DOUBLE E-CUP MORNINGS

December 4, 2009

Go ahead. Cop a feel.

Ever woken up next to someone WAY out of your league? Last night is a blur, you’re unsure of this hottie’s name, and you’re wondering if your benefactor is Make A Wish Foundation.   However you got here is irrelevant should you wish to see this stone-cold sexpot after they walk out your door.  Sure if it was another skank you assured your friends, “I know. It’s been a while. But seriously, dude, I know!” you wouldn’t bother with an Eggo waffle.  But on rare occasions where your lucky ass hits the hookup jackpot, you need to bring your morning A-game.  This is one such meal memorable enough to get a repeat or three-peat or possibly a repeat with a three-peat of conquests. Just ask the ballerina I’m told I picked up at a black tie Art Gala I crashed. Pictures of the two of us in the BG behind celebrities smiling like douches confirms the story, but you could have told me I saved her from a crazy Sheik’s harem and I’d take your word for it. This girl was in a hurry, presumably to pirouette across some stage, so I had to hook her up on the quick.  The cabbage cups made one hell of a carb-light wrap for my tiny dancer to chow on the go.  Later on it was she who called me and texted me and facebooked me and…Chill, homegirl! This dish may just be too effective.

Total time: approximately 10 minutes

Projected cost: $6

Drinking Buddy: Fresh OJ or BANGARITA

Ingredients (serves 2):

1. 2 intact cabbage cups

2. 1 dash paprika

3. 1 dash black pepper

4. 1 dash salt

5. 2 tbsp CALIVIRGIN olive oil

6. 1 handful fresh spinach

7. SIMPLY SEXY SALSA

8. ½ AVOCADO sliced thinly

9. 2 sausages (pork/chicken/veggie) sliced thinly

10. 3 eggs

Step 1

Crack the eggs and whisk them together with the salt, black pepper and paprika.

Step 2

Sauté the sausage with olive oil until they brown on both sides (approx 3 min).  Mix in the spinach and sauté until it wilts (approx 2 min).  Pour in the egg mixture and scramble like a champ (approx 2 min).

Step 3

Scoop half of the eggs in each cabbage cup. Crown with avocado and salsa.

The odds of stopping this BREAKFAST from sealing the seduction package deal are not good.

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BREAK YOU OFF SOMETHING BURRITO

December 15, 2008
Hola, amigos.  Breakfast burritos makes your game grow.
Hola, amigos. Breakfast burritos makes your game grow.

The breakfast burrito is amazingly versatile in its ease to make and ability to please.  The only ingredients you absolutely need are eggs, tortilla and hot sauce.  But the more sexy ingredients you can add, the greater the meal.  Be bold, be imaginative, be victorious!  Below is a recipe based on what was in my fridge at the moment.  My date had no complaints since she downed the burrito in three large bites then dragged me by the hand back to bed.  Much praise for the people of Mexico and their culinary masterpiece. Mornings have never been so easy.  Ole!

Total time: approximately 10 minutes
Projected cost: $5
Drinking Buddy: Orange juice or beer if it’s one of those mornings

breakfast-burrito-prepIngredients (for two burrito):
1. 2 tortillas
2. 1 teaspoon of salt
3. 1 tablespoon olive oil
4. Hot sauce (chef’s choice)
5. 1 sausage link cut into thin strips
6. ½ a jalapeño diced
7. 3 eggs
8. 1 handful chopped cilantro
9. 1 tomato chopped coarsely
10. 1 handful jack or mozzarella cheese
11. 2 green onions chopped coarsely
12. 2 handfuls of fresh, washed spinach

Step 1
Cook the sausage strips in a pan on medium heat without oil until they brown, set aside.  Beat the eggs with cilantro and salt.  Turn your oven to the lowest setting (about 150 degrees F) and warm up your tortillas.
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Step 2
On medium heat, heat the olive oil into a pan and cook the green onions for 1 minute. Throw in the spinach and cook until it wilts.  Pour in the egg mixture and scramble it until it is still moist but not runny.  Turn off the heat, throw the cheese over the eggs and cover with a lid so the cheese melts.
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Step 3
Remove the tortillas from the oven and place on separate plates.  Drop half the sausage into each, and then place eggs into each pocket.  Crown each burrito with tomatoes and hot sauce before rolling it up tight.  Serve with orange juice or beer if you’re nursing a hangover.
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BED & BREAKFAST POTATOES

November 27, 2008
Break me off some of that morning deligh

Break me off some of that morning delight

You don’t often hear people lamenting a lack of carbohydrates in their diet. That mean old Dr. Atkins scared people off from the potato, a respectable source or sustenance that kept the Irish alive  through the worst of times.  The tater and his friend the loaf of bread hid out in the attic away from the anti-carb Gestapo.  The bread and potato would surely have joined their “fattening counterparts” in the trash had they not been convinced they aren’t solely responsible for making people fat.  Luckily science has proved carbs innocent since good health requires balance, not extreme diets driven by fear.  Potatoes are once again en vogue so I suggest you grab yourself some bounties of the soil.  This simple method will allow you plenty of time to cook some eggs or just grope your date.  The smell of the roasting potatoes will be too enticing for them to resist.

breakfast-potatoes-prepIngredients:
1. 1 potato cut into bite-sized pieces
2. 1 onion chopped coarsely
3. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
4. Rosemary (fresh if possible)
5. 4 garlic cloves diced

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Arrange the potatoes, onions, garlic evenly around a pan.  Crown it all with rosemary, then add the olive oil, and salt to taste. breakfast-potatoes-drizzle-salt

Step 2
Cook the potato and friends for 25-30 minutes.  You will know they are done when the potatoes have softened and can be easily pierced with a fork. Serve it up to accompany an awesome scramble, compliment a breakfast burrito or throw it at the cult members going door to door trying to convert people on their Saturday mornings.breakfast-potatoes-cooked2

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