How to Eat Over the Sink & Other Important Busy Lady Life Skills

by Jamie Bogert

Whether it’s a carton of chocolate ice cream at 2am or instant oatmeal from a coffee mug before work, we’ve all been there. Either we’re too busy or too lazy to bring our dish of leftover Thai fried rice from the kitchen to the couch. Instead, we fumble and flail around our tiny kitchens forking at our lukewarm spaghetti, and the only thing you’re doing that resembles manners is sticking your chin out over the sink to avoid getting marinara sauce on your already-wrinkled shirt.

These are our private moments, not our worst but certainly not our best. Sure, we want everyone to believe we are clean, normal humans who cook ourselves Pinterest-worthy meals. Though in reality, the only thing hovering is that cold slice of pizza over the clogged drain and dirty dishes. These moments are exactly what Stand Up and Eat host, Daisy Wall, wants to explore. 

In the YouTube series, Wall chats with comedians in New York about “what they eat over the sink when no one is watching.” While in its second season the food may not have gotten any better, the guests on the show are just as funny. From Crappy Crepes to Jerkale Noir, these makeshift meals are both disgusting at times and intriguing. Here’s our round up of our favorite episodes and their recipes. Try them in your own kitchen; all you need is not a lot of time and very little effort!

Jacqueline Novak’s American Stew:

Jacqueline Novak, comedian and writer based in New York, shares her over the sink delicacy, which, ingeniously, involves the use of a Keurig. In the episode you find out not only does Novak have a comedy album out called, Quality Notions, a new book coming out in 2015 about depression, but she also was once dared by a 5-year-old to eat a piece of dry cat food, and she did. Here’s the recipe for her famous “American Stew.”

What You’ll Need: 

A Keurig

“A simple little base”

Hemp Hearts

Forbidden Rice

How to Prepare:

Fill mug with the above ingredients and place under Keurig (remove any Fog Buster tea from the K-cup holder). Press brew and allow hot water to fill mug. Let cool and enjoy.


Leslie Meisel’s Mary’s Hummus Tapas:

Based in NYC, comedian, actor, writer, and director, Leslie Meisel, has it all – even some dusty gilt hidden on her kitchen counter! In this episode of Stand Up and Eat Meisel creates an appetizing hors d’oeuvre worthy dish that includes hard-boiled eggs and Mary’s Gone Crackers (hence the name). 

What You’ll Need:

Mary’s Organic Gone Crackers

Hard-boiled eggs



How to Prepare:

Collect a few crackers on your plate. Cut hard-boiled eggs into slices. Spread hummus onto cracker, followed by a slice of hard-boiled egg and finish with a dollop of pesto. Pair with a martini glass of seltzer and enjoy.

Kerry Coddett’s Pancakon:

It’s time to get classic with this Brooklyn based comedian. Kerry Coddett’s Pancakon (pancakes and bacon) are sure to please the palate, but what will really get the taste buds going is the beverage pairing that comes with it. Check out the recipe below and also the Coddett Project to see some sweet sketches. 

What You’ll Need for Pancakes and Bacon:

Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix


1 Egg



Turkey bacon

How to prepare:

Warm two frying pans to medium heat making sure one is covered with a thin layer of butter to avoid pancake batter sticking. Pour some pancake batter into pan (tip: when the top starts to bubble a bit, it’s time to flip). On the other pan place turkey bacon and cook til crispy.

What You’ll Need for Rutti-Tutti Fruity:

Champagne glass

St. Germain liqueur

Ruby red grapefruit juice from Tropicana

Canada Dry ginger ale

Fresh strawberry

How to prepare:

Add St. Germain to your liking (a lot), add grapefruit juice next, then top off with some ginger ale for bubbles (or substitute for champagne). Enjoy!

Check out Season Two for more hilarious one-on-ones and tune in each week to see what other comedians are snacking on over their sinks!

Image via Youtube.

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