I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.
~ Author unknown
I was lazy tonight.
It would have taken just a few more minutes, and just another pan or two.
But I didn’t want to!
Didn’t want to fry garlic in a skillet, or cut the tails off the beans, or toast the bread, or crumble the feta nicely, or make a perfect whirlpool for my egg.
I thought about doing all those things.
But one word snatched away all good intentions. And that word (or sound, or whatever it is) was: naaaaaaaaaa.
What you do if you’re lazy like me – preheat the oven to 200°C. Get an oven-proof dish of some kind, carelessly throw in some chopped garlic + oil + washed green beans (tails intact) + tinned tomatoes + cinnamon + salt, give it a stir and bake it all up for around 15 minutes. Then poach an egg in salted water, slice some bread, crumble a sliver of feta and eat it all together.
What you do if you’re wiser than me – do the above, but don’t cut corners. “De-tail” and briefly blanch those beans. Fry the garlic, so it doesn’t taste raw and startling in your mouth. Toast your bread. Above all, make a salted whirlpool for your poor poached egg and rescue it the moment it’s ready!
Whatever you do, lazy or not, have yourself a lovely dinner.