I Nominate Eggs for Lunch
Why are eggs only offered as breakfast? Do you know how many times I’ve been hung over at work and walked to about six different “cafeteria” type places asking if they could make me a fried egg and cheese sandwich for lunch?!?! (For the record, Au Bon Pain will serve a fake egg sandwich during lunch time).
I just don’t get it. Eggs are delicious. Eggs are nutritious. Eggs are malicious. Fine, they’re not malicious, but I have this weird thing that I have to write in threes so that was the first word that came to mind that rhymed.
Anyway, the reason this nomination came up was that I worked from home today. And besides the embarrassment of watching TRL for a half sec and seeing Heidi Montag or whatever try to freestyle while Nelly provided background beats, I loved emailing in bed. But of course my favorite part of working from home is that I get to cook my own lunch. Now sure, most days of the week I bring in something that I had previously cooked, but it’s not the same. I love leftovers. But it’s not the same.
So although the above isn’t some culinary masterpiece, I was thrilled to eat some homemade eggs for my noon meal. I got to think about what I was craving (always eggs) and make it on the spot. Not just the usual of having to psych myself up for whatever leftovers are sitting in the fridge.
I therefore officially nominate eggs to be a required dish for lunch or, alternatively, to import breakfast-all-the-time Jersey diners to every corner in every city in every country.
Egg Scramble Pita Pocket
Place whole wheat pita in a 200 degree oven to warm through. Sautee mushrooms in some extra virgin, then add diced roasted red peppers and keep on low heat until sufficiently hot. On a plate, crumble feta cheese. Push the mushrooms and peppers to one side and crank up the heat. Add butter to the empty side and crack two eggs. Scramble just the eggs and when 75% done incorporate the veggies and then crumble on the cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pull the pita out of the oven and cut down the middle, creating pockets. Pry open the pita and pour in the scramble. If you’re me, take pictures before eating.