Life must have been so rough 100 years ago. It’s amazing the little technological things I am so dependent on these days. I found myself cursing my apartment recently for not having an ice cube maker after I broke our ice cube tray bending it too far to crack the ice free. I guess I’m just getting too muscular 😉 The next time I live somewhere with an automatic ice maker, I will not take that thing for granted. That got me to thinking about other things I use in my everyday life now that I didn’t have even 5 years ago, such as: my iphone – what did people DO to entertain themselves when waiting in lines, riding the train, etc, play snake on their flip phones?!, spotify – thank you for making my work day 100x more enjoyable, uber – the horror of actually having to walk a block or more to find a busy corner and flag down a cab, instagram – what I’m looking at 90% of the time I’m on my phone. Ok, literally I COULD live without these things, but it wouldn’t be as fun!
And then there’s the knowledge of how to properly and easily poach an egg. The ability to poach an egg is a pretty life-changing thing, let me tell ya. 🙂 They’re only deceivingly fancy, because they’re actually pretty easy to prepare. If you’ve been readying this blog, you know I’m really not an egg for breakfast person. When I do have them, my favorite ways to eat them are poached and served with toast or soft boiled eggs with toast cut into strips for dipping. My grandpa always made soft-boiled eggs for us when we were little and we called them “dippy eggs.” In fact, my sisters and I still refer to them as the very sophisticated name of “dippy eggs.” Anyone interested in Papa Gene’s dippy egg recipe?? I’ll share it if you want it!
Anyway, back to the eggs…
Whether it be dippy or poached, the common theme here is runny yolk. MMM. Warm runny yolk makes the best dipping sauce.
I have to be honest though. Today’s poached egg and avocado toast served as my dinner. It’s just such an easy thing to throw together in 10 minutes after work and there’s something so comforting about eggs and toast. Plus throw in some avocado and some fruit and veggies on the side and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded satisfying, healthy meal! What more could I ask for on a busy Wednesday night?