October 13, 2007

Breaking Fast

Just finished a couple of breakfast burritos. Eggs, peppers, salsa, and mexican cheese. Damn easy, and mighty tasty... but they could have been even better. Real eggs, yo (lk). Real eggs.

Since I've moved out here, I've dropped a pound or two. I was 281 when I got here, and as of de mornin, I am 261. I figure once I get to 240, I'll be a frickin' twig, but that's what I hope to eventually reach. That's probably going to take awhile. The first thirteen pounds fell off... the last seven were slow but sure.

It's not like I'm not eating, or am trying to drop weight like crazy. I've just been drinking more water, painfully less amounts of beer, and I've been watching what I eat... actually trying to eat healthier. I've even gone so far as to purchase egg whites instead of eggs. Never again.

It's not that they taste bad, or anything like that. They don't have any taste, PERIOD! Eggs need yolks, folks. Once these egg whites are gone, or go bad, I'm back to eggs. Real eggs. Tasty eggs.

Good gott. I've gone nowhere near what this post was supposed to be about. I guess I can easily get sidetracked. Like the time I drove right by my own driveway... because the neighbour's friend, who was wearing daisy dukes, was bent over their flower garden. Missed my driveway by two lots...

Anyway, I noticed, on the back of the AllWhites carton, a recipe for a protien drink: Combine 1/3 cup egg whites, 6-8 oz of orange, pineapple, or apple juice and shake or mix in blender. To thicken, add strawberries, bananas, and/or icecubes. Sounded a little familiar... and now it's accepted.

When I was a wee toddy, we lived on a farm. And once we left there, we were on a farmette. It wasn't until two years after I grajimucated that we moved to town.

Every morning, we had chores to do before heading off to school. Animals being animals, you couldn't just set aside, say, fifteen minutes for chores. Sometimes, it took less, and other times it took nearly double. We had some pretty hurried breakfasts, including large coolwhip bowls of cereal that were eaten in the car on the way to school. Out of this rush, my ma came up with an easy fix. Now, I'm not saying that she is the inventor of this breakfast, just that she hooked us up with it. Took only a minute to put together, and you could drink it out of a glass. (Trying to drink the leftover milk out of a bowl as you're going over hills and around curves is a bit of a project.)

In a blender, we'd mix two or three eggs, about 12 oz milk, and four spoonfuls of Nestle's Quik. (Over the years, I've decided Hershey's syrup is more gooder.) Blend and drink. Soon, we were experimenting... sugar and vanilla extract, a capfull of peppermint extract with the chocolate, almond extract, and even orange. Yeah... a couple were not so very good, but hey... it was breakfast, and it worked well for us.

We told friends about it, and the reactions we got were classic. Near vomiting, shudders, looks of concern... not too many of them were willing to give it a try. Salmonella poisoning a concern. Yeah... they'd have shit if they knew that we were using goat's milk, too. Unprocessed goat's milk.

So I'm sitting there looking at the back of this carton, and I'm wondering, "WTF?" Then I saw it... pastuerized. Ah, yes. That makes it good, and good for you.

I'm sorry folks, but the best milk I've ever had came straight from the cooler in the milk house. The best beer, untouched by this vile pastuerization process. Eggs? Straight out of the hen house...

You only live once. And you only die once. Live until you die.

So back to the point of this post, what were some of your quick fixes for breaking fast?

Posted by That 1 Guy at October 13, 2007 12:19 PM | TrackBack

OK - I hate you. 20 pouds? You suck.....just sayin'.

Now that that's out of the way....Orange Juilus. OJ and a raw egg in a blender. Fruit and protein.

Great for on the go.

But I still prefer french toast and bacon. But I'm thinkin' those are a thing of the past.

20 pounds? Bastid.....


Posted by: Tammi at October 13, 2007 01:20 PM

OK...I'm done bein' mad at you now.

Good for you Dude. Good for you.

btw- I just ordered you a cheesecake on line. Enjoy! (j/k)


Posted by: Tammi at October 13, 2007 04:43 PM

Twenty pounds. Holy crap. I'd have to starve myself for a year to lose that. I'd weigh what I weighed when I graduated from high school.

I was about to try the egg whites thing as I have come to realize that I can't eat egg yolks. Now that I know they have no taste... maybe I'll just forgo it all together. Blech. Or add cheese...

Oh, quick fix for breakfast. Grilled cheese when I was a kid. As an adult? Little chocolate doughnuts. ;-)

Posted by: Bou at October 13, 2007 07:49 PM

Diet coke is my quick breakfast.

Posted by: Maeve at October 14, 2007 09:09 AM

My usual breakfast - Pop Tarts and a glass of OJ to wash down a multi-vitamin.


It works for me.

Posted by: zonker at October 14, 2007 09:15 PM

That's great on the weight loss. Anything but real eggs is nasty. My nutrition thing has me partaking egg beaters one morning out of the week, but that's nasty crap, so I substituted a real egg for it. I dropped 12 last month and trying to work on another 12 lbs this month. I am becoming a "gym rat". That's what's doing it for me.
Home grown eggs are the best. I had the lovely job of cleaning the chicken coop as a young child, especially when I was in trouble.

Posted by: Tina at October 15, 2007 04:01 PM

Man! I'm so proud of you! 20 lbs! I'd better get on the band wagon, or I'll be the only one left in the family with any blub.
As for breakfast in the car: I think we were awesome with the cereal. Going on hilly roads and lots of curves, and nary a spill from the lot of us! Although, drinking our shakes out of a glass WAS much easier! Keep up the good work, Slim...

"chubbins" :)

Posted by: at October 16, 2007 09:53 AM

Breakfast? What is this meal of which you speak???

Oh yes, the holy meal of the day. The one all the nutrition gods say we "must" eat so we live to be 100 (unless we die first).

I dislike breakfast. If I eat, it's leftovers from the night before. Easy to fix with a microwave... *grin* Then again - I make healthy food for dinner so I guess that would make breakfast healthy if I eat it.

Posted by: Teresa at October 16, 2007 08:09 PM