So, I'm cooking some stuff* Sunday afternoon and I need to keep track of time:
Bobbi: "Alexa, set a timer. Seven minutes."
Alexa: "TIMER SET. SEVEN MINUTES STARTING NOW."
[seven minutes elapse]
Alexa: "BOOP. BIPPITTY-BOOP. BIPPITTY-BOOP. BIPPITTY--"
Bobbi: "Alexa, stop."
Tam: "Alexa, thank you."
Alexa: "IT'S WHAT I'M HERE FOR."
Bobbi: "Alexa, Tam is currying favor."
Alexa: "I DON'T KNOW THAT."
Bobbi: "I'm telling you, she is."
...Some people! Some robots!
* What is is, is a kind of chili-with-beans version of Eggs Pomodoro -- except the base for the "chili" is some heat-to-eat Indian food, because it turns out they make a perfectly fine version of Midwestern spicy chili in Madras, with cumin, onions, tomatoes and chilis (plus lentils and some other tasty bean); they just don't happen to call it "chili." I added a can of Red Gold diced tomatoes and some other items, heated it up, dropped in a couple eggs, covered the pan and left them to poach. I ate mine over rice; Tam took hers straight. Italian/Mexican/Indian/American fusion?
5 weeks ago