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How to Build an Omelet from Scratch

Breakfast is the best meal of the day; it gets your engine warmed and humming and gives you strength for the day.

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You can make breakfast interesting very easily. I love omelets and have one almost every day. That said, you can use any of these ingredients in a tortilla, on a potato, on rice, on toast, pancakes, or biscuits.

I love an omelet for breakfast. Until I had breakfast with my Dad in Florida, for his 50th High School Class Reunion, I didn’t really know how to make one easily. There are a few rules.

1) Use water, not milk, in your eggs. Milk will cause the eggs to stick if they won’t ordinarily.

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2) Use butter—not fake butter, like Country Crock. Use butter, margarine, and/or oil.

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3) Get the butter hot without burning it. Add your “fillers” and cook them. Don’t burn them; cook them slow if you need to.

4) Pour in the egg/water mixture and cook, either shaking the pan to move the egg and distribute it, or using a rubber spatula to push cooked egg to the middle, allowing the uncooked egg to pool around the edges to cook.

Despite thinking the fillers go on top of the egg after it’s cooked and the egg folded over it, these actually work best, cooked with the egg. The exception is the cheese. That does get put on after the egg and fillers are cooked. Here are a few ingredients I like, but the ingredients available to use is only limited by your taste and imagination. They include:

Peppers (sweet, hot, you name it)
Onions (sweet, green)
Chives, cilantro
Mushrooms
Meat (bacon, chicken, sausage, ham—whatever is left in the fridge from last night)
Asparagus, green beans, squash, tomatoes, whatever you like!

These are “fillers” for me:

After the omelet cooks, you will want to put on toppers. They might include:

salsa (any kind)
more of your favorite fillers
cilantro
more cheese
sour cream
cream cheese
yogurt (if you like the flavor)

These are toppers I like:

This is how I do it:

First get the butter hot. Then throw in the fillers to cook.

Second, when the fillers cook, pour in your beat egg. Shake it around and/or scrape it to the middle of the pan so more of the wet egg solidifies around the outer edges. Once everything done, add the cheese and let it melt. I very often turn off the heat at this point and do something else for a few minutes to give it a chance to melt and cool.

Third, slide the omelet onto the plate while folding it over.

Once all is done, you get to add the toppings!

Bon Apetit!

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How to Get Home From Debeque—Very Quickly

For Office Procedures, we were tasked with making a presentation for our class. I struggled a bit to decide what to do and came up with a video for making an omelet. My granddaughter visited and she shot the video and I’ve spent the rest of the afternoon trying to put it together. I give up. QuickTime is now on Saving — About 11,000 hours (and I know that’s not right), and I finally uploaded the four videos separately. I don’t have time for this, and for today, the learning curve is too great for so short a time to learn. So, I’ll learn this later and learn it well.

Meanwhile, I thought I might do this instead, but I don’t think I can get away with it. Still, Savannah and I had fun doing this. I saw this done well (better than this), and it was so much fun to watch. There was accompanying music that made it a lot more fun.

The canyon speed limit is anywhere from 50 to 65. I never go as slow as 50. The road is winding and it’s just fun to drive. It’s not fun if your vehicle doesn’t handle well, or you’re afraid of driving (and many people are), but if you love to drive and your vehicle hugs the road, it’s a great run.

 

How Can I Tell You?

It’s the little things I love.

  • To be so close that I’m almost on the other side of you.
  • To entwine your hands in mine.
  • To trace the contour of your face.
  • To massage my feet for no reason.
  • To express want without fear.
  • To caress my hair.
  • To hear my name spoken quietly.
  • To laugh.
  • To spend time together.
  • To hold you and feel your heart on my cheek.
  • To smell of you.
  • To care.

Cloudworks

I get to see a lot of storms push through here and many of them are pretty impressive. Black and white is even more dramatic. The one thing about digital that’s really nice is the ability to shoot LOTS of pictures of nothing but the sky.

Grand Valley Cloud Works

Grand Valley Cloud Works

 

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Spring Hike, 2014

I took these pictures with an iPhone 5s. I think it takes pretty respectable pictures. Once I learned not to use the zoom (and I still forget) I am getting pretty consistently good pictures. I’ve also watched a few videos aimed at teaching how best to capture photos with the that camera.

This was a fun hike with my friend, Carol, on May 23, 2014. I believe she did some geo-caching along the way. And she knows stuff. I saw yellow flowers and greenish caterpillars. She saw [insert correct names here]. A hike with Carol is always informative and fun. We sat toward the top and ate lunch and enjoyed the view.

Unaweep Canyon is one my favorite places. It’s pretty every season; in rain, snow, or sunshine.

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