What’s for lunch?

One of my New Year’s resolutions: Make the noon meal more than half a peanut-butter sandwich eaten standing up at the sink, but at the same time, don’t go mental over it or nothin’. Day one was a smashing success, thanks to Mark Bittman’s helpful suggestion: Baked eggs. (Link warning for dial-ups: Video.)

Take two ramekins — or one, if you’re just making a snack — butter or oil the inside, and put a few tasty things in there. I used a paper-thin slice of prosciutto and a few spinach leaves. Break an egg over the top. Salt, pepper, and bake for 12-15 minutes in a 375-degree oven.

Yum.

Posted at 1:33 pm in Same ol' same ol' |
 

9 responses to “What’s for lunch?”

  1. Dorothy said on January 2, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Oh my but that sounds good. Might have to have that for lunch tomorrow!

  2. LAMary said on January 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Now that the great Cholula sauce drought has ended, I’ve been eating scrambled eggs with Cholula for either lunch or breakfast a lot. I know Danny and I mentioned Cholula sauce here once and noted its disappearance from Costco shelves. It’s back, wonderful as ever.

  3. Danny said on January 2, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Mary, funny you should mention it, ‘cuz I’ve been doing the same lately. In fact, I made myself an onion/asparagus scramble this morning and Chlolula was the topper.

    I’m still ordering it from the company website direct. I’ve been too lazy to go searching for something that is a de facto commodity. If we run out at my house, there’s a problem.

  4. jcburns said on January 2, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    So that’s how you spell ‘ramekins.’ And by the way, we saw no Cholula sauce when we spent several nights in Cholula. Salsa Catsup, though.

  5. MichaelG said on January 3, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I buy it off the shelf at Safeway here in Sactown. I don’t like to buy too big a bottle because I think it goes off after a time. I like the illusion of freshness.

  6. Danny said on January 3, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Right, Michael. I tend toward the 5 oz bottles myself.

  7. Jeff said on January 3, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Tabasco goes bad, but Cholula just gets more piquant (IMO); Nancy, try a tortilla on a cookie sheet, a ring of shredded (low-fat) cheese, and break an egg in the center — 12-15 min. in 375 oven. Top with Pace picante, eat by hand or with fork if you’re wearing a white shirt…blouse, whatever.

  8. basset said on January 4, 2008 at 1:52 am

    we just found a toaster at Target with a little egg-cooking cup on the end, throw in some sausage and you can have homemade McMuffins .

    one quick way to do breakfast, though… squirt some spray-can vegetable oil in a ceramic teacup, break an egg in there, put plastic wrap over the top, poke a couple holes for air escape and microwave it. get the egg just a little runny (what Jesco would call a “sloppy, slimy aig”), tip it out on a piece of toast, and you’re all set.

  9. LAMary said on January 4, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    With four Cholula enthusiastists in one house, the large bottles get used up quickly.