Here we are getting towards the end of February so already almost two months into 2018 and as with most people around my age and above I'm wondering how on earth time passes so quickly. Totally contra to that is that with only 2 months gone of 2018 I'm struggling with thinking of anything to blog about!! This is so similiar to the reason I don't do anything like the BNI, you try and think of something interesting to say about printing or promo goods for 2 minutes every week and you'll see what I mean. Thats not even thinking about the ten minute presentation you need to do every so often. Having racked my brains and having read all of the trade magazines for interesting articles that I could summarise here I have decided to tell you about the disastrous Spanish Omelette I tried to cook last Tuesday.
Following Jamie Olivers instructions to the letter I bought my 500 grams of a creamy potato, the variety called Charlotte was recomended and since thats the name of my eldest daughter I chose those. I did however use frozen onion as it is so much more convenient that peeling and chopping the fresh equivilent. I peeled and sliced the tatties, patted them dry and cooked them for the requisite time in a small frying pan as required. I whisked the 5 large eggs with a fork and added a touch of seasoning.
Once the tatties and onions were cooked they were duly added to the whisked eggs and then returned to the frying pan for a further 20 minutes. Everything at this stage was looking just dandy, however the next instruction was to gently release the omellete from the sides of the frying pan using a fish slice. This I did and even at this stage things were still looking pretty good. It was the next phase that spelt disaster, placing a dinner plate over the frying pan and flipping it over all seemed very reasonable but it was only having done so that I remembered why we never used that frying pan. The Teflon coating has long since been replaced with something resembling super glue and once upturned I was left with a pan with a thin coating of egg, onion and potato instead of the Teflon / Super Glue and some not quite cooked scrambled egg, potato and onion mix on the plate. My wife chipped in rather hopefully with a 'never mind I expect it will still taste good' alas not even that would prove to be the truth.
I was able to remove the handle from the frying pan and consign the whole sorry episode to the bin, I think I will try again once I have purchased the proper tool for the job. If I can find a ready made one though I suspect I might settle for that.
All in all it still beats worrying about GDPR or getting on my Turbo Trainer in the garage!