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!