Remember those? As a kid, my mom would not argue with me at suppertime if I was under a tree on a blanket with my nose in a book. I try to do the same for myself nowadays on occasion.
|This day, I just watched the dogs. No time to cook.|
Your best friend.
If you're a piano player, your butt might have been stuck to the bench, right?
|Here's someone I've spent hours talking with. Thanks, God.|
|Maybe you taught a piano student to make chocolate mousse that afternoon.|
And then you just thank God for scrambled eggs. Maybe scrambled eggs and tomatoes, if it's summer.
|From my garden|
Could be scrambled eggs and toast. Or asparagus. Even a few fried potatoes (if you microwave them first, it's even faster), eh?
In this case: in under five minutes, you can cook up some grated summer squash with a tish of onion or garlic, add your eggs, stir, plate, and top with salsa.
There's nothing magical about it. Except that it tastes very good, is quite filling, and takes no time away from the weird novel your neighbor left on your porch. Or from listening to a Charpentier Christmas Cantata or David Russell's guitar music. From playing with the dog. Chatting with your husband. Try it:
Scrambled Eggs with Grated Squash and Salsa-- Serves 1; doubles or quadruples easily
Into a small skillet heated over medium heat, measure 1-2 teaspoons olive oil. Grate 1/2 cup summer squash (yellow, zucchini, etc.) and chop 1-2 teaspoons of onion or 1/2 teaspoon of garlic. Place vegetables in the skillet and cook for a couple of minutes until softened. If you like, throw in a teaspoon or two of the fresh herb of your choice here; I like basil. Meantime, whisk (or fork) together two eggs and a teaspoon of water and pour over the squash. Season well with salt and pepper. Let eggs cook until about half-way set and stir briefly. Remove from pan while still tender. Top with salsa and serve with sliced tomatoes or toast. Et voila. Dinner is served.
Two-Dog Kitchen or Around the 'Hood
Whenever I start a new job, my brain is full. So goes it these last two weeks. Lots to dream of in this lovely worship space where God engages my heart...
|Prospect Park United Methodist, Minneapolis, MN|