Wednesday, October 1, 2014


It's been almost a year and a half since I became a widow.  The one thing I've learned, mainly from my widow friends, is to find happiness wherever and whenever I can.  Sometimes it's a huge incident or memory.  More often it's something you could almost miss.

I discovered how to poach an egg in the microwave in 60 seconds.

For me, an egg is the most satisfying meal.  Breakfast of course, with a slice of Dave's Killer Bread.  My sister turned me on to putting one atop a lunch of warmed greens or quinoa or whatever leftovers I have.  Now that our weather has turned cool, an egg is a warm and simple dinner.

Last week, when I was so behind the culinary times of this century, I happened across a recipe for microwave egg.  In Maui, before we had solar panels installed, I tried microwaving eggs so that the white was firm and yellow was runny.  Close, but no cigar.  I usually microwaved them scrambled.

The secret?  One half cup of water, a bowl about five inches across and one little minute in the microwave!  Sometimes I keep the lid on another 30 seconds while the toast is finishing.

Perfect poached egg!


  1. I like hard fried or scrambled eggs, but I can understand the thrill of learning how to do something you like in the microwave. Love that appliance.

  2. Oh my thick runny yolks! My favorite part.

    I do love the microwave but don't really cook much in it ... mainly re-heating. Or microwave meals. I have a super wonderful recipe for cobbler totally in the microwave. I need to learn a few more things ...

  3. I tried not to gag at the runny yoked egg, but so glad you figure it out. Hope all your eggs are perfect from now on.
    I have to have mine scrambled, very dry and a bit of mustard, just to take away the taste.
    One of my chores on the farm was gathering and cleaning the eggs....but I won't go on with that story. Wouldn't want to ruin your breakfast, LOL

    1. Ew. Sorry Judy. I gathered eggs while chicken sitting. Still love them!!

    2. Really? YUCK! However, I used to help milk cows and I still like to drink milk, LOL.

  4. Isn't it funny how many different ways there are to cook an egg and how everyone has their own preference? I like poached eggs and will try this, for sure. We like eggs just about any way, but when we scramble them, my husband likes his cooked till dry, and I like them soft and fluffy. I hardly cook in my microwave, but I use it everyday for reheating my coffee and leftovers. I do have a fudge recipe that is simple as can be. You heat the ingredients till they butter melts and then stir and pour it into a square dish.