Sunday, October 30, 2005

quite pleased with myself

What do you do with a heel of whole grain bread, a banana, and a handful of craisins?

My mind lives for challenges like this.

I opened the refrigerator, taking in my options. I reached for the milk, eggs, and butter. Closing the door with my foot, I deposited my finds on the table next to the slice of bread and then grabbed the cinnamon and nutmeg from the spice shelf. In one bowl, I placed the torn pieces of bread. In another, I whipped up an egg, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a dash of sugar. I poured the egg mixture over the bread and tossed it all together with slivers of butter, half a sliced banana (the other half lodged cozily in my stomach), and the handful of craisins.

I set the microwave for three minutes, placing the mystery creation inside this modern marvel of speed cooking. As the bowl spinned and the machine whirred, my senses eagerly awaited any sign to validate my brain's claims of tasty delight. After only moments, an aroma filled the kitchen.

sigh. I love it when I'm right.


(What sort of culinary experiments have you had success or failure with?)

2 comments:

Jason said...

hmmm... I just thought of a joke. What do you call a raisin in the insane asylum?

A craisin! ha ha LOL!

I don't think I've tried to invent anything from whatever leftovers are left over in the kitchen (ohhhh, that's what they call 'em leftovers... whadyaknow?). I have tried to make pie shells with limited success. However, I did try both steamed and grilled salmon the other night. I think the steamed salmon got a little too steamed, because it looked rather angry. The grilled salmon was quite yummy. But that's not really experimenting because my mom gave me the recipe.

Hold on, just remembered that one time I made spaghetti without spaghetti sauce. I just used olive oil, shredded mozzarella, and some parsley and maybe a little basil or something. It was pretty good, I think.

clint said...

well...I took a fried rice recipe that I made up and it involved rice, terriyaki sacue, chicken, and some mixed vegetables, andit worked really well, in fact I ate almost all of it. The only problem however, was that it was enough fried rice to feed two chinese families!!! ha, what about that.