OT - Eff Off Friday/ Forn Friday
Happy Friday, STalkers! Sorry I'm so late in posting. What a day. Ugh. I thought 2024 would be somewhat calmer at work. Ha! We started the year off with multiple bangs. I thought, "I'll start the new year on February 1." Things got crazier and I give up! 2024 has been a freaking rollercoaster thus far.
Eff off to:
- King Pita. KP luuuuuuuvvvvs to send instant Zoom meeting invites and expects you to join immediately. Does KP bother to look if you're in another meeting? Nope. When you don't join, he calls you. And I didn't answer. I responded to his invite and his call (text) that I was in a meeting with The Big Giant Head: KP's boss! No way I'm blowing off BGH for one of KP's bouts of tangentiality.
- Mr Ego. Ego is an arrogant chauvinistic jerkwad who believes he's God's gift to the company. He has zero problem unexpectedly dumping work on me (we do a similar task for different managers) because he can't ever tell me he'll be out of the office. Then I'm suddenly inundated with requests from his enabled whiners who are used to getting what they want rightthiseffingminute because Ego doesn't do anything else. Well, Ego has his panties in a wad because he was not selected to work with upper management on a new task. And I was. Call the waaaaaaahm-bulance, Ego. Your oEgo-inflated sense if importance got in your way.
- El Niño. We're on record to have one of our warmest Winters and low-end snowfalls. It's February and we're just under 8 feet of snow for the season. DAMMIT!!!
Forn is 'food' and 'p0rn' combined.
What do you do with the last 2-4 slices of bread? It's often the heels and a good possibility they're stale. When fresh corn is in season, I butter the heels so butter doesn't run all over my plate and roll corn on the cob on them. But it's Winter and the available corn isn't up to snuff. While I occasionally toss it out for the critters, my favorite thing to do is make a small batch of bread pudding. Sweet or savory, it's simple and tasty.
Individual Bread Pudding
1 Tbsp butter
2 slices of stale bread, cubed (as best you can)
1 large egg
3 Tbsp milk (I used heavy cream)
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
sprinkle of nutmeg
Put a pat of butter in the bottom of the big mug and microwave in 10-15 second intervals to melt. Coat bottom and sides of mug. (I used a 5x5 square dish.)
Cube the muffin and place it in the mug. Add the crumbs!
In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour slowly over the muffin in the mug, pushing the muffin down slightly with a fork into the egg mixture to coat.
Microwave on high for 1 minute and check. You want a toothpick to come out clean. This will take anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes, depending on your microwave. Mine took 2 mins 40 seconds.
Drizzle with honey or maple syrup.
This is enough for servings.
I've made this with white, wheat, jalapeño-cheddar... even a stale muffin! If you have a small, ripe banana, zhuzh it up in the blender with the "small bowl" ingredients. Toss in some blueberries for banana blueberry bread pudding. I want to try adding some pumpkin butter and craisins to the next batch. *biggrin*
Wishing you a stress-free, healthy, and enjoyable weekend!