Sunday, May 10, 2009

I also really like eggs.

I've been eating them every day for a while now.  I don't know why I am so into them; they just seem to satisfy some biological nutritional calling.  I know that probably makes me sound like I'm a walking cholesterol heart attack nightmare, but usually I only eat one egg a day.  On the weekends, I'll eat more than one, usually on Saturdays and Sundays I eat eggs prepared in another fashion.  I especially like going out to eat and getting omelets, scrambles, and Benedict's  I'll eat sunny side up, poached, and once over (over easy?) also.  I think that covers it (?) I also eat runny yolk, I sop up potatoes and toast and bacon (see previous entry) with it.  

The raw, runny yolk think is also a constant dilemma because it's so gross.  I conjures up gruesome images of salmonella chicken bacteria.  Raw chicken embryo, ugh, it sounds so gross.  

But so tasty.  Velvety smooth, I even eat the accidentally undercooked hard boiled eggs.  There was a time when my eating was stricter, vegan even for a brief time, and I would never believe that in the future I'd consume eggs at the rate I do.  I eat so many eggs I think it would be nice to have a house with a little property so you could have a chicken coop.  Chickens seem relatively harmless and independent anyway.  And if any of them get out of line, you could butcher and eat them (future post material).

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

vegetarian turned bacon eater

and the funny part is that bacon was only the beginning.  I find that I really like pork products and calorically speaking they're not too bad, many of the different packages I've read aren't too bad.  Bacon and a few other forms of pork the exception though.  A co-worker and I joke about a mutual acquaintance's love for pork but I have to say I'm guilty.  I was shopping tonight and bought some carntias.  They're out-of-this-world good, I was stunned.  Last weekend we had Proscuitto-wrapped cantaloupe and a quiche made with fresh spinach, parmesan cheese and pancetta.  I love a good New England clam chowder or black bean soup made with ham or pork in some fashion.  

This whole bacon thing came out of nowhere.  I forgot how good it is.  I stopped eating pork in 1990 and started again in February of 2004.  Don't think there's any going back.    Mmmmm mmmm good!

and here are a few bacon links for your viewing pleasure: