coffee cup omelette

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this morning, getting ready for work, listening to npr ... cooking for one, they were talking about coffee mug cooking ... and, of course, they mentioned the brownie.  so, i did this

   i melted a bit of butter in a mug, then whisked in 2 eggs and a little cubed cheddar cheese. microwaved on high for 30 seconds, gave it a stir, microwaved another 30 seconds.  done! 

  clean up was just the mug and two forks ... one i stirred the eggs with, one i ate with

oops, also the knife i sliced the cheese with

 

i was thinking ... so often, just for myself (yourself?) dirtying a pan, a bowl, dishes ... one might not want to bother cooking.  this was good (careful, you've got to stir it before eating or serving as it was HOT)

or let's say a guest comes down for breakfast just AFTER you've done most of the dishes.  you could do this and scoop it onto a plate with fruit and toast or what-have-you.

was also thinking ... in a place that has just a microwave, maybe a mini fridge, (like the hotel my sister will stay at again while her husband has follow up procedures) one could do this. 

 

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I saw this and thought of you, here is another version, less eggy. Smiling

Speedy Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/3t0j6n/www.aspicyperspective.com/2013/03/quick-breakfast-muffins-mexican-dish.html

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seashanty wrote:

this morning, getting ready for work, listening to npr ... cooking for one, they were talking about coffee mug cooking

BTW, the guy on NPR, Joe Yonan, has an excellent cookbook and blog - he writes for the Washington Post on cooking for one. I use a lot of his recipes because even though there are two of us, doubling his recipes is just as easy as halving others.  He's just moved to Maine for a year.

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muirford wrote:

seashanty wrote:

this morning, getting ready for work, listening to npr ... cooking for one, they were talking about coffee mug cooking

BTW, the guy on NPR, Joe Yonan, has an excellent cookbook and blog - he writes for the Washington Post on cooking for one. I use a lot of his recipes because even though there are two of us, doubling his recipes is just as easy as halving others.  He's just moved to Maine for a year.

I got into DH's vehicle and started her up and classical music blasted me, I was expecting Nickelback. I looked at the radio and it was NPR. I got a chuckle out of it, that is not his thang at all. He told me he likes it now, listening to the programs.

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I've been using one of these and it's great. 1 extra large egg and 40 seconds in the microwave (the yolk is cooked). I put it on a toasted English muffin with a little bit of pesto or mustard and it's a quick low calorie breakfast. It helps me stay away from all the yummy breakfast stuff I shouldn't be eating!

Thanks for the other microwave hints!

 

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Holy cow! I had one of those!

I watched someone make poached eggs on an assembly line on Friday. One person cracked the eggs into little ramekins like they serve ketchup in and the other person poured them into the water bath. It actually looked easy the way they were doing it.

That's on the agenda for practice here this month...poached eggs.

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i learnt off YouTube - put in how to make poached eggs and there are several films - much better than reading

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I bookmarked this the other day. I've done the vinegar version, but I thought the non-vinegar version looked interesting.

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Blech don't give me one of those mugs to drink out of...

sorry, not my cup of tea, haha! 

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Blech don't give me one of those mugs to drink out of...

sorry, not my cup of tea, haha! 

 

hmmmm ... well, you could use a bowl. 

 

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seashanty wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

Blech don't give me one of those mugs to drink out of...

sorry, not my cup of tea, haha! 

 

hmmmm ... well, you could use a bowl. 

 

Yeah I know. My sister did this for her kids, and always burned the egg into the cup and you would go to get a cup of coffee...she could never get it off all the way.

I actually use a small pyrex when I do this, as daughter had tonsillitis to the max, and I could find nothing she could swallow, so added some water to the eggs and made them SUPER SOFT and made her eat them for nourishment. and protein drinks.

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seashanty wrote:

or let's say a guest comes down for breakfast just AFTER you've done most of the dishes.  you could do this and scoop it onto a plate with fruit and toast or what-have-you.

Or when your stove's mother board blew up the day before (which was Thanksgiving day) and you had a full house of guests for breakfast the on Friday morning. That's how I made the eggs on Friday, November 23, 2012.  It worked pretty well, and you can dress them up with a sprinkle of herbs.  No one knew until they saw us unloading a new stove from our truck later that day.

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At home, I often put 2 eggs, cheese, ham, onion in a plastic baggie.  Shake it up real good.  Microwave for a few minutes.  I usually stop after one minute and shake it a bit more, then put it back in to finish.  Then I dump it onto a tortilla & it's instant breakfast.  No dishes - maybe a knife.  Good stuff!

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