Breakfast in Under Eight Minutes
Growing up, my mother always fixed a hearty breakfast. I never missed a breakfast before school. Many, many years ago when I was a single working mom, it was hard getting not just myself ready for work but like most, I had my daughter to get ready for school. This was before I married my husband and we blended our families together. I never left the house without having breakfast for both myself and my daughter. It wasn’t easy but I planned ahead. I got up earlier and allowed for time to fix breakfast.
To this very day, I still fix breakfast for myself. My husband doesn’t want to eat so prefers to go work without.
I decided to test the time it took for me to fix breakfast this morning. I set the timer for 10 minutes. From there I went to the fridge pulled out eggs, cracked three into a bowl. I retrieved the skillet, turned on the stove, put a dab of butter in it.
I whisked the eggs, added salt, nutmeg and dill. I didn’t have cream so I left that out. It really isin’t necessary for scrambling anyway. I retrieved a block of cheddar cheese and grated a small amount and put aside.
I then grabbed the bread and put a slice in the toaster and returned to the stove to pour the egg mixture into the now hot skillet. I moved the mixture around and just before done, I added the cheese. I let the cheese melt to my liking and scooped onto a plate.
I retrieved the toast, buttered and put some homemade blueberry preserves on the toast. I then poured a glass of juice and grabbed a magazine and sat down to eat.
Then I got back up and went to look at the timer and it was just turning eight minutes.
Now, obviously one has to allow for time to eat and do a somewhat cleanup. Many, many years ago, I left the skillet in the sink filled with soapy water and dropped the plate and glass in the dishwasher. When I came home in the evening I cleaned the skillet. I didn’t have to have a perfectly cleaned kitchen. I never however, let the skillet go uncleaned over night. I cleaned my kitchen thoroughly every evening before I went to bed and still clean the kitchen every evening. I do suffer OCD over a clean kitchen.