A Making Breakfast Video
I have to explain why I would share a video like this. Because otherwise it’s odd. Trust me, it’s way more weird to ME to watch myself cooking a meal. Side note, I have got to work on my posture. And our kitchen does not normally look this clean. I just so happened to clean the day before. Otherwise you might have seen the true me….
I mentioned something about this in my “how to meal plan” post (which is a great post, if you haven’t seen it!). But basically, if you’re fairly new to the kitchen, the timing is a huge factor. A meal could take an hour, or it could take 25 minutes if you know how to time things out. (Have you seen any cooking competition shows? They can put together a 22-course meal in about 10 minutes.)
Here are a few things I know about my oven/stove, and it’s a good idea for you to know them too!
- How long does it take to boil 3 inches of water in the small pot? (10 minutes for me)
- How long does it take to cook bacon in the big cast iron skillet? (15 minutes)
- How many apple slices will fit in the skillet?
- How much water do I need to cover a certain amount of eggs? (About 3 inches of water works for 6 eggs, in a small pot.)
Do you see what I’m getting at? It’s good to know those numbers, and it takes a little time to learn your oven and stove. Some of them cook faster and hotter than others.
I knew that the bacon would take about 15 minutes. To get water to boil takes about 10 minutes, plus an extra 8.5 minutes to cook the eggs to a soft-boil. Then an additional 3 minutes to cool down. Plus 2 more minutes to peel them. That’s nearly 25 minutes for soft-boiled eggs!
To peel and slice apples takes me around 5 minutes, then another 8 minutes in the skillet.
A quick assessment of the foods I wanted to cook led me to this plan:
- Fill a pot with water and turn the heat to “high.”
- Turn a skillet on medium heat.
- Chop the bacon and begin to cook the bacon.
- Prepare the apples for sautéing (peel, slice, toss in cinnamon).
- Put the eggs in the boiling water.
- Begin to cook the apples.
- Blend the Brussels sprouts (until they’re tiny pieces).
- Once the bacon is cooked, add the sprouts and cook about 5 more minutes.
- Peel the eggs.
- Make the plates.
Obviously this is just one scenario.
Unless you eat eggs, B sprouts with bacon, and sautéd apples for every meal (which sounds awesome, by the way). If you’ve never had a soft-boiled egg, get on it. Tonight, tomorrow, whenever you read this. They are definitely my favorite way to eat eggs right now. *drool*
If you have an idea for a meal, and you want me to help you figure out how to cook it to save time, email me. I’ll be like Sherlock Holmes. Except, more like Shercook Holmes.
No, that’s awful. How about Shecooks Forfun.
This is getting worse. Let me stop while I’m ahead (I don’t think I was ever ahead).
Please leave a comment, email me, let me know on IG or FB: Was this helpful? I want to make more videos for you guys, but I don’t want to spend 2+ hours on a video that no one finds useful, know what I’m saying?
(That reminds me of this meme I loved in college…)
Happy weaning folks! Thanks for watching/reading!