There are those people that eat to live, and there are other people that live to eat.
I’m pretty much an “eat to live” kind of gal.
Now, don’t get me wrong – I enjoy delicious, well-made food as much as the next person. Only, a lot of what passes for “food” isn’t exactly well-made. Or delicious. And food that really is well-made and delicious is usually either expensive to buy, or labor-intensive to make, or time-consuming to prepare. (And sometimes all three.) I’m too frugal to spend the cash, too uninterested to exert the labor, and too curious about other things in life to spend the time.
If my friend Jonathan lived close by, and would share some of his awesome dinners with me, I would happily eat his good food. Unfortunately, he lives in Spain. And I don’t.
So, I’m stuck fending for myself. Feeding myself. Finding healthy-yet-quick-and-easy meals for myself.
Probably needless to say, I eat very basic food most days. 🙂
This evening was one of those nights where I just really didn’t care what I had for dinner. One of those (semi-frequent) occasions where I opened the refrigerator door, and was completely apathetic towards every item in the big, cold space.
At times like this, I have a few go-to items that I know I can make quickly, that are healthy, and that will get this whole feeding job done. One of those items is eggs.
Egg beaters, specifically. We always have a carton of egg beaters in our fridge (middle shelf on the far left side), and I can make them in under two minutes. (Put them in a bowl, microwave them for 45 seconds, stir, then nuke another 45 seconds. Top with shredded cheese, and let stand 20 seconds. The cheese gets all melted, and then they are ready to be eaten. Done and done.)
But these liquid eggs do more than just fill my belly – they also entertain me. During the final 10-15 seconds of their cook time, the eggs grow in their bowl; and during the last few seconds, they get so big that they come fully out of the bowl.
The eggs shrink back down once the heat blast stops; but for a few seconds in their brief life, the egg beaters are just huge.
This dinner preparation is like a cool science experiment that I get to eat. Even though I’ve had this meal more times than I can count, I still smile every time I see the big puffy eggs. They’re just fun. 🙂