Use This in the Kitchen?

A couple of years ago I was given, let’s call it an egg cooker, this gift from one of my younger sisters. I do not remember any special reason for the gift, except for maybe she was not making use of hers! Actually I now have two of these “egg cookers”. The funny thing about it all … I always think of her when I use it, plus it is one of my quick go-to ways to make breakfast. I now know what to do with this egg cooker! This is my creation.

Here goes.

Line up your ingredients: raw egg, cheese and mushrooms if you wish, roll or bread if you wish, egg cooker, fork, knife, salt, pepper, salsa if you wish. Crack the egg into the white side of the egg cooker and beat the egg with the fork. Toss in sliced mushroom and some cheese, my first choices, but you can add in what you want. Be sure the egg covers all the added items. Close the clear lid over and cook in microwave for 90 seconds.

Finally, out of the microwave and removed from the egg cooker into a roll or onto bread. Maybe add some salt, pepper or salsa and your breakfast is ready to eat in no time flat! Enjoy!

Ready to eat! So easy!

Things I learned from using the egg cooker:

  1. Do not throw in beans or tomatoes or any foods that when they heat will explode in the microwave. You do not want to spend time cleaning the microwave later. I learned the hard way and only once!
  2. I can create a breakfast meal in the same amount of time it takes my coffee to brew.
  3. Salsa is the best to add once out of the microwave; adds so much flavor to it all!
  4. The egg cooker is easy to clean: wipe it out with paper towel and put it on the top rack of the dishwasher.
  5. I think of my sister every time I use this egg cooker, and I like that! So glad I now have two! Thanks sis!

Educate Me About Saladitos, Please.

You know how we joke about never seeing a particular red car and then all of a sudden you begin to see it everywhere? Well that is how I am feeling about saladitos?

I had no idea what they are, and actually I still have little idea. I had seen them at the supermarket and then at the drugstore. They hang in small and large plastic bags simply stating they are dried salted plums. Hmm…here in the southwest maybe it is an easy way to keep some salt in my diet, especially after a sweaty bike ride or tennis match. So I decide to actually purchase a bag.

Well, someone really needs to educate me about this food. Here’s what happened. I popped one dried salted plum into my mouth. They are salty! Very, very salty!! I think I took in enough salt to last me at least 2 days. Then I was looking for the plum….yes, it is dried …so much so, I had a difficult time getting any sense of a fleshy something. The pit seemed larger than anything so I rolled that around in my mouth. All of this activity lasted about one minute or less because the salt was just overwhelming!

I have a whole bag of these saladitos! What to do. I researched it on the web. Some people love these things! Some wrote about the fleshiness of them. What? Am I eating the same snack as these people? I see no recipe so I decide I will soak one dried salted plum in some water for a day. Okay, now I truly see no fleshiness to this item and it is no better in my mouth.

So please someone educate me about saladitos before I toss the bag! Thanks!

How to enjoy dried salted plums; let me know ASAP!
How to enjoy dried salted plums; let me know ASAP! Thanks!