Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ham and eggs with corn pudding and fried tomato

What to do with leftover corn and roasted poblano pudding: slice into thick slabs and brown in a pan with some good country ham and the garden's first brandywine tomatoes. This was brunch on Saturday, but I wanted to share before it slipped my mind.

A lot of things slip my mind these days. It could be the booze (my consumption has reached Scandinavian proportions), or the lack of sleep I've been granting myself (why are Current TV and BBC America so damn fascinating after 11:00pm on Sunday nights? Don't they know I have to work in the morning!?), but I cannot keep my shit straight these days. I come home, try to cook and write a little, and it takes me two hours to post ramen because I got lost down some rabbithole, reading some catty fag wax sarcastic about Brooke Hogan's exquisite lucite heels. Then, all of a sudden, it's like 10:30 and I haven't just connected with my husband, relaxed or stopped thinking in the 5 hours since I got home. (Yeah, yeah, you parents out there are rolling your eyes right now, but I don't feel like playing Who Has It Worse.)

So, sorry. You get my leftovers tonight. I'm also "cooking" leftovers: onigiri from the genmai (Japanese brown rice) and shiro maguro misoyaki (miso-glazed albacore) that I made to go with the midori-no sukaizuke last night. But at least I have a couple photos to share!

Gratuitous food porn runny yolk money shot. Skaboosh!

My first tomato of the season! It definitely looks like an heirloom tomato. That's gonna be my new thing: if something is totally fug and looks broke-ass, it's "heirloom". These fuckers are ugly as sin, but when you taste one, you'll see why they're $5/pound. And worth the trouble of growing.

Now to try to get some shots of my onigiri before the sun goes down. Sigh, no rest for the wicked.

24 comments:

April in CT said...

I'm not even gonna comment what that tomato resembles. chants *I'm not 14, I'm not 14*

That plate of food looks sooo good...mercy!

Mosby said...

Girl, you are the Jenna Jameson of food porn! (Did I spell her name right? Should I be embarrassed if I did?)

Peter G said...

Lol! at the tomato!...looks great all fried up heather.

Alex Rushmer said...

Consider yourself tagged and awarded:

http://justcookit.blogspot.com/2008/08/tag-youre-it.html

kittie said...

Omg - that tomato shot cracks me up...

I've been lost in a rabbit warren for the last 3 hours. I know I've been busy... but no idea on what ;)

Whatever. Fried stuff and runny yolk is always post-worthy...

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

There is one farm I go to that seems to sell nothing but weird-ass heirloom veggies. They claim they like to have "fun" with their food.

I'm digging your breakfast. I'd be happy to have some weird tomatoes with ham and eggs.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

I was not rolling my eyes at you!!! Hell even before I had kids I would get lost in the proverbial rabbit hole. I have no idea what I spent all of my free time doing so i know that parents don't have the market cornered on it.

I love what you do with leftovers and that ham and eggs in incredible.

Syd said...

That tomato has a nutsack. Put some briefs on that thing!!

Your leftovers look DEEE-LICIOUS.

Nikki Miller-Ka said...

Your um..heirloom...yeah, I don't know about a nut sack, but a training bra should be in its future.

Lo said...

Well, I'm going to tell you this, Heather... I can't keep up with you at the rate you're going! This posting every day business... :) Rabbit holes or not...

That's one FINE looking brunch. Love the weird heirlooms. LOVE.

Heather said...

April - I said it was fugly! :D

Jenna - Are you saying I'm an old, tore-up, broke down, augmented-to-hell mogul? Hahaha.

Petah - As they say, beauty is only skin deep. But ugly goes to the bone.

Alex - Hey, thanks man! That's really cool.

Kittie - You are such a good Scot with your love of fried things. :) I did think of my UK homies when I put tomato in my fry-up. :)

Rachel - Ew, what kind of fun? :D There really are some funky veg out there.

Judy - Haha, that wasn't directed at you specifically. Besides, now your girls are big enough to start exploiting for child labor. :D

Syd - I should make a Looks Like Nutsack category. Then our categories can have hetero sex.

Nikki - Aww, she's not sagging yet! The rest of the vine can use some support though, but dang.

Lo - You can't keep up? You can't keep up? I hafta write this shit every day! :D

Leif erik Sundstrom said...

You BITCH! I don't know if any photo I've seen of yours on this blog has made me as painfully hungry as the one on this post..... And your words, I can taste it in my mouth, but it's nothing more than a tease...... (Sorry for calling you names, but i take it you will understand it's in jest, no?)
LOVE,
Leif

Kate / Kajal said...

that almost looks like an ugly heart ...lol !

glamah16 said...

Ok I ma not perveted in thinking what others saw in that tomato.

Jennifer said...

I got sucked into that damn rant about brook hogan too. Like a super mario warp zone.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

We have no water right now. Well's broken. No cooking. I want your leftovers. ;-)

abadeeba said...

i have found in the last several years that booze can be addictive. whatchyagonnadoo... just cook through it I guess.

maybelle's mom said...

I totally hear you about time getting away from you (kids or no kids its the same.) And, BBCAmerica does put those crazy things on Sunday night when you should be sleeping.

This looks delicious.

Manggy said...

Oh my. The porn for me is the HAM. So thick, so... cured :P Sigh.

I think it's definitely the booze, Heather! What do you think of *that*?! Ha ha ha.

peter said...

I can't wait until you have kids.

Heather said...

Leif - Only call me "bitch" if you mean it. ;)

Kate - It does! I can't wait to see the rest of them.

Coco - I am evidently the only person who didn't think it looked like a nutsack.

Jennifer - Except with no glittering, golden coins on the other end.

Jen - No water? Dang. Guess you'll have to go out. ;)

Abadeeba - I have heard that too. That why they have things like AA?

Maybelle's Mom - I love the new show Skins on BBC America. So addictive.

Mark - Figures you'd say that. To be fair, a half a bottle of wine hardly counts as a Viking-sized amount, but it seems like a lot!

Jube - If it's as fun as you make it sound, neither can I. :)

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Seeing this shit makes me wanna move back west... sighhhhh

Zen Chef said...

uh.. That tomato has balls!

Norm Schoen said...

Pork, its the meat of kings, but I like it because it tastes like salty milk and coins.
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/Pork/