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Yet another cooking post

Tuesday, February 25th, 2003
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I finished my algorithms homework 2 whole HOURS before the class! That's a new record... I've never finished one before :)

Since I was up so early, I decided to have a go at cooking a Real Breakfast. This endeavor was doomed from the start. I was looking at my eggs, and every single one had cracked. Okay... there isn't egg all over the place, so it can't be that bad. I crack one of them... nothing happens. Peel off the shell, I have one frozen egg. They must have been stored too close to the freezer. Okay, I can salvage this. Cranked up the heating element, and hovered my 2 frozen eggs over the frying pan, slowly melting them. This worked well enough, just have to scramble them. Haven't got a wisk, but this fork will do. Okay, that looks like scrambled egg, pour into pan... and... Blast! I cranked up the heat, and never cranked it back down. Burned eggs. At least my bacon and bagels were okay.

I also cooked my remaining chicken breast last night. Once again, I didn't give it enough time. +4 minutes from now on.

Learning to cook is great because my failures are less catastrophic (or at least less time consuming) than, say, anything I do in the computer field.
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[User Picture]From: basalt
2003-02-25 12:48 pm (UTC)
man, eggs... they're just no good.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2003-02-25 02:19 pm (UTC)

Incredibility intersect edibility!

Eggs are great! I just seem to have trouble keeping them away from extreme temperatures!
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[User Picture]From: lipid
2003-02-25 05:52 pm (UTC)

Did you cook your chicken the same way?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2003-02-25 06:09 pm (UTC)
The same way I did last time, yeah. Brine for an hour, season, and broil. I like brining; it makes it harder to have the chicken end up all dry and bletchy.
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