12/5/13 Terry Tips for Breakfast
French Toast: A frying pan is round. Bread is sort-of square-ish. To fit more in the pan at once cut the bread slices in half. The pan will take two full slices or six half slices (three full slices).
Bagel: Pre-sliced bagels are often 95% cut through with a little sliver holding the halves together. To separate without a knife, hold the top in one hand, the bottom in the other and twist the halves apart.
Home-made Egg McMuffin: Scramble one egg in a 4-inch diameter ramekin. Nuke the egg for about a minute and ten seconds (your time may vary). Presto, a round scrambled egg that fits perfectly in a split English muffin.
Waffles: There is no easy way to make waffles. They're a pain. Make pancakes or French toast instead.
Cereal: I got nothing. Cereal is pretty hard to make easier. Pretty hard to make harder, too.
Samples Illustrations I have done
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The Sports File:
Or Sisyphus Unbound and Unkempt
Just like if it ain't broke don't fix it, if you can't see it don't clean it. Along the same track, the easiest way to clean is to hide what's dirty. Kick it under the furniture, shove it in the closet, or simply turn off the lights. Dirty toilet? Put down the seat. See, clean. Or rather, don't see, clean.
The Quick and Easy Housekeeping rule of thumb: Only clean as absolutely necessary with dirt targeting. Instead of wiping the entire counter, just wipe the obviously dirty spot....
From the Greek Meaning “Fake it”
We don't know the origin of every word and phrase we use. Some intuit (invent) derivations playing fast and loose with seeming connections or similarities to other words or phrases. This is the pulling-it-out-of-your-arse school of research. Also known as folk etymology. Proper etymology relies on original sources, ye olde written material. Confirming oral histories can be a mare's nest since we don't have time machines to go back and hear folks chew the fat in days of yore....