Saturday, February 14, 2009

Well, I am little confused this morning, tucked into the corner of the sofa with a down quilt and flannel pajamas. The last leisure time I had I was wearing flip flops and a shift and I was sipping coffee, nibbling ice cold pineapple and staring out over the mesmerizing Pacific Ocean, counting the shades of blue and watching the waves go out and come back in. Or maybe that was something I was reading. OR maybe I just dreamed all that?

But I'm awake now. Eating breakfast. Today's luxurious repast is one of my wintertime favorites: hot cocoa, wheatberry toast no butter and thick slabs of Tillamook medium cheddar cheese. This food is so primal, no satisfying, so ancient, I am positive my people were eating it ten thousand years ago. Bread and cheese and chocolate. Just doesn't get any better than that.

EXCEPT. Except for scrambled eggs. Scrambled eggs were the very first thing I learned to cook. My mother taught me when I was in the first grade. They are my favorite still, any time of day, and in any country. With toast, they are the perfect protein/carb combo breakfast. With bacon or sausage, and an iced tea with double lemon, they make a tasty lunch. With a salad, a nice hard roll with cold butter and some really crispy Chardonnay, they are dinner for royalty. Or your very best friend. But they are guaranted to please, impress and sate the ravished soul.

Julia Child has no less than 13 pages of instruction on how to make a perfect omelette, the kissing cousin of scrambled eggs. Enjoy.

Happy Valentine's Day.


JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

4 comments:

inlandempiregirl said...

I agree on the eggs and we have a neighbor up the road that keeps giving us more farm fresh eggs than we can eat. Perfect for any meal.
Welcome back.

MarmiteToasty said...

Welcome home........

Nah...soft boiled runny eggs with their heads cut off and marmite soldiers to dunk is the best breakfast :).... with chocolate of course.....

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The Fool said...

The first thing I learned to cook was grilled cheese sandwiches in a waffle iron. They always came out very flat...but no one ever complained. Not exactly Julia Child.

I'm glad to report that I've come a long way since then.

MarmiteToasty said...

I have never ironed waffles only jeans..... and I have only eaten half a waffle once....

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