I have been remiss in thanking all (four) of you who read my blog lately. I hope it goes without saying that I sincerely appreciate every single comment and the fact that I have never once felt judged nor have I ever received a negative comment. You are all amazing people…for reading and for letting me ramble about the most asinine, random, silly, stupid, and/or crazy thoughts that I crop up in this weird little brain of mine.
Exhibit A. (This totally made me giggle out loud. I only wish I were kidding.)
I am the worst person to go out to eat with. Not only do I have all kinds of weird and annoying food allergies that make it difficult, but I am also incredibly indecisive.
Often, the only way that I can make up my mind is to pick 3 or 4 things on the menu and ask the waiter/tress for their favorite among them, and without thinking further, that’s what I pick. This method has never backfired.
But when I am at home, alone, left to my own devises, my preferred decision-making method doesn’t work. I could use the old coin flip method, wherein you, yep, flip a coin.
My take on the coin flip is that it helps because when you get the result you are either disappointed, in which case you go with the other result, or not, in which case you probably really didn’t care to begin with so you go with the coin flip winner.
Again, this method has never backfired.
It was mid-afternoon and I was hungry. REALLY hungry. I wanted something, but all I knew was that I wanted breakfast. Eggs? Pancakes? Ahhh…too hungry to make up my mind! (Please read that last line in a cavewoman voice and imagine me beating my chest a la Jane of the Jungle while yelling it aloud. Thanks.)
Now, guys, please don’t lecture me about this, but I’m not really a breakfast eater. I don’t usually eat that early, so my first meal ends up being more of a brunch, and I usually opt for savory, and most of the time I just go straight to lunch. But, I LOVE breakfast foods, so I often end up eating them later in the day or for dinner.
After beating my chest (ouch), I hit on a vague recollection of something I saw on both April’s and Heather’s blogs – egg white pancakes and flourless crepes, respectively. Either way you slice it, both recipes amount to egg whites + baking soda + cream of tartar + stevia = happiness.
Decision made. No coin required.
I opted to add vanilla and cinnamon to the “batter” and covered them in more cinnamon and maple syrup. Because, duh.
And then, because hello I was HUNGRY, remember?, I added a side of spaghetti squash mixed with some pumpkin puree, more cinnamon and more maple syrup.
The above photos and narrative chronicle the actual process as it went in my head. I had no plans for the final dish when I started mixing the eggs. That’s just how things work up there. (Up there being in my crazy little brain. It’s a scary place sometimes.)
Was it a strange pairing of food? Yes. Is that pretty much par for the course a mi casa? Si. Though it might look like a blob of rotting brown worms smooshed between really flat pancakes, the taste was spot on.
But let’s be honest, its hard to screw anything up with those ingredients, right? Cinnamon and sugar do, after all, make the world go round.
What’s the strangest combination of food you came up with that ended up successful…or not?