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Above: how to compensate for being a bad roommate in half an hour.

Spinach and Ham Omelette

Two 1/2 inch slices of a roasted ham, with the skin cut off and chopped into small cubes, goes in the hot pan with olive oil, 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach and one minced shallot. Add three large eggs, whisked in a bowl with two tablespoons of whole milk or cream. Give it a minute, then add a cup of grated cheddar or Monterey Jack (or both). Pop it in the oven (on broil if your pan can stand it; lower if it can’t) until the top is set. Slide it out for a large circular omelette for one or cut it in half for normal-sized omelettes for two.

French Toast

Each egg makes enough batter for just over one slice of bread; two eggs is almost enough for three slices. Eggs, milk or cream, vanilla, and lots of cinnamon make up the batter in a bowl with a large mouth. Dip thick slices of white bread on both sides. Fry in butter, flipping once until golden brown. Butter is non-negotiable. If there isn’t lots of butter then it isn’t French toast. Pictured is some pretty basic, squishy, diner-style, five-minute French toast; you can make mini-French toasts with slices of baguette and crisp them extra in the oven and then bury them in a mound of fresh fruit or compote for something else entirely.

Also pictured are slices of cantaloupe, nectarine, and banana, and chunks of orange.

Really, at least half of the reason I’m a bad roommate is thermodynamically irresistible. The organization of my possessions degrades on its own. I combat it elsewhere with meal formations.


Written by skimfu

March 14, 2009 at 3:15 pm

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