Tuesday, January 18, 2011

10 on Tuesday and Perfect Scrambled Eggs

 Ten on Tuesday 

1. What’s your favorite color to paint your nails?
Black or dark purple.  Only on short nails though. 

2. Do you like to sneeze?
Yes, it feels pretty good.  I don't like it when I can tell a cold is coming on.

3. How often do you fill up your car with gas?
Once a month.

4. Were you named after anyone?Yes.  My first name and each of my middle names are after someone (family).

5. Have you made any good recipes lately?
You bet!  Look here, here, and here.

6. What’s an easy money-saving tip that you use regularly?
 I won't put anything on credit that I will not be able to pay off in full at the end of the month.  Credit card companies will not be getting my money!

7. Would you rather have a sore throat or an ear ache?
Yikes!  Neither.  I haven't had an earache before, but it doesn't sound good.  I suppose sore throat, because I know what to expect.

8. Do you have any scars? What are they from?
A couple small ones on knees from little scrapes/ childhood injuries.

9. What are you “known for” in your circle of friends/family?
Liking to cook/bake/entertain/blog.  I don't know ... that's about it maybe!?

10. How do you like to eat your pancakes?
I like to dip them in syrup so that they don't get soggy.

I started my Tuesday morning with blackberry banana oats and a cup of coffee.

Lunch was a turkey sandwich, an orange and a pear, and dinner was veggie chili (Costco) and a slice of toast.

I was excited to come home to a package in the mail!  I have been a long-time reader of The Pioneer Woman Cooks, and finally ordered her book.  I am excited to dig in and make some of her picture-perfect creations.  I find the recipes on her blog extremely easy to follow, and I love how she does step-by-step pictures.  


Jolene's Perfect Scrambled Eggs
(It only took me 28 years ...)

Separate the eggs and yolks in to 2 bowls.

Heat the pan, and spray or add 1 tsp butter and swirl around.  
Pan is at the right temperature when a drop of water will sizzle when dropped on it.

Dump in the egg whites (they take longer to cook than the yolks) and stir with a wooden spoon until it is white and looks kind of like a snow storm (cloudy/ snowy lines).

Add the yolks and stir in for about 20 more seconds, until still wet and just barely holding together.  
Don't over cook!

Sprinkle with freshly ground sea salt and pepper ... and if you are brave ...

Add some of the best store-bought hot sauce around.

What are your answers to the questions above (all or whichever you would like to answer)?
Do you like scrambled eggs?  What do you put on them?


Amber said...

I NEVER would have thought to cook the yolks and whites separately! Great tip! Thanks :)

xx said...

that oatmeal looks delicious! and love siracha! xx

Kat said...

My scars are from soccer. I have 3 from my knee surgery, two big ones on my knee and shin from slide tackling and one on each of my upper hip from raspberries as a result of slide tackling.
I LOVE eggs, but I prefer them sunny side!

Amanda said...

I love the Pioneer Woman's book. I made her cinnamon rolls...holy crap they were good.

Jessica @ Dairyfreebetty said...

I love eggs!! And getting to know you better!!! :)

I have been reading every day, I'm just not doing so good at commenting!! :) I didn't want you to think I'm missing! hehe

Beaglebea said...

I too love that hotsauce...did you guy it at Costco?

Simply Life said...

oh those oats look amazing - now I'm craving blackberries!

Anonymous said...

i'm known as the crazy one in my group....I am so darn hyper and outspoken. If we are friends, we are cool..if not...WATCH OUT! bahahaha. I love guacamole on scambled eggs!

Dione from Edmonton said...

I do love scrambled eggs. But I think I've already mentioned I could happily eat breakfast for every meal and be content:)
That veggie chili from Costco looks good...where is it? By the refrigerated soups? Frozen? I will have to look for it when I go there in a week or so.

Anonymous said...

I loved reading the answers to the questions. It's really neat learning things about other bloggers. I LOVE scrambled eggs...I put ketchup and hot sauce on them. It's a win/win combo in my opinion!

Kacy said...

1. What’s your favorite color to paint your nails?
I hardly ever paint them b/c I just pick at them. I paint my toes all the time, but never the same color.
2. Do you like to sneeze?
It does feel pretty good, but sometimes it burns. I could do without sneezing.
3. How often do you fill up your car with gas?
About every week and a half
4. Were you named after anyone? Yup, a boy my mom had a crush on, haha.
5. Have you made any good recipes lately?
I wouldn't call them recipes :)
6. What’s an easy money-saving tip that you use regularly?
Don't buy groceries just for the sake of buying them. Utilize what you've got first!
7. Would you rather have a sore throat or an ear ache?
Sore throat.
8. Do you have any scars? What are they from?
One under my chin from burning it on a curling iron when I was little, one on my hand from cutting it with goggles while swimming and several on my legs.
9. What are you “known for” in your circle of friends/family?
Being independent and different from everyone else. Running and eating healthy. Being single haha.
10. How do you like to eat your pancakes?
Not picky. I'm not that into pancakes

Anonymous said...

1. Red or Pink
2. Noooooo... I'm so awkward!
3. As little as I can get away with.
4. My Dad loved his Aunt Laura and my Mom loved "Little House on the Prairie. I wish I was kidding, haha.
5. Nooooo...
6. Can I live without it? Usually I can.
7. Throat!
8. A big one on my chin from a tricycle accident when I was 5.
9. Definitely baking and running and bombarding them with burnt CDs of my latest favorite songs.
10. Slathered in butter and maple syrup!

Unknown said...

I strangely just finished reading a review for the Pioneer Woman Cooks book! Now that I saw it on you blog I feel that it is a sign that I should also purchase it....

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I paged through my SIL's pioneer woman's cookbook and I really wnat a copy! Such a beautiful cook book w/ great recipes (love the step by step pics!)

I never thought to separate the eggs when scrambling them. that is genius! Love it! I eat eggs almost every day w/ lots of chunky salsa. Mmmm...

Casey @ Insatiably Healthy said...

Im OBSESSED with putting Sriracha on my eggs. And just about everything else that can handle it too!

Yelena said...

I love questionnaires, and sciracha :)

I have a scar on my stomach from a skateboarding accident when I was 8- I should have known how clumsy I was!

Anonymous said...

this looks sooooo good!
if we ever meet, promice you will cook for me!!
pretty please!
p.s. thanks for being such a loyal follower! this means a lot to me!

Cynthia said...

I love scrambled eggs. I usually scramble them with some cheese and put some Frank's hot sauce on them. Yummy!

You are so lucky that you only fill up on gas once a month. I usually fill up about once a week.

BrittanY! said...

so ya you might see me repost your blackberry banana oats that looks AWESOME and TASTY!


Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

What a fun post!!!

I am named after Kris Kringle....no joke :|

Thanks mom and dad ;)

I love learning more about you this way!


Anonymous said...

I pretty love any kind of eggs :) Boiled and fried for sure! I am a nut and will put anything on them - spaghetti sauce, salsa, mustard and vinegar...it's true ;)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...


You can find the veggie chili in the refrigerated section where you would find the pre-made soups, or the refrigerated spring rolls, falafel, etc.

Thanks for reading!