If you get a minute for yourself, this is what we think you should do with it!
On the health front My husband and I recently switched up our weekend breakfasts, subbing turkey bacon for the “real” stuff, and Egg Beaters for regular eggs. I’ll be honest: the thought didn’t make me go “yum.” Nor did it excite hubby, since he’s a bacon aficionado. But it turns out that turkey bacon is pretty darn good, and in a fritatta — our new Saturday morning fare — I can’t tell the difference between a real egg and Egg Beaters. The real upside is that Egg Beaters will save you 45 calories per serving (25 calories vs. 70 calories in a shelled egg), they don’t have any cholesterol and they still have almost all of the protein of shelled eggs as well. Not bad! Lately we’ve been saving Friday night’s potatoes or other leftovers, throwing them in a tart pan with egg beaters the next morning and cooking that frittat up at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Delish!
Ohh...more home makeovers...on T.V. I was home with a sick kiddo recently, so had the chance to turn on the tube during the day. I channel surfed all the way up to the DIY Network and found an amazing new home makeover reality show: The Bronson Pinchot Project. Pinchot, if you don’t remember, starred as “Balki” on the goofy ‘80s sitcom, “Perfect Strangers.” But these days he’s busy making over houses in need of a facelift in the small town of Harford, Penn., where he bought his own home several years ago. If you love “home and garden” television, you’ll likely enjoy the show, and even better, Pinchot and his crew are crazy talented and absolutely hilarious. No trace of Balki to be found. Check out Pinchot’s blog at bronsonpinchot.us, and get an episode schedule at diynetwork.com.
A Plum Read If you’re looking for a great read, try Janet Evanovitch’s Stephanie Plum series. Plum, the title character, is a bounty hunter in Trenton, NJ, who’s constantly getting herself into trouble, either professionally or personally. Reading how she bumbles through her love life while dealing with her overbearing mother and trying to track down unsavory characters is a real hoot. Great breezy bedtime books.