a sunday morning wikipedia search revealed that what we thought to be "toad-in-the-hole" was actually "eggs-in-a-basket". properly, according to the british (damn you!), toad-in-the-hole is little cocktail sausages plopped into a giant yorkshire pudding baked in a casserole dish. if you ask me, it's a bit of a misnomer. the yorkshire makes more of a basket shape than the toast does, and as you can see, eggs-in-a-basked actually features a something in a hole. very odd. our ruling is as follows: from here on in, flouting the conventions of british colloquialisms, we are going to refer to eggs cooked in the middle of a hole cut out of bread as toad-in-the-hole. one small step for doing away with the monarchy, one giant step for perpetuating trivial inaccuracies.
for food porn purposes, i think you can say my method won. i cooked the bread on one side in the pan, flipped it, cracked an egg into the middle, and then let it cook for a bit, before throwing it into the oven. however, this yielded yolks that were slightly more done than would allow for adequate bread-yolk dipping. the other method, let the bread cook on one side, crack the egg in, carefully flip and let the bread continue cooking, resulted in an over-easy egg, and liquid yolk. that's also a picture of our carrot-apple-ginger-beet-cucumber juice.
we watched a couple more episodes of "lost" season 1. i think we've seen enough evidence to warrant throwing in the towel. again, it's too tv-contrived. and the characters do stupid things that defy any and all logical suspension of disbelief. furthermore, i was told that each episode leaves you hanging on the edge of your seat, panting for more, and in my opinion, this is false. sure, there's some kind cliffhanger at the end of every episode, but i feel no urgency, that demands i want to know more. i don't care about jack's relationship with his dad, i don't care about charlie's heroin addiction, and while i'm on it, what the HECK happened to captain u.s. marshal-shrapnel guy, who woke up, asked about kate (at the end of episode 2) and we haven't seen him since?!? time incongruity galore!
i took the leftover pot roast broth, added a s**tload of sliced mushrooms, and some pot barley, and left the slowcooker on to turn the whole thing into soup/stew. that's for dinner tonight, along with a baby spinach salad with sliced red onions, grape tomatoes, avocadoes, and toasted salted pumpkin seeds in a lemon vinaigrette.