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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-01-03 11:57
Subject: [food] Would you like some statin drugs with that, sir?
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Since the cancer, I pretty much eat fruit for breakfast, usually with a bit of carbs — granola bar, chow mein noodles, something. It works for me, but sometimes I miss good old bacon and eggs.

So for lunch I made good old bacon and eggs. With biscuits. That's not difficult, cooking 101. I did invest a little more time in the potatoes, though.

I sliced four red potatoes thin and small, washed and rinsed them thoroughly, then tossed them in olive oil, rock salt, paprika, pizza pepper and ground black pepper, and set them aside to soak in their marinade. I then chopped down an entire head of garlic and half a yellow onion, sauteed them in butter and set them aside. I fried the potatoes in a bit of canola oil splashed with a bit more olive oil. Once they'd come along pretty well, I moved them to a dry teflon plan on high heat, added the garlic and onion, then finished them off with the potatoes well browned and the onions almost carmelized.

Mmm... I can hear my veins closing up even now. I may not eat again til Tuesday.

Afterwards, some simple syrup for limeade when my new juicer arrives early this coming week. Mmm more.

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User: sheelangig
Date: 2009-01-03 20:05 (UTC)
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You should NOT be posting things like that.

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Jay Lake: food-ribs
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-01-03 20:07 (UTC)
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Is this me NOT using my powers for good?
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User: sheelangig
Date: 2009-01-03 21:01 (UTC)
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Oh You Silly Man.

That would be, ummmm, YES.

I had lots of bacon and eggs over the holidays, as my SIL cooked breakfast every morning, so I need to step lightly for awhile.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2009-01-03 23:04 (UTC)
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Is that our BBQ experience in Kansas City wafting to me from that photo?
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Jay Lake: food-knot_roll
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-01-03 23:05 (UTC)
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Good eye, sir!
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User: evaleastaristev
Date: 2009-01-03 20:15 (UTC)
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There is nothing wrong with good ol' bacon and eggs, as long as it's not an every day thing. Treating yourself like that every once in a while is good for the soul.
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User: lauriemann
Date: 2009-01-03 21:42 (UTC)
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Ahh, but if you'd fried all that in olive oil instead of butter...

I've had high cholesterol since I was 26 (*sigh*). The last time I had eggs regularly was when I was pregnant (when I was 23). I've been on Lipitor since I was 49 and it definitely makes a difference. That's the one drug my Dad and I both take.

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User: jenntheamazon
Date: 2009-01-04 00:08 (UTC)
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I'm hungry now...*whines* And try turkey bacon. It's pretty good. I have it once a month, and its just as good as regular bacon, but from what my friends tell me I'm crazy.....Mmmmm...toast.
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User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2009-01-04 00:15 (UTC)
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I use much the same recipe for my breakfast potatoes (the once or twice a month I prepare them) except that I skip all the oils, the butter, and the salt, and I don't do a soak; I just use a small portion of the bacon grease left in the pan. Dunno if that's at all healthier... probably not... but it's easy and reasonably quick.

-- Steve can still remember his great uncle telling of breakfast in the WW1 trenches, and how arguments sometimes broke out over getting some bacon grease for one's toast as butter and jam were too scarce. What a difference a century makes.
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