You've seen me extol the virtue of broccoli slaw in SALAD DAYS-RUTHY-STYLE
You've seen me make Lo Mein that was to die for!!!!
I use it for a base instead of bread for sandwiches.... If there's chicken salad, I toss it on broccoli slaw and throw on grapes or chopped almonds if I want to.
On celery or broccoli slaw. Or BOTH!!!!!
This bit of ingenuity came from eating at the Pearl Diner in Manhattan two weeks back.
I knew I'd be eating deliciousness all weekend, but I didn't see any sense in undermining my "New Normal Healthy" diet completely.... so I ordered a veggie omelette... broccoli, cheese, mushrooms and tomatoes.
LOVELY!!!! And don't you love how this diner nestles between SKYSCRAPERS IN LOWER MANHATTAN?????? It's stinkin' quaint and old-time and has great food... If you're in lower Manhattan, it is worth the walk for your waistline (The Pearl Diner is close to the harbor) and for your wallet (the prices are the same as you'd pay at home, no kidding!) to stop in at the Pearl and eat. Who says you can't eat on a bargain budget in NYC????
So here I am the other day, Jonesing over leftover carrot cake from my birthday and a thought hit:
BROCCOLI SLAW OMELETTE!!!!!
(I get that most normal folk wouldn't jump from Carrot Cake....
To omelette, but there's this cute pair of capris that I fit into now...
And I'd like to fit into them next week. We all get how easily that can be undermined... so work with me here.)
In less than five minutes I could have a hot meal, get rid of the carrot cake urgings (which I fed to Angie Bourret, one of my young buddies who stopped by on her birthday right after mine!!!!)
Wait, I fed her the cake, not the urgings, I really didn't have to urge her at all, she's 14 and gorgeous and tall and eating a piece of cake looks GOOD ON HER.... The stinkin' brat.
Anyway, back to the omelette!!!
I mixed up three eggs in a bowl...
And my helper made a little special "dish" of her own on the floor...
How stinkin' cute is she?????
Okay, three eggs, bowl, whisk....
You do not need a pic for that, really???? REALLY???? Grab a fork or a whisk and beat those eggs silly.
This removes some traces of latent aggression.
Heat pan. Put splash of olive oil in pan.
Have broccoli slaw bag out and poised, ready to strike!
And I opened a can of mushrooms, too.
Pour eggs into hot pan. Throw in a handful of broccoli slaw, a generous handful. Add mushrooms. Stir. Scrape bottom gently on reduced heat, cooking eggs while leaving the broccoli slaw crisp.
When just about done, flip with spatula, finish cooking over low heat or no-heat, top with a bunch of cheese (I used Mexican blend) and cover while cheese melts.
Did you see that??? A delicious healthy meal in five minutes with no carbs.
I am singing that right now!!!!!! Because it was that delicious. And you KNOW it was that good because I:
A. Didn't throw it out
B. Didn't surreptitiously sneak the carrot cake into the back room and cram it into my mouth \
C. All of the above.
Yes. "C" is the correct answer, my friends!!!!!
And clearly I'm surrounded by really smart toddlers:
Note the heightened intelligence levels as proclaimed by the eyeglasses.
How stinkin' cute are they???? Love You "Zee Zee" and Joslyn!!!!
It's no wonder I get so much done with all the help I get!!!