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How to Make an Omelet

For a long time in my life, the art of making an omelet alluded me.  No matter how many times I tried I ended up throwing in the spatula and with an omelet that looked more like scrambled eggs than a delicious fluffy egg pocket stuffed with my favorite toppings.  Luckily, in the past few years I managed to read up enough on cooking an omelet to master the task.  The keys?  Patience, low heat and a great non-stick pan.

Normally, my eggs hit the pan and I want to start messing with them right away.  To create a successful omelet however, you leave the eggs alone in the pan until they start to bubble.  Now, you can add any toppings you want to before this, but just make sure you only fill one side with them so that you have an empty side to flip overtop.  Once the bottom layer of the eggs has started to cook, lift one end up with your spatula, tilt your pan towards that end, and let the still runny yolk drain underneath the cooked part you are holding up.  Do this until there is no runny yolk still on top, then flip the side without toppings over onto the side with.  Continue cooking for a few more minutes, flip once more if you want to brown both sides, then slide onto your plate and enjoy!

Last night I practiced my omelet cooking skills by having breakfast for dinner.  The vegetable situation in my house is super sad right now, so all my omelet included was bacon, cheese, and eggs.  This is also not at all what I was in the mood for last night, but again choices were limited.

There’s one and a half slices of bacon, and two slices of American cheese in there, and then of course another one and a half pieces of bacon on the side.  Well, because I like bacon.  For being not what I was in the mood for, it ended up tasting pretty delicious.

Savory and salty goodness.  I also poured myself a glass of Chardonnay as an after dinner snack.  Prior to cooking dinner, I hit up the 4:30 yoga class at my gym for the second time.  I liked it a little bit more this time.  There was still the awkward chanting at the beginning and the end, but at least the instructor spoke loud enough to be heard this time.  The class also had slight variations this time which I liked, I felt like there was more focus on legs this time and last week it was arms.  Perhaps I will make this a weekly event, it’s growing on me more every time.  I think the thing I like the most about yoga is that I leave feeling tall (not that I’m short) and strong.  I just feel like every muscle has been stretched and lengthened.  After tying my legs up in knots with run after run, it’s a good feeling.

In other news, it’s Wednesday already!  Also, I’m really loving all the Formspring questions you guys are throwing at me so keep them coming!  I plan on answering the ones I have on Friday, and I guess make Formspring a kind of Friday theme until I run out of things to answer.  So if you’ve got a question don’t hesitate to ask, it is anonymous after all.  Alright I’m off, have a great day everyone!

Thank goodness for technology

FRIDAYYYY, FINALLYYYY! Sorry I’m a tad excited that it is the weekend again even if I have no plans. Actually that’s not true, I have plans to get a run in outside before it is 1000 degrees, hang out at the pool, and hopefully go to dinner at Seasons 52 with my sister. Although, she came down with some sort of illness yesterday morning and has been sporting a fever off and on, so that may not happen. Any other local ladies wanna go shopping and eat dinner with me? You might have to restrain me from spending all my money at KOP, but I’m tons of fun to shop with, I promise!

Anywho, last night I was back in the gym for my run. I swear this is the hottest July I can remember in a long, long time. I have faith that the heat and humidity will break eventually though. I did another 4 miles on the treadmill, again focusing on negative splits and getting my pace up.

  • Mile 1: 9:13
  • Mile 2: 9:13
  • Mile 3: 9:05
  • Mile 4: 8:34
  • About a 9 min/mile pace

Not too shabby. The real test will be to see whether or not I can run this pace outside and not just one a treadmill. I do keep the incline at 0.5, which they say is closest to simulating an outside run, but everyone knows outside is more difficult. I wore the 3rd and final new workout top from the bf, but I hopped in the shower too quickly when I got home and forgot to take a picture. I really loved this one though. It is ADIDAS, lime green, sleeveless, and v-neck. Both sides are completely ventilated for maximum cooling. Hopefully I’ll remember to take a picture the next time I wear it. Good job babe, 3 for 3, oh and the new iPod was light as a feather strapped to my arm last night! Speaking of strapped to the arm, I got to thinking tonight, how did people run marathons and 20 mile training runs alone before iPods existed. Seriously, running with a discman was awful because the thing skipped, and running in silence for that long just seems like torture to me. Thank god we don’t have to worry about this problem :).
After the gym, I came home and stood in front of the fridge with the doors open for a while begging something edible to jump out at me. Unfortunately the only thing staring me in the face was half a pound of uncooked ground turkey leftover from the lasagna night. I guess that meant I was cooking. I went with the easiest thing possible, seasoning the meat with Worcestershire, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, and McCormick’s Montreal Steak Grill Mates and formed two burger patties. With my turkey burger I enjoy some baby carrots and spinach and artichoke humus.

IMG_3180 I really love turkey burgers. I actually think I went “mmmm” out loud after my first bite. And this Sabra Spinach and Artichoke humus is to die for. I’m obsessed. I actually wrote them an email a while ago because I couldn’t find it in stores. Sadly they didn’t send me any, but luckily my grocery store started to carry it. And because it’s Friday and I like alliteration, I decided to go ahead and set up a Formspring account in case anyone has anything they want to ask me. So here’s the link, go ahead and ask me anything. I can’t promise to answer in a timely fashion, but I’ll probably get to it eventually. Also, please be nice.

Have a great Friday everyone!