Charmaine, this one's for you:
Soggy conditions outside even when the rain pauses and the lightning checks up. Got in Chinese Long-Life and Yogalation. A little bit later, pushups and situps, and Hindu Pushups + Hindu Squats [the old wrestling regimen that keeps my back from popping every time I take a step]. Won't clear up outside for quite a while, so plenty of time for a hearty breakfast :-)
Pork Chops, lightly breaded and fried.
Hash Browns with onions and red peppers.
Fried Eggs, poached by cooking oil.
Coffee with vanilla extract, sugar and milk.
I am very happy :-)
Pork chops, had a butterflied chop up in the freezer. Took it down last night to the fridge, but it only thawed about halfway. I rubbed it with egg white to make it sticky, and then coated it with "Kentucky Kernel" seasoned flour [flour with pepper and a few other spices mixed in]. Both sides. Then, I fried it in the wok in canola oil, turning after a few minutes. Had to put it back in for a bit as the center was still pink and cool, but when finally complete [about 5 minutes per side], the meat was still juicy and flavourful but cooked to proper whiteness. The coating was not overly thick or doughy but light, yet firm. Tasty!
Ore-Ida Hash Browns with onions and red peppers. Frozen product which I had allowed to thaw in the fridge for several days. Similar content to Potatoes O'Brien, but shredded [whereas the O'Briens are cubed or diced]. I prefer the shredded texture. Nothing fancy - just put canola oil into a broad pan or skillet and heat. I turn frequently to avoid over-browning. I prefer a softer texture [indeed, my toast is best when very slightly browned, almost indistinguishable from "bread" ;-) ]
Eggs, cooked in [you guessed it] canola oil. I did not turn them, but occasionally swished the hot oil over their topside in order to cook down a bit [knowing that with all of the potato starch, I would not be having toast with the meal].
Coffee, 100% Colombian, ground. I have a Mr. Coffee maker [ok, ok, I have two of them! =:-0 ] which I insist upon. Joe DiMaggio used to advertise for Mr. Coffee, and if it is a good enough product for The Jolter, it's good enough for me. I used my USS FLINT [AE-32] ceramic mug [personalized "CIC Officer LTJG Wallace"] and stirred in sugar, white, granulated with vanilla extract and milk. Sweet, but that's how I like it.
It's a fine day, and I am happy. Nothing like a nice meal to begin the day.
Happy President's Day, and Happy Monday!