My time managed breakfast
When I make breakfast, I love for everything to be done at the same time. There’s a certain science to it. Something I am certainly trying to improve, still a few minutes off. This is certainly not a fool-proof standardized guide. I mean, if you change one variable from it, it would certainly change the balance. If you use a chemex instead of french press, or you make bacon, which degree do you like to toast, etc. The key is to understand the individual elements, and how they come together. So this is how I time manage my breakfast.
1. Planning and preparation.
This involves setting the table and essentially figuring out what I want to make. Getting plates and cutlery ready after the meal is finished just adds more time for it to get cold/overcooked. Especially if I’m going to take a picture of it afterwards. So, I get everything ready and organized.
A great way to waste time is to go find the ingredient while you’re in the middle of cooking. Instead, I get everything ready ahead of time. Also a good moment to heat up the olive oil in the pan.
They take the longest, so I get them done first.
While the potatoes are going, I’ll prepare the mushrooms and toss them in basically when I start to smell the potatoes being fried.
I like cheese on the side, so while the mushrooms and potatoes are cooking, I’ll cut it up and arrange it.
Toss the veggies often, and don’t them sit and burn. When they start to soften, I’ll reduce the heat to low, so it finishes cooking slowly. Now I start to boil water, one for coffee and one for the eggs (to poach). I’ll put the water for the eggs on high, and for the coffee on medium.
This is when I’ll start to prepare the coffee. Grind the beans, clean the press.
By now the water should be boiling for the eggs (and I’ll reduce it a little), and I’ll start to poach the first egg.
9. Second egg/Coffee
At this point, there’s about 5 or so minutes left for everything to be done. I put in the second egg, and then start making the coffee. Coffee made, set it aside to infuse. If you have something to toast, now’s the time.
Take out the second egg and start to put everything on the plate. Then the coffee should be ready, and the toast is now done. TIME FOR SPICES.
11. Instagram it
Since the entire meal was framed/composed at the beginning, there shouldn’t be much time needed to take a picture (if you’re into that sort of thing).
Next level breakfast game difficulty, clean up while you cook so that all your dishes are done (except your actual plate) before you even start to eat.