Monday, August 10, 2009

Big Breakfast

Well, I spent last week furiously working on finishing my college kid's cookbook. There's nothing like a kid getting ready to leave for college 2 weeks early to light a fire under one's butt. I tried this on one of my college sons and his father, and it received 2 thumbs up. It takes a few minutes to cook, but I wasn't doing anything that morning, anyway!


2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp minced onion

1 small potato, washed and shredded
1/8 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tbsp milk
1/4 cup diced cooked ham

Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the potato, salt, ham and onion and cook about 5 minutes, until the potato is tender, stirring occasionally. Beat together the eggs and milk, then pour them on top of the potato mixture. Let it cook for a minute or 2, then stir to turn and cook the remainder of the eggs. This serves one (remember, it's from my college kid cookbook). I might like this with tomato added, but, while I have (as of Sunday) 84 tomatoes growing, I have none that are ready to hop onto my plate. Sad day.
I printed out my cookbook for Jeff - the limited edition, pre-production copy #1 of 2. He insisted that it needed an author's biography, so I handwrote this:

"Author's Biography

Jeffrey's mother. I feed him.
Look at him.
Need I say more?"


doggybloggy said...

how friggin' cute is it that you made him a cookbook? You are the best!

Channon said...

Eggs, ham and potatoes without cheese?! No wonder your family is so lean...

And you ARE the best.

gaylen said...

Love that the cookbook is getting done, hope you have luck getting published - then I can say "I knew her when."

Chan is right - needs cheese. But otherwise - Yummy. g

Grace said...

awesome idea—i nominate you for mom of the year, not only for making the book, but also for raising a son who’s ready and willing to cook from it!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You deserve Mom of the Year. How do you ever find the time?!

buffalodick said...

Looks like a hearty breakfast! My sons want me to make up a cook book too!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love your biography.

TavoLini said...

That looks good--smart idea to make a cookbook!