My blogable omelet
I’ve sold some more old books to support my Williams-Sonoma habit, investing in the frittata interlocking flip pans. As pricy as the pans were, I can assemble impressive meals with a few cents of eggs and leftovers. With the set I can make two omelets at a time or one stuffed fritata. It’s a frugal cook’s dream.
I’ve got a friend raving over Hormel Natural Choice uncured bacon and I’ve come to love it, too. The bacon, part of a cheesy mixture incorporating fresh green onions from another friend’s relative’s garden, flipped over into a beautiful meal that might cost about $15 in a Houston restaurant. Success tastes so good.
So readers, I’m sharing my omelet inspiration in Culinary Thrill Seeking and reminding you that former locals and friends around the world can read Port Arthur News columns and blogs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About that Hormel bacon: If you sauté some fresh green beans in the grease, they’ll be like bacon-flavored French fries, a finger food, and you may have difficulty restraining yourself.
“Sex, Drugs & Rock N Roll”
Just because you’re not sick, doesn’t mean you’re healthy, Dr. Nick Caras and Angel Tuccy note in their book, “Sex, Drugs & Rock N Roll.” They ask readers to switch sugary morning coffee with a green drink. Say no to the “sugar breakfast” and concentrate on foods that were around 500 years ago, authors suggest.
Healthy habits can act as a preventative to get patients off pricey medications and families should rock together and exercise their bodies.
Women should shave their legs and remove grandparents’ photos from the bedroom while men should ditch sloppy clothes for a better sex life. Good sex, as in a loving relationship, between parents will improve the nature of the entire household, say these authors who want to bring healthy back.
Twists on tea
Lipton Iced Tea describes these summer recipes as “yummy.” Who am I to disagree?
WHITE CITRUS SANGRIA: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes/ Chill Time: 2 hours
1 bottle Lipton 100% Natural Diet Green Tea with Citrus
1-3/4 cups white grape juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1 orange, 1 lemon, 1 lime, all sliced
Combine Lipton 100% Natural Diet Green Tea with Citrus and juices in large pitcher. Stir in fruit. Chill at least 2 hours. Serve in ice-filled glasses.
Substitution: White wine in place of white grape juice.
WATERMELON-CUCUMBER REFRESHER: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes/Stand Time: 30 minutes
1/2 cup grated cucumber
1 bottle Lipton 100% Natural Diet Green Tea with Watermelon
Combine Lipton 100% Natural Diet Green Tea with Watermelon and cucumber in 1-quart glass measuring cup or pitcher. Let stand covered at room temperature 30 minutes; strain. Chill until ready to serve. Serve in ice-filled glasses and garnish, if desired, with cucumber slices and fresh mint leaves.
Alcohol recommendation: Vodka
PINA TEA-LA DA: 3 servings, Prep Time: 5 minutes
1 bottle Lipton 100% Natural Iced Tea with Lemon
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup cream of coconut
Process all ingredients in blender until smooth. Serve in ice-filled glasses and garnish, if desired, with fresh pineapple wedges .
You could add: Light rum