Throw That In a Pot: Recipes I Threw Together that Would Make Mawmaw Proud

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EGGS DON'T HAVE TO BE BORING!

Like my Mawmaw, I tend to just throw stuff together without measuring.  Is that a Southern thing?  It has taught me that food should never be boring, not even scrambled eggs.  I actually did measure these ingredients so that I could share them with you.  Let's cook!



Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp half and half
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese (Use your favorite.  I like sharp cheddar in my eggs.)
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard (Trust me here! I got this tip from David Letterman!)
  • 2 slices of bacon cut up into small pieces (see below) Note: You can also use pepperoni or ham.
  • 1 tsp Tony Chechere Cajun Seasoning.  If you don't have any, you can use salt, pepper, paprika, and any other spices that you like.  If you want to order some, and I highly recommend this stuff, you can get it at http://www.tonychachere.com/

Throw That In a Pot:


1.  Cut up bacon into small strips and fry it until it is almost cooked to your liking.   

2.  In a small bowl, mix the other ingredients and whisk, whisk, whisk. (I use a fork.)
3. Add egg mixture to bacon and stir constantly until the eggs are cooked to your liking.  I like mine a little soft.  


Voila!  Not your ordinary scrambled eggs!

Substitutions and Add-Ins:

1.  You can use milk or sour cream in place of half and half.
2.  To add heat, throw in some Tabasco Sauce.
3.  Have fun with it!  Add onions, bell pepper, mushrooms, etc.


Holy Guacamole! 





I have loved guacamole for years, but I could never find a recipe that I quite liked. I tried to make it my way, but just throwing stuff together, several times, but there was always something missing.  Well today I got it right!!!  Remember, I don't do exact measurements.  Have fun and throw stuff together.  Ole!

This recipe will only serve 2, so double up if you want to serve more.  It literally takes less than 5 minutes.

Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted and scooped out into a small bowl
  • Diced small, ripe tomato (Homegrown or the kind you can buy with the vine still on it if possible)
  • About 2 tablespoons of salsa (I used mild.)
  • Sprinkle of garlic salt
  • Sprinkle of salt (to taste)
  • Juice from one lime
  • About 1 teaspoon of dried oregano- rub it between your fingers as you add it to make the flavor pop (Some people prefer fresh but I can't stand when it sticks to the roof of my mouth!)

Mash the avocados very well before you add the other ingredients.  Some people like it spicier.  If you want to add some heat, add a tablespoon or two or minced jalapeno or Serrano pepper.  Throw that stuff together and BIM, BAM, BOOM, HOLY GUACAMOLE!

NOTE: Don't make more than you will eat.  Guacamole doesn't store well in the fridge for more than a few hours.  It is much better fresh!