Today I finally hit my weight goal of 100# and the barista at our local Starbuck’s was flummoxed when I switched to a ‘small skinny vanilla latte, no whip or caramel ‘, which has only 100 calories. For 4 months I have been eating everything I could find to make up for the 20# weight loss. Thin is good, scraggly is not.
I have always thought those people who order an egg white omelette, or who announce to the waiter to ‘put the dressing on the side’, or ‘no mayo on the sandwich’, are missing half the fun of eating. Every newsstand has a dozen magazines telling the virtues of a new diet. Having been on the other side of thin several times in my long adult life, I do know how difficult it can be to lose unwanted pounds, but trust me, it is just as hard to gain them back. Funny thing, those pounds. They just seem to have a mind of their own.
According to my grandmother, you can never have too much butter. When I was very young and we were living in Grandma’s boarding house, we didn’t get much butter. It was expensive to feed all those extra people during the Depression, but when she got rid of the boarders and switched to simply renting rooms, we got into the good stuff.
My father was a Navy man, and when he was home with us, we occasionally ate steak., and this is how he cooked it: first you put a layer of salt into a very hot cast iron frying pan. Put the steak in and when it’s done, you throw a huge pat of butter on top of it. You don’t need any of those meat sauces. I don’t think they knew about barbecue grills in those days.
Which brings me to the point of this: the egg white omelette. I have seen people order this and I can’t imagine why. In the first place , they are tasteless so why would you eat them? Omelettes need an extra yolk in not out. A truly great omelette has three whole eggs and an extra yolk. Scrambled eggs improve the same way. If you’re worried, just don’t eat eggs.
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