One of my FB friends just liked this and it showed up in my feed there and now I am salivating. Anyway, thought I’d share the recipe with you…
This is a really easy dish to prepare, and it looks so darn cute! It is also a great dish to serve on a buffet table because each serving is completely self-contained and can just be picked up and popped on a plate.
1 20 ounce package pre-shredded hash brown-style potatoes
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons flour
1 small sweet onion, coarsely grated
2 thick slices deli ham, chopped into small bits (about 1 cup)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 dozen eggs, scrambled*
chives for garnish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F., and lightly spray a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Mix the first eight ingredients together in a large bowl. Spoon potato mixture into each prepared muffin cup until about 1/3 full. Gently press the potato mixture down in the middle and up the sides of each cup. Bake until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes. If the nests have puffed up too much in the center, scoop out a little with a teaspoon. Spoon a few tablespoons of scramble eggs into each nest and top with chives.
I want to try this… sans ham.
ALL OF THE HAM.
my sister’s disdain for all delicious pork products makes me question our genetic relationship. seriously.
I am totally doing this for breakfast next weekend …
Problem is how do you follow up a masterpiece like this?
Kids and I are soooooo making it this weekend!
Only took six hours for a proper draft
I just polished one of those off while waiting for my train!
Work went by quicker than anticipated (thank God). Read a good book on the train too and from work. Mowed the lawn shortly after getting home. Watered the flowers and shrubs (it’s gonna be hot tomorrow). Took a quick but very hot shower. Moved my youngest daughter from our bed to her bed so my oldest daughter can sleep with the wife b/c she is upset about school…..I’ll probably be sleeping in with my 7 yr old in her room or in my 10 yr olds room…haven’t decided yet. Had two drinks of whiskey while half watching “Breaking Amish” and half talking nonsense with my wife (mostly about what a messed show/people we were half watching). Now listening to some Alter Bridge, Shinedown, SRV, Joe Bonamassa, etc and soon to bed to do it all (with a few twists I’m sure) tomorrow. Cheers.
Know that you have complete control over what you put in your mouth. No one ever ate anything by accident.
Muggings by donuts who force themselves into your stomach are a figment of your imagination.
Belly fat loss is about the following:
• Intensity and volume of training—you must train with a near maximal metabolic intensity and perform a large volume of work
• Decreasing inflammation in the body and enhancing the immune system
• Managing stress and decreasing the body’s output of the hormone cortisol
• Creating a healthy gut, which leads to lower cortisol and less inflammation
• Managing insulin health and glucose tolerance with diet and regular physical activity
• Elimination of foods that you are intolerant of
• Elimination of foods that are wholly unhealthy
A few things you should know about belly fat to help you lose it:
• Belly fat is made up of two kinds of fat:
1) Subcutaneous fat is below the surface of the skin and can be pinched with fingers, or calipers when measuring body fat.
2) Visceral belly fat is inside the abdominal wall, below the muscles and can’t be measured with calipers. Losing visceral fat will decrease your waist circumference and make you look much leaner around the middle, but it won’t get rid of fat at the umbilical or suprailiac—that’s subcutaneous fat.
• Visceral belly fat is considered a metabolically active “organ” because it releases substances called adipokines, which are cell-to-cell signaling proteins that increase blood pressure, raise LDL bad cholesterol, and alter insulin sensitivity, causing diabetes.
• Adipokines released from visceral belly fat actually degrade muscle quality and turn it into fat!
• Diabetes and large amounts of visceral belly fat are generally interrelated health problems that are closely linked with development of cardiovascular disease.
The Top 30 Tips to Get Rid of Belly Fat
1) Strength train with a large volume (30 to 45 sets per workout) and short rest periods (10 to 60 seconds) to produce more lactic acid buildup and greater growth hormone response.
2) Use a hypertrophy-type protocol (8 to 12 reps, more than 3 sets, 70 to 85 percent of the 1RM load).
3) Do modified strongman training at least once a week: Build muscle and lower body strength, while elevating growth hormone to enhance fat burning.
4) Work hard but smart by manipulating rest, sets, reps & tempo: For example, 6 X 6 squats with 60 seconds rest and 12 X 3 squats with 25 seconds rest produce equal metabolic cost.
5) Do sprint intervals for conditioning. For example, six 200-meter track sprints, 4 minutes rest, or 60 cycle sprints of 8 seconds each, 12 seconds rest.
6) Do conditioning outside rather than on electric powered machines—the “dirty” electricity raises cortisol and alters energy use by messing with insulin sensitivity.
7) Improve your mental outlook and commitment to excellence…
8) Lose belly fat with total body training and sprints—avoid “15-minute ab” programs.
9) Always eat breakfast and opt for a high-protein, low-glycemic meal.
10) Don’t train on an empty stomach—this lowers the body’s use of fat for fuel and results in less calorie burn during recovery (excess post-exercise oxygen use).
11) Eliminate all processed foods from your diet—don’t eat them ever.
12) Don’t avoid fat—just be sure to eat smart fats such as those found in fish, wild meats, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, and nuts.
13) Eat a high-quality, high-protein diet to increase resting metabolic rate and the amount of energy required to digest food.
14) Take leucine-enriched branched-chain amino acids to lose more visceral belly fat, while promoting muscle building and a high level of performance.
15) Support insulin sensitivity: Take omega-3 fats to make your cells receptive to insulin, eat less than 120 g of carbs a day only from low-glycemic sources.
16) Consider eliminating gluten, wheat, and grains to support insulin health and lose belly fat.
17) Make sure your vitamin D level is over 40 ng/ml—take vitamin D if not. Low D status is linked to belly fat gain even in young, healthy subjects.
18) Ensure you get adequate fiber—shoot for at least 25 grams a day. Low fiber intake leads to poorer insulin health and more belly fat gain.
19) Eat seeds, especially flax seeds, because they promote elimination of chemical estrogens and will decrease belly fat gain even when eating a high-fat, high fructose diet.
20) Ensure you have a healthy gut—compromised gastrointestinal health directly leads to elevated cortisol and belly fat gain.
21) Take a probiotic to support gut health and ensure you have adequate stomach acid.
22) Limit fructose in the diet to only fruit sources. Eliminate all fructose corn syrup.
23) Get adequate sleep and if rest is a problem, opt for an early-to-bed, early-to-rise sleep schedule because this has been linked to better body comp.
24) Use a grateful log to lower cortisol. Here’s how I do it.
25) Reduce stress: do yoga, do a martial arts, go for a walk, perform mental imagery, get a counselor or coach, do meditation, do whatever works.
26) Drink at least 3 liters of water a day to stay hydrated and detox the body.
27) Eliminate alcohol, juice, soda, and sports drinks. Stick to water, tea, and coffee.
28) Eliminate ALL sugar and all sweeteners—cane sugar, agave, maple syrup—all of it.
29) Take 500 mg of magnesium to calm the body and decrease cortisol.
30) Eat antioxidant-rich foods like berries, dark chocolate, leafy greens, and olive oil to prevent inflammation.
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9:30 pm and off to ………the gym!!
Treadmill: 1 mile for 350 calorie burn
Bench Press: 95# 12x for 3 sets
Nautilus Shoulder Press: 50# 12x for 3 sets
Nautilus Bicep Curls: 65# 12x for 3 sets
Nautilus Hammer Strength Crunches: 40# 25x for 4 or 5 sets….Between other exercises I did 1 set at a time. Couldn’t remember if I did 3 or 4 sets so I did one more set just to make sure I hit 100.
Treadmill: 1 mile for 350 calories burn
Home, quick shower and then caught the main event on Friday Night Fights. Pretty good start to a long weekend!
Post work out recovery…..