Friday, 23 October 2015

Recipe - Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms

I have two days off work! Hooray! With various work and life stresses converging disastrously last weekend, I have basically felt like a clock that's gone like this:
(Credit to Tom McLellan for visually representing my state of mind in the past week.) So as I was walking around aimlessly in Shoreditch wishing for cigarettes (I don't even smoke) being reassured that things will get better by someone who I'm impressed still has faith in anyone / anything's capacity to change, I thought about all the things I could do that are more than material and might be transient but fall in the category of being good to yourself. A list: get nails done cool colour and make friends with manicurist who reminds you that there are people who aren't exactly like you who are fun and still have real human feelings, make a fun costume for Halloween, watch films, read the last four issues of the Economist back to back NOT because you're desperately trying to stay in the know but because you're just interested, get hair coloured and put shamelessly upload photo on social media, get eyes lasered so you can SEE because really no career or personal success will ever beat being able to see with your very own EYES, write blog, cook. This is what I cooked.
(That's a photo of the food plus a cup of tea with the bag still in and a print out of an article from the FT about whether you should multitask or not #me)

Baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms
Preheat the oven to 180. Wash a bunch of spinach and wilt in a frying pan. Leave in a colander to drain. In the same frying pan, melt half a tablespoon of butter. Chop half an onion and a garlic clove and fry gently for a couple of minutes until translucent. Add a handful of mushrooms, chopped. Gently fry for 5 - 10 minutes until everything has taken on a colour. Add 150ml double cream and return the spinach to the pan. Grate about 70g cheddar and add to the pan. Stir well, season with salt and pepper. In a small baking dish, place the creamy mixture. Make two wells and a crack an eggs into each. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes until the eggs are set and eat with toast. Almost fall asleep at manicurist's house because of all the cream and cheese.

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