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This week 07-14-15

You can't make this stuff up!

Muscle memory is a strange thing. The less you think about it the better you can do it. I might wear a tie 2 days a year,  but when I was growing up I had to wear one every Sunday to church. To tie it I have to just let my hands do it. If I think about it I can't do it. .....   Here's the story: One of my best friends was leaving home one morning in a rush. He runs out, pushes the button to open the garage door and gets in his car,  throws the garage door opener on the console along with his cell phone. He puts his coffee down and starts arranging things in his car. Still in a hurry,  he puts his seat belt on,  puts the car in gear and the phone rings. "What else?... don't these people know I'm in a hurry?" … Not really watching what his hand is doing,  he picks up his garage door opener. His hand has done this hundreds of times (muscle memory) so it pushes the button. He holds the opener up to his ear and says "Hello!" as he's backing out (in a hurry). The phone keeps ringing,  the garage door lowers behind him. "Hello! Hello!" …….. The sound of ripping the garage door off of the house made him realize something was wrong …

Gods like that. He wants us to have muscle memory. He wants us to include him in everything we do so that when our mind is worried or in a panic or in pain or under stress,  the easy,  natural thing to do is talk to God. You don't have to think about,  it's something you just know how to do.

Maybe I need to write down how to tie a tie. I don't plan to exercise that muscle very often.


Cooking 220 - 2 pans, 2 burners, 20 minutes - Living Well - Mediterranean Diet:

This would be great on a day off, late breakfast. Add all of your favorite things. It's a great breakfast!

Breakfast Burrito This is from Spike Mendelson

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
4 slices of turkey bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
2 packed cups baby spinach, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
Kosher salt
4 large eggs
4 large egg whites
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon snipped chives
Four 8-inch, whole-wheat tortillas, warmed
4 red leaf lettuce leaves

In a nonstick skillet, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of the oil. Add the red onion and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey bacon and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until browned, about 3 minutes. Add the spinach and tomatoes and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt. Wipe out the skillet.

In a bowl, whisk the whole eggs and egg whites and season with salt. Heat the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of oil in the skillet. Add the eggs and cook over moderate heat, stirring gently, until set, 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the bacon mixture, feta and chives.

Spoon the egg mixture down the center of each tortilla and top with the lettuce. Fold in the sides of the tortillas, then fold the bottom of the tortillas over the filling and continue to roll until the filling is enclosed. Cut the burritos in half and serve.

One serving 193 cal, 4 gm carb, 14 gm fat, 4.5 gm sat fat, 14 gm protein, 1 gm fiber.


Posted by Mack Oates at 11:07 AM