a nest, But I did love the kitchen and the house. I will have to go back and see it again...I know this is soo nice of me to offer...but just for you...I will watch it this cold dreary rain filled day :) Besos, Rose

Gabriella Szabev said...

How do you take it the Eggs in a Nets? Really look like it. I would like to make this lovely food for breakfast. Please, write the recipe. Thank you very much!

Janean said...

I was asked for the recipe. You'll want "Texas Toast" or 1 inch thick slice of bread. 1 Tablespoon of butter or margarine. 1 large egg.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut 1 1/2-inch hole out of bread.
2. In a frying pan on medium heat melt the butter until it foams. Add the bread slices.
3. Crack an egg into a cup to make sure there are no egg shells, then pour into bread hole.
4. Salt and pepper to taste.
5. Cook until egg sets up, about 3 minutes. Flip and repeat.

Did I leave anything out, gals?

Technodoll said...

I've never had eggs in a nest and now am very curious! Will have to google for a recipe...

I make my own bread (ok the machine does it, but still!) and the hens lay plenty of eggs every day so it must be written in the stars!

ps: looove the kitchen :)

Pondside said...

"Egg in a Hole" was one of my favorite weekend treats when I was growing up - it is also a fighter pilot favorite for after the Friday night visit to the mess.
I loved that movie too!

Kat said...

Hi there!

Thanks for your visit and comment. I've enjoyed my visit here too. Gosh, I haven't seen Moonstruck in years! This makes me want to see it again. And the Eggs in a Nest make me hungry.

Hugs from the beach!
Kat

Lori said...

Hi Janean!
OMG Moonstruck is definitely one of my favorite movies! I never cease to laugh myself silly! My family thinks I'm a nut for so adoring it! We call them bread with a hole in the middle here! Simple but yummy! Now I'm so embarrassed cause as many times as I've seen the movie I can't remember them eating it, seriously! Thanks for the home info, I too loved it! My favorite aside from the kitchen was the great foyer! Lori

southerninspiration said...

We call it Toad in the Hole, and YES we are fans!!! Thanks for coming by my blog...looks like we have several friends in common! I look forward to reading further on your blog!
Thanks!
Suzanne

Victoria said...

Thank you so much for stopping by, Janean and for leaving a comment. How did you find me?

I can say this about Martin - everyone liked him - men, women, children, young, old, or in between. He had a way with people. So many of the sympathy cards I received from women he had worked with or who knew him contained the word "gentleman" when they wrote about him. He thought women were far superior to men and once wrote "I believe women are limitless in their diversity and divine in their concept." I never forgot that.

Your blog is lovely. I'm sure I will be back again to visit.

xinex said...

I haven't seen it but it looks interesting and that house is gorgeous. The eggs in the nest look delicious....Christine

Cathy said...

I haven't seen the movie either. That food is making me hungry tonight, and I don't even eat many eggs. Thanks for your visit tonight. Blessings ~

daylily777 said...

I do like the movie , but it's been a while since I watched it .I have never eaten eggs in a nest,it looks yummy.
Blessings,
~Myrna

fairfieldhouse said...

Janean -

Huge kitchens are a MUST for Italian familys like the Castorinis! All entertaining, important discussions and discussions are made in the kitchen.

My favorite quote from the movie? "Get over it."

- Deborah

Gabriella Szabev said...

I created this fine food, absolutely delicious, thank you the recepi. My technics is not perfect, not yet. But I'll to practice.
"Köszönöm" for hungarian phrase. This is really "kedves" thing.

Karena said...

We always had Eggs in a Nest when I was a little girl and I continue the tradition!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh I am a fan of Moonstruck. I loved it. and also love Eggs in a nest too. Havent had it for awhile. Thanks for the idea. And thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. Yours looks like fun.. will check it out more.