Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cold Plates, Warm Plates

A heap of scrambled eggs on a cold plate--probably stays warm about half the time it takes to walk from the kitchen counter to the dining table.  Not very long.

Presenting the solution to the problem of having cold eggs for breakfast is one of the Things I get to do today.  We eat eggs for breakfast two or three days a week.  The house is just beginning to get warm as we sit down to the table.  Dishes in the cupboard stay cold for even longer.

Here's an easy process that can mean your warm breakfast will stay that way until you are handed the second page of the comics.  This works for scrambled or fried eggs.  You have to heat the pan a bit before you put the eggs in, right?  Well then, set both of the plates like a lid on the pan as soon as it goes on the stove so the plates can be gathering the extra warmth that swoops up around the edge of the pan from the burner.  By the time the pan is hot, the plates will have most of the ice melted.

Cooked eggs in the pan will be served on these warm plates

Here's the finishing guarantee for warm plates: as soon as the eggs are done, set the pan on one of the plates and use the other as a lid while you collect the last items for the breakfast table: coffee, toast, fruit, etc.

When you pile those yummy yellows from your fluffy feathered chickens onto the plate, its warmth will cuddle them until nearly your last bite, unless, of course, you are one of those who neglect the gifts of the hens to do the daily crossword puzzle first.  In that case, you won't notice you had eggs for breakfast, and you won't know why you even read this blog.


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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure it qualifies my being one of those, but I was feeling pretty smart, nonetheless, while eating breakfast this morning.

  2. Now, why didn't I think of that? I am always disappointed that my eggs are not steaming hot when I finally set down to eat them!! Thanks for the idea. Also, thank you for commenting on my blog, it was a nice surprise to see the comments. I did not realize there were actually two (Thanksgiving and Christmas) Cactus plants. I will keep my eye out for a Christmas one. BTW: The Thanksgiving Cactus now has one bud on it, CRAZY.

    1. Fun to get a little chatter in the back field, huh? These Cactus critters are also a bit like poinsettias, in that they response the day/night light and darkness cycles. If they are in a room that gets little artificial light, they will bloom more regularly.

      And thank you for the comments. Found you through Sidewalkshoes and its variations. I write daily, and wrote about my cactus as well. "Pointy or Rounded" is its title.