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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
    Pringles
    Salsa
    Chocolate powder?
    Comic books
    Discs with movie mpegs / dvd’s
    some paperback books
    Supplemental food items
    Coffee maker? Coffee?
    Condiments
    Gum
    Lemonade packets
    Communication
    Pens/pencils
    Calling card?
    Stationery/journals
    Stamps
    Disposable camera
    Pictures / photo album
    Batteries / rechargeables
    Eye drops
    saline spray
    Sunscreen
    Hand sanitizer
    Alcohol wipes
    Shaving cream / razors
    Floss
    hand lotion
    Sheets?
    Pillow
    Socks
    Foot powder
    Soap
    Fluffy towel
    Laundry tables/dryer sheets
    Portable fan
    I look forward to your next post

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