Friday, July 25, 2008

Cooking as Procrastination

And why not??

Here's the thing: I'm trying to write a quickie 5-minute speech for my New Sector Residency graduation thingy next Thursday, and although I already know what I'm going to talk about, I can't seem to put anything concrete down. I've shunned the empty notebook page, I've been avoiding the blank computer screen (this doesn't count) - so what does that leave me? One of the most glorious blank canvases in existence: the frying pan!

How about I tell you what I just made for dinner instead of why this past year has been a meaningful and enriching experience?

The Salad That Was a Scramble:

- 2-3 eggs, beaten with some milk
- crumbled goat cheese
- baby spinach leaves
- walnuts
- balsamic vinegar
- salt

To make this really good, heat a skillet over low heat and pour in the eggs. Stir slowly and constantly. Nothing will happen for a while because the heat is so low, but don't get antsy; you'll thank me later. When the eggs start to curdle, add in the goat cheese and keep stirring to keep the stuff from sticking to the sides of the pan. When it's all pretty curdled up but still not set, turn the heat off and just walk away. Go fold your laundry. Or cut your toenails (away from the stove!). Then come back and give everything a good stir with a heat-resistant plastic spatula (thanks to Kat for introducing me to this satisfying utensil). Turn the heat back to low and add the spinach. Mix everything well and remove from heat when the eggs just stop being runny. Transfer to a bowl and mix with a handful of chopped walnuts, a few splashes of balsamic, and some chunky salt.

Et voila! My dinner - but you can have some too, I guess...

1 comment:

Dan said...

Hey Evie, do you think some raisins on top of that would go well, or would it be just weird? Either way, sounds yum-o-fun.