My mom used to make creamy spinach with fried eggs and potatoes - a very common German dish - and I loved it. It was a Saturday dish in our family, not fancy enough for Sundays but my Dad liked it so it was good enough for Saturdays. It’s funny because I definitely think of certain foods as either a weekday, Saturday or Sunday food, not that I follow this order in our family.
My mom worked full-time and didn’t love cooking. Like most Germans she used frozen creamed spinach and the potato was just blanched in salt water. I make creamed spinach from scratch but I have to say, cooking creamed spinach, frying the eggs and the potatoes (because the salt water version is just too dry) is kind of a lot of work for such a simple meal. And even though the color of the sunny side up egg looks delightful with the green spinach, it is not the most appealing. I always aim to make food visually beautiful and as easy as possible. Baking the eggs in a nest of spinach looks pretty and eliminates at least one step.