If you read a few blogs you may have seen a trend for “things I love” lists.
Usually it’s a round-up of things, clothing, make-up, snacks and such, that the writer is enjoying and wants to share. It’s stuff you can buy and the author usually links to websites to buy said things.
I like the idea behind the list but I’ve decided to only share things that can’t be purchased. So this is things I’m loving that you don’t have to break out a credit card for.
Slow Cooked Scrambled Eggs
The only downside to making these eggs is that they take some time. And my almost three year old loves them and now won’t eat a hard scrambled egg so I’ve created more work for myself.
If you’re not an egg fan move on. If you are an egg fan give these a try.
This is my method and recipe but I am sure you could get away with adding or subtracting what you like. If you don’t eat dairy a bit of coconut butter makes a delicious substitution. I bet fresh dill would be a nice addition or if you want some kick a pinch of crushed chilis. If you want to add a bit of cheese do it right at the end so it lightly melts into the eggs.
- whisk four eggs in a small sauce pan
- add in a half tablespoon of butter and salt and pepper to taste
- over the lowest heat possible, stir constantly
- watch for the eggs thinning out and looking watery. This is a good sign.
- after the watery stage the eggs will slow thicken
- when they hit the consistency of a thick yogurt they are done
- if you prefer a harder scramble keep stirring until the eggs clump up
The beauty of these eggs is that they have a very creamy texture and an intense flavour. Cooking for a long time over a low heat reduces the eggs and allows them to cook into a thick custard like consistency. They are delicious on toast or with a side of sauteed kale. And bacon. Always good with bacon.
Sleep in + Book = The Best Gift
One of my favourite lazy things to do in my pre-child days was to sleep in a bit on the weekend (for me that means 8am instead of 7am) and stay in bed for another hour reading.
My husband has made that happen for me a few times recently. It feels really decadent and I love slowly greeting the day snuggled into a warm bed with a good book.
Our Laughable Summer Weather
There really hasn’t been a summer to speak of for us so far. Rain, rain and more rain. Dark skies. A chill in the air that has me thinking about my down jacket that I put away in May. It’s not just here in the Isle of Man either. The UK is having very wet summer in general. Right, Jo?
What do I love about this terrible summer? It’s forced me to take myself and Henry out to play in the rain and get our fresh air despite it. Or maybe just to spite it?
Whatever the reason I’m loving that our dark summer has pushed me to ignore it. To put the rain cover on the stroller, to let my son get soaked in puddles and covered in wet sand and to make a go of our usual fair weather activities. We had a windy picnic in Port St. Mary the other week and I’ve been caught in rain showers wearing my light, not water proof, jacket numerous times.
Wet and wind be damned, we’re having a great summer.
Anyone else have some non-thing things they are loving right now?