Originally, I was going to have this comic feature crepes – one of my favorite things to whip up for breakfast. About halfway through writing the script, though, I realized that crepes are obviously FRENCH, and wouldn’t be included in Marzia’s knowledge family recipes.
So what’s a girl to do? Ask my Italian mom for help, of course! My mother immediately suggested Eggs in Purgatory, and as soon as I heard the name I was sold. The actual recipe is more complicated than shown in this strip, and I implore you – don’t use canned tomato sauce if you try this at home! Marzia’s sauce would normally be hand-made, but she’s making concessions for Chapel’s ill-equipped American kitchen.
On another note, back-to-school time is here! Are you guys excited? I’m entering my SENIOR year of high school, if you can believe it, as well as the big bad world of college applications. Wish me luck!