Last Thursday night, I made some startling self-observations on my way into the kitchen.
I was holding an empty wineglass.
My fingers were covered in cheese-puff dust.
I was wearing sweats.
Over the sweats, I was wearing my fluffy pink bathrobe.
I actually stopped, mid-stride, and thought whoa. You are just a little bit scary right now.
Although only Thursday, it had been a very long week. I went through part of Wednesday thinking it was, in fact, Thursday, until a co-worker set me straight. That was a little embarrassing. I only made it through Friday on that weekend adrenaline surge thing.
So, I was not at my best on Thursday. I also acknowledge that I was stress-eating (hello, cheese puffs) and I did pay the price for all that salt by waking up at midnight with a wicked thirst.
The thing that kept me going, though, was dinner. I was just too tired to cook, and I looked too scary to go get anything, so I decided on Hawaiian comfort food: Spam, Eggs, and Rice.
I looked for a recipe link for this delicacy, just because I am lazy. I found some that there were . . . okay, but then I thought: Cripes, cruelironing. How hard is this? NOT.
Cook some rice. Use the package directions if this is hard. I usually make four servings.
Scramble some eggs. I like 3, for the two of us.
Slice up a can of spam. YES, SPAM. A can is about six slices, I think. To get the authentic Hawaii taste, pour some shoyu (soy sauce, mainlanders) into your frying pan, and add the spam. Gently fry until the spam is carmelized. There's your elegant food blogger word for you food snobs.
Plate the spam, rice and eggs, and enjoy.
Note: At just about any McDonald's in Hawaii, you can order this for breakfast. Give it a whirl.