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Scrambled eggs with garlic, bacon, avocado and spinach

31 Jan

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This is my new best breakfast, lunch and dinner.

One clove of thin sliced garlic

One tablespoon olive oil  or butter

3 large eggs

1/4 cup 1/2 and 1/2 milk

1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper

Two slices of cooked  crumbled bacon

One cubed avocado

One large handful of fresh baby spinach

One slice of Swiss cheese

One slice of Americana cheese

Heat the oil and add the garlic

Cook till it is soft

Mix the eggs with the milk, salt and pepper till it is pale yellow

Add the bacon to the pan with the garlic and oil

Cook till it is warm

Add the eggs and start stirring

I just slowly stir my eggs until they are cooked

Put the handful of spinach on top and stir just to combine everything

Transfer everything to a plate

Top with the avocado and cheese

Microwave for 30 to 40 seconds till the cheese is melted

This is excellent.

Adjust your salt and pepper to your liking

I did add just a little hot sauce.

It was so good I didn’t even need a bagel.

 

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Eggs with Cheese Pie

17 Jan

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I am lucky enough to have a wonderful neighbor, Maria.

She baked a homemade Greek cheese pie and gave me two big slices.

I ate one immediately and saved one.

I love to play with food and I made myself laugh this morning because

I think I am funny.

2 fried eggs

One piece of cheese pie

2 slices salami

2 scoops cooked mushrooms

First I ate the eyes (eggs)

Then the nose (cheese pie)

Then the  mouth (salami)

Then the mushrooms

This was a great breakfast.

 

 

 

Fancy Cream Cheese and Bread

4 Jan

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When I was growing up, cream cheese and jelly sandwiches were a treat.

My Mom would have all different flavors of jelly and all different kinds of bread and crackers.

This was not fancy but it was delicious.

Now, I decided to make it as a special treat.

Two slices of whatever bread you like.

I use soft potato bread

I love strawberry cream cheese

Blueberries

Banana

Honey

Spread as much as you want of the cream cheese on the bread

Slice the banana

Add the blueberries

Drizzle the honey

Great way to get your children to eat fruit.

 

 

Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

6 Aug

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I found this recipe in the Stop and Shop August magazine.

Just a couple of changes.

I did not use anything organic and added more blueberries because I had them.

1 cup milk

1 frozen banana

3/4 cup blueberries

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 heaping tablespoons quick oats

Mix everything together in your blender till it is smooth.

This is a great smoothie.

The banana has to be frozen.

The original recipe called for cashews but I didn’t add them.

Next time I will try this with any other fruit I have on hand.

The recipe recommends putting a handful of spinach I didn’t do that either.

I did love it the way I made it.

Fried Garlic and Eggs

6 Jun

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I just read an article on how good garlic is for you.

So, I am now on a garlic craze and if I say so myself I smell fabulous.

One teaspoon butter

One large clove of thin sliced garlic

3 eggs

Melt the butter

Add the garlic and cook till soft

Crack the eggs on top and cook whatever way you like.

I had over easy because I like yolk.

Place on a bun with a little salt and pepper.

Enjoy

Oatmeal with blueberry sauce

21 Mar

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Shaws had the blueberries for .99 cents

So I bought a ton.

They are really delicious.

I made a quick blueberry sauce to put on oatmeal.

1 1/2 cups blueberries

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

One cup dried oats, cooked

Put everything except the oats in a pan

Bring to a boil

Stir till it thickens just a little

Pour over the cooked oatmeal

This can be made with any fruit.

I put some leftover blackberries in the sauce so don’t be afraid to mix and match any fruit.

This makes enough for two portions maybe three but not in my house.

 

 

Scallion Cream Cheese Bombs

2 Jan

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This is the perfect New Years Day  breakfast food.

Half my crowd is hungover and the other half is starving.

These little balls of filled dough taste like a everything bagel and you can eat it with your eyes closed.

Mix one eight ounce package of cream cheese with 4 finely chopped scallions.

Add 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

Mix well and roll into 16 little balls

Freeze for at least one hour.

Divide one pound of pizza dough into 16 pieces and roll each out flat.

Place the frozen cream cheese in the center of each piece of dough and fold up to conceal the cream cheese

Place seam side down on a greased baking pan.

Beat one egg with one tablespoon water and set aside.

Mix one teaspoon each of onion flakes, garlic flakes, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and kosher salt.

Paint each ball with the egg wash and then dip in the herb mixture

Place back on the baking sheet

You can freeze these now and just take out how many you need or

Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 14 to 18 minutes till they are nice and light brown.

They may ooze some filling but thats more for the cook to eat.

These can be served at room temperature but are unbelievable right out of the oven.

Next time I am going to serve them with smoked salmon, cucumbers, onion, capers and arugula.

A big plate of scrambled eggs is a must.

You can even make them sweet and omit the topping and fill with strawberry cream cheese.

Serve with a big bowl of berries.

Good bye bagels.

Pizza dough forever.