Friday, February 11, 2011

Egg Scramble

I'm sure no one cares about this wall, newly covered in sheetrock. I'm getting sick of it myself. This is only the first coat of mud, applied to the screw holes and over the tape, along the joints. It will get at least two more coats of mud with at least a day to dry in between each coat. It's so boring, I don't even want to work on it. Instead, I made eggs.

I haven't been cooking much at all lately. We've been surviving on coffee, soup, peanut butter and jelly, whatever is fairly instant. This morning, however, I woke up in the mood to have a filling breakfast so I whipped up one of my hearty egg scrambles. (Not that I consider this any kind of elaborate cooking.) This one turned out more decadent than most, due to the addition of some cream cheese. Every time I make an egg scramble, it turns out differently, depending on what ingredients I have on hands. So this 'recipe' can be altered in a number of ways to suit your taste or fridge contents. For that reason, I am not very specific with my measurements and quantities.

Egg Scramble
(serves 2)
1 Tablespoon coconut oil or other oil for frying
1/2 cup diced onions
handful of diced red bell pepper
a bit of diced jalapenos
a clove or two of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cilantro chutney
a few chopped green olives (about 8)
4 large eggs, whisked
heaping Tablespoon of cream cheese
1/2 cup canned black beans
2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
dollop of salsa
grated parmesan cheese

Instructions: Heat oil in large skillet. Add onions and simmer until they start to brown. Add the next 5 ingredients and simmer a few minutes.

Meanwhile, soften the cream cheese in the microwave and incorporate it into the whisked eggs. Add to skillet, stirring it into the other ingredients. Add the beans.

Be sure to rinse the beans or the drab colored juice will make the whole dish an unappetizing color. It will still taste good, but... just rinse them please!

Add the parsley, salt and pepper and incorporate everything well. Plate the portions, topping with salsa and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.



  1. Looks like your project is coming along nicely. I bet you are ready for it all to be done and looking all pretty again. We are still trying to decide which project we want to do this year here, but then again no matter which one we pick we have to wait for the weather to warm up. =)

    Your egg scramble sounds wonderful! I just may have to try a version of it this weekend.

  2. Jess, you make me laugh... 'looking all pretty AGAIN'???? Obviously you didn't see that room when you were here! Ha!