January is the month for beginnings. That’s especially true each year for my cousin, Debbie, and me. She begins the new year with a birthday on January 1st. My birthday comes a week later. My mother told me once that she and my aunt were expecting on the same day, December 29th. Neither of us girls made a grand entrance on that special day, though I have made it a day to always remember – it’s my husband’s and my anniversary.
When Debbie and I were five years old, she and her mother came to visit us. Mother had cooked breakfast, and the two of us silly girls got to laughing so hard that the eggs flew everywhere. Of course, our mothers made us stop the nonsense. But it was funny.
I still like eggs. Except when the pepper I sprinkled all over them makes me sneeze. Makes the eggs fly like when I was five.
Eggs are protein. An egg breakfast is filling. You can go all day on a breakfast with eggs. Cholesterol concerns a lot of people, and you may be one who doesn’t eat the egg yolk. Look, I know it’s important for us to be aware of what and how much we’re eating. My daddy told me one time, “Honey, you’re going to have to watch your weight the rest of your life.” He was right. I’ve watched it go up, and I’ve watched it go down.
What works for me may not work for you. Stick to the diet of your choice. But for me? Egg whites without the yolks are only good for making the meringue for a pie, and that’s not the easiest thing for most people to maneuver. I choose moderation like no eggs Monday through Friday but enjoying omelets on the weekends or special occasions – with the yolks. My mother and daddy both grew up eating eggs. She lived to be 81, and my dad is almost 90.
Like veggies in your eggs? Try my Egg Veg Omelet:
- 5 Eggs
- Onion, Red (1/8-1/4)
- Green Bell Pepper (3-4 slices)
- Roma Tomatoes (2)
- Cilantro (to taste)
- Spinach (approx. 3/4 cup)
- Cheddar Cheese, grated (to taste)
- Butter (to taste)
Chop/dice vegetables. Notice “to taste” has been added to a few of the ingredients. You can load up on those or go light. This makes the best burrito but is also good with buttered toast with jelly. Suit yourself and enjoy.