Posts Tagged ‘eggs’

eggs in a cup

September 21, 2011

Well, sorry for my absence, but I’ve been a little busy attending funerals. Seriously. Sometimes life is full of those you love leaving you. Maybe one of these days I’ll share about what I miss and loved about them. It’s all so heavy though, and I didn’t want to start back to blogging focusing on my losses!

So, on the brighter side, I thought I’d share with you a happy little comfort-food idea that’s easy and nutritious! (Yes, comfort-food is important at times like these, or plenty of tequila! But I’d recommend sticking with comfort-food! It’s cheaper, more satisfying and will keep you out of trouble!)

I was wasting inordinate amounts of time on pinterest the other day and found this great way to make scrambled eggs (or as the innovator labeled them, omelets in a mug! ) The first time I made them, I forgot to spray the mug with Pam, and forgot to lightly scramble the eggs before cooking. I must’ve been hungry!  I ate them anyway! Today I remembered to do both and it was yum!

I always do better after consuming protein in the morning instead of the easy to grab and go carbs. So, this only takes 2 minutes and you can even take it with! The eggs stay hot a lot longer than ones on a plate do too.

Let me know if you tried them and if you made any improvements!

duckling promenade

March 13, 2010

Two springs ago, our neighbor called to tell us we had a dozen mallard ducklings following their mother through our yard! I grabbed my camera and carefully made my way outside to snap a few photos of them! What an adorable sight!

Last spring, a mother mallard laid several eggs under a bush near our garage door. After being frightened by our cars coming and going, she abandoned her nest. We waited a day for her return, then we gathered them up and made our own make-shift nest for them by filling a small bucket with down from an old pillow and securing a light over them for warmth. We researched how to care for them and set a timer to turn them every few hours for weeks and weeks! Once in a while we’d hold the eggs up to a light to see their development and movement within their safe little shell homes.

Unfortunately not one of them made it. We were terribly disappointed. Our herculean effort failed to help them survive.

I wonder if that mommy will be back this year. In the meantime, I thought I’d share our pictures with you!  Enjoy!

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