Happy New Year! It is 2013 and the times, they are a-changin’. I’m not gonna make some ridiculous promise to blog more because we all know that we shouldn’t make promises we can’t keep. But I will try to post more food victories. For example, here is this hearty wintertime flavor sensation that I created this morning for when the weather outside is frightful and you’re contemplating how fucking awesome it is that the first black president is being sworn in for his second term on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Savory oatmeal, you say? Step aside, cinnamon, brown sugar and raisins. That’s right, bitches. You mean nothing to me. I have found a new love and her name is onion, cheese and salt.
If you make this and eat it, I just want you to realize right now that crack is not listed as one of the main ingredients.
1 cup water
1 cup milk
dash of salt (IMPORTANT, do not skip.)
1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oat (Don’t use the cheap quick oats crap. Life is short.)
Boil the water and milk. Add salt. Add oats and cook for 15 minutes. Stick around and stir them so that you don’t burn the bottom.
At the same time, soft boil some eggs (aka, boil eggs for 5 minutes). Or just make eggs however you like, sunny side up, fried, scrambled poached. I recommend poached or soft boil because I love that runny delicious yolk. From the picture you can see that I kind of effed the eggs but they were still soft yolk stage, so still delish.
Spoon out the oatmeal. Top with a couple tablespoons of pepper jack cheese and fresh scallions. Add your eggs and prepare for glory.
A friend sent me this picture. I love everything about this picture.
I now have it as my lock screen. So now every time I look at my phone it makes me ask myself, WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE.
I think it’s working.
It’s articles like these that make me rethink my career aspirations.
I want to work in a lab that is making umami from scratch. What.
Oh, hey, are you still here? So I’ve been reading these essays:
They are awesome. I particularly like the ones from John Hodgman and Patton Oswalt.
I have been listening to some of NPR’s coverage of the RNC and 90 days, 90 reasons really helps to stop me from breaking my material possessions.
From what I gather from the internets, I am a slow knitter. One reason for this is that I knit English style, as opposed to Continental which is much faster. Perhaps because of this I’ve been putting more effort into cooking than knitting and sewing. And by cooking, I mean playing a lot of Scramble with Friends.
I’ve tried to teach/make myself Continental knitting. I can actually kind of do it, but because I am such a noob, it’s actually SLOWER than my English style, so it makes me fall back on English style. Vicious circle! I should knit a scarf that is 100% stockinette so that I can practice. Anyone out there want a scarf that is probably going to have uneven stitches??
It’s not that I don’t want to knit. It’s just lost it’s magic or something. Like knitting and I fell into a comfortable groove, but then it got harder and harder to spend time with it and knitting started to take me for granted and bought a red sports car without asking me. Or, more likely, I just got turned off by how slow it is. It takes me forever to finish a project now. I guess I’m hitting some kind of knitter’s block or maybe I’m just bad at knitting or something.
Anyway, like most couples in dire straits, I turned to the internet and specifically shopping to try to reactivate my lust for knitting. I follow a lot of knitting blogs and I saw these hat kits turn up one day in my Google Reader so I bought one. This kit is from one of the kitting world’s most beloved designers so I hope it will do the trick and get me back into the knitting fold. I’ve never used a knitting kit for anything so it’s kind of exciting.
Right now are you wondering why these pictures are so shitty? Well, let me tell you! I took these with my new (used) iPhone (3GS)! Super crappy but soooo convenient.
More on my new (old) phone later. For now, YARN! And not only yarn, but Brooklyn Tweed yarn! If you are a knitter, you should be squeeing right now with me. This is my first tactile experience with his yarn (this is Loft yarn, not Shelter).
And yes, that is an Ikea pillowcase.