22 April 2010
Low-Carb Crustless Quiche
6 slices bacon, diced
2 cups shredded cheese (your choice)
Couple cloves of garlic
Salt/Pepper to taste
Splash of milk (or chicken broth)**
The good thing about this quiche is you can take your eggs and cheese and basically you can do anything you want with it. This recipe isn't exact because I kinda did my own thing...threw in whatever I wanted (the recipe only called for onions and spinach--no bacon--but I added the bacon, garlic, and mushrooms).
Preheat oven to 350
In a skillet, cook the bacon until it's as crispy as you want it. Once the bacon is done, drain the grease. In that same skillet add your diced onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Sauté until the onions are clear and the mushrooms are tender. Throw in as much fresh spinach as you want and wilt it down.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, whisk the 6 eggs until they are beaten. Add the cheese and salt/pepper and mix well. (**Here's my own note: I thought it looked a little too thick so I added a splash of chicken broth--I would've used milk but I was out) Once the onion/garlic/spinach gets done, add that and the bacon to the egg mixture and mix well.
Pour egg mixture into a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
20 April 2010
I am fortunate to have been born into a family of wealth. I learned a long time ago that when people look at me, they mostly look past me and see only my wealth. I’ll be honest, this has helped me achieve success and respect in life. But it is a lonely existence. I desperately desire to marry for love but the only women who are presented to me are only interested because of my wealth and status in life. Society tells me that I must marry someone that is my societal equal—but what if I don’t love them? Should I be resolved to settle for a life of complacency? Perhaps I will never marry.
That was my philosophy—until the day I met Elizabeth Bennet. See my good friend Charles Bingley let a house in Netherfield and longing to get out of the City for a while, I thought the country air would be just what I needed. Though I dreaded the country society and customs, I took part so as not to bring disfavor on Bingley. It was at a ball that I first saw Elizabeth Bennet. Immediately I was drawn in by her beauty but more so by her quick wit and charm. She didn’t hesitate to disagree with me and did not seem deterred by my wealth. She was unlike any woman I had ever met and I was smitten.
I fought my feelings for her because it would be a scandal to marry someone of such a low station in life and I have responsibilities that come with my station in life after all. But my fight was in vain. I fell in love with Elizabeth and my life forever changed—for the better.
Now, the question is—do you want to know the rest of the story???
DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in the afore mentioned book, Darcy's Story, are the sole views and opinions of the author and have nothing to do with me or my views/opinions/beliefs...so get off my back. I am in no way affiliated with the afore mentioned author...except that one time in Vegas--uh, nevermind.
15 April 2010
11 April 2010
08 April 2010
- In some developing nations, children must walk for miles to school, clean water and to seek medical help.
- Cuts and sores on feet can lead to serious infection.
- Often, children cannot attend school barefoot.
- In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil.
- Podoconiosis is 100% preventable with basic foot hygiene and wearing shoes.
How sad that millions of people are suffering a 100% preventable disease simply because they don't have shoes! So I've joined the cause...my own one-man revolution. I'll probably get reprimanded at work for not being "professional." I know I'm going to not like it because I don't like going barefoot...but at least for me at the end of the day I have shoes...it's a choice for me, for millions it's the only way of life they know.
How can you help? For every pair of shoes you buy from TOMS, they donate one brand new pair of shoes to a child in need.
That's all find an good but what if I have used shoes that I would like to donate to those in need? There's a wonderful organization called Soles 4 Souls that accept donations. You can send new or used shoes to them via UPS since there isn't a location near us. You only have to pay your shipping costs.