Toes in the Water by frances robson

Good evening and come on into the Net Porch for it is not cool but cooler tonight. We had a little thunderstorm with much needed rain for our dry area. Despite the lack of rain, there have been "hundreds" of loads of watermelon and cantalopes carried by our house today in trailers, trucks, and busses. It is the peak of the early season and they are quickly hauling them to the produce sheds to be sent all of the world. Of course many find their way on the roadsides as they fall off and bust wide open unlike the cabbages which fall off and remain in one piece. Guess I wlll just have to go buy some.

As you can tell from the picture above I am still in beach mode, but actually, I stay in that mode all the time. Living at the beach would be my idea of almost being in heaven until a hurricane blew in but that would be worth the risk. Maybe someday I can live part of the time on the beach at least. sitting on the porch of a beach house, listening to the surf, swimming and walking on the beach is a way of life I could get used to. Fishing in the surf looks like fun and I would like to try that also.

We had a great time last week with our relatives at Gulf Shores and the food was delicious. Martha and Beth brought a lot of good food and we bought out a fresh produce market and a lot of Wal Mart so we surely didn't eat junk food. We ate lots and well and the beach air made us very hungry but walking back and forth to the beach over the sand dunes made us even more so. It's hard work going over and down and over and down the sand dunes and then walking up and down the beach but oh so much fun. Didn't work out enough calories though for I added a couple of pounds during the week.

Greg and Beth usually cooked breakfast for us and the scrambled eggs were exceptional. They had bought some good Lousiana boudin sausage and put them together and you got a dish fit for a king. After I got home I decided to try some of Gregs ideas and include a suggestion from Frank. If you use a link sausage, be sure and remove it from the casings before browning it.

I call it Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Tortilla Strips. Instead of the sausage I used a piece of sandwich meat ham thinly sliced, then chopped. This made it lower in fat but still had that smokey taste. You can adapt it to egg beaters, or mostly whites if you need a low cholesteral diet. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Tortilla Strips

4 eggs- well beaten
1 small flour tortilla – sliced thinly - I used the whole wheat one
1 slice of ham – sandwich meat or deli style- sliced thinly
½ cup finely chopped bell pepper or banana pepper
½ cup grated mozzarella cheese or cheese of choice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat olive oil in frying pan. Add the thin slices of flour tortilla until slightly brown and crispy.
Add the slivered ham, chopped peppers and beaten eggs and scramble. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.
Optional ingredients you can add – chopped onion, chopped tomato, and hot pepper

The flour tortilla strips add a nice crunch

You could use any meat you like such as bacon cooked and crumbled, leftover baked ham, or your favorite sausage.

We like it served with grits but it is great alone with hot toast or biscuits. Just make it the main dish as your favorite breakfast of brunch.

Let me know how you enjoyed it and what ingredients you included to make it better.

Be careful going home for it is still a little windy outside and come back to see us.

Nuff said,

The Georgia Peach

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