Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Foot Nurse, Movie.

Today our foot nurse comes to see us. Thank goodness. She has only been once since the bed bug situation - we thought things were clear so she came, but then I had to tell her not to come again. I will be so glad. I seem to be totally incapable of looking after my own feet any more, I have been going to a foot nurse, one way or another, for a very long time now. I started when I had a hip replacement in '04 I think. Carried on because of diabetes which my current doctor actually thinks I probably never had.

This afternoon I am going, with a friend, to see Pete's Dragon. I am particularly looking forward to it because it is in 3D. Some friends won't go to that. I hope the one going with me tomorrow is OK I believe she hasn't been to a 3D movie before. This seems to be quite a bit different from the one I saw with Helen Reddy many, many years ago. Looks a lot more scary too. Mind you where the name Elliot came from I cannot imagine, it is not a very draconian name.


I found this recipe in the New York Times email and tried it for supper on Monday night. We both enjoyed it very much. It's easy peasy to do too. For us, I reduced the spaghetti to 6 oz. which was plenty. I also used wholewheat spaghetti instead of the regular. On the website there are comments and one woman said she separated the eggs, cooked the whites and put the yolks into the pasta raw. The heat of the pasta cooks them of course. I just fried them lightly and it worked fine. This is definitely a keeper. I should warn you though, because of the oil, it has a high fat content. Oh, another thing, wait until the spaghetti is just about done before you start cooking the eggs.

Spaghetti With Fried Eggs

Salt
½ lb thin spaghetti
6 Tbs extra virgin olive oil or lard
2 large cloves garlic, lightly smashed and peeled
4 eggs
Freshly ground black pepper
Freshly grated Parmesan or pecorino cheese, optional

1. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Start the sauce in the next step, and start cooking the pasta when the water boils.

2. Combine garlic and 4 tablespoons of the oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the garlic, pressing it into the oil occasionally to release its flavor; it should barely color on both sides. Remove the garlic, and add the remaining oil.

3. Fry the eggs gently in the oil, until the whites are just about set and the yolks still quite runny. Drain the pasta, and toss with the eggs and oil, breaking up the whites as you do. (The eggs will finish cooking in the heat of the pasta.) Season to taste, and serve immediately, with cheese if you like.

Servings: 2

Author: Suzy Allman for The New York Times

Author Notes
Here's a quick and delicious pasta dish to make when you have little time, and even less food in the house. All you need is a box of spaghetti, four eggs, olive oil and garlic (Parmesan is a delicious, but optional, addition).


Have a great day
 

16 comments:

  1. Eggs? Interesting... How was the movie??

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    1. It was very different Tammy, we like it. Haven't been to the movies yet.

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  2. Yummy dish! Nice to hear about the movie...

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    1. It was yummy WW. I hope it will be a good show.

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  3. Enjoy the movie. 3D is the way to go.

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    1. I agree Alex, but it seems to make some people dizzy.

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  4. That recipe sounds yummy. I'll be trying that soon. Hope you enjoyed the movie. I can't cope with 3D myself.

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    1. Do Helen, it's so easy and really good. Haven't been to see the movie yet, this afternoon. I hope my friend can cope with 3D. She has never been to one apparently. Fingers crossed.

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  5. The movie does look interesting. You will have to give us a review about it. That recipe looks interesting too. Unique. Might have to try it.

    Betty

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    1. I will certainly write about it Betty. The recipe is different and we thought delicious. Very easy.

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  6. Enjoy the movie and hope it's good. My mom had a foot lady for years and you need to have someone if it means your health

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    1. It looks good Birgit. I certainly do need someone and will be glad to see her in a little while.

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  7. That sounds really tasty! Although I've always preferred my eggs done in butter vs. oil.

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    1. The garlicky oil adds something JoJo and of course you use it in the spaghetti anyway. I guess the same could be done with butter but of course olive oil is healthier.

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    1. Never tried it before Ivy. This recipe was delicious.

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