Monday, March 28, 2011

Eggs Oaxaca-Style

As you may have seen already, Jay and I are trying to use up the food in our apartment so we don't have to move it upstairs.  We were perusing the contents of the fridge and realized that we had three serrano peppers that needed to be used, a bit of leftover cilantro, and a dozen eggs that could be utilized.  (Two eggs were reserved: one for cookies and the other for Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls.)  Add some onion, garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, and canned tomatoes, and we had ourselves a spicy tasty dish.

1 large can diced tomatoes (or about eight medium sized tomatoes, chopped)
1 medium onion, diced
8 large garlic cloves, chopped, maybe even a whole head of garlic if its a small one
3 serrano peppers or other green chile, chopped
Large pinch ground cumin
Large pinch chili powder
10 eggs, beaten
Cilatro, chopped, to taste (I used about two tablespoons or so)

Throw the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and peppers into a food processor or blender.  Process/Blend.  Pour into saucepan on stove, add cumin and chili powder.  Heat.  Add salt and pepper as you think it needs.

Heat some oil (or melt some butter...) in a skillet.  Pour a ladleful of egg into the skillet to make a very thin omelet.  When it's done, put it on a plate and repeat, stacking the cooked eggs like pancakes.  When all are cooked, slice it in thin strips, and toss with the sauce and cilantro. 

It was So.  Good.  I liked it even better than I thought I would, and Jay seemed to really enjoy it as well.  His only suggestion was to add cheese, though I think it would mellow out the spicy flavors more than I'd like.  I wish I'd had the good sense to take pictures, but I was hungry and immediately set to nomming.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

So Much for Trying to Blog More Often

Sometimes life just has other plans.

At the suggestion of Jay's uncle, he and I started watching Eureka, a quirky dramedy from the SciFi channel.  (I refuse to call it "SyFy" or whatever unless compelled to under court order.)  While it is at times predictable, it's cute and entertaining and makes Jay stop to explain the general principles behind whatever scientific thingy they're encountering in any given episode.  All around winning.  So there's been a fair bit of Netflix watching around these parts. 

We've gone home a few weekends this month, and the weekends we have stayed in Birmingham have been rather uneventful.  (No garden planting or wallpaper domination this month.)  I did manage to score over 100 bowling last weekend, and if you know me at all, you know that this is a Big Deal. 

In unrelated news, it's that time of year again...we're moving!  Okay, so it's just into the apartment above the one that we're in.  And it's because they're planning to renovate ours and they wouldn't let us sign another year long lease.  And it's easier to just move upstairs than it is to move across town.  We have managed to collect even MORE books and socks, so something must be done about that.  I do plan on going through everything and taking it to a local thrift store, so that's one good way to get rid of some things.

Another "fun", moving related thing is the fact that I do not want to move a bunch of food upstairs.  It's just extra trips up the stairs I don't want to take, so we're just kind of making do with food in the pantry and freezer, which is making for some rather interesting meals.  One night this week, Jay and I are just going to have these awesomely delicious garlic rolls with some leftover marinara sauce for dinner.  I made cookies tonight simply because it meant I could get rid of the last of the chocolate chips and pecans.  My life is full of EXCITEMENT. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lessons in Crappy Wednesdays

Today was a bit terrible.

I woke up late, had to get ready in a rush, and left the house ten minutes late.  It was raining, so traffic was a nightmare. It took me an hour and twenty minutes to make it the six and a half miles to work.  When I got to work, our phones and internet weren't working.  And we had closings today.  When the phone and internet continued to NOT WORK, I had to go to the main office, where they very handily showed me how to access email remotely.  One of our afternoon closings continued to be delayed, and the Trusty Coworker had to leave for an out of county closing, which meant I had to deal with the other.  My hair was a mess because of the rain, and my thought-it-was-cute-at-the-store striped shirt ended up making me look more like I escaped from a hipster prision rather than passed the bar last summer.  Needless to say, I was not looking forward to the rest of the day.

And then, the settlement statement got approved.  A cable tech person came out and managed to FIX THE INTERNET.  The clients came by, and they were super sweet people.  The loan officer is one of our favorites, and it's always nice when we have a good closing with him.  Jay stopped by and took me to get Indian food, and the paneer pakoras were melt in your mouth good. I came home to two very happy dogs, and now I'm watching Arrested Development on one side of my 42" computer screen and writing this little love note to the internet in the other.  Things are not so bad after all, and I may have even learned a lesson about writing a bad day off.  Hope this finds the rest of the internet well.