Is it terrible to admit I love my “internet” friends as much as my “traditional” friends? Or that I adore that the internet has connected me with so many wonderful people that I otherwise would not have an opportunity to befriend?
Earlier this summer, I tweeted about spending an afternoon at the RenWes kitchen showroom in Lake Forest, CA. With our friends (and contractors), we took a first pass at kitchen appliances for the home remodel project. Upon returning home, I received a message from Nancy (@acommunaltable) saying, “hey, I’m a representative for Thermador! Let me know if you need anything!” According to Twitter, we both had also been at the Irvine Farmers’ Market that morning, we just missed one another.
I formally met Nancy later in the summer when we both were invited to Greg’s (@sippitysup) house for a schooling on Drupal and SEO by Ishmael (@IshmaelSanchez). Between drooling over Greg’s beautiful house and munching on homemade goods, Nancy and I talked a little more about “kitchen remodeling” in general, and set a date to meet over coffee.
And met for coffee, we did. Nancy introduced me to the world of Thermador / Bosch appliances… I have a lot of homework to do… and now I need to set some time aside to get crackin’!!
So this Sunday shout-out goes to Nancy, because she’s become a great friend and resource. :o) Not only that, but she’s blogging about some great stuff over at www.acommunaltable.com, too. Earlier this week, Nancy wrote about a weekend breakfast called “Toad in the Hole.” Nancy says it’s kind of like a yorkshire pudding with sausage. And a great alternative to something other than a) eggs, or b) pancakes. Which is funny… because Saturdays are usually eggs, and Sundays are usually pancakes. And while I love both, it gets kinda repetitive.
So this weekend, I gave Nancy’s Toad in the Hole a shot. Since there’s only two of us, I halved the recipe and divided it into three of our little French ramekins. And because breakfasts are great ways to use up our refrigerator rejects, we used: last week’s eggs (well, just one egg) from Lily’s Farms and 1.5 oz. chevre from Soledad Goats (both via Irvine Farmers’ Market), 1 apple chicken sausage link (from Costco!) and a tablespoon of chopped chives from the backyard. Breakfast was paired with a canteloupe, also from the Irvine Farmers’ Market.
Nutrition content per serving (including 1/4 cantaloupe per person): 259 calories, 32.5g carbs, 12g protein, 8.5g fat, 1g fiber
Cost per serving: $1.72 – $2.38
A delicious and healthy start to otherwise busy weekend. Happy Sunday to you all!