Improv Cooking

Improvisation № 1: Eggs for Dinner

A jazz musician starts with a chart that lays out the general course that the music will take. I’m’n’a lay down this chart and show you how to jam on it. (No, I’m not going put put jam on an egg.  Yes, I do actually like jam on eggs, but that’s not what I’m doing right now, so please, just click on the picture.)

How to Whip Up an Modest Yet Tasty Dinner around Some Eggs and a Few Happenstance Veggies

Eggs with Kale

Veggie Eggs with Kale and Avocado


Improvisation № 2: Eggs for Breakfast

Nothing says “can we please do that some more” like breakfast in bed. Lucky Charms may not fit the bill. Believe me, this will:

Whip up this amazing breakfast in less time than it takes to shower and shave.

Eggs with Bacon, Onion, and Cheese

Eggs with Bacon, Onion, and Cheese


Improvisation № 3: Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is invaluable and sacred … a symbol of power, a privilege of warriors and the elite. Consume it daily.

Got chocolate chips? Milk? A microwave? You’ve got hot chocolate just waiting to happen.

Hot Chocolate, via Make It Like a Man!

Hot Chocolate

CREDIT: Photo courtesy / CC BY-SA


Improvisation № 4: Improv Soup

Turn a jar of pasta sauce into tomato soup, on the fly.

Improv Soup relies on leftover ingredients you already have on hand, such as pasta and veggies.

Thick and Chunky Tomato Soup, via Make It Like a Man!

Thick and Chunky Tomato Soup


Improvisation № 5: Trifle Improv

Turn a bad cake into a good trifle.

A trifle can rescue even the driest cake.

Trifle Improv, from Make It Like a Man!


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8 thoughts on “Improv Cooking

  1. Thanks for your Improvisation page! If you’re looking for input, I’d love to see more along these lines. Coming home from work and throwing dinner together is a daily challenge.

    • Thank YOU, Velma. I do plan to make regular additions to it. Cheers!

  2. I like your improv cooking posts. There is not enough information like this out there, if you ask me.

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