Oh, my gosh. Have you seen the commercials for those Just Crack An Egg breakfast thingies?
Part of me said “have we gotten so very lazy?” as I saw an ad for one and then didn’t think about it much more until I was walking down the aisle at the grocery store and saw one. “Eh, what the heck…” I said and threw it into my cart.
AND IT IS THE BEST BREAKFAST EVER. I mean, like, if you only have three minutes. If you have 30 minutes, make something real. But if you only have three?
Here’s the conceit: open the cup, there are three packets of ingredients. A portion of potatoes, a portion of cheese, a portion of some breakfast meat. Take out the packets, crack an egg, whip it up, then dump the contents of the packets into the cup and stir. Microwave for 40 seconds, stir, then microwave for 30 more.
You’re done. You’ve got scramble. And it’s a scramble with potatoes! And cheese! And breakfast meat!
Now, they’re about two-fifty each and I can totally understand if you say “that’s a little ‘spensive for what you’re getting…” and, hey, you’re absolutely right. You can easily do the same thing by just grabbing the 2 ounce containers from the back of the cabinet and buying a bag of potatoes O’Brien and just prepping with stuff you’ve already got in the fridge. Scoop of taters in one, shredded cheese in another, take some kitchen shears to some of the 4 pounds of bacon you baked up a week ago, and your favorite microwavable bowl? You have your own Just Crack An Egg kit for under a buck.
But if you don’t want to have to deal with dishes, and you don’t want to have to deal with food prep, and you no longer balk at the answer to the question “have we gotten so very lazy?”, then you seriously need to grab a couple of these next time you wander through the grocery store. (Hey, sometimes they’ve got them two for four bucks.)
This weekend will be spent going to the grocery store and getting a bunch of these for work. Two minutes and you’ve got a breakfast that feels like you spent 15 minutes on it.
We also have a gaming night on Saturday and maybe an evening dedicated to Daredevil Season 3 in there too.
So… what’s on your docket?