Date: 2 February 2015. Toasting English Muffins on a Heater.
As is much of the country, the
panhandle of Florida has been beset by cold weather yet again. Last
night it was below freezing. In my book 30 is an age, and should not
be the number of degrees above zero! Still there is one good thing
about breaking out the catalytic heater during the wintertime.
That's enjoying a spot of Darjeeling tea with one of my favorites:
toasted English muffins.
A couple years back Douglas, a friend on
shared a tin of Darjeeling his mom had sent over from Scotland. It's the Queen's
favorite along with
Earl Grey. Mine too, although I do also enjoy
Constant Comment and
regular Lipton. The specialties are for *special
Definition of a Special Occasion: Any day I'm
I enjoy English muffins with peanut butter and
eating them cold isn't going to happen. I've tried toasting them in
a pan on my burner and wasn't impressed with the results. But then
we had this cold snap and I decided to try using my
Coleman catalytic heater
as a toaster. It worked!
First I laid a piece of heavy duty
aluminum foil on top of the heater.
Then, one muffin face down on the heater. Flipping regularly, it
Between the tea brewing and the English muffin
toasting, Seaweed smelled like a breakfast cafe.
The muffin heated thoroughly and was "just right"
for me. I added some peanut butter -- it melted into the holes and
called it supper.
When it's cold my get up and
go disappears. All I want to do is read on my Kindle and stay warm.
Cooking loses it's appeal and I tend to graze on whatever is
easiest. Today I had some celery with the muffin along with fresh
tomatoes. It wasn't the most nutritious of days, but there was only
a knife to wash so that's okay by me.
Hauling water, heating same on the
stove -- well, all of that just isn't my thing, especially when it's
cold. Brrr. Stay warm y'all.
Is there a particular comfort food you prefer when you
simply don't want to cook?
What do you put on English muffins?
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