About Me

I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where I also attended college and met the love of my life. I lived in NYC for five years with my husband and Westie, Mack Brown before recently moving all the way across the country to Los Angeles. I'm an amateur chef, total foodie, lover of Westies, sports fanatic and self-proclaimed book worm. You'll find a little bit of all these things I love on this blog. And...most importantly, I'm a new mom to the most precious baby boy, Austn Robert, born this past October.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Breakfast & a Movie

I have two things for you this Saturday--a fun breakfast trick and a movie recommendation.

One of the things I love the most about having summers off is getting to eat breakfast with Brad in the morning.  We usually keep things pretty simple--eggs, whole grain toast and fresh fruit.  Brad usually has an omelet and I alternate between an omelet and scrambled eggs.  Sometimes, though, we like to veer off course a little bit and experiment with different ways to eat the same ole' thing.  Hence the creation of egg-in-a-pepper (very similar to egg-in-a-hole, where you cut a hole out of the middle of a piece of toast and fry an egg in the middle).

This breakfast trick could not be easier.  All you need is a pepper (any color will work) and eggs.  Cut the pepper into 1/2 inch-thick rings.  Spray your frying pan with  non-stick cooking spray.  Cook the pepper slices at medium-high heat 1-2 minutes on each, and then carefully crack one egg inside each pepper slice.  (If a little egg runs out, don't worry.  You can just scrape around the pepper and get rid of it.)  Sprinkle the egg with salt and pepper.  Cook the egg until desired doneness, and serve with bacon.  They're not only delicious, but really pretty :)


Last night Brad and I went to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes with our friend Tom.


Verdict: Definitely a movie worth seeing.

James Franco plays Will, a doctor obsessed with developing a cure for Alzheimer's.  The drug, of course, is tested on apes.  Without giving too much away, Will brings home a baby ape, named Ceasar, and ends up raising him as his own child before things eventually begin to go wrong.  James Franco is terrific as well as Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar.  The bond created between Will and Ceasar is incredible, fascinating and gut-wrenching.  I'll admit I cry more than the average person when watching movies, but I sobbed like a little baby more than once during this movie (I haven't cried that much when watching a movie since Marley and Me).  Don't let this deter you, however.  Go see the movie, just consider yourself warned (and go prepared with a box of tissues).

1 comment:

  1. What a cool breakfast idea. I'll have to try it out!

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