Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Boil in Bag Omelets

I saw this recipe on ESPN during a pregame show for one of the 400 stupid college football games I have to watch every weekend because my roommates are all super fans. You know the type. Screaming at the TV and rooting for anywhere between 5 and 25 different colleges, 99% of which they did not attend and have no affiliation with.

The pregame show presented various different ways to make breakfast during a early morning tailgate party. The recipe itself was for boil in bag omelets. I was intrigued by an alternative method for making omelets, mainly because I am God awful at making them for some reason. They always end up becoming “scrambles”, which is breakfast talk for “failure”.

Luckily I had all the ingredients necessary to make a quality omelet. I combined two eggs, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and bacon in a medium sized Ziploc bag. Drop the bag in a large pot of boiling water. Leave the bag in the water a little longer than you think you should. I removed mine prematurely and soon realized that the innards of my omelet were not cooked. I threw it into a new bag and put it back in the water for a few minutes and ta-dah! A perfectly shaped omelet!

While the omelet was shaped like a burrito and looked delicious, it lacked that taste you get from frying it up in a pan. It also took longer to boil an omelet than it would to cook one the traditional way. It was also a little watery. If you’re not the best omelet maker though, it may be worth the little extra time to insure it makes it to your plate in one piece.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Chocolate Banana Breakfast Smoothie

How many times have you woken up starving for no particular reason? You don’t want to grab a muffin or some other doughy ball of fat and sugar because you’ll just be hungry again an hour later. You also don’t have time for a real breakfast full of proteins and other things of that nature. So you go to work hungry and run out the clock until you reach a time where it’s socially acceptable to eat your lunch.

Here’s a simple idea. Make a breakfast smoothie. They’re quick and easy to make, and if you stock up on whey protein ahead of time, you can make a protein packed breakfast that will keep you energized until lunch time.

Here’s an easy recipe:

- 2 Table Spoons Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 Cup Chocolate Milk
- 1 Banana
- 2 Table Spoons Chocolate Whey Protein (optional)
- 1 Cup Crushed Ice

Just mix all the ingredients in a blender and you’re good to go. If you have a travel container then you can take the shake with you and save some for later. Smoothies are great because if you stock up on a few key ingredients like yogurt, milk, and fruit, you can make pretty much any combo you like.

Make it happen.

Monday, December 15, 2008

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BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

I could lie and blame my current financial situation on our failing economy, but the fact of the matter is I was broke long before the current recession. I’m terrible with money and I usually spend it before I make it. I also tend to live far outside my means in terms of expensive dinners, booze, and electronics are concerned.

With the new year less than a month away, I‘ve decided to make some strides to get myself out of debt and learn to better manage my money.That means less dining out and more dining in. For the past couple of weeks I have been cooking at home a lot more than I have in the past. Not only that, but I’ve been cooking on a budget. Lots of inexpensive seafood, chili’s, soups, & homemade pizzas.

Here’s a cheap and easy recipe for BBQ Chicken Pizza:

Here’s what you’ll need:

-1 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crust
-1/2 cup barbecue sauce
-1/2 cup diced grilled chicken
-1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
-1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
-1/4 cup chopped red onion
-1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
-1 pizza pan

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Place the pizza crust on a pizza pan or cookie sheet. Spread with BBQ sauce and chicken. Sprinkle evenly with red pepper, green pepper and onion and cover with cheese. Bake the pizza for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Please Don't Try This at Home

Before I begin, if you enjoy my ramblings on this blog than you may also like my new blog: Strongly Worded, where I write angry letters to things that I feel have wronged me in some form or another. Please check it out!

On to business! As most of you know, I have dedicated several posts on this blog to bacon related studies and the bacon arts. Bacon cinnamon buns, bacon cookies, chocolate covered bacon, and so on. I honestly never thought the day would come when I see someone do something bacon to the point where I thought myself, “I don't think this is safe”.

I discovered the following images at I'm going to warn you, this isn't for the faint of heart.

Who doesn't like a little arts and crafts when they cook? Weaving bacon together looks like about as fun as it does delicious. Next fry the bacon up in a frying pan, but make sure you don't pause to think about what you are doing or may me not be able to continue.

As if a that bacon tapestry didn't look bad enough for you.

Whoever thought of this concept is either a certified genius or an authentic nut job.

Is it a burrito? A pork roll? Or just an abomination of nature? For the love of God, please don't try this at home.