Man, I woke up hungry this morning. Ever since completing the Colorado Trail, I’ve been eating non-stop. Although to let you know if you read my DQ Buster Bar confession on Facebook the other day, I did not eat all 2760 calories in that box. Ellie and her girl friends discovered them in the freezer before I could finish them off.
My typical bagel just wasn’t going to cut it this morning. Ellie had a sleep-over last night so Karen and I had a date night and went to Tortugas – my favorite restaurant in town. We came home to an empty house, Jack notwithstanding, and I played a genius playlist triggered with Nora Jones. It was a big night and so I woke up hungrier than usual. I thought about walking over to the Two Dog Diner. Paul invented breakfast. But part of the satisfaction in food for me comes from making it myself.
I gathered my ingredients. Four eggs. Bacon. Toast. Mrs. Renfro’s Green Chili – yum. But where’s the cheese? I really felt like cheese. All I could find was Velveeta. Well why not? After the hamburger, I would say Velveeta and microwaveable popcorn are America’s greatest contributions to world gastronomy.
I cooked the four slices of bacon first. When they were done I poured the grease onto Jack’s dog food. If I’m hungry, he must be too. Then I broke the four eggs into the same pan as the bacon. I couldn’t find a spatula so I used a wooden spoon and scrambled them. Salt, pepper, green chili and last to go into the pan a little Velveeta. I buttered the toast and topped off my coffee. I’d already finished the paper so there were no distractions between me and my food. Damn that was a satisfying breakfast.