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Coffee (without a maker), Cookies (barely), and Omelets

Makeshift filter

Makeshift filter

During the time that I was snowed in, I faced the dilemma of how to make coffee without my coffee maker. I racked my brain and remembered how certain coffee shops like Blue Bottle in San Francisco and Intelligentsia in Chicago would brew a single cup by drip. So I found a video on YouTube and figured it out. I had to get an ordinary funnel and filter and set them over a cup. I wet the filter with 400 ml of water first, then discarded that water. Then I put the beans in the filter, heat the water in the microwave. I had to pour the water slowly, but it worked as well as I could have hoped for.


Sloppy gingersnap dough

I also made some gingersnaps while I was snowed in, but somehow they turned out sloppy. I wasn’t able to roll the balls in sugar and had to drizzle the sugar on instead. They eat just as well.


Cutting the slog

If there is one habit of cooking that I love, it’s making a lot of one thing and eating for several meals. Thursday, I cooked a third of a pound of pork sausage (for those of you who live in Seward, Pac-N-Save makes great pork sausage). One of my meals with the sausage was a pasta dish, the other two were egg dishes, one of which included relish cooked right into the omelet. And this is how I get through my snowed in time, by taking care of myself with wooden cooking spoons.


Putting together lunch

6 responses to “Coffee (without a maker), Cookies (barely), and Omelets

  1. Eric Epson December 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Have you ever thought about vlogging on your bachelor survival skills? I think this would be a positive development. This could include cooking, household chores, and dating tips.

  2. coffee maker January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Ola! Derekjohnsonmuses,
    Thanks for the above, hi there! my boyfriend is about to head out to iraq this fall. i am starting to panic, naturally! i grew up in the army, but my dad was never deployed to IQ so i am unsure of what to send.

    this is the list i have made for an educated, artsy type… things to be sent out not all at once, but spaced out! THANK YOU!

    Favorite candy (no chocolate/melty)
    Favorite hot sauce
    jerky (no pork products allowed over there)
    Oreo cookies
    Blueberry muffins, cookies (bake, freeze, seal)
    Krispie treats
    Chocolate powder?
    Comic books
    Discs with movie mpegs / dvd’s
    some paperback books
    Supplemental food items
    Coffee maker? Coffee?
    Lemonade packets
    Calling card?
    Disposable camera
    Pictures / photo album
    Batteries / rechargeables
    Eye drops
    saline spray
    Hand sanitizer
    Alcohol wipes
    Shaving cream / razors
    hand lotion
    Foot powder
    Fluffy towel
    Laundry tables/dryer sheets
    Portable fan
    I look forward to your next post

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