Breakfast Was Yummy!

by OptedIn 39 replies
Italian Sausage, Green and Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Mushroom, New Potato, Grated Parmesan and Garlic Frittata.

Served with Sourdough Texas Toast, Hawaiian Kona Coffee and 10 Units in Insulin.

Life doesn't get any better than this. :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Hold the 'shrooms and the coffee - I want some!
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Hold the 'shrooms and the coffee - I want some!
      Not until you develop an appreciation for the finer things in life. The only thing we hold around here is an extra large fork. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Ok - I'll eat mushrooms - but not coffee! Love the smell of coffee - hate the taste.
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Ok - I'll eat mushrooms - but not coffee! Love the smell of coffee - hate the taste.
      That's probably because you've never had a cup of 'good' coffee. I used to feel the same way. :-) Now - 'Nectar of the Gods.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        Not until you develop an appreciation for the finer things in life. The only thing we hold around here is an extra large fork. lol
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Ok - I'll eat mushrooms - but not coffee! Love the smell of coffee - hate the taste.
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        That's probably because you've never had a cup of 'good' coffee. I used to feel the same way. :-) Now - 'Nectar of the Gods.
        Do you two want a room? Of course, I mean so you can both smell the coffee, taste the nectar.....and Frank can hold his extra large fork.

        Think of the children....The Children!
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Ok - I'll eat mushrooms - but not coffee! Love the smell of coffee - hate the taste.
      I like the smell of coffee too but never understood the attraction to drinking the foul bitter brew.
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

        I like the smell of coffee too but never understood the attraction to drinking the foul bitter brew.
        Although some would consider it a sacrilege, this is why Mother Nature created cream and sugar. Some folks consider coffee a dessert.

        I was in the Army. I rarely do black coffee, even when it's the best coffee on the planet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I'm hooked on strong, sweet mint tea - similar to that served in cafes in the middle east. And on 'Constant Comment' blend. And on Earl Grey tea with a spot of amaretto. To each his/her own.
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      To each his/her own.
      I keep hearing that. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    So you could not get to the toilet in time but managed to projectile it all back onto the plate. That shows promising talent.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

      So you could not get to the toilet in time but managed to projectile it all back onto the plate. That shows promising talent.
      Better than that grule you eat.

      Shortest book in the world. "British Epicurean Delights." :-)
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        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        Better than that grule you eat.

        Shortest book in the world. "British Epicurean Delights." :-)
        Be gentle on the English...we have something in our food they don't...it's called "flavor".
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Be gentle on the English...we have something in our food they don't...it's called "flavor".
          I have never heard that word used to describe excess sugar before, interesting.
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          • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
            Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

            I have never heard that word used to describe excess sugar before, interesting.
            You're kidding right. You folks do love your sweets, hence the 2nd shortest book in the world - "The Joy of British Orthodontia."
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            • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
              Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

              You're kidding right. You folks do love your sweets, hence the 2nd shortest book in the world - "The Joy of British Orthodontia."
              Some of the differences to US foods, and believe me, I noticed all this big time whe I came over in 2003 (my wife agrees with me having sampled both cuisines (and she's American))

              US foods contain far more sugar and salt than european foods do. It makes a huge difference to the taste, what you call flavour is just chucking in what people crave.

              US cuisine tends to be blander and far less subtle than the european selection. This is what I noticed and was able to compare.

              This applies to all types of food from savoury to sweet candy.

              Just like anyone else though, I enjoy many unique US dishes and candies. I just know the difference between US and european tastes.

              Just for the xmas break, we treated ourselves. Spent $155.00 in our local (overpriced) British Store for a selection including, british sausages, pies, pasties, sausage rolls and candies (sweets) etc.

              Heavenly nostalgia.

              One thing that actually is so much better is the british candy (sweets)
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              • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
                Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                One thing that actually is so much better is the british candy (sweets)
                Personally, I don't eat any sweets and my diet is predominantly Mediterranean, being Italian and Greek in it's content. Outside of authentic Southern cooking, of which I rarely indulge, I eschew (see what I did, there?) what most would call the standard American diet.
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                • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                  Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

                  Personally, I don't eat any sweets and my diet is predominantly Mediterranean, being Italian and Greek in it's content. Outside of authentic Southern cooking, of which I rarely indulge, I eschew (see what I did, there?) what most would call the standard American diet.
                  You could ask what would you call the standard British diet. These days so much foreign cuisine have infiltrated both the US and the UK so it's getting a bit blurred.

                  I suppose the US, traditional (perhaps excluding New Orleans and a few other variations) Would be good burger places, steak restaurants, barbecue ones and a good example would be the traditional basic fare served up in many roadside restaurants. Cracker Barrel is a prime example of this here. It serves up no nonsense, well prepared, what I would call traditional and basic american fare. I actually go there often. good stuff at great prices, nothing spiced up or exotic though.

                  The British stuff to be puerile, I would have to go back to the 60's and remember what my mother served up, we were largely free of foreign dishes in those days, Steak and kidney pies and stews, the classic Sunday dinner. All good stuff. The only sugar and salt used would be what you put on it yourself. (except for puddings)

                  I was well disappointed with both the Indian, Thai and Chinese fare that is served up over here, perhaps a lot more competition in the UK so it's that much better. It's like they said, well, what do the Americans know, we can palm them off with anything, they won't know the difference, they will think it's great. Well they would know if they travelled abroad now and again.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                    (perhaps excluding New Orleans and a few other variations)
                    There are two times in my life that I had a near orgasmic culinary experience. The fist time was eating chicken wings in a bar in Pittsburgh PA....and I was introduced to Chinese hot sauce.

                    The second time was in New Orleans...the first time I tasted real Gumbo. I tried a few different varieties, and decided that New Orleans was the center of the universe.

                    And I had the extra bonus of listening to New Orleans natives talking......everyone sounded like I was in an episode of Dukes Of Hazard.

                    Or The Dukes Of Hazard. Mandela effect.
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                    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                      There are two times in my life that I had a near orgasmic culinary experience. The fist time was eating chicken wings in a bar in Pittsburgh PA....and I was introduced to Chinese hot sauce.

                      The second time was in New Orleans...the first time I tasted real Gumbo. I tried a few different varieties, and decided that New Orleans was the center of the universe.

                      And I had the extra bonus of listening to New Orleans natives talking......everyone sounded like I was in an episode of Dukes Of Hazard.

                      Or The Dukes Of Hazard. Mandela effect.
                      It always was and still is "The Dukes Of Hazard" Do you remember differently? I always suspected you came from the Sagittarius Arm

                      I have been to New Orleans 8 times now and always have a gumbo and a Muffaletta
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                      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post


                        I have been to New Orleans 8 times now and always have a gumbo and a Muffaletta
                        Mark; You'll have to be more specific. 27% of the prostitutes in New Orleans are named Muffaletta. Was she tall, and had an adams apple? That's the one I remember.
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                        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                          Mark; You'll have to be more specific. 27% of the prostitutes in New Orleans are named Muffaletta. Was she tall, and had an adams apple? That's the one I remember.
                          There is no apple in a Muffaletta
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                          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                            Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                            There is no apple in a Muffaletta
                            And there is no "I" in "Shut up".
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                              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                              And there is no "I" in "Shut up".
                              There's also no wit in Whitacre. I mean, sure, the letters are there, but the actual concept? Ho, boy, just completely devoid. I'm honestly amazed you don't spend most of your days stuck in corners or being confused by mirrors.
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                              • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                                Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                                There's also no wit in Whitacre. I mean, sure, the letters are there, but the actual concept? Ho, boy, just completely devoid. I'm honestly amazed you don't spend most of your days stuck in corners or being confused by mirrors.
                                Mirrors, Claude has clocked up a few hundred years of bad luck so far, and not even his cats can get it back.

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                    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
                      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                      There are two times in my life that I had a near orgasmic culinary experience. The fist time was eating chicken wings in a bar in Pittsburgh PA....and I was introduced to Chinese hot sauce.

                      The second time was in New Orleans...the first time I tasted real Gumbo. I tried a few different varieties, and decided that New Orleans was the center of the universe.

                      And I had the extra bonus of listening to New Orleans natives talking......everyone sounded like I was in an episode of Dukes Of Hazard.

                      Or The Dukes Of Hazard. Mandela effect.
                      When I was younger I lived in NOLA for a short time. I had a friend that was a native and he took me to a little kitchen away from the tourists for some red beans and rice. It was great and only cost $2-3 (?) and came with all the freshly baked French bread you could eat.

                      And...all the native NOLAs would stop everything and watch Dukes of Hazard, which I found funny. They would also call me a "Yankee" even though I was from Colorado. They can hold a grudge for a long time.
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              • Profile picture of the author Kurt
                Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                Some of the differences to US foods, and believe me, I noticed all this big time whe I came over in 2003 (my wife agrees with me having sampled both cuisines (and she's American))

                US foods contain far more sugar and salt than european foods do. It makes a huge difference to the taste, what you call flavour is just chucking in what people crave.

                US cuisine tends to be blander and far less subtle than the european selection. This is what I noticed and was able to compare.

                This applies to all types of food from savoury to sweet candy.

                Just like anyone else though, I enjoy many unique US dishes and candies. I just know the difference between US and european tastes.

                Just for the xmas break, we treated ourselves. Spent $155.00 in our local (overpriced) British Store for a selection including, british sausages, pies, pasties, sausage rolls and candies (sweets) etc.

                Heavenly nostalgia.

                One thing that actually is so much better is the british candy (sweets)
                European food also has flavor which English food doesn't. Saying English food is flavorful because European food is, is like Claude hanging around a bunch of body builders at the gym and claiming how in-shape they are.

                Ham...boil it.
                Beef...boil it.
                Potatoes...boil them.

                Although I have to admit that I do like English muffins.
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                • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
                  Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

                  Although I have to admit that I do like English muffins.
                  Thomas's are great, but I'm not to sure you'd like actual 'English' English muffins.
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      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

      That shows promising talent.
      What the hell would you know about talent? lol
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        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        What the hell would you know about talent? lol
        Talented enough to get 2 rebuttals from one post.
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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          Talented enough to get 2 rebuttals from one post.
          Never confuse talent with someone taking pity on you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Smells good here - pork loin in the crockpot, rubbed with spices, covered with lime slices with beer as the liquid and some pepperoncini.

    The photo above and all this food talk - combined with the smells coming from the kitchen - did me in. Had to grab a snack!
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Had to grab a snack!
      Me, too!

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I had a near orgasmic culinary experience
    So - you're a sloppy eater?

    gumbo and zydeco - miss 'em
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    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

    There are two times in my life that I had a near orgasmic culinary experience. The fist time was eating chicken wings in a bar in Pittsburgh PA....and I was introduced to Chinese hot sauce.

    The second time was in New Orleans...the first time I tasted real Gumbo. I tried a few different varieties, and decided that New Orleans was the center of the universe.

    And I had the extra bonus of listening to New Orleans natives talking......everyone sounded like I was in an episode of Dukes Of Hazard.

    Or The Dukes Of Hazard. Mandela effect.
    Y,all!

    And l do remember in the not too distant past someone posting here and elsewhere, high fat breakfast images.

    And we were all thinking that hospital or worse was the outcome, (eventhough we were too nice to spell it out).

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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      And l do remember in the not too distant past someone posting here and elsewhere, high fat breakfast images.

      And we were all thinking that hospital or worse was the outcome, (eventhough we were too nice to spell it out).:
      If I'm going to die of something, please let it be from eating too many servings of scrapple and eggs with a side of insulin. At least I'll die with a smile on my face and a warm feeling in my tummy. There are worse things to die from and I have no problem with that as I knew how to live to enjoy life to the fullest.

      Check out those 'nooks and crannies' filled with butter. Lol

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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        If I'm going to die of something, please let it be from eating too many servings of scrapple and eggs with a side of insulin. At least I'll die with a smile on my face and a warm feeling in my tummy. There are worse things to die from and I have no problem with that as I knew how to live to enjoy life to the fullest.

        Check out those 'nooks and crannies' filled with butter. Lol

        I really hope that your coffee cup is depicting the sun and not the sun that looks like chips surrounding a chocolate chip cookie.

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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

          I really hope that your coffee cup is depicting the sun and not the sun that looks like chips surrounding a chocolate chip cookie.

          I haven't had a chocolate chip cookie in over 50 years. The only kind of cookies I do are Pignolis during the holiday season. I will never understand the fascination with sweets. They simply hold no allure for me.

          Now, a baked potato on the other hand . . . . . . . .
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

            I haven't had a chocolate chip cookie in over 50 years. The only kind of cookies I do are Pignolis during the holiday season. I will never understand the fascination with sweets. They simply hold no allure for me.

            Now, a baked potato on the other hand . . . . . . . .
            I would talk to Claude about that point, after all he wrote, Sweets For the Sweet 101".

            He also wrote "Sweets, Sweetie" but that was during his Claudette/male/female/anything moving bondage episode.

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            • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
              Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

              I would talk to Claude about that point, after all he wrote, Sweets For the Sweet 101".

              He also wrote "Sweets, Sweetie" but that was during his Claudette/male/female/anything moving bondage episode.

              The other thing that I don't do, besides sweets, is anything nonsensical.
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