We had a lovely trip to Costco this weekend where the husband made several trips to the cart, arms filled with beer, vodka, bourbon, dark chocolate covered coconut, and what have you. Sometimes I think taking him to Costco is a bad idea, but to be honest, having a small bar in our house tends to keep us from going out to eat. Even at Red Robin a beer costs $6 (and our credit card bill was majestically low last month due to substantial grocery trips) – but wow. I flinched at the total.
Man though, I cannot get enough of these dark chocolate coconut thingys - even though the scale says I am not doing a terribly good job eating healthily, I can’t stop.
As I schlepped the gang to Whole Foods for milk (the cheapest organic around, surprisingly) the loudest thunder and lighting I’ve ever heard crashed above me. Turns out I was a half mile from where it hit - doh! Insane! I was rather concerned for a bit that we would get hit, but maybe I’m not religious enough for God to say wassup. ”Wassup?!” BOOM! That’s about how I see it since no one in that Church was hurt. It’s a very loud greeting. BOOM! HI! HOW ARE YOU ALL DOING?
I mentioned the other day the best, most delightful omelet ever. It’s seriously the best, most delightful thing ever. Goat cheese. Mushrooms. Bacon. MAMA LIL’S PEPPERS. If you don’t like spicy things, I’d avoid. If you do – BOOM . HELLO! I’M YOUR NEW FAVORITE THING.
4-5 mushrooms, sliced
about a tablespoon of oil (preferably the stuff the Mama Lil’s comes in)
crumble, cooked bacon (as much or as little as you like)**
about a tablespoon of Mama Lil’s peppers
—-saute all the ingredients above, then whisk together—-
splash of half & half
dash of salt and pepper
—-and add the eggs to the pan. top with dollops of goat cheese, let it cook for a couple minutes then throw under the broiler until the top isn’t wiggly anymore.
It’s really good, I swear. Actually, before I used to actually scramble it together and the goat cheese was soft and smushy and holy cow. It’s such a good scramble. That and coffee…
**so here’s my secret about bacon. I buy it from Whole Foods. Expensive, right? No! It’s not! The cooked bacon in the breakfast deli is the same “all-natural” stuff they sell, but cooked! And therefore weighs less than uncooked stuff, and holy smokes. I got an entire to-go box of bacon cooked for less than $4. BOOM. Deliciousness.