Brunch: eggs over wilted spinach #brunchweek

I have something very special for y’all today.

It involves a massive giveaway, so keep reading. Massive as in there are MIXERS and other BIG deals.

It’s part of #brunchweek, a week-long celebration of all things brunch. Over 30 bloggers are participating in it; and there are some dee-licous recipes surfacing through the event. My brunch recipe today is eggs over wilted spinach. Originally, they were going to be poached, but in my typical pattern I changed my mind last minute.

four minute egg over wilted spinach

four minute egg over wilted spinach

It’s my favorite kind of egg. 🙂 A four-minute egg. Some people call them soft boiled, BUT most soft boiled eggs are eaten out of the shell. These are peeled. That’s the difference.

Now, let’s chat brunch. This is one of the perfect brunch dishes because it combines a (almost) salad with an egg. Because salads are basically lunch fare and eggs are, breakfast fare. (Generally speaking, of course.)

I also made a Dijon-lemon-champagne dressing for the wilted spinach.  Your Mom will love this if you decide to make her a homemade brunch for Mother’s Day. She’ll love a homemade brunch, too. Just make sure you clean up after yourself and don’t break anything.

When I was a kid (around age 7) I decided I was going to make my mom a carrot raisin salad for Mothers Day. I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to make it. I had the bowl picked out I was going to serve it in, and a special card I made that included a handwritten “menu” and a serving tray complete with some fresh gardenia and hibiscus blossoms from the yard.

Well, the day came for me to prepare the dish, and I made it, cleaned up my mess and served it up to my mom. She took a bite and said, “Oh. Hunny this is good. Did you make it all by yourself?”

“Yep!” I said proudly.

Then she asked me if I was sure I used carrots.

“Uh-oh.” I thought.

“That wasn’t carrots in the fridge?” I asked.

“No. It was shredded cheese. But it’s delicious still.” My mom told me.

My mom totally got mom of the year for eating a bowl of shredded cheese, raisins and mayonnaise. I’m not sure I could even do that.

So, if you’re not making cheese-raisin-salad for mother’s day, I’d suggest making these .

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For the giveaway & other recipes scroll down to enter and be sure to check out some of the other recipes from my blogger friends.

Brunch: eggs over wilted spinach

Course Breakfast
Author Michelle Keith/ The Village Cook


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing
  • 2 tablespoons champagne or dry white wine
  • fresh black pepper and salt


  • Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Place eggs in the water and boil for exactly four minutes (you may go up to six if you prefer)
  • Place the eggs in a bowl of cool water and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, wilt the spinach by placing the spinach in a skillet with 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. Heat until just wilted and place on a serving dish.
  • Carefully peel each egg, and place on top of the spinach.
  • Just before serving whisk the mustard,lemon juice, ranch, and champagne and drizzle over the spinach.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.



Prize #1:

From California Walnuts one lucky winner will receive:

A KitchenAid Stand Mixer and California Walnuts Prize Pack all donated by California Walnuts is ONE of the fabulous prize packs in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
A KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer model number: KSM150PSGA. Mixer comes with: 2-piece pouring shield, 5-quart stainless steel bowl, flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip.

A Walnut Prize Pack containing 1lb burlap bag of fresh California Walnuts, 1 portion control tin, 1 heart shaped cookie cutter, 1 flexible cutting mat, 1 mini spatula, 1 chip clip and 1 water pouch. .

Prize #2: (but with lots of winners)

From Lodge Cast Iron one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Lodge Iron Cast Iron Skillet and Silicone Items all donated by Lodge Iron. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

One lucky winner from the rafflecopter below will receive a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, three silicone pieces (a hot handle holder, a pot holder and a trivet).

In addition, one lucky participant from our TweetChat on Sunday May 5th from 2-3pm Eastern will also win a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and the three silicone pieces. PLUS five lucky participants will get a set of the three silicone pieces. (Search for hashtag #BrunchWeek to follow along. Use the hashtag in tweets during the chat to enter to win).

AND, everyone who comments in our PinChatLive on Saturday May 11th between 2-3pm Eastern will also be entered to win one prize of a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and a set of three silicone pieces and 4 prizes that contain three silicone pieces each. (For the PinChatLive go to The BrunchWeek Pinterest Board at 2pm on May 11th and comment on the questions pins there. Refresh your screen often so you don’t miss any new questions).

Prize #3:

From Flavors of Summer one lucky winner will receive:

Win a fabulous $100 Givft Card for Sur la Table and an entertaining prize pack all donated by Flavors of Summer. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
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Prize #4:

From Black Gold Farms one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Martha Stewart Collection Kitchen Prize Package all donated by Black Gold Farms. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

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From Bob’s Red Mill one lucky winner will receive:

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A Bob’s Red Mill Kitchen Prize Pack: A beautifully emblazoned Bob’s Red Mill canvas tote bag containing the Bob’s Red Mill Cookbook, assorted Bob’s Red Mill products, a Salter® Baker’s Dream Aquatronic Baking Scale, Norpro® Silicone Heat Resistant Spatula, Best® Standard French Whip and a $40 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card.

Prize #7:

From Whole Foods Orlando one lucky winner will receive:
Win a Whole Foods Orlando Breakfast in Bed Basket. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
The Whole Foods Orlando Breakfast In Bed Basket: Mixing Bowl, Allegro Organic Breakfast Blend Coffee, Allegro Coffee Mug, Cooking Whisk, Microplane, Delamotte Champagne, 365 Organic Amber Maple Syrup, Whole Pantry Cinnamon Sticks, French Brioche and a $25 Whole Foods Market Gift Card

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From Whole Foods Orlando one lucky winner will receive:
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From Stonyfield Organic one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Stonyfield Organic Kitchen Prize Pack. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.


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