Thursday, April 24, 2014

Eggselent Egg Scramble

I made some scrambled eggs on Easter Sunday, a quick throw together kind of breakfast that was so good I am going to make it again, so I wanted to share it.  The idea blossomed from having left over grilled shrimp in my refrigerator.  We had grilled them for dinner Friday evening and seasoned them with olive oil, garlic salt, and Old Bay seasoning.  I cut the leftovers up and added them to my eggs.  It was delicious.

Eggselent Egg Scramble

3 egg whites
2 whole eggs
2 tsp chopped garlic
6 sliced grilled shrimp
2 tsp chives, I used freeze dried ones from Penzey's
sea salt, to taste
fresh ground pepper, to taste
3/4 cup grated Monterrey Jack cheese
1 Tbs light margarine

Makes two servings.

Melt margarine in a large skillet while you scramble eggs together with garlic, chives, salt and pepper.  Add the eggs to the pan on low heat.  I find that scrambled eggs come out much fluffier if you cook them on a low heat.  It takes longer, but it is so worth the wait.

Sprinkle sliced shrimp into your egg mixture.  When eggs are close to being done add the cheese and combine for it to melt. I served the eggs with sliced avocado and a toasted English muffin. 

 It was a delicious Easter breakfast.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Happy Wednesday!  I am so happy the week is halfway over that I could just hug you.  I'm in kind of a weird holding pattern here for the next week and a half and it's kind of throwing me for a loop.  I feel rushed, like I have very little time to do everything I need to do and at the same time I am wishing time would pass more quickly so I can move on to whatever is next.  It is a really weird feeling.  Deep breath.

The place I am in right now is getting ready for my mom to come stay with us.  There is a lot I need to get done around the house to be ready for her.  The last time she was in town was last year before Christmas, so it has been many months since she has been in Houston.

In that time we have found out she has some pretty serious health problems.  She was in the hospital in Mississippi for about a month.  There was one mad dash to Mississippi in the middle of the night for us when she was in ICU that was very scary.  When she comes to Houston this time, she will have some new health "gear" with her, including a night time breathing machine for sleep apnea.  It will be different from the last time she was here.

While she is here there will be many doctor's visits and the creation of plans for treatment for her heart issues and then there will be putting those plans into motion.  We have no idea how long she will be with us and I feel a little in limbo; much like we all do when we are dealing with unknowns.

I am working to make peace with all the diagnosis and find comfort in knowing I can handle what's ahead for us.  I have a great partner in this life and we will handle everything together and we will come out stronger.  I have faith in that.