I've been absent from my blog for a few days.
I've been dreaming.
For some years now TBHITW and I have talked about and dreamed about our (eventual) retirement. As our children grow older and one by one leave our nest we have discussed what we will do and where we will live and how..
It's fun to dream. There are so many possibilities.
Travel the country in an RV?
Work part-time in national parks?
Move out west and become "ski" ambassadors? (unpaid skiers who help tourists and notify ski patrol of problems)
Live abroad for a year?
Buy a small plot of land, build an eco-friendly house, plant the biggest garden ever, buy a goat, make cheese from goat milk, raise some chickens, get another dog...
oh wait... this last one actually has some definition to it. Hmm...
At some point you have to stop dreaming and start doing.
We are going to look at some land next weekend. Not a big piece, but not small. Enough acreage to do all the stuff in that last dream point..
I spent the better part of this morning looking at house plans... dreaming of what may be.
If you're bored with the same old cereal or bagel for breakfast, try this Frittata. It only takes a few minutes to make and will brighten up your day. And who knows? Maybe it will start you to dreaming your own dreams.
Tomato and Herb Frittata (serves 2)
1/2 cup chopped plum tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped scallions
3 basil leaves, chopped
A few drizzles of olive oil
1 cup egg substitute (or 4 eggs, scrambled with a fork)
Turn your broiler on.
Coat an ovenproof 10 inch skillet with cooking spray or rub with olive oil. Place over medium heat until hot. Saute the tomatoes, scallions and basil in a drizzle of olive oil until tender. Reduce the heat to low and add the eggs. Cover and cook until the bottom is set and the top is almost set but still runny (about 5 minutes). Transfer the skillet to a broiler and broil until the top is set. Watch it closely. It will puff up and set quickly.
Slide the frittata off onto a serving plate and slice into wedges.
If you are using egg substitute the frittata has about 169 calories per serving. If you are using whole fresh eggs the calories count will be about 240. Dietitians recommend about 400 calories for a complete, nutritious breakfast - so go ahead and add a slice of whole wheat toast!
A Cook's Notes: What do you dream for your future? Among other things, I'm thinner in my future. That's why I keep posting lower calorie meal options! Bon Appetite!