Michael and I cooked for friends this Thanksgiving. And when I say we cooked, I mean Michael. I made dessert, hors d’oeuvres and served as cocktail waitress; I slice some mean cheese and make an excellent tequila cosmo. All had a good time, I believe. However, I have a serious case of food hangover this morning.
I was feeling frisky this morning, so I decided to cook breakfast. I know, I laughed too. But I’m not sure if it’s considered cooking if you use the microwave. Anyways . . .
Spray a microwave safe bowl with Pam or some other cooking spray. Add some chopped up leftover veggies. I used onions, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms. I love me some good fungi!
Next, nuke the bowl for about 1 minute and 15 seconds or until the veggies are tender.
Fill the bowl about 1/2 to 3/4 full with egg whites and add some seasoned salt or regular salt & pepper.
COVER and nuke for another 2 minutes or until egg whites are firm. The cover part is very important if you don’t want egg-whites all over the microwave.
It took me about 6 minutes to do this whole thing – including taking pictures – and it was delicious. And if you’re feeling a little naughty you can sprinkle a little feta cheese on top. I didn’t today, but I won’t judge you if you do – we all know the magical allure of cheese. The only thing that could make this omelet better is if it were smothered in Lucky Charms.
On New Year’s Eve I was lying on the couch watching BBC’s You are What You Eat, because that’s what losers do on New Year’s Eve, and I decided to take a picture of everything I ate for one week. Here’s my food from January 1 – 6. It’s everything I put in my mouth with the exception of the water I drank. Also, it’s in no particular order. Fire away, tell me what you think. (that last blurry thing is halibut over pasta)
Yes, I know, I have NaPoBloMo failed you . . . blame it on the travel, cooking, gorging, pooping and my current stationary status, the last of which is also due to the first three mentioned items.
I cooked real food this holiday, with my real oven, all the way from scratch, it took all day, and people ate it and nobody got sick. I consider that a success. Those two cooking lessons are paying off. Maybe I should take a few more. A few more that do not teach me to make things like this wonderfully tasty brownie cake. With two sticks of butter. And a cup of heavy whipping cream. But I used splenda instead of sugar. I don’t know why I can’t lose weight.
Although, as a side note, free-range turkeys are not as tasty the ones pumped full of chemicals. Next year, chemical pumping will be a requirement when turkey purchasing.
Anyhow, back to that stationary status thing. It is ending tomorrow when I will run 15 miles in the dark. Cold. And freezing rain. I am so dedicated I amaze myself. I have a half marathon coming up on December 9th and I must be ready, I don’t want to waste the NY marathon mojo I’ve been touting about.