[CnD] In Reply To: A Quick Intro

Lora Leggett kc8gmt at comcast.net
Mon Jun 27 16:21:46 GMT 2011

Actually I have known George 37 years and we will have been married 36 years 
this July 19th.  I knew I was off on my numbering.  The 37 was for how long 
we have known each other, from October 5, 1973.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lora Leggett" <kc8gmt at comcast.net>
To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>; <sarah_mellor at btinternet.com>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: [CnD] In Reply To: A Quick Intro

>I have been blind since birth and have no problem using a frying pan.  I 
>just melt a little bit of butter in it with the heat at about medium.  Then 
>I crack the egg in a measuring cup.  If you are making an egg sandwich or 
>muffin, mix the egg in the cup with a whisk for about one minute, to make 
>sure you mix it up well.  If you want to keep the whole yolk crack it very 
>carefully into the cup and pour it very gently into the pan after it has 
>started heating up.
> because you want your butter or whatever you are using to melt before you 
> pour the egg into the pan.
> After I pour it I cover the pan.  I use a small frying pan because I don't 
> have any of those egg rings and I would be afraid of missing anyway if I 
> tried to pour into the ring.  So just use a small pan.
> I leave the heat on somewhere between medium and high with the cover on 
> for about 2 minutes and listen for it to make sizzling sounds.  When I 
> think enough time has gone by I turn off the heat and slide the pan off 
> the jet and over to the middle of the stove.  I leave it covered another 
> minute or two and occasionally sprinkle some shredded Cheddar cheese onto 
> the egg.
> After it cools about 2 more minutes or the time it takes to go do 
> something when your husband wants something, you can come back and very 
> carefully pick up the egg and put it on your bread or muffin with a 
> spatula.  I have been married 37 years and this did not come easy 
> overnight.  It was frustrating and they looked awful at first but now 
> George says they are perfect.  I guess better stove,m better pans, real 
> butter instead of margarine.  I have been successful with margarine and 
> also shortening when I was out of butter. Shrotening you have to be a 
> little more careful about sticking though.
> But with a little practice it is pretty easy.  Now I will be darned if I 
> can ever get the hang of pancakes.  I am still looking for a success at 
> that.
> Lora
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Sarah Mellor" <sarah_mellor at btinternet.com>
> To: "~Sarah~" <blindbat84 at gmail.com>; <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 11:00 AM
> Subject: [CnD] In Reply To: A Quick Intro
>> Hi Sarah
>> Welcome to the list. My name is Sarah as well and I also write what I 
>> call E novels so it must be to do with the name hahahaha.  I'm sorry to 
>> hear what you went through with loosing your sight but admire you for 
>> still wanting to cook.  I'm 31 and live alone in England and an totally 
>> blind and have been since birth. OH I didn't know yo could fry an egg in 
>> the microwave fried eggs are something I really miss but am scared of 
>> using a frying pan as I think a lot of blind people are. I know the 
>> method for cooking bacon between kitchen paper works very well its a tip 
>> I got from the list a while ago so this is a great place for finding out 
>> new ideas and new recipes. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
>> Blessings.
>> Sarah
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