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Faux English Muffins

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Oops! I told you I would be back with the last of the olive oil dough, but then life got in the way. School seems so all-consuming this semester, and I’m worried my healthy habits will be a victim. Between stress-eating (and some stress-wine drinking) and lack of workout time, and just general “OMG-I-don’t-want-to-cook-today-was-so-hard-and-i-think-tomorrow-will-be-worse-and-my-clinical-instructor-hates-me” syndrome, I haven’t been so impressed with my commitment and modeling of a healthy lifestyle (which I think is so important for a nurse especially) lately. Ugh. Don’t let my whining fool you though. I still get really excited about things like giving injections and Getting To Observe In The Operating Room!! šŸ˜€ It’s just really hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel sometimes.

Sorry for that ridiculously self-pitying tangent. My point was that I’ve been busy, as I’m sure all of you have as well. Such is life. One day this week, I found enough time to make a fun and delicious lunch. I used the last of the olive oil dough to make a faux english muffin. I put my cast iron griddle over medium heat and put a small flattened ball of dough into an English muffin ring. I cooked it for about 7 minutes on each side.

Isn’t that a glorious looking sandwich? After slicing and toasting, I topped it with a fried egg, a slice of cheddar and a large handful of spinach. This lunch was beyond satisfying. Fast food breakfast sandwiches have nothing on this. Yum. I want to make another one.

I’ve recently rediscovered how wonderful sandwiches can be. They can be super simple, or over the top and crazy delicious, or just somewhere in between like this one was. I have to remember that taking time out to enjoy a simple lunch is so worth it, now more than ever.

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  1. you are so right about sandwiches — one little ingredient can take it over the top! but soooo simple — i pack my lunch every day and make sure i make time to enjoy it — one of the many reasons i don’t go insane at the office! šŸ˜‰

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