Thursday, April 12, 2012

Last Resort

Have you ever come home from a long day at work to see this waiting for you? (Go ahead, don't be ashamed, nod your head.)

Or this...

This was my reality tonight. Inspiring, isn't it? I know.

Actually, it forced me to get in touch with my inner creative genius (insert laughter here) and whip up something worthy of a James Beard award. Well, ok, that's a little ridiculous, but here's what I managed:

The egg. It it perhaps the most under-rated food ever. I mean, they are like the perfect pair of can dress them up or you can dress them down.

I dressed them...

with cheese. And let's face it. Who couldn't use a little more protein?

Ina (I speak of her like she's my next door neighbor) taught me how to make the perfect scrambled eggs. I mean perfect - not too wet and not too dry.

You start with a little pat of butter and let it melt nicely in a nonstick pan. Add your eggs that have been whisked up with a little milk or cream and salt and pepper. Then, with a rubber spatula, just keep it moving slowly and constantly, while occasionally scraping the sides until the eggs are not runny anymore.

It will change your life. I mean it.

To top off my scrambled egg delight, I added a little whole wheat toast and sweet fruit.

Yes, that is a hamburger bun. Don't judge. (It was in the pantry and needed to be used...and the bread had green stuff on it.)

Mighty satisfying if I do say so myself.


  1. You are the best! Well done. Actually, what disturbs me most in all the pics (as my sink often looks much much worse ;-) is the sparsity of the CREAMER SHELF in the fridge!!! Ahhhhh!!!!.
    Love you!!

  2. I did something very similar on Monday. A few eggs, tomatoes, leeks and feta cheese. My Mediterranean twist on a basic veggie omelette! The incredible, edible egg...that's what's for dinner!

  3. Breakfast for dinner is the BEST!

  4. Eggs!! They are the perfect food. This is great, Kristina. Thanks for the kitchen sink honesty. Mine is twice as full right now! Ugh. It'll wait till morning.