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More fun in the kitchen

I went to sleep early last night, which of course meant waking up in the middle of the night, going back to sleep late, and waking up at noon. Not sure why I bother trying for a healthy schedule, really. My body can never adjust to it.

So, I found myself making breakfast at 1pm. And I started thinking about the nutritional value of my instant oatmeal. Brown sugar and cinnamon. Those'll get me through the day, right? Okay, fine - I need some protien. What's in the fridge? Nothing that'll go with oatmeal, that's for sure. I reach for the eggs, figuring they at least have a thematic link.

And then the impracticality of trying to eat my oatmeal while cooking these eggs strikes me. I consider not adding water to the oatmeal until the eggs are done, but then one's getting cold while I eat the other. That's no good either. What to do?

The solution is obvious.

I lose the hot water, and mix the oatmeal directly into the eggs. Throw the whole thing into the frying pan. Problem solved.

Except, now I have to eat this thing, and I can't even imagine what it's going to taste like.

The dog seems all-too-willing to give it a chance, though. I draw strength from her enthusiasm, which in turn disappoints her and depletes that strength. But somewhere in there, I commit to the task at hand. Breakfast is ready. And so am I.

...and it's a giant cookie.

I think I need to add milk next time, and perhaps have strawberry jam on standby. Such refinements are needed, but the potential is strong.

Oh, yes. My grandchildren will speak of this day.

(Or more likely your grandchildren. I know we've had this argument, but "See, you'd think this would be gross" cooking skills just aren't in the impress-your-date category. Whatever. So long as somebody's grandchildren speak of it, I'll settle.)

Yeah, so the world already has oatmeal cookies. Why should that stop me from inventing them?

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amhranai
Jul. 25th, 2002 07:15 am (UTC)
I was wandering around LJ and found your journal.
I want to say this was disturbing and amusing :)
self
Jul. 26th, 2002 04:25 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly!
I think most of our daily events, if they're worth writing about, fit that description. At least, I'd like to think so. That way, it's not just me... =)

Incidentally, can I ask how you ended up at this particular entry? I don't remember anyone I know linking to it, so I'm curious if I've made someone's "cookbook" memory list or something.

Followup notes, in case you're interested:
Adding milk before you whip the eggs makes everything twice as fluffy. But it can't hold up it's own weight, and slowly sinks into a pancake (or immediately flattens when you flop it onto your plate). And don't even think about trying to fold it over. So, we've effectively created a quick-and-easy souffle, but with all the fragility a souffle brings to the table. I'd like to overcome that last part.

Adding strawberry jam is too sweet, and should probably be considered a mistake. As is any form of chocolate, which simply won't mix well with the maple and brown sugar.

...that's about it, really. I've experimented with some offshoot ideas, but they didn't work out.
amhranai
Jul. 26th, 2002 06:53 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you kindly!
Oh, I am gonna have to go up and check that out! ha ha... I seriously found this entertaining.

Well have you seen the lj connect code that is out there? This:

LiveJournal Connect!
Enter your username in the left box, someone else's username (or a * for a random one) in the right box, and press the button!
->
Suppress Explanation Mutual Friends Only
Coded by sachmet


Well if you put in a * in the other box, it gives you a random name and how you are connected, and it brought up this;

lady_amhranai -> elmo69 -> gardengnome -> self

I dunno, it was amusing :)
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